Annuals, perennials, shrubs, even trees, assailed us all season. We started out viewing new plants in April at the California Spring Trials and watched these newbies and their older siblings in trials, gardens and field days. Here are some thoughts on the four crops that keep filling my radar screen almost everywhere I go.
The more I meet positive people and learn about successful endeavors, the more I understand that consistency, not power is the key.
Check out Allan Armitage’s recommendations for five plants we all need to see more of in the future.
Allan Armitage celebrates 30 years of writing Tips Of The Trade for Greenhouse Grower and reflects on some memorable moments.
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.