Enjoyed my time and talk at the IPPS meeting held at the Cincinnati zoo. A great day spent with some of the best plant people in our industry. Bill Hendricks from Klyn Nurseries, Paul Cappiello from Yew Dell Botanical Garden and Liz Jacobs from Natorp’s did a fantastic job speaking. Thanks to Steve Foltz and Scott Beuerlein from CZBG for chairing such a great event.

Check out this great specimen Viburnum x ‘Conoy’ with it’s glossy foliage and wonderful form in the middle of summer heat. What a treat to see a fragrant viburnum do so well.

The National Arboretum has Conoy Viburnum as “The high gloss of the small, dark green leaves is a perfect backdrop for lightly fragrant, white flowers in late April. The abundant flowers are followed by a colorful red fruiting display beginning in late August and lasting for 6-8 weeks. Cold winter weather gives the foliage a maroon tinge”

pic by Bob Moore