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UK: Why gardening is a lifesaver in lockdown

Squire’s Garden Centres recently ran a survey in which 93% of people said that gardening was a “lifesaver” during lockdown in spring. With the second national lockdown in place, getting out in the garden is going to be just as important to people’s mental health and wellbeing this time around. Gardening…

"The first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose"

Meet Petite

The Petite Knock Out Rose is the first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose. This brand new addition has all the same great qualities as the other Knock Out Roses, just in a petite size. "It's easy to grow and excellent for planting in containers, in a grouping, as a focal point, or as a border. Its versatility, bold red color, and…

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US (LA): A flower for hurricane season

Surprise! There was a hurricane, and these lilies might be telling you about the weather. Have you ever noticed the beautiful red flowers that just seem to pop up out of nowhere in late summer, usually in August and September? Their bloom just so happens to coincide with hurricane season, and that is how…

FleuroStar winner Dahlia Sincerity production tripled to meet high demand

At the end of the Dahlia season, FleuroStar winner Sincerity has impressed the international ornamental industry with its excellent garden performance. Edwin Oortwijn, Product Manager Dahlia at Syngenta Flowers: "I'm pleased to see that Dahlia Sincerity thrives on the trial fields of our clients. After…

Eason Horticultural Resources releases their Hot New Perennials for 2021 booklet

Eason Horticultural Resources announces the release of their Hot New Perennials for 2021 booklet. "This is a compilation of information shared with us from a broad range of…

Frank Noon

UK: Chiswick Flower Market cancelled for October

Chiswick Flower Market, which was held for the first time in September, will not be going ahead in October. The organisers (of whom The Chiswick Calendar editor Bridget Osborne is one) have released this statement: ‘It is with great regret that the organisers of the Chiswick Flower Market have decided to…

At US nursery Cromwell Growers Inc in Cromwell (CT)

It is time to space the poinsettias; watch these robots work!

Christmas may feel far away, but preparations are in full swing at poinsettia growers. At US nursery Cromwell Growers Inc in Cromwell (CT), for example, they were busy with spacing the poinsettias last week - and no, not manually. In this fascinating video, posted on Linkedin by Chris Cybulski, we see…

Buxus ‘Little Missy’ named one of the top plants for boxwood blight resistance

Star Roses and Plants' Buxus ‘Little Missy’ was ranked in the top 2% of varieties resistant to boxwood blight in a recently published USDA analysis. “Boxwood blight continues to challenge the horticultural industry,” says Mike DuVall, Director of Products at Star Roses and Plants. “Our team at Star Roses…

UK: Plant Heritage accredits a further eight National Plant Collections

A collection of plant varieties named after, or associated with, 20th century English horticulturalist Ellen Willmott (1858-1934) has been awarded National Plant Collection status by Plant Heritage. The new collection, which is located in a private garden near Ipswich in Suffolk, celebrates the life,…

Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta

PPA announces Perennial Plant of the Year

Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta has been named the 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers (sometimes touched with pale blue) appear from early summer to fall. Undemanding and dependable, calamint provides the perfect foil for…

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