California Spring Trials 2012: The Top Stories

Cool Wave pansies

California Spring Trials 2012 has wrapped up for our traveling crew of Managing Editor Kevin Yanik, Group Editor Richard Jones and varieties guru and Greenhouse Grower columnist Allan Armitage.

So which stories from this week were the most attention getting? Here are the top five Spring Trials stories, based on your clicks.

HGTV Collection Looks Like A Home Run
The “G” in HGTV has long been missing, but as Kevin Yanik writes, the brand is positioning itself with the help of Dümmen USA and Agricola Management to better connect with its audience and attract a new generation of gardeners.

Armitage’s Day One Highlights
Find out what got Allan Armitage fired up Saturday at Benary, Plug Connection Proven Winners and Suntory Flowers.

The Potential Of Ball’s Cool Wave Pansy
Buckets of rain couldn’t keep GG’s varieties guru from salivating over many of the new genetics introduced while visiting Fides Oro and Ball Horticultural Co. Find out which new varieties Armitage is excited about planting most.

Standout Varieties From 10 Trials
We saw countless new varieties traveling northbound over the first five days of the California Spring Trials. Here are 10 of our favorites.

Hort Couture’s Showstopping Petunia
Check out the exciting new ‘Glamoflauge Grape’ petunia with its stable variegated foliage. The petunia is no doubt one of a kind, and it’s available exclusively to the independent garden center channel.

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