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  • Combinations to Inspire

    Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association congratulate Swansons Nursery of Seattle, Washington for their second prize winning entry in the 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest.The display, submitted by Alex LaVilla, perennial buyer and depa...
  • December 2008 — Heuchera / Coral Bells

    Part of the Saxifragaceae family, Heuchera is most commonly referred to as Coral Bells, although it is sometimes also listed as Alum Root or Crimson Bells. Heucheras feature a lovely but subtle show of small flowers, generally in the late spring and early...
  • 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest Grand Prize Winner — Bartlett's Ocean View Farm

    "Brava!," was the judges' resounding reaction to Lori Kunz and Hilary Newell's Bartlett's Ocean View Farm, Grand Prize winning entry in the 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association....
  • Color Your World

    Somerset Nursery in Zionsville, Pennsylvania was a top ten finalist with their Color Your World submission in the 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association. As she described the perennial d...
  • December 2008 - Nepeta

    In the garden world blue flowers are few and treasured. The genus Nepeta supplies several easy-to-grow perennials with blooms from white through pink to violet with, of course, the blue tones being the most prized. Nepeta are members of the mint family La...
  • Green City Initiative moves forward in Dubai

    The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) met in Dubai on October 29, 2008 and, as a part of their proceedings, created a special committee charged with co-operative activities for the Green City Initiative. "The Green City philosop...
  • The Living Tree Museum. A Truly Inspired Concept

    Joni Mitchell foretold of a time when"They took all the treesPut em in a tree museumAnd they charged the peopleA dollar and a half just to see em"We are all familiar with botanical gardens, arboreta and public gardens where plants are grown and displayed ...
  • Mix and Match a Color Patch

    Sollecito Landscaping Nursery of Syracuse, N.Y. was awarded an Honorable Mention for their 'Mix and Match a Color Patch' entry in the 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association.In the words ...
  • November 2008 - Pulmonaria

    The Boraginaceae family includes the much loved forget-me-not (Myosotis) and the underused but beautiful plants of the genus Pulmonaria known colloquially as lungwort, Bethlehem sage, spotted dog or soldiers and sailors among others. The hairy foliage pro...
  • Jan Habets, Founding Member of 'Green City" Initiative, to Give Keynote Address at Congress 2009

    Learn all about the European 'Green City' initiative by attending Congress 2009, Canada's largest horticultural trade show and conference, held annually in Toronto in January.Jan Habets, managing director of Plant Publicity Holland, founding member of the...
  • Plantarium 2008 a Resounding Success

    Plantarium, the international nursery stock trade fair held annually in late August in Holland, reports that attendance up from last year and that the percentage of foreign professional visitors, representing 53 countries, was a record twenty percent.Glob...
  • "Perennials Knocking on Your Door"

    2007 Perennials Marketing Contest Top Ten WinnerIn our continuing series of profiles of the Top Ten winners of the 2007 Perennials Marketing contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association, this month's spotlight is on Sa...
  • October 2008 — Helleborus

    There are currently 20 species recognized within the genus Helleborus which is a member of the family Ranunculaceae. Hellebores have experienced a surge of interest over the last several years due, in the main, to the realization that they are much hardie...
  • New Plant Hormone Discovered

    An international team of researchers from Australia, France and the Netherlands have discovered a new group of plant hormones called strigolactones. The group, working at the plant physiology lab at Wageningen University, have proven that these compounds ...
  • Priceless Inspiration - 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest Winners visit The Netherlands and Belgium

    "Inspirational" is how Pauline Intven-Casier, VP and general manager of Canadale Nurseries of St. Thomas, Ontario - the grand prize winner of the 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association - ...
  • 'Fall' in Love with Perennials

    Congratulations to Mori Gardens, Garden Design and Retail Centre from the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada, a Top Ten Winner of the Perennials Marketing Contest for a second year in a row....
  • September 2008 — Fabulous Ferns

    We're taking a slightly different approach to the plant of the month for September, instead of looking at a selection of cultivars from a single genus we will examine a selection of genera that are often overlooked, but are of great value in the garden.Wi...
  • Deer? Oh Dear!

    The August spotlight is on Don and Anna's Greenhouses of Keremoes, British Columbia, one of the Top Ten winners of the 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest, co-sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association.How often have you heard ...
  • August 2008 — Dicentra

    Is there a gardener anywhere who can resist the lure of Dicentra? I have yet to meet one. These beautiful perennials are members of the Papaveraceae family (sub family Fumarioideae or just family Fumariaceae - isn't taxonomy fun!?) and are generally happi...
  • CHALET Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center

    Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association, co-sponsors of the Perennials Marketing Contest, send their hearty congratulations to Chalet - Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center of Willmette, Illinois, a Top Ten Winner of the 2007 Contest....