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Curation and Interpretation in Medicinal Plant Gardens

Medicinal plants have an immense need for intensive curation and interpretation. Many of the more powerful and important medicinal species have little aesthetic value, making medicinal collections difficult to display.

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7/9/19
The Business of Native Plants: Generating Revenue through Creative Garden Enterprises

Native plant, pollinator, and habitat issues are growing more popular among the visiting public each year, but does this translate more broadly into increased nursery sales?

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7/9/19
The Renovation of Asa Gray Garden: Beauty, Inspiration, Botany, and Education

A collaborative relationship between Asa Gray Garden at Mount Auburn (an active cemetery), architects, and nearby Arnold Arboretum resulted in a beautiful and inspiring garden featuring trees, shrubs, and perennials that provide color, texture, and year

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7/9/19
2018 Plant Collections Symposium Session and Speaker Recordings

October 17 Morning Sessions at University of British Columbia:  

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11/13/18
PRE Pairing for Success: Emerging Invasives, Contentious Cultivars, and Common Ground

Meet the science-based, horticultural plant risk analysis tool that is good for business and the environment.

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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations

Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations.

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7/9/17
Perspectives on the Importance of Preserving Cultivated Germplasm

Heirloom vegetables, heirloom roses… how about heirloom viburnums?

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9/24/16
The Ecological Landscape & “Nativars”: Evaluating Pollinator Preferences/Values of Native Phlox Species & Cultivars

Native cultivars (“nativars”) are being developed at a rapid pace by the nursery trade.

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9/24/16
Supporting Pollinators through Local & National Collaboration

Public gardens regularly share their practices for attracting and nurturing pollinators while also maintaining worldclass horticultural displays.

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9/24/16