Dwarf pine as a Living Insect House

Pinus strobus ‘Niagara Falls' - photo: Kohouts Baumschule und Gartencenter

One of the novelties at the German trade fair IPM 2018 which will be held January 23-26 in Essen, will be Pinus strobus ‘Niagara Falls’. Nursery Kohout presents it and describes this conifer … [Read more...]

Five new Hypericum cultivars available on North American market

Hypericum x inodorum ‘KOLCHAM’ FloralBerry Champagne St. John’s Wort - photo: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia

The record-setting number of new and exclusive varieties for 2018 that Monrovia - leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants in the US - introduces next year, includes five … [Read more...]

New Hebes for 2018

Hebe ‘Joan Mac’ – photo: The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company in the UK has two new Hebe varieties, adding to their range, which already consists of over 45 cultivars, available across nine months of the year. Hebe … [Read more...]

Invincibelle Wee White wins a 2018 Green Thumb Award

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA5' Invincibelle Wee White – photo: Proven Winners

The Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association) in the US has given Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA5' Invincibelle Wee White a 2018 Green Thumb Award for … [Read more...]

2017: Fourteen top performing ADR roses

Rosa ‘KORmarzau’ Marchenzauber – photo W. Kordes Söhne

This year the ADR quality mark was awarded to 14 new roses for their outstanding garden performance. ADR stands for Allgemeine Deutsche Rosenneuheiten- prüfung, the Performing Testing of New … [Read more...]

Monrovia: record-setting number of new varieties

Helwingia chinensis ‘Djhs073’ Pearly Twirly – photo: Doreen Wynja for Monrovia

Monrovia, a leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants in the US, announces their line-up of 35 new and exclusive varieties for 2018. “A record-setting number for the … [Read more...]

Plantarium 2018 and GROEN-Direkt under the same roof

Dutch trade fair for hardy nursery stock Plantarium 2018 and the Autumn Fair of GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place August 22-24 in the hall adjacent to … [Read more...]

US rose rosette research project needs input rose enthusiasts

'Witches'-broom caused by rose rosette on Rosa 'Baiore' Polar Joy - photo: Missouri Botanical Garden

Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the US, the national research team studying it, is encouraged by the amount of information learned but … [Read more...]

Destructive character of Rhododendron ponticum unveiled

image: James Hutton Institute

Native plants need a helping hand if they are to recover from invasive rhododendron, Scottish ecologists have discovered. A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals that – even at … [Read more...]

Kiwi berries as the new Mini Superfood

Alexander Zimmermann – photo: Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau

The Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture (Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau - LWG) in Germany is testing 75 different varieties of kiwi berries … [Read more...]