July 19, 2017
Florida’s Top Trial Performers

In the June and July issues of our sister publication, GPN, columnist and trusted industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher gave his analysis of the top-performing new variety introductions at Costa Farms' Trial Garden in Miami, Florida.... more »

June 20, 2017
Building Better Pollinator Gardens

Although National Pollinator Week is coming to an end, it's important to still keep pollinators in mind all season long. This is a great time to promote pollinator health and celebrate bees, birds and butterflies.... more »

May 24, 2017
Drought-Tolerant Perennials

As temperatures warm up and summer begins, watering and maintaining plants become a daily chore for gardeners and homeowners. I'm not going to lie ... I take my garden maintenance extremely seriously in the spring,... more »

March 22, 2017
Spring Trials: Look Out for Landscape Performance

The 2017 California Spring Trials begins in just nine days. Many of you will be in attendance, and if not, I'm guessing you still heavily rely on learning about all the new introductions and programs... more »

September 28, 2016
Fall is Here, and Trial Results Are In

Are you as thrilled as I am that fall is here? It's definitely my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the falling leaves, the darker evenings, and the freedom to accessorize with a scarf... more »

August 24, 2016
Demand for Perennials Continues to Rise

Perennial varieties are seeing much success this season, and I foresee the demand for this landscape staple to escalate next season and beyond. It seems like many gardening trends come full circle every few years,... more »

July 27, 2016
2017: Year of the Pansy

As you may have heard by now, the National Garden Bureau recently announced the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2017 "Year of the" program. Today, I'd like to just focus on... more »

June 29, 2016
Bring Pollinators to Landscapes

As you probably already know, last week was National Pollinator Week. According to the Pollinator Partnership, Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what growers, retailers, gardeners and all... more »

May 26, 2016
Begonias: The Perfect Landscape Plant

By now, we all know that begonias are a staple landscape plant. From sun to shade, backyards to commercial plantings, they work. That's why it's no surprise the National Garden Bureau named 2016 "Year of... more »

Syncing with Nature

Garden Media Group's annual Garden Trends Report for 2016, "Syncing with Nature," identifies eight consumer trends that will shake up the garden and outdoor living industry this coming year. Being in sync with nature is... more »

Plants Primed for 2016

For this photo-heavy look at new plant varieties and series, see the PDF below. more »

December 15, 2015
TruGreen, Scotts LawnService Merge

TruGreen announced a planned merger with Scotts LawnService to create North America's premier lawn care company. TruGreen President and CEO David Alexander will lead the combined company, which will remain headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The... more »


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