Allan Armitage Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots

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.

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Bee on Lavender feature

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.

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Butterfly on a Pollinator Plant Feature

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.

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Allan Armitage San Marzano tomato plant feature

January 25, 2017

Allan Armitage Describes Veggies, Shade Plants, and Climbers That Can Help You Find Success in 2017

Here's a look at plants that could help you with successful growing in 2017.

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December 30, 2016

Allan Armitage: Plants That Can Bring Success in the New Year

Are you wondering which plants to grow? Here are some perennials, annuals, and herbs that are gaining popularity.

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November 23, 2016

Allan Armitage: Relax, There Are More Plant Enthusiasts Than We Think

When times get tough, we would do well to remember that there are people of all types still interested in plants.

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tassle-fern-feature

October 27, 2016

Allan Armitage: Plants I Am Finally Seeing More Of (About Time!)

Here are four plants showing up more often in the garden and landscape that are set to make a comeback.

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September 22, 2016

Allan Armitage Suggests Plants That “Even My Neighbors Will Try”

When the urge to garden strikes, every homeowner needs a few plants like these for their yard.

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Penn State University Trial Day

August 26, 2016

How Greenhouse Growers Can Broaden Their Horizons

Allan Armitage says you can learn new ideas to help your business when you get out to visit plant trials and other growers.

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Bellis Speedster (Benary)

August 2, 2016

How Fall Can Be About More Than Pansies

Allan Armitage suggests a few notable plants for the fall shoulder, fall sales, and spring shoulder seasons.

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May 31, 2016

Allan Armitage: Three Trends (Good And Bad) That Caught My Eye At Spring Trials

We need to put the same energies we invest into California Spring Trials to get plants into consumers’ hands and encourage young people in the industry to attend.

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Pennisetum Fireworks

April 28, 2016

Why Ornamental Grasses Are Great For People In Condos And Apartments

Allan Armitage says breeders need to do a better job of making growers, brokers, and garden centers aware of better ornamental grass cultivars for the increasingly shrinking garden space.

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