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Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day, July 25

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Visit North America’s premier summer trials for a day of top plants, suppliers and education.

WEST CHICAGO, IL – This summer, Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day combine to become North America’s premier customer event for informative presentations from industry experts, garden tours of the latest varieties, and networking opportunities with top suppliers. Set for Friday, July 25, 2014, customers of Ball Seed, retailers, and landscape businesses can visit The Gardens at Ball in West Chicago, Illinois, for a full day of activities and festivities.


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The Gardens at Ball will feature over 150,000 plants, representing hundreds of breeders and suppliers. See the latest plant introductions, including Easy Wave Velour petunias, EnduraScape verbena, Kabloom seed calibrachoa, and Bounce interspecific impatiens. Ball Seed Field Day visitors can stroll the 8 acres of annual and perennial trial gardens, and take part in guided tours of our world-class seed lab.


Idea Swaps and presentations featuring leading retailers and landscapers will take place throughout the day, and Dr. Allan Armitage, professor emeritus UGA, will give the keynote address. In addition, top suppliers on-site will offer tips and best practices for improving your business. Learn about sales-generating programs from Ball, such as Burpee Home Gardens®, Wave®, Nature’s Source® Plant Food, Ball Ingenuity, and demo new features of Ball Seed WebTrack® online business management tool.


“It is always a pleasure to thank our customers for a wonderful season with Ball Seed, and this year – rain or shine – we are filling their day with people and plants, education and entertainment,” says Scott Roskuszka, Director of Customer Relations for Ball Seed. “Ball Seed Field Day is a fun and relaxing way for our special guests to connect with the people dedicated to making their businesses successful. This year our invitation extends to retail and landscape business, and is shaping up to be a must-see event.”


Visitors can reserve their visit to Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day online at It offers quick access to local hotel information, maps and directions, and lists featured activities. Customer Service Representatives at 800 879-BALL are also standing by to help with any questions.


For further information about Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day, visit or follow us on social media sites #BallFieldDay.


Ball Horticultural Company is an internationally renowned breeder, producer and wholesale distributor of ornamental plants. A family-owned business since it was founded in 1905, Ball has introduced many innovative, award-winning varieties to the world of horticulture, including the Wave® petunia family and Super Elfin® impatiens. For further information, log on to