American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - Hot Products - February, 2012 - DEPARTMENTS

American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - February, 2012


Hot Products

New plants from Jelitto

Jelitto offers a luscious line of perennials for 2012, including Lewisia longipetala hybrid 'Little Mango' and Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Ribbons'. The unusual, reblooming 'Little Mango' flowers the first year from seed and are excellent container plants. 'Blue Ribbons' clematis is a low-growing selection that sports blooms up to three times larger than typical forms. It flowers May through August, and blooms are followed by decorative, silvery seed heads into early winter. Other new selections include Trollius chinensis 'Morning Sun' and Alcea ficifolia hybrid 'Las Vegas'.

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MDL Mechanical Earth Drill

One-man hole digging operations are made easier and more productive with Little Beaver's line of MDL mechanical earth drills. The MDL drills feature a steel torque tube, allowing operators the ability to use large diameter augers without fear of dangerous kickback. In addition to increasing operator safety, the torque tube provides easier drilling, reducing operator effort and fatigue. All models feature a centrifugal clutch. If a buried object is encountered or the auger is overloaded, the clutch automatically slips, protecting the operator from serious injury, and the drive cable and transmission gears from damage.

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Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., the world's leading blueberry breeder and producer, unveiled its new "BrazelBerries®" collection of small ornamental fruit shrubs at MANTS in January - but you get a preview right here. How cute is this li'l raspberry? The collection comprises fruit-bearing shrubs that are ornamental as well as abundant producers. The BrazelBerries web site will be up and running soon; keep on the lookout for In the meantime, though, you can find more information at the link below.

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Ivory Prince hellebore

Helleborus Ivory Prince ('Walhelivor') from PlantHaven has prolific ivory flowers flushed with pink and streaked with green and rose hues that deepen with time. The outward-facing, long-lasting blooms appear late winter-early spring. The unusual silvery mottled evergreen foliage makes Ivory Prince attractive through all. It prefers well-drained, moist, fertilized soil. In mild climates it will tolerate full sun, plant in part shade elsewhere. In cold areas mulch will help protect the plant during winter. Ivory Prince tends to be resistant to deer and voles and is drought resistant once rooted in.

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Growums teams with Bonnie Plants

Preferred Commerce Inc., announces the first licensing program for its nationally recognized, successful Growums garden brand with the renowned Bonnie Plants, the largest producer of vegetable and herb plants in North America. In a program developed to help promote the two companies' mission to encourage green gardening and healthy eating, Bonnie is licensing eight of the engaging, interactive vegetable and herb characters. The agreement designates that Growums' Bonni, Juane Pear, Coco, Belle Peppa, Hal E. Peno, Princess Strawberry, Melonie and Duke the Cuke will be featured on "stick tags" in each of the plants they represent and the "Growums family" will be positioned on the "wrap" for each of the plantable, biodegradeable pots.

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Educational bench cards

Free, downloadable bench cards that illustrate the value of plants now are available from Ball Horticultural and America in Bloom. The two entities collaborated to develop colorful, informative signs that help retailers tell the story behind the plants, and help customers understand the many benefits of plants in the indoor and outdoor environments.

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