By Teresa Woodard
Gain a sneak peak at 2012’s newest plants and gardening trends at two of the horticulture industry’s upcoming trade shows – the Mid-Am Horticultural Trade Show at Chicago’s Navy Pier (Jan. 18-20) and the CENTS Show (Jan. 22-25) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in central Ohio. General admission one-day trade show passes are a steal at $35 for the Mid-Am and $15 for CENTS.
In addition, there are a number of extra courses offered with appeal to avid gardeners as well as horticulture pros. In advance of the CENTS show, the Perennial Plant Association and Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will present the 16th Annual PLANT Seminar on Jan. 22. For $75, attendees gain a full day of workshops on new perennials, ornamental grasses, landscape design and container gardening.