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'Exceptionnelle' new varieties
Despite last summer’s wet weather, which did nothing to encourage garden visits, more than 2,500 people helped in the selection of “Exceptionelles 2009”.
Jan. 23, 2009 — There are 39 companies participating in the 2009 California Pack Trials and they are all listed on the National Garden Bureau website.
Nov. 18, 2008, Vineland, Ont. — If you’re looking to do a little one-stop shopping for next year’s poinsettia crop, mark Dec. 4 on your calendar.
November 10, 2008 - Many new varieties, along with a number of tried-and-proven veteran garden performers, were featured during this year’s JVK Grower Day. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving Canadian horticulture. In addition to the JVK display gardens in St. Catharines, the day also featured tours of Proven Winners varieties at nearby Sobkowich Greenhouses.
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New varieties in spotlight
Many new varieties, along with a number of tried-and-proven veteran garden performers, were featured during this year’s JVK Grower Day. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving Canadian horticulture.
Using teamwork this year, I welcomed a little help from friends in creating my Pack Trials overview


Primary criteria for many growers considering new introductions is: “Would I buy it?”  Paul Ecke Ranch’s Prestige line is still the standard by which all other poinsettias are judged.
Some 40 different plants have already been studied in a new plant-breeding program at the University of Guelph.

Hundreds of growers enjoyed equipment displays, educational presentations by leading industry specialists, and closeup views of dozens of new varieties at last fall’s Garden Trials hosted by George Sant & Sons Greenhouses and Ball Superior.
There are numerous trials and research projects for annuals and poinsettias carried out each year, but the minor crops – such as cyclamen – are largely ignored. There’s minimal feedback from cyclamen growers compared to poinsettias. I would guess there are about five million cyclamen pots grown each year in southern Ontario.
Checking ‘what’s new’ now easier.  "COPF is welcoming the opportunity to better connect growers and breeders."
Melhem Sawaya offers highlights of this year’s Breeders Variety Showcase, in this first installment. 
The quality gap between the top and bottom varieties is much narrower than it has been in previous years.
Most flowers grown in gardens need constant maintenance with water and nutrients, but a University of Guelph researcher is studying the drought tolerance of a plant native to Canada – and he’s finding it
doesn’t need much help to survive.
SUPREMO, GALAXY OF STARS 2007, SWEET LIGHTNING, AGRISET 334
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