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Proven Winners roadshow in Niagara
Proven Winners and JVK are taking the best of the 2010 Proven Winners Pack Trials on the road to a city near you – Grimsby, Ont., on Sept. 23.
For the sake of sustainability, consumers are willing to put their money – at least some of it – where their mouths are, according to a Purdue University-led study.
May 14, 2010, College Station, TX — ‘Dakota Gold’ helenium had a tough childhood. Cast into life as a common weed, it had to survive abusive Texas summers, frequent and brutal right-of-way mowings, trompings in over-grazed pastures, and abandonment in empty lots.
If “exotic” and “novelty” are what draws consumers, the 2010 results of the prestigious Les Exceptionnelles contest will not disappoint them. And this year’s winning plants reflect the growing interest of gardeners for ornamental foliage.
April 27, 2010, McMinnville, TN – Two new compact oakleaf hydrangea cultivars ideal for small gardens have been released by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
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Flowers could have longer life
Two California researchers have found that a synthetic plant hormone – known as thidiazuron or TDZ – when applied to potted plants and some cut flowers such as tulips can extend the life of the plants and prevent their leaves from yellowing. 
April 5, 2010 – On Friday, April 2, 2010, the Geo. W. Park Seed Company, Inc., Park Seed Wholesale Company, and the Jackson & Perkins Company voluntarily filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of South Carolina. Customers should not be affected by the filing.
March 31, 2010 – The American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘First Frost’ as its Hosta Of The Year for 2010.
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'First Frost' named
Hosta Of The Year

The American Hosta Growers Association has selected 'First Frost' as its Hosta Of The Year for 2010.
March 5, 2010 – Baptisia australis has been named 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.
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Perennial Plant of the Year: 'Blue False Indigo'
Baptisia australis has been named 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.
Dr. Daryl Somers, research director of applied genomics at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC), is working with colleagues Dr. Theo Blom from the University of Guelph and Wayne Brown from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the development of new traits for one of Ontario’s major ornamental species, the petunia.
Gary Lewis, a self-proclaimed “well-educated farmer” with a small throwback retail nursery, is the new Canadian region director of the Perennial Plant Association (PPA).
Feb. 23, 2010, Essen, Germany – Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso™ petunia won the innovation award at this year’s IPM Essen show.
Feb. 19, 2010, Vancouver – The world now knows the Vancouver region has an impressive climate. A spectacular planting of ‘Vancouver Medallion’ helleborus was unveiled in Stanley Park in early February.

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