Garden Talks: A Plant Breeders Garden in Sunny California
In this online Garden Talk, Scott Trees presents “A Plant Breeders Garden in Sunny California.”
Trees grew up on a farm in Central Illinois where his parents and grandparents always had big gardens that included flowers. He attended the University of Illinois as an undergraduate and then obtained his PhD in plant genetics from the University of California, Davis. His first ornamental plant-breeding position was at Ferry-Morse Seed Co. in San Juan Bautista, Calif. From there he joined Ball in 1978 and has worked there ever since in various positions including vice president of research for Pan American Seed, research director for Ball Flora Plant, and currently director of New Crops.
Trees has introduced more than 300 patented varieties for Ball. In his presentation he will first show a video which shows off all the plants in his California garden, of which a lot of the plants are ones he has hybridized, including a lot of his own rose bushes. In the next part he will present a live tour to show what is growing and blooming in his gardens. He will be happy to answer any plant and garden questions.
All Garden Talks presentations are held via Zoom. The cost is $10 per talk or $50 for six talks.
To register, visit superiorpublicmuseums.org/tours, mail in registration, or call 715-394-5712. A valid email address is required with registration. Once registered, participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password.