NGB Members Showcase New Varieties for 2014

Reprinted with Permission of the National Garden Board:


National Garden Bureau’s Members
Showcase New Varieties for 2014



Beautiful images along with detailed descriptions of over 100 exciting new ornamental flowers and edibles from National Garden Bureau members are now available on the National Garden Bureau website.

This annual program is an important service to gardeners, retailers and garden writers as NGB’s New Varieties program brings many of the best new varieties from NGB members all together in one easily-accessible location.  Garden retailers and their gardening customers are sure to find many inspiring varieties for 2014 that will appeal to both new and experienced gardeners.

National Garden Bureau president Janis Kieft explains, “Each year our industry introduces an exciting selection of new and improved varieties of both flowers and edibles.  As a gardener I look forward to discovering these new plants and growing as many as I can in my own garden. Being able to see photos and read information about them in one spot makes it easy to select the ones I want. This is certainly one of the most visited pages on the NGB website so it’s a program we will continue for many years to come.”


(Photos above are just a few samples of the exciting new varieties to be found at

Besides being featured on the NGB website, these new varieties will also be highlighted over the next twelve months in bi-monthly NGB e-newsletters under “New Varieties.”  In addition, these varieties will be grouped in assorted sets to be featured on the Garden Guys radio show with host Sam Jeffries, which airs Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pinterest users should look for these New Varieties as they are pinned to our Pinterest boards over the next few months.

A current list of NGB members who have submitted their most-interesting new varieties and new genetics can be viewed here.

Retailers should request these new varieties from their wholesale suppliers to meet demand next spring.

SHOP OUR MEMBERS! This feature on the National Garden Bureau website is an easy way for site visitors to view and shop NGB retail members. Many of these new varieties will be available on member websites as well as in local garden centers.

(Photos above are just a few samples of the exciting new varieties to be found at

SHOPPING LIST! NGB website users can select any flower or vegetable variety of interest, and with just one click, add that variety to My List, a printable and exportable wish list right on the NGB New Varieties page. This list is designed to help users keep track of their favorite new varieties and use that list as an aid on their next shopping trip to their favorite online or brick and mortar garden retailer.

Writers should feel free to use the New Varieties information in blog posts, articles, stories, social media posts and other writings. No permission is required, but we do ask you to credit the National Garden Bureau. Images must be labeled by variety name with a photo credit to the National Garden Bureau. Once published, National Garden Bureau adds that information to the Press Room on

Beautiful PowerPoint presentations of all the NGB new varieties, both flowers and vegetables, are available for download from the NGB SlideShare account.

Any companies interested in NGB membership so that they too can have their new varieties featured can email for more information.


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