All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘trends’

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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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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pavers planted with grass

Hits and Misses from the BC Home and Garden Show 2013

Let’s be fair, I had absolutely no interest in the “home” part of the show. I came for “garden” and it was a bit of a tough sell considering I was just at the greatest garden show on earth!  That being said, there were a few things that I loved at the BC Home and Garden Show that I didn’t get to …

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Spring Tulips at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Highlights from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

I was elated to be able to make the short trip from Vancouver to Seattle to attend the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year. I was excited for the opportunity to meet some of my favourite garden authors, buy some fabulous goodies, and just get inspired.

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SFFGS 2012 Hanging Shovels Medium

Horticultural Therapy at the 2012 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Nicky from Dirt and Martinis joins us today for a guest post on her visit to the 2012 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show.  We are so lucky to have her eyes and ears (and camera) to share all the trends and eye-candy she spotted.  Want to read more from Nicky? Check out Dirt and Martinis on Facebook and Twitter too. …

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