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Sakata Contributes to Local Communities

Sakata Seed America is increasing its efforts to improve local communities and charities. In recent months, Sakata has made multiple donations to local organizations and events that support the Salinas Valley and extending regions. Sakata's donation... more »

New Perennial Standouts

The demand for perennial varieties continues to grow. I don't know if they happen to be going through another cycle of popularity; it seems like every few years, they make a comeback. Or perhaps it's... more »

Breeding for Landscape Performance

It's that time of year, and I love it! Homeowners and businesses and anyone with a landscape bed is getting busy beautifying their outdoor spaces. For the past couple of weeks, I've seen gorgeous tulips,... more »

Syngenta Expands Calliope Geranium Series

Syngenta Flowers has introduced four new Calliope Geraniums, which debuted at California Spring Trials. Calliope hybrid geraniums are now available in three new medium varieties and one new large variety. Calliope... more »

Syngenta Flowers Relaunches Perennial Program

Syngenta Flowers has relaunched its perennial program with more than 20 new and improved varieties. The expanded portfolio includes seed and vegetative perennials for all seasons. “Perennials have become increasingly popular due to their incredible reliability in the... more »

Shrub Madness Crowns National Champion

As the NCAA prepares to crown its national men's basketball champion this year, Shrub Madness has come to an end with At Last rose being crowned the 2016 National Champion. Coming from a crowded field of 64... more »

2016 Marks Historic Year for Sakata

On Jan. 16, Scott Kelly, expedition commander on the International Space Station, tweeted a photo of a blooming zinnia at the International Space Station 250 miles above earth. The #SpaceFlower, as Kelly hashtagged in his twitter post,... more »

Culture Report: Poco Kniphofia Series

The revolutionary Poco series of red-hot pokers addresses many of the shortfalls of this perennial and opens new opportunities for landscape and container usage. Short bloom-time, unattractive foliage and lack of hardiness were many of... more »

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