Eight Street Circle in winter 2015

Eight Street Circle Winter Planting


Landscape Perennial Selections:  Traditional vs. Contemporary Selection – IMPROVED genetics for SUPERIOR landscape performance             

  Bill Ruppert  http://www.rupehort.com/

The lecture will be on February 6, 2015 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Jacquelyn K. Jones Forum 1 (room 194A) General Services Building University of Missouri at 900 Stadium Boulevard.

The Presentation will feature:

  • "Benchmark" perennial selections proven to offer the best results for landscapes, enduring the rigors of the lower Midwest environment.
  • Recently introduced perennial selections with potential promise to exceed the attributes of "benchmark" selections.
  • Evaluation of all perennial selections presented from a "sustainability in the landscape" perspective based on Bill’s personal experiences and  observations.  Sustainability criteria include water requirements, pest management, climate impact, invasive potential, diversity support, critter resistance, longevity and overall durability.

If you would like to attend e-mail Kate Walker at WalkerJa@Missouri.edu

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Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a spring stroll on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus—Mizzou Botanic Garden—with Dr. Chris Starbuck, Associate Professor Emeritus with MU's Division of Plant Sciences and past president of the Friends of Mizzou Botanic Garden as your guide to native tree specimens on the grounds. Mark V. Coggeshall, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Forestry/Center for Agroforestry will also assist this tour.

Free. To RSVP, call (573) 884-2556 or email beyerm@missouri.edu by May 8, 2015. Park in the Virginia Avenue Garage. Meet at 9:15 in the lobby of the Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center

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