Plant Trials

Poinsettia Open Houses Set to Take Place

'Tis the season for poinsettia open houses ... The Millstadt Young Plants/N.G. Heimos 2018 Poinsettia Trials and Open House is set to meet on Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Millstadt, Illinois.... more »

University of Georgia’s 2018 Award Winners

As fall is in full swing and winter is quickly approaching, many of the country's trial gardens are coming to a close — if they haven't already. Some, like the University of Georgia, stay open... more »

The “Best Of” Winners at CSU

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful trial grounds at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The staff and students did an excellent job putting together a gorgeous display. I easily could... more »

Stunning Begonias in Southern Trials

I attended the southern trials in early June. One of the most impressive and comprehensive performance displays I saw was the hanging basket begonia trial at Metrolina Greenhouses in North Carolina, comprised of current varieties... more »

Hot Performers from the Southern Plant Trials

I look forward to attending the Southern Plant Trials in early June. This follows the California Spring Trials, which for many years has become a display of pristine introductions. The Southern Trials are some of... more »

Colorado’s Top Performers

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Welby Gardens in Arvada, Colorado, during their annual trial. I had never been, but I've been told by so many over the years that it has... more »

AAS Now Accepting Entries for 2019 Trials

In 2015, All-America Selections (AAS) in conjunction with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), successfully launched a brand new herbaceous perennial trial with five entries and corresponding comparisons currently planted and undergoing their third summer of... more »

New Perennial Standouts

The perennial category continues to gain interest at the consumer level. Homeowners seem to want more "permanent" landscape fixtures. They also want low maintenance and season-long color. Vaughn Fletcher, a monthly contributor in GPN magazine,... more »

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