January 26, 2018
Allan Armitage: A Closer Look at New Annuals for 2018
Petunias, marigolds, pansies, lantanas, and zinnias will always be needed, but here are some other annuals I think may increase sales.
January 6, 2018
Why Growers Should Not Market Their Plants, But the Solutions They Provide
In his latest column, Allan Armitage says landscapers, designers, and gardeners want solutions to problems, not simply a recommendation for one more handsome plant.
December 3, 2017
Great Plants for 2018 That Stand Up to Heat and Humidity
In his latest column, Allan Armitage credits trial managers at the University of Georgia, who have come up with an extensive list of plants that continually outperform others throughout the season.
October 26, 2017
Allan Armitage: Why Simplicity Rules for Younger Homeowners
Most starter gardeners are not looking to buy the ingredients to make a combination planter or basket. They want it made for them — no muss, no fuss.
October 2, 2017
Hear Classic Plant Stories From Allan Armitage in an Upcoming Webinar
Greenhouse Grower’s resident Contributing Editor and “Dr. A. Unchained” scribe Allan Armitage will be the guest speaker on gardening author and speaker Kerry Ann Mendez’s national gardening Webinar series.
September 21, 2017
Tour of Buffalo Gardens Reveals Hidden Gems And Community Pride
This past August, Allan Armitage joined the Association for Garden Communicators on a tour of Buffalo. It was a reminder that that we can make a difference in neighborhoods, in cities, and in people’s lives.
July 26, 2017
Allan Armitage: How Interacting With Your Customers Can Build Positive Energy
Plants are our common denominator, but trust and positive interaction with our customers and each other is truly what keeps us in the plant business.
May 25, 2017
Allan Armitage: Two Great Examples of Young People Moving the Industry Forward
In his latest column, Allan Armitage says perhaps we should, as an industry, extend our hands to our youngest members. We might be pleasantly surprised what happens.
May 2, 2017
Allan Armitage: How Growers Can Be Creative to Take Gardening Convenience to the Next Level
Our industry does a good job of making things convenient for our customers. It’s time to take it a step further.
April 11, 2017
Begonias, Celosias Among Dr. Allan Armitage’s Favorites From Green Fuse Botanicals and Floranova at California Spring Trials
Check out some of Allan’s top picks from his final day at CAST 2017, which included visits to Green Fuse Botanicals and Floranova.
April 3, 2017
Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie: Second Day Brings Insights on the Value of Marketing
Tyler Beasley, a student at Oregon State University and the winner of the first-ever Dr. Allan Armitage California Spring Trials Scholarship, shares his thoughts on his second day of CAST 2017.
April 2, 2017
Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie: Day One, CAST 2017
Tyler Beasley, a student at Oregon State University and the winner of the first-ever Dr. Allan Armitage California Spring Trials Scholarship, shares his thoughts on his first day of CAST 2017.
March 28, 2017
New Book From Allan Armitage Features Stories of Plant Names, Plant History, and More
“Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots” offers Allan’s recollections of the origins of unique plant names, as well as how many plants factored into historical events.
March 23, 2017
Allan Armitage: Plant Consumers Don’t Talk About Varieties; They Talk About Solutions
Allan Armitage says it's time to get in touch with our true audience and market plant solutions, not plant products.
March 7, 2017
Allan Armitage: Why You Should Focus on the Functionality of New Plants
New crops are great, but Armitage says selling plants by function makes more sense.