NGB Chooses “Year of the” Crops for 2017
National Garden Bureau (NGB) has announced the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2017 “Year of the” program.
For the bulb crop, 2017 will be the Year of the Daffodil.
For annuals, 2017 will be the Year of the Pansy.
For vegetables/edibles, 2017 will be the Year of the Brassica.
For perennials, 2017 will be the Year of the Rose.
As always, the NGB board of directors selects crops specifically for the North American market that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with a lot of new varieties to choose from. Breeders, brokers, seed companies, growers and garden centers throughout the U.S. and Canada are urged to highlight these flowers and plants when planning their marketing for the 2017 season as the publicity generated from this program is substantial.
To view the publicity generated from past programs, visit the National Garden Bureau website and click on “Press Room.”
For more information, visit www.ngb.org.