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November 3, 2015

National Garden Bureau Unveils New Logo, “Year Of The” Program Promotional Materials

The National Garden Bureau is nearing the end of 2015 on a roll, with the unveiling of its new logo and with the availability of its “Year Of The” program promotional materials.

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Costa Farms' Season Premier 2015

October 27, 2015

Costa Farms’ Top-Performing Plant Varieties For 2015

Costa Farms announced the top performing varieties for 2015 from its Ultimate Plant Showdown Trial Garden in Miami. Sixty-eight varieties made the top performer list for 2015.

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Elisabeth Sahin-Georgiadou of K. Sahin Zaden

October 20, 2015

Renowned Horticulturists Receive Awards At All-America Selections’ Summer Summit

The AAS annual awards banquet in Dallas, Texas, includes presentations to Dr. Elisabeth Sahin-Georgiadou of K. Sahin Zaden and Dr. Randy Gardener of North Carolina State University.

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Eucomis 'Aloha Kona'

October 20, 2015

Eucomis Aloha Series: A New Bulb Crop For Containers

The Eucomis Aloha series of Pineapple lilies may be the next money making bulbs for the deck with their compact habits and shorter stems that are perfect for containers.

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Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Hot Raspberry' (Cultivaris)

October 19, 2015

12 New Shrubs, Sub-Shrubs And Vines For 2016

Perennials and annuals aren’t the only game in town. Shrubs, sub-shrubs and vines are a low maintenance addition to the landscape that add color and interest year after year. In addition to great garden performance, the newest varieties on the market offer more color, extended blooming and all-season interest. Here are 12 new additions hitting the retail market in 2016.         1. Buddleia davidii Buzz Series (Cultivaris) This consistent and uniform series of dwarf butterfly bush is excellent for fast summer color or for early summer sales. It is suitable for 6-inch to 5-gallon pots. The series responds well to large patio container culture. New additions include Hot Raspberry and Soft Pink. 2. Buxus microphylla ‘Petite Pillar’ Dwarf Boxwood (Monrovia) ‘Petite Pillar’ is an exceptional new dwarf boxwood with a natural columnar form. It is perfect for creating a hedge or accent in tight spaces and requires little […]

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Phlox ‘Forever Pink’ (Green Leaf Plants)

October 15, 2015

10 New Perennials For 2016 Coming To A Garden Near You

New perennial varieties promise fall color, greater heat and drought tolerance and pumped-up flower power. Here are 10 new introductions available in 2016.

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Hydrangea Test Garden Heritage Museums

October 13, 2015

New Hydrangea Test Garden Announced For Heritage Museums And Gardens In Massachusetts

The test garden will showcase new plant varieties and support research by expert growers including Bailey Nurseries, Ball Horticultural Company and plant expert Michael Dirr.

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October 12, 2015

Dahlia Production Tips For High Quality Greenhouse Plants

We are beginning to see a new generation of dahlia breeding where emphasis is moving back to staggered blooming and improved disease tolerance. Here are some tips for greenhouse production that will get your dahlias off to a strong start.

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October 12, 2015

The Recipe For Growing Beautiful Perovskia

Growing impressive finished Perovskia plants in the greenhouse takes careful attention to lighting and finishing.

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Seed Meets Technology

October 9, 2015

Seed Meets Technology Event Highlights Advancements In Vegetable And Bedding Plant Breeding

The second-annual event, held in The Netherlands in September, featured demonstrations, trial fields and presentations on green chemistries for seeds, hydroponics and phenotyping.

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Heuchera 'Red Lightning' (Terra Nova Nurseries)

October 6, 2015

14 New Perennials For Containers, Pollinators, Beds And Borders

With an abundance of blooms and textures, new fuss-free perennials add interest to the garden year after year. Here are 14 perennials new for 2016 to consider for your growing operation.

