There is no excuse for growers and retailers continuing to sell invasive and aggressive plants. Plants that once seemed benign garden plants are strangling entire areas. And we are still selling them! Even if they look beautiful, they will turn gardeners off and ultimately hurt us all.
Allan Armitage recaps Day 6 of the 2014 California Spring Trials, discussing Bounce impatiens, Kabloom calibrachoas, Cannova callas, Vernique veronica, Madrid Gold lavender and more new varieties.
After more visits on day five of Spring Trials, there were many new varieties from several different breeders that caught my eye.
Today’s visits were a lot of fun, with breathtaking views of both California and incredible plants at the various Trials we toured.
Allan Armitage found several plants while visiting Syngenta, SHS/Griffin and Proven Winners Trial sites that he wants to try at home.
After wandering through the California Spring Trials, Allan Armitage recalls which of the hundreds of ideas and plants appealed to him during his visit.
Edibles like strawberries thrive in containers and are wonderfully ornamental.
Allan Armitage says we all need each other to work together to best our outside competition.
Change your way of thinking to make everything easier and every day brighter.
One of the future challenges is the continuing need for new and improved crops for the consumer. Make no mistake about it, new crops — and new breeders — are the lifeblood of this industry.