All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘spring trials’

Crazytunia Frisky Purple Petunia

Modern Petunia Varieties: No Longer Just the Pinkest Pink Flower

Wait! Before you skip over this post because it’s about petunias and “petunias are boring, old-fashioned, plants for boring, old-fashioned people,” I want to share some of what I learned from touring the California Spring Trials, also known as Fashion Week for Plants. Petunias are so much more than The World’s Pinkest Pink flowers. While you will still find overflowing …

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Pesto Party Basil

10 Amazing New Vegetable Varieties Coming to Home Gardens Everywhere

If you are a life-long vegetable gardener, you have certainly spent a winter afternoon in front of the fire eagerly marking up seed catalogs and planning for the year ahead. From tried and true heirloom seeds to brilliant new hybrids, each selection in a catalog has a long history of success behind it and a group of people who champion …

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Ball Spring Trials 2016

Plant Fashion Week at the California Spring Trials

Last week I was invited to attend the Ball Horticulture display gardens at the California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials can best be described as Fashion Week for plants: growers put on elaborate displays to present what’s new and notable in their upcoming plant lines. Ball launched the upcoming 2017 innovations in their many brands including Burpee and Wave. …

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