PHOTOS: Open House at UGA Trial Gardens

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Pam Jones who traveled from Cairo, Ga., walks through the garden during an open house at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Visitors fill the garden gazebo during a talk by Dr. John M. Ruter the Director of the Trial Gardens during an open house at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Flowers of a Splash Pinot Grigio Rose of Sharon at an open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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A Bee collect pollen from Marigold Moonstruck Orange flowers at a open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Sally Lowery of Columbia SC., and a University of Georgia alumni speaks with Brandon Coker the Garden Manager at the UGA Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. ÒI was in school from when they had started the garden and this is amazing it's so nice this is the first time we've been here, but we'll be back next year,Ó Lowery said. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Mother of Pearl roses at a open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Dr. John M. Ruter Director of the Trial Gardens speaks about the work that goes on throughout the year at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens during an open house in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ruter talked about the garden being the go to location to test for heat and humidity in new plant varieties, and its work internationally with companies all over the globe. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Bees collect pollen from the flowers of an unnamed Sunflower variety that is self branching and of the dwarf variety at a open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Most common sunflowers variety are of the multi branching variety that grow several feet tall. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Marigold Hero Spry flowers at a open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Petunia hybrid flowers at a open house of the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Dr. John M. Ruter Director of the Trial Gardens speaks about the work that goes on throughout the year at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens during an open house in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Ruter talked about the garden being the go to location to test for heat and humidity in new plant varieties, and its work internationally with companies all over the globe. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Alison Harrison, left, and Margaret Garret walk through the garden during an open house at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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Bees collect pollen from the flowers of a Salvia Mystic Spires plant during an open house at the University of Georgia Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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The University of Georgia Trial Gardens hosted an open house in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

by: Joshua L. Jones

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