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Bidens 'Cupcake Strawberry' (Plant Haven International)

September 26, 2015

5 Greenhouse Variety Updates You Need To Know About

There’s a lot of variety news to share from around the industry that has come in over the last few months, much of it centered on spring 2016. Here are five variety updates from breeders across the country.

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Feature Image - Tropical Hibiscus

September 18, 2015

How To Grow Tropical Hibiscus

With their bright blooms and hot colors, tropical Hibiscus are popular blooming potted plants for outdoor living spaces and even indoor decór in wintry months. Here’s how to grow them successfully.

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September 18, 2015

Grimes Horticulture And Seeds By Design Form Partnership

The new alliance will allow the two companies to take advantage of each of their strengths in breeding and marketing of new vegetable varieties for greenhouse growers and farm marketers.

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More and more people are employing a landscape service, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still garden

September 2, 2015

Under Siege? Not Really, Just Go For A Walk

I have no trouble with people buying chocolates or wine instead of flowers to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays or peoples’ lives. We should all have choices. However, the other night I felt like I was entering the Republican caucus. I was minding my own business by the television set and became more than a little upset. A website called insteadofflowers.com came on the screen. It provided serene music and wholesome images of busy women doing busy things. It turns out that such busy women enjoy a small token of appreciation, but apparently their enjoyment, according to the voice-over, does not include flowers. This website delivers meals to the house, anything from beef brisket to beef bourguignon. It is a fine website with a good idea. But why pick on us? Why not use “insteadofbaloneysandwiches.com” or “insteadofgrilledcheeseandsoup.com,” “insteadofburgerdoodle.com,” or a dozen other things. When did flowers get to be the whipping boy? […]

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Feature image The 2015 Perennial Plant Of The Year, Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo.’

September 1, 2015

Perennial Plant Association’s 33rd Annual Symposium Explores Perennials, Past And Present

The Perennial Plant Association's 33rd Annual Symposium, held July 27 to August 1 in Baltimore, Md., delved into the rich history of perennial suppliers and landscape architects in the Baltimore area and their influence on the perennial market today and its bright future.

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Hardy boy trials 2 (2015 Welby Gardens Field Trials)

August 19, 2015

2015 Welby Gardens (Denver, Colo.) Field Trials Results

See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for Welby Gardens in Denver, Colo.

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August 18, 2015

Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase Will Spotlight 2016 Plant Introductions

Featuring a spectrum of new market introductions, the 2015 Farwest Show, August 27-29 in Portland, Ore., will display 49 plants in the New Varieties Showcase, a mainstay favorite every year on the show floor. Seventeen companies from all corners of North America, the Netherlands and Canada have submitted material that covers the best and brightest of perennials, shrubs, conifers, shade and flowering trees and edibles being introduced for 2016. This year’s entries will display the prized characteristics that growers and retailers are seeking— new features, improved performance in production environments and landscape, compact sizes, enhanced disease resistance, performance in urban settings and drought tolerance. In particular for garden retail benefit, consumer appeal for this year’s showcase is excellent with choices for spectacular foliage, blooms, seasonal interest and overall wow factor. Check out the slideshow for a sampling of the new varieties. Plants are creatively displayed in retail fashion and well tagged with full descriptions, compliments of showcase […]

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August 17, 2015

21 New Blooming Potted Plants For Trouble-Free Greenhouse Production

Blooming potted plants brighten up almost any occasion. With new colors and an abundance of blooms, these 21 new introductions add a unique, finishing touch to even the most diversified crop mix. Here are 21 new varieties available in 2015 that will hit retail in 2016.

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August 4, 2015

New 2015 California Spring Trial Edibles For The Patio And Garden

If you are looking to capitalize on the foodie trend and spread your risk beyond Spring sales, new vegetables showcased at 2015 California Spring Trials offer plenty of opportunities to focus on unique, flavorful vegetables and edible plants that also hold ornamental value. Here are a few of new varieties Editor Laura Drotleff and Group Editor Carol Miller discovered at Spring Trials that will help diversify your crop mix.

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