Did you ever wonder where new plants come from? How do new cultivars with amazing new features make it to the shelf of your local garden center, and then ultimately into your yard? Well, one the best places where this happens is at the Ball Horticultural test gardens.
Ball Horticultural Company was founded in 1905 and has grown into a leader in all facets of floriculture. You know many of Ball's award-winning varieties to the world of horticulture, including the Wave® Petunia family, Dazzler® and Super Elfin® Impatiens, and Fiesta™ Double Impatiens.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Ball with Cool Springs Press publisher Ray Wolf to talk about our Cool Springs Digital projects. While we were there, we enjoyed a great tour of the Ball test gardens with our amazing tour guides, Bill Calkins and Katie Rotella. The Ball test gardens, where is all happens, are located at the Ball headquarters in West Chicago, Illinois.
Have you visited Ball Horticultural? What did you like the best?