September 1, 2018
NGB announces plant promotions
National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members, is pleased to announce the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2019 “Year of the” program: for the bulb crop, 2019 will be the Year of the dahlia; for annuals, 2019 will be the Year of the snapdragon; for edibles, 2019 will be the Year of the pumpkin; for perennials, 2019 will be the Year of the salvia (nemorosa and others).
The “Year of the” program chooses crops specifically for the North American market that are easy to grow, genetically diverse, and with a lot of new breeding to showcase. Breeders, brokers, seed companies, growers and garden centers throughout the U.S. and Canada are urged to highlight these flowers and plants when planning their marketing for the 2019 season as the publicity generated from this program is substantial.
Both members and non-members are encouraged to take advantage of the publicity this program generates by using the attached logos in their 2019 catalogs, websites, advertisements and other marketing materials. Visit ngb.org for full details.