Vaughn’s View

Vaughn’s View: Perennial parade

I have written numerous Greenhouse Product News articles over the past seven years on rapidly developing new and exciting perennial introductions that were in regional trialing and testing programs throughout the United States. During this... more »

Vaughn's View October 2023

Vaughn’s View: Summer trials 2023

My July and September Vaughn's View articles focused on exceptional and colorful recipe basket combinations in the Costa Premier spring trial. This article will highlight some of my favorite new, current and experimental recipes from... more »

Vaughn’s View: Bountiful and durable recipe combinations-Part 2

In a previous article I highlighted specific breeder recipe combination baskets that demonstrated the noteworthy attributes of visual impact; resilience; floriferousness; component timing; balance; and heat, humidity, and rain tolerance. This second article describes additional... more »

Vaughn’s View: Brilliant annuals for 2024

I attended the southern plant trials at Young’s Plant Farm, University of Georgia-Athens, and Metrolina Greenhouses the last week of June following a week of rain and cloudy weather in the southeast. This weather pattern... more »

Vaughn’s View: Bountiful and durable recipe combinations – Part 1

I visited the Costa Premier spring trial during week nine to evaluate the new annuals for 2023-24 and highlighted many of the unique, floriferous and dynamic introductions from that visit in recent articles. In week... more »

Vaughn’s View: Colorful and vibrant annual introductions for 2024 – Part 2

This article highlights new annual introductions for 2024 from my Costa Farms Season Premiere spring trial visit in late February. In the May article, I covered many new and distinctive varieties from eight different flower... more »

Vaughn’s View: Colorful and vibrant annual introductions for 2024 – Part 1

When I step into the first trial of the season at the Costa Farms Season Premiere spring trial and gaze at the multitude of new annual introductions, I am overwhelmed with anticipation and excitement to... more »

Vaughn’s View: Distinctive and resilient perennials with visual impact -part 2

I selected these perennial varieties as “The Chosen Ones” to highlight the traits that distinguished them throughout the summer in the trials and ultimately will provide performance and value for the consumer. What do we... more »

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