Where Do New Plants Come From? (Hybridizing Garden Plants)
Gardening Workshop at MUN Botanical Garden
Instructor: Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist
Date: June 5, 7-9 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
Pre-registration required. Space is limited.
As gardeners, every year we seem to be introduced to new plants. Ever wonder how these new plants come into existence? Plant breeders are mostly responsible by crossing two plants that have desirable characteristics in the hopes that the offspring will surpass the parents. In other situations it is happenchance. Some plants develop unusual, but unique growth that can be propagated as a stand-alone plant. This workshop will introduce you to the fascinating world of plant breeding and selection.
This course will take place indoors. Format: PowerPoint Presentation
For more information or to register, please contact MUN Division of Lifelong Learning, telephone 709-864-7979, (toll free: 1-866-959-8474), or e-mail: lifelong.learning[at]mun.ca.
Please note: Persons wishing to claim the age discount (10% off for persons 55 years of age and older) must register by phone: (709) 864-7979.