As I write this, it’s that time of year again. The days are shortening rapidly and the fall equinox has long since passed. Mornings bring with them a chill that makes one snap awake as soon you hit the outside air. And trees bring both a simultaneous awe at their incredible fine autumn clothing of the richest of colours and a tinge of sadness that the heady days of summer are nearly over and that cold, darker days are just around the corner.
Impatiens walleriana has become the workhorse in shady landscape areas because of its consistent performance and reliable, season-long flowering.
Sept. 9, 2014 – Narrowing down which plants to stock in the garden centre could be a real challenge if the number of strong performers thriving in Landscape Ontario’s trial gardens are any indication of what the horticulture industry has to look forward to in the coming years.
The best growing weather in a long time was reflected in the quality of most varieties during this year’s trials season.
It’s (another) dreary day here in Vancouver as I stare at a bunch of absolutely magnificent lilies in a glass vase.
Petunia is one of the most popular genera of the floriculture industry.
Poinsettia is still the largest seasonal flowering crop, though overall production has decreased by 30 per cent in recent years.
Before getting into what’s “trending” with perennials, let’s ensure we’re all talking the same language.
This article picks up where we left off in July. Please refer to last month’s issue for the introductory notes (pg 12) either in the print edition or online at
The unveiling of the 2013 Exceptionnelles® winning plant selections is a much-anticipated event by professionals in the horticultural industry and amateur gardeners.
The California Spring Trials, in reality, is a showcase event by breeders.
Dec. 18, 2012, Urbana, IL — Succulents make great houseplants, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
Even though it was a very hot summer, most of the 2000 varieties performed very well and the heat-loving varieties provided a very rewarding show for visitors to the 12th annual Sawaya Gardens ­­Container Trials.
A perennial plant (Latin per, “through”, annus, “year”) is a plant that lives for more than two years.1 However, geographical location should play a role in this definition.
A new petunia has been developed at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre that can survive without water for longer than traditional petunias.

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