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| Adriana Heikkila
>> Published Date: 9/29/2016
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
First Editions Opening Day Doublefile Viburnum is a compact plant that’s covered with perfectly round, baseball-size flowers in April. They open with a tinge of green and quickly mature to pure white. Plants are tight in habit with deeply corrugated, dark green foliage that turns beautiful shades of cabernet in the fall.
Add fantastic color and texture to your containers without overwhelming the mix. The Spotlight Ipomoea series has the most compact habit, so it’s ideal for easy growing and selling in no-tangle 6-packs and pints. Available in Red, Lime and Black.
The GrowIt! Garden Socially app uses geo-location and user ratings to help gardeners explore plants that work in their area. Engage with the next generation of gardeners. Retailers can create a profile, post photos and direct locals to their store.
Droll Yankees Inc.
Turn any bird feeder into a window feeder. The 8.5-in. hook easily attaches to any window by two strong suction cups. Stainless steel, rust-proof construction is extremely durable. The circle hook keeps things solidly in place and won’t knock off in the wind. Ideal for hummingbirds and small feeders, but can be used to hang a variety of things.
Gardener’s Supply Company
Make up to a half gallon of probiotic-rich pickled vegetables with the Small Batch Fermentation Kit. The unique airlock lid prevents outside air and contaminants from entering. Kit includes 1/2-gal. glass jar, airlock with lid, storage lid and two ceramic weights.
Georgetown Home and Garden
Georgetown Home and Garden has a new line of solar fairy doors that are very detailed. The “Erin” Green Solar Door pictured retails for $26.99. The porch light and window illuminate and the door has a fairy size hedgehog boot scraper.
Local Plant Pro
Local Plant Pro is an app that connects participating garden center experts with local consumers who have gardening questions. It’s a tool for IGCs to turn these communications into sales, enhance customer success and connect with the next generation of gardeners.
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) will be held January 11-13, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center. With 3,650 buying companies, nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies and more than 11,000 attendees, the numbers add up. MANTS is all business—that’s why it’s known as “The Masterpiece of Trade Shows.”
Nature Safe Natural & Organic Fertilizers
15-0-1 Hi-Sol Organic Nitrogen is the highest concentrated, unrestricted use organic certified, dry-flowable product on the market. OMRI Listed, the 15-0-1 is an ideal tool to spoon-feed organic nitrogen applications for organic growers and nurseries through irrigation systems, drip lines, spray tanks or pivots.
Oliver the Ornament
“Oliver the Ornament” is a heartwarming tale of one family’s Christmas ornaments. The collection includes a boxed gift set (pictured) with a beautifully illustrated 54-page glossy book and hand-painted Oliver ornament. The product line also features a musical snow globe, a puzzle, an ornament log book and hand-painted ornaments of the characters in the story.
Proven Winners LLC
New for 2017, Rainbow Rhythm Tiger Swirl Daylily stands out from the rest of the daylilies with its uniquely shaped petals. Huge, 6.5-in. triangular-shaped flowers are light golden yellow with a pronounced raspberry red eye. Its bottom sepals are smooth, often twisting or curling into a swirling motion. Height: 32 in. Zones 3 to 9.
Star Roses and Plants
Pink Icing provides incredible pink spring foliage and a stunning iridescent turquoise blue in winter. Sweet blueberries appear mid-summer making this variety a perfect addition to a patio, landscape or garden. Best suited for Zones 5 to 10.
Sun Gro Horticulture
Sun Gro Horticulture’s 2017 retail products catalog is now available, offering several IGC-oriented-brands including Black Gold, Fafard, Sunshine and Sunshine Advanced. The catalog features new information on RESiLIENCE, a natural and beneficial plant nutrient, the Sun Gro retail hort app and a new section on superior indoor growing.
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
Petunia Surfinia Heartbeat is an adorable novelty featuring white flowers with a pattern of pink hearts. Hearts grow with love, care and adequate fertilizer. Plants have a compact, mounding and trailing habit. Charming in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes.
Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Mum families are matched for flower timing, plant shape and finished plant size to work together for blackcloth or natural season crops. The Milton family of pot mums are one of Syngenta Flowers’ newest families with unique bicolor, consistent habit and performance for easy year-round production.
Terra Nova Nurseries Inc.
A new addition to the Cocoa Series, Begonia Enchanted Moonlight features 3-in. white hibiscus-like flowers in clusters that contrast beautifully with its dark cocoa-brown foliage. An elegant look with an upright habit to 2-ft. tall. This continuous bloomer is great in mixed containers for shade, as a houseplant or in shade borders.
Van Belle Nursery Inc.
Just like the remarkable hour of twilight, vivid yellow blooms glow bright against the dark red foliage of Diervilla Firefly Nightglow. Because this extraordinary color remains from first flush until frost, this Bloomin’ Easy exclusive provides months of unique beauty. GP
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