Archive | November 21, 2016

AAS Introduces Eleven Impressive Winners for 2017


Reprinted with permission of the National Garden Bureau:

 

All-America Selections Introduces Eleven Impressive
AAS Winners for the 2017 Garden Season
All-America Selections, the only non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout North America, presents eleven exciting new AAS Winners for the 2017 garden season. Each of the following varieties was trialed in North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges during one growing season. Each was trialed next to comparison varieties that are considered best-in-class among those currently on the market.

This group of AAS Winners for 2017 includes:
Dianthus Supra Pink F1 (National)
Fennel Antares F1 (National)
Geranium Calliope® Medium Dark Red (National)
Penstemon barbatusTwizzle Purple (Regional – Heartland and Southeast)
Pepper Mad Hatter F1 (National)
Tomato Chef’s Choice Yellow F1 (Regional – Southeast)
Tomato Patio Choice Yellow F1 (National)
Verbena EnduraScape™ Pink Bicolor (National)
Vinca Mega Bloom Orchid Halo F1 (National)
Vinca Mega Bloom Pink Halo F1 (National)
Zinnia Profusion Red (National)

The first group of AAS Winners for 2017 were announced in July 2016. Those are:
Celosia Asian Garden (National)
Okra Candle Fire F1 (National)
Pea Patio Pride (Regional – Southeast)
Squash Honeybaby F1 (Regional – Heartland)
Watermelon Mini Love F1 (National)

This brings the grand total to sixteen AAS Winners for 2017. Links on each breeding company name below lead to the appropriate email address for ordering that variety. Brokers, growers, mail order and seed packet companies can purchase these varieties immediately. Retailers and consumers will find these AAS Winners for sale for the 2017 gardening season as supply becomes available throughout the chain of distribution. Garden communicators are free to begin writing about these varieties now to build anticipation for 2017 gardens. Each AAS Winner will be marketed through an extensive Social Media and public relations campaign.

  • A complete list of AAS trial judges can be found here.
  • A complete list of all AAS Display gardens can be found here. Display Gardens grow, label and display AAS Winners.
  • PowerPoint presentations are available for download on the AAS SlideShare account or on the AAS website.
  • Bench cards and variety markers can be downloaded from the AAS website; posters can be ordered from GardenCenterMarketing.com.
Dianthus Interspecific Supra Pink F1
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Seed
Bred by Hem Genetics
Fennel Antares F1
2017 National Winner, Edible
Bred by Bejo Seed
Geranium Calliope® Medium Dark Red
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Vegetative
Bred by Syngenta Flowers
Penstemon barbatus Twizzle Purple F1
2017 Regional Winner – Heartland and Southeast, Edible
Bred by Van Hemert & Co.
Pepper Mad Hatter F1
2017 National Winner, Edible
Bred by PanAmerican Seed
Tomato Chef’s Choice Yellow F1
2017 Regional Winner – Southeast, Edible
Bred by Seeds By Design Inc.
Tomato Patio Choice Yellow F1
2017 National Winner, Edible
Bred by Seeds By Design Inc.
Verbena EnduraScape™ Pink Bicolor
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Vegetative
Bred by Ball FloraPlant
Vinca Mega Bloom Orchid Halo F1
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Seed
Bred by AmeriSeed
Vinca Mega Bloom Pink Halo F1
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Seed
Bred by AmeriSeed
Zinnia Profusion Red
2017 National Winner, Ornamental Seed
Bred by Sakata Seed Corporation

Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners🎁


Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners

The garden-lovers on your gift list are sure to be pleased with any of the nifty gift ideas below. No need to look any further than these National Garden Bureau members who have a garden’s worth full of great inspirations. To shop all of NGB’s retail members, click here.

Chef’s Garden Gift Set from Harris Seeds

Moon Mini Magnet Succulent Garden, Set of 3 from Gardeners Supply

Love to Garden Ornament from Burpee

TubTrug from Johnnys Selected Seeds

ProPlugger Planting Tool

Gift certificates are a much-appreciated idea for gardeners dreaming about their 2017 seed purchases!

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs
Cobrahead Tools
Edmunds Roses
Jung Seed
McClure & Zimmerman
NatureHills Nursery
Longfield Gardens
Proven Winners
RH Shumway
Roots & Rhizomes
Select Seeds
Totally Tomatoes

Vermont Bean Seed Co.

Cottage Bee House from Park Seed

Automatic Watering System for Pots from American Meadows

Book on Monarchs from St. Lynn’s Press

Fermenting Crocks from Territorial Seed

Kitchen Linen Towels from Sustainable Seed