NGB Programs Continue to Grow
For 100 years, National Garden Bureau (NGB) has been showcasing and promoting their member’s products to fulfill a mission of providing information to home gardeners.
Its first foray into this area, the New Varieties/New Plants program, has proved to be one of the most popular and often-used reference tools for industry buyers, garden communicators and home gardeners. The 2020 program looks to be a record-setter with more choices than ever before…147+ different varieties (shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, edibles, etc.) from an ever-expanding base of NGB members!
This year brings a new feature to the program: The inclusion of the Ornamental Edibles category for those plants that fall into both categories, as they provide both food and beauty, which is a recent trend more and more consumers are asking for.
Another program, launched six years ago, is Garden Products where members’ garden tools, garden décor and garden books are featured. This too is a frequently sourced listing of products for industry buyers, garden communicators and consumers.
The newest program for NGB, Combination Ideas, was launched in 2019 featuring dozens of combination plantings that have been tested for success by the breeders. These recommended recipes balance habit, vigor, and form in one combination. This means all plants will co-exist happily and will maintain the look and design throughout their life cycle providing a great resource for home gardeners.
Photos, descriptions and many other resources are available on National Garden Bureau’s website: www.ngb.org.
For more information about this program and/or membership in National Garden Bureau, email Diane Blazek.