American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Making Sustainable Selections for Your Seasonal Color Plants
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
The Living Landscape
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Location: 
Cabinet Room
Presenter: 
J. Harbage, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Pre-Registration Required: 
No

Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-changing nature of the garden. These seasonal color plants each have different growing requirements, transportation distances, display durations, etc. In this presentation you will learn how a strategically developed matrix of decision-making criteria, incorporating sustainability factors, can help you select seasonal color plants that will have reduced environmental impact and resource demand. As a result, attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to create beautiful seasonal displays that are more environmentally friendly.