Waiting in the Wings
February 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waiting in the Wings: Trees and shrubs trying to break into the biz
Jason Veil, Curator of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum
UDBG Friends Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15 (Held via Zoom)
Registration is required for this event. To register and pay via credit card, please use our online form. You will be sent zoom link close to the class time; be sure to download Zoom app.
Today’s Garden Stars get top billing for many reasons—proven performance, widespread acclaim, and sometimes just name recognition. However, we should not overlook the unsung talent ready to tackle the same roles and dazzle even the most jaded plant lovers. This talk will highlight a cast of not-so-famous horticultural understudies that deserve a shot at the big time.
Jason Veil received a B.S. in Urban and Community Forestry from Penn State University in 2001. After working for 12 years in the wholesale nursery industry, he received an M.S. in Plant Curation from the University of Delaware in 2015. Following his time at UD, he served as Director of Horticulture at The Trustees—a non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to preserving historic properties, gardens, and natural areas. He is currently the Curator of Ohio State University’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, OH. As Curator, he is responsible for managing a diverse collection of horticulturally-important plants and maximizing the Arboretum’s value to students, researchers, the Green Industry, and the general public.