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Turf Grass Association & AGIA

January 15, 2016

Yesterday and today were the annual conferences for both the Arkansas Turfgrass Growers Association and the Arkansas Green Industry in Hot Springs. They hold half days of seminars and time to visit the trade show each day. Since I missed yesterday I had to get it all in today. The trade show was really full this year with plenty of plants to see. agia trade show.jan162agia trade show.jan161

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I saw a lot of interesting new varieties of plants like this coleus coleus.agia.jan16.2
but here is a mystery plant to test you with: mystery plant.jan16. I had never heard of the genus before. In addition to the curly leaves it is supposed to have small blooms down the road.

The Arkansas Diamond program was well-represented in several booths, and participants got a t-shirt to take home for added promotion. IMG_8871arkansas diamonds.agia.16 Be looking for these annuals when you shop this spring.

I spoke on invasive plants in the lawn section. They had some good questions.

It has been a glorious day. It feels spring-like, but they say a chance of snow is coming–I can’t believe it, but colder temperatures are also forecast for the weekend. Our plants are so confused they don’t know what season it is!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Wood permalink
    January 15, 2016 10:17 pm

    Just a stab in the dark–Albuca Spiralis ?Ann Wood

    Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:09:13 +0000 To:

    • uamg permalink
      January 16, 2016 7:04 am

      Ann, How do you do this?! Spot on. Great job. Did you know it?

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