Allan Armitage says you can learn new ideas to help your business when you get out to visit plant trials and other growers.
Allan Armitage suggests a few notable plants for the fall shoulder, fall sales, and spring shoulder seasons.
We need to put the same energies we invest into California Spring Trials to get plants into consumers’ hands and encourage young people in the industry to attend.
Allan Armitage says breeders need to do a better job of making growers, brokers, and garden centers aware of better ornamental grass cultivars for the increasingly shrinking garden space.
From “crazy” petunias to container pentas, there was plenty that caught Allan’s eye during the final day of 2016 California Spring Trials.
Attractive new varieties will draw the eyes of consumers, but innovation and creativity will keep them coming back.
The best new flower introductions have the power to turn a non-believer into a fan. Check out Dr. Allan Armitage’s top picks from his visit to Sakata and Floricultura, the latter of which hosted a number of breeders.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Allan Armitage shares his top picks from the breeders who presented new varieties at the […]
Editor’s Note: In Day 1 of our coverage of California Spring Trials 2016, Dr. Allan Armitage, Contributing Editor […]
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.
I have no trouble with people buying chocolates or wine instead of flowers to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays or […]
It is good to talk about production techniques, performance results and then to see how our friends garden. […]
Allan Armitage tells shares a story about a horticulturist and a decorator to illustrate why gardening and decorating are not jobs; they are simply meant to bring pleasure.