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Bold, Flashy and Durable 2021 Summer Trials

I completed my trial visits in mid-September, and it has been another extraordinary year with a wide range of new and exciting annuals for 2022. This article will focus on some of the current and... more »

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day to Take Place Dec. 2

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day is scheduled to take place Dec. 2, 2021 in Cresco, Iowa. This year, 160+ commercial and pre-release poinsettia varieties are being trialed, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions. All... more »

Altman Plants Reports True Bloom Roses Trial Results

Altman Plants, a breeder and grower of garden roses, has reported garden trial results for the True Bloom Roses collection, including garden-worthy findings for five significant hybrid rose varieties. The evaluation involved extensive internal plant... more »

Flamboyant 2022 Petunia Introductions

In one of my articles last summer I described the petunia breeding evolution and and their development and then followed up with a description of many exciting and dynamic petunia introductions for 2021. The progression... more »

UGA Announces 2021 Trial Winners

The University of Georgia recently published its Classic City Winners for its 2021 trial garden. The Classic City Winners are chosen based on their outstanding performance in the Southeastern regional trial. Ratings are based on... more »

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Mast Young Plants Releases 2021 Trial Garden Report

The team at Mast Young Plants — located in Grand Rapids, Michigan — recently published its 2021 Trial Garden Results & Data. This wrap-up of their 2021 season contains their trial favorites, top performers, consumer... more »

Brilliant & Resilient Annuals

We have all experienced that moment when we enter a summer trial and our eyes are drawn to varieties that evoke dynamic energy and sudden impact. What causes this rush of energy and focus on... more »

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A Salvia Showdown

Wow, there are a lot of salvia varieties! This factor was one of our main motivations in choosing salvia for our yearly comparison trial where we feature a single genus. It is a top-selling genus... more »

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