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Winners Circle

Choosing plants to add to your production each season certainly involves some risk. It can be difficult to predict which varieties will be successful for you, your customers and gardeners. So in an effort to... more »

Where the Wild Things Are From: An Overview on Natives and Native Cultivars

While non-native plants are not inherently bad (some are invasive, but most are not), populating gardens with native plants definitely has benefits. Since they are “local,” they are more likely to be lower maintenance as... more »

Succulent Combinations: Why and How

Succulents aren’t just a fad, they’re a highly lucrative opportunity that has been handed to our industry on a silver platter. This applies to suppliers, growers and retailers alike. Consumers are snatching them up as... more »

2018: Year of the Coreopsis

In my last newsletter, I discussed the National Garden Bureau's "Year of the" program for 2018. In the annuals category, the organization went with one of my personal favorites — calibrachoa. Today, I want to... more »

2018: Year of the Calibrachoa

The National Garden Bureau recently announced its "Year of the" crops for 2018. As always, NGB selects crops that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with a lot of new varieties to choose from.... more »

NGB Names 2018 “Year of the” Plants

National Garden Bureau has announced the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2018 “Year of the” program. For annuals, 2018 will be the Year of the Calibrachoa. For perennials, 2018 will be the Year... more »

2017/18 Fleurostar Award Announced

On June 16, Fleuroselect, the international organization for the ornamental plants industry, announced that 'MiniFamous Double PinkTastic' calibrachoa from Selecta One was the recipient of the 2017/18 FleuroStar Award 2017/18 Anita Stöver, breeder of 'Double... more »

Cut Flower Comeback

Over the past several weeks, I've been highlighting some of the trends we spotted across the coast during the 2017 California Spring Trials. From color patterns to marketing techniques to new consumer uses, it was... more »

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