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Wednesday, December 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
New & Underestimated Plants for 2016 - the BEST of the BEST

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The TREES: Mike Rood, Pea Ridge Forest
The SHRUBS: Kevin Effinger, Greenleaf Nursery
The ANNUALS: Barb Giblin, Professional Horticulturist
The PERENNIALS: Bill Ruppert, Bohn’s Farm and Greenhouses

A rapid fire series of presentations featuring the BEST of the BEST new, underutilized/underestimated plant selections for use in professionally designed and managed landscapes.  No wimps presented here – only plants that will thrive and endure the rigors of lower Midwest climate conditions.

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Kevin Effinger

Kevin started his career at Effinger Garden Center in the early 80s. He is also a proud graduate of the Mizzou Agriculture School where he studied Horticulture. Kevin had his own landscaping company "Landscape 1" in the Metro East area for 10 years. Kevin has been representing Greenleaf Nursery in the bistate region for the past 18 years. 
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Barb Giblin

Barb Giblin holds a B. S. of Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  In her 28 years of industry experience she has managed or worked in most sectors–recently in horticultural maintenance, retail and wholesale in addition to owning a landscape design build firm, The Garden Gate, for 8 years.
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Mike Rood

Mike Rood is president and co-owner of Pea Ridge Forest Tree Farm. A graduate from the University of Missouri Columbia with a degree in forest management, he parlayed that knowledge and the experience of going up on a christmas tree farm to incorporate nursery stock. He is a past president of the Landscape and Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis as well as the Hermann Tree Council. Mike is an active member of our green community with a... Read More →
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Bill Ruppert

President, National Nursery Products - St. Louis
Representing quality growers of herbaceous perennials, featuring selections of Midwest and American natives, lower Midwest ecotype natives, stormwater mitigation landscape plugs, ground covers, ornamental grasses, hosta and custom grown perennials for the landscape professional by Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses. Direct account representative for Walters Gardens, Inc., growers of quality perennial liners since 1945, Stonehouse Nursery and Taylor... Read More →

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