Attendees at the Cornell Floriculture Field Day June 21 were treated to talks on bulbs and landscape perennials, color in the landscape, insect and disease management, Cornell research updates, and a consumer panel at the Vet School’s James Law Auditorium.
But the action heated up that afternoon when the program shifted to the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility, adjacent to the Cornell campus. There, participants viewed more than 1,000 flower varieties in walkabouts of the perennial and annual flower trials.
In addition, the winners of the 6th Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Contest were announced and Carol Glenister, IPM Labs, Locke, N.Y., accepted an Excellence-in-IPM Award from the NYSIPM Program for her work with beneficial insects.
Below, Carol Glenister explains how ‘guardian plants’ can attract beneficial insects that help keep pest in check to ornamental plantings.