Author Archives: Joel Kempfer

About Joel Kempfer

Joel Kempfer is a field representative covering Texas and New Mexico for Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. He can be reached at

Save The Date: Dallas Arboretum Field Day

Over the past several years, the Dallas Arboretum Trial Gardens have become a top resource for measuring the heat tolerance and landscape performance of new plant varieties.  After meticulously recording trial results throughout the year, senior director of gardens Jimmy Turner presents these findings in a colorful and entertaining style at the Aboretum’s annual Field

Top 5 New Varieties For The South

For those of us fortunate enough to make the annual horticultural Mecca-like journey to the California Spring Trials, this year was as energizing and rewarding as ever. Undoubtedly, every participant walks away from the week with a slightly different take-home message, each tailoring the value of the new introductions toward their respective market and climate.