Getting a head begin on 2020, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) has introduced the 4 plant lessons that will probably be featured within the 2020 “Year of the” program.
- For the bulb crop, 2020 would be the Year of the Iris.
- For annuals, 2020 would be the Year of the Lantana.
- For edibles, 2020 would be the Year of the Corn.
- For perennials, 2020 would be the Year of the Lavender.
- (new for 2020) For flowering shrubs, 2020 would be the Year of the Hydrangea.
The “Year of the” program chooses crops particularly for the North American market which might be simple to develop, genetically numerous, and with a whole lot of new breeding to showcase. Breeders, brokers, seed corporations, growers, and backyard facilities all through the U.S. and Canada can spotlight these flowers and crops when planning their advertising and marketing for the 2020 season.
Both members and non-members are inspired to reap the benefits of the publicity this program generates by utilizing logos of their 2020 catalogs, web sites, ads, and different advertising and marketing supplies.
On Nov. 1, 2019, NGB may have images of quite a few sorts of all 5 crops out there online. NGB additionally supplies PDFs of truth sheets, flyers, handouts, signage, posters, PowerPoint displays, and many others. These instruments may also help the North American house backyard trade promote the crops to shoppers and encourage gardening with these particular crop lessons.
For extra details about this program and/or membership in National Garden Bureau, contact Diane Blazek.