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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 »

EHR Publishes 2018 Perennial Booklet

Eason Horticultural Resources has released its Hot New Perennials for 2018 booklet. This is a compilation of information shared with the company from a broad range of perennial young plant producers, breeding companies and breeder... more »

Drought-Tolerant Perennials

The word drought can be somewhat subjective and have various meanings for different people. When I think of what the word drought means, a period of prolonged dryness that reduces plant growth and/or causes damage... more »

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