What will be the big varieties of 2013? The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has made its suggestions to gardeners, naming crops of the year for 2013 that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with a lot of new varieties to choose from.
In edibles, 2013 will be the Year of the Watermelon.
In annuals, 2013 will be the Year of the Gerbera.
In perennials, 2013 will be the Year of the Wildflower.
Breeders, growers, brokers and garden centers are urged to consider these flowers and plants when planning for the 2013 season as the publicity generated from the National Gardening Bureau’s program is substantial.
For garden retailers, NGB has also provided PDFs of fact sheets, flyers, handouts and signage. These materias can be downloaded at no charge to help promote the crops to consumers and encourage gardening with these specific crop classes.
Each fact sheet contains the history of that product class, a few variety mentions and basic growing information. The National Gardening Bureau encourages the use of these fact sheets as informational tools to help home gardeners.
High-quality photos can be downloaded and used at no charge (with photo credit to National Garden Bureau) in publications, articles, blogs, newsletters, etc. Photos are available on the National Garden Bureau’s Year of page and signs and flyers are available on the NGB downloads page.