AAS Winners Attract Special Interest Gardeners

June 3, 2011 - 09:15

Numerous All-America Selections winners have been featured this spring in both regional and national publications catering to various special interest groups.

Numerous All-America Selections winners have been featured this spring in both regional and national publications catering to various special interest groups.

"It's great that not only the newest AAS winners, but even those from 15 to 20 years ago are still being talked about in the consumer publications. We love to see these award winners featured as great plants for a myriad of uses," said AAS President Vicky Rupley.

The articles of note in some of the larger circulation publications are:

For Wildlife Gardeners:

Birds & Blooms, January 2011: Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red' and Tomato 'Lizzano' in a story on best "New Plants for 2011"

Birds & Blooms, June 2011: Cleome ‘Sparkler Blush’, Nicotiana ‘Avalon Bright Pink’, Petunia ‘Purple Wave’, Saliva ‘Evolution’, Snapdragon ‘Twinny Peach’, Begonia ‘Pin Up Flame’, Dianthus 'Supra Purple’, Verbena ‘Quartz Burgundy’, Marigold ‘Moonsong Deep Orange’ and Zinnia ‘Magellan Coral’ in a special feature on “Best AAS Winners for Hummingbirds”

For Midwest Gardeners:

Midwest Living, January/February 2011: Echinacea ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ in a story on “5 Cool New Plants!”

For Organic Growers:

Organic Gardening, January/February/March 2011: Zinna ‘Double Zahara Fire’, Zinnia ‘Double Zahara Cherry’ and Marigold ‘Moonsong Deep Orange’ in “The Best of the Test Garden”

For the "Fringe" Gardener:

Woman's World, May 2, 2011: Petunia ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’, Salvia ‘Summer Jewel Red’ and Snapdragon ‘Twinny Peach’ in an article entitled “You Deserve the Best New Spring Flowers”

For the Edible Gardener:

Book: Seasonal Recipes from the Garden by P. Allen Smith features an explanation of AAS and mentions several AAS winner vegetables to try.

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