Hosta of the Year 2017: ‘Brother Stefan’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2017, this honor goes to ‘Brother Stefan, a large cultivar that produces a mound of thick, textured foliage. Find out more about this cultivar with a central chartreuse to gold patch and blue-green margin on the leaves in this article …

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Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Looking for a low-maintenance, fall-blooming perennial? The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2016 could be just the ticket.  With pure white flowers held on wiry stems well above dark green mounds of foliage, Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ makes a statement in the fall garden. To learn more about this great ornamental, read this article…

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Hosta of the Year 2016: ‘Curly Fries’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2016, this honor goes to ‘Curly Fries’, a small cultivar with narrow, rippled and wavy leaves. Find out more about this cultivar that changes from chartreuse to gold during the season in this article…

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National Garden Bureau’s Annual of the Year 2015: Coleus

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one annual plant to feature in their “Year of the” program. For 2015 that plant is coleus. With a plethora of cultivars in all colors, shapes, sizes and habits, there’s a coleus for every situation.  To learn more about this popular foliage plant that has been used in gardens since Victorian times, read this article…

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National Garden Bureau’s Vegetable of the Year 2015: Sweet Pepper

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one edible to feature in their “Year of the” program. For 2015 the focus is on sweet peppers. There are so many kinds of peppers, including a huge diversity of types that aren’t hot.  Learn more about this popular vegetable native to the Americas in this article…

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Hosta of the Year 2015: ‘Victory’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2015, this honor goes to ‘Victory’, a giant cultivar with substantial green and yellow variegated leaves. Find out more about this slug-resistant cultivar with an upright vase shape by reading this article…

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Perennial of the Year 2015, Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

Looking for a beautiful, versatile, deer-resistant perennial with 3-season interest? The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2015 may be for you.  With pink flowers in spring, glossy green foliage that turns red in the fall, Geranium ‘Biokovo’ makes an excellent ground cover. To learn more about this tough garden plant, read this article…

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National Garden Bureau’s Annual of the Year 2014: Petunias

The National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial and one edible as their “Year of the” crop. For 2014 for their annual plant, they are focusing their spotlight on petunias. These easy-to-grow, widely adaptable bedding plants are one of the most popular summer flowers. To learn more about these stunning flowers, read this article…

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National Garden Bureau’s Vegetable of the Year 2014: Cucumber

Every year, National Garden Bureau selects one edible to feature in their “Year of the” program. Cucumbers were selected for their popularity, how easy they are to grow and the wide diversity of types of cucumbers available to today’s home gardener. To learn about this popular vegetable, read this article…

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Hosta of the Year 2014: ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2014, this honor is bestowed on ‘Abiqua Drinking Gourd’, a cultivar with large, heavily puckered, cupped blue leaves. Find out more about this slug-resistant cultivar in this article…
 

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