In order to keep growing, paying homage to the past is OK, but being part of the new is better.
As a new generation of potential plant users comes along, the questions are seldom about geraniums or hostas; the questions are usually about solutions.
From the nursery, to the garden center, and in the landscape, plant selection is a major factor in the utilization of labor.
In his latest Greenhouse Grower column, Allan Armitage says it’s important to support trial gardens because they can truly show which plants might perform best at the local level.
Shrubs offered by historically herbaceous breeding firms are no longer a fad, but a trend that shall continue.
Gardening concepts are always evolving, and greenhouse growers need to make sure consumers are aware of the importance of pollinators and pollinator-friendly plants.
This past spring, Allan Armitage ventured to the Beijing Botanical Garden to address plant people, researchers, growers, and students about plants, trends, and observations.
Gold has become the darling of designers and landscapers because it brightens the shade and is one of the first colors in the landscape that draws your eye.
The most common concerns that consumers tend to voice when it comes to plants are 1) Do deer eat them? 2) Do they attract pollinators? and 3) Where can I buy them?
I don’t expect my friends to know the difference between switchgrass and grama grass, yet I always try to do my best to enhance the visibility of these grasses.
From annuals that look like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book to breeding marvels in perennials and shrubs, the visits to Danziger and Proven Winners at California Spring Trials were exciting, to be sure. Here are some of Dr. A’s favorites.
From an exciting perennial to a new white begonia, Allan Armitage says these showstoppers deserve recognition.
Here are some of the top variety introductions for 2019 that have pleased Dr. A during California Spring Trials 2018.