Archive | December 2, 2015

100+ New Varieties Featured by National Garden Bureau Members

Reprinted with permission of the National Garden Bureau:


The National Garden Bureau’s New Varieties program is quickly becoming the single online, all-encompassing, go-to source for exciting new varieties for the home gardener. Every year, NGB’s members submit their best new varieties for inclusion in this exclusive assortment of annuals, perennials, edibles and other plants that are new to consumers for their 2016 gardens. 

Stunning images along with descriptions and growing information of over 100 exciting new ornamentals, flowers and edibles are now available on the National Garden Bureau website.
This annual program is an important service to garden communicators, garden retailers and home gardeners as NGB’s New Varieties program brings many of the best new varieties from NGB members all together in one easily-accessible location. Gardeners and those who aspire to be gardeners are sure to find many inspiring varieties for 2016 that will appeal to their need for something new.  Garden communicators have one easy-to-use source for both images and descriptions needed for spring blogs, articles, features and shows. To make it even easier to share these new varieties with various audiences, NGB has created a PowerPoint presentation you can download from the SlideShare account.

“I rely on the NGB New Varieties page for several things. It’s my go-to source for new plants for consumers. I know I can find accurate growing info, along with press-ready photos in a variety of sizes & settings. I love that I can search all new intros or just hone in on veggies or flowers, whatever the need may be. Large thumbnails make it easy to select a photo without clicking through multiple pages. It’s a one-stop shop that makes my job easier. When deadlines loom, I appreciate any time savings. Thank you for having such an accessible, user-friendly source!”

Julie Martens Forney
Words That Bloom

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” so keep an eye our for upcoming e-newsletters!  In addition, these varieties will be grouped in assorted sets to be featured on Social Media and in various gardening columns and blogs. Pinterest users should look for these New Varieties as they are pinned to our Pinterest boards.

“I have been writing a weekly garden column for The Indianapolis Star since 1989 and the All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau websites have been my go-to places for photographs to illustrate articles and learn what’s up and coming in the garden. First, it was 35mm slides, and now it’s online images, which allow on-deadline downloading, a writer’s and editor’s dream. The photos also are wonderful for PowerPoint presentations.”

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
The Hoosier Gardener

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

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.

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.