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 of the Coreopsis.
For the bulb crop, 2018 will be the Year of the Tulip.
For vegetables/edibles, 2018 will be the Year of the Beet.
The National Garden Bureau board of directors selects crops specifically for the North American market that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with a lot of new varieties to choose from. Breeders, brokers, seed companies, growers and garden centers throughout the U.S. and Canada are urged to highlight these flowers and plants when planning their marketing for the 2018 season as the publicity generated from this program is substantial.
Both members and non-members are encouraged to take advantage of the publicity this program generates by using the free logos in their 2018 catalogs, websites, advertisements and other marketing materials.
By mid-November 2017, National Garden Bureau will have photos of numerous varieties of all four crops (provided by NGB members) posted on its website. NGB also provides PDFs of fact sheets, flyers, handouts, signage etc.
All of the above can be downloaded at no charge from the NGB website at www.ngb.org.