Great plants start with good genetics. Learn how plant breeders are working to improve landscape selections for resilient environments.
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invites you to join us for this FREE virtual program.
About the Event
Jane Beggs-Joles of Proven Winners will be joining us via webinar to explore the ways that our favorite nursery selections emerge from plant breeders and wind up being planted on the job site. Given the ongoing focus and understanding of climate change impacts on our environment, factors that were less important a decade ago have since become paramount to planting success.
Jane Beggs-Joles has worked in the wholesale plant industry for over twenty years. During this time she has had the pleasure of helping to introduce many exciting new plants to the North American horticulture world. She has a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in agricultural economics, both from Michigan State University.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to describe:
- What qualities are nurseries and growers breeding for?
- How do native plant species fit into plant breeding?
- What are several genera that are relatively new to ornamental horticulture?
- Which new plants/genera are good alternatives to common landscape plants that are no longer appropriate choices?