The first meeting of the OPGC Subcommittee of the national Herbaceous Ornamentals Crop Germplasm Committee took place on 8 July 2011 in the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University. Present in person (and pictured) were Lin Schmale, Charles Krause, Michele Jones, Claudio Pasian, Susan Stieve, and Pablo Jourdan. Present by phone was Gail Wisler. Absent members included Justin Marotta, Marvin Miller, Neil Anderson and Cecil Pounders. The subcommittee reviewed recent activities of the OPGC, assessed current focus, and then examined the facilities including the laboratory, greenhouse, nursery and Waterman Farm field plots.