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.
With breeders adding dozens of nativars and with public opinion so high, many more perennials, trees, and shrubs are natives/nativars than there were 14 years ago.
Dr. Allan Armitage is well-known in the horticulture industry for his passion for plants. That passion also applies to tennis, as evidenced by his tennis team’s run to a national championship.
Here are some of the perennials Armitage thinks may increase in value in 2018.
Petunias, marigolds, pansies, lantanas, and zinnias will always be needed, but here are some other annuals I think may increase sales.
In his latest column, Allan Armitage says landscapers, designers, and gardeners want solutions to problems, not simply a recommendation for one more handsome plant.