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 2, 2017
CAST 2017: Dr. A’s Top 5 Picks From Danziger, Syngenta Flowers, and Proven Winners
On day one of California Spring Trials 2017, Dr. Allan Armitage reveals the five plants that most caught his attention.
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.