Getting More Bling for Less "Cha-Ching": Making the Most Out of Plant Purchases for Displays Part 1

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Getting More Bling for Less "Cha-Ching": Making the Most Out of Plant Purchases for Displays Part 1

  1. 1. Getting The Most Bling For Less Cha-Ching Making The Most Out Of Plant Purchases For Displays Amanda Campbell—Atlanta Botanical Garden Dan Johnson—Denver Botanic Garden Jonathan Wright--Chanticleer
  2. 2. APGA 2010 Amanda Campbell Manager of Display Gardens Atlanta Botanical Garden With special thanks to Kathryn Moomaw
  3. 3. The little black dress… Woody Plant Material Used In Annual Displays Year Round
  4. 4. Cupressus arizonica ‘Blue Ice’ •  5 years •  Cost: $20 •  Cost per year: $4
  5. 5. Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ •  5 years •  Cost: $6 •  Cost per Year: $1.20
  6. 6. Ligustrum topiary •  4 years •  Cost: $175 •  Cost per Year: $43.75
  7. 7. A Bridesmaid Dress You Can Wear Again… Bought for indoor exhibit, reused for summer outdoor annuals
  8. 8. Chlorophytum comosum •  7 years •  cost: $9.50 •  Cost per year: $4.36
  9. 9. Strelitzia nicholii •  7 years •  Cost: $15 •  Cost per year: $5.14
  10. 10. Hemigraphis alternata •  3 years •  Cost: $1.50 •  Cost per year: $0.50
  11. 11. Closet Rotation Plants we overwinter
  12. 12. Philodendron ‘Xanadu’ •  4 years •  Cost: $12.50 •  Cost per year: $6.13
  13. 13. Musa ‘Little Prince’ •  4 years •  Original Cost: $6 •  Cost per Year: $4.50
  14. 14. Xanthosoma ‘Lime Zinger’ •  5 years •  Original Cost: $10 •  Cost per Year: $5
  15. 15. Xanthosoma ‘Albo marginata’ •  6 years •  Original Cost: $25 •  Cost per Year: $7.17
  16. 16. You Can Dress It Up Or Down Plants used both indoors and outdoors
  17. 17. Epidendrum •  4 years •  Cost: Free! with purchase, but if we had paid $9.50… •  Cost per year: $2.38
  18. 18. Cyathea cooperi, Australian Tree Fern •  6 years •  Cost: $15 •  Cost per year: $2.50
  19. 19. Alocasia ‘Stingray’ •  6 years •  Cost: $20 •  Cost per year: $3.33
  20. 20. Heliconia •  5 years •  Cost: $20 •  Cost per year: $4
  21. 21. Back To School Shopping Propagation
  22. 22. Coleus ‘Fishnet Stockings’ •  5 years •  Cost: $6 •  Cost per year: $3.20
  23. 23. Kalanchoe prolifera, Jurassic Kale •  5 years •  Cost: $6 •  Cost per year: $3.20
  24. 24. UGA Trial Gardens
  25. 25. A trend that sticks around Bought for annuals, then added to permanent collection
  26. 26. Canna ‘Valentine’ •  Originally bought for annuals in 2004 for $20 each •  Moved to permanent location in 2006 •  Cost per year: $3.33
  27. 27. Hedera ‘Prince Avenue’ •  Originally bought in 2004 for $45 •  Moved to permanent location in 2007 •  Cost per year: $7.50
  28. 28. We Loved It So Much We Took The Price Tag Off… From Southeastern Flower Show to permanent collection
  29. 29. Narcissus 2001
  30. 30. Delosperma 2002
  31. 31. Orchids 2003
  32. 32. Jonathan Wright, Horticulturist Chanticleer Garden

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