Well, here I am in Atlanta at the Perennial Plant Symposium, on the bus waiting to start today’s tours of gardens, growers, and retail establishments. It’s actually been hotter in Indianapolis. The Hort folks left behind have been working like firemen to keep the plants alive.
It’s been a good week. Lots of good lectures. Lots of good gardens. Lots of good plants. Lots of good people. I will be reporting on some of that later. I ran out of time to do it properly today.
I will mention the world of Echinaceas continues to expand – more sizes, more colors, more trials. These will continue to improve. Amazing plants are on the way.
The new “it” perennial is probably going to be Kniphofia, the red hot pokers. More colors coming, longer blooming, shorter (not too short please!!!).
A bit of personal news, yours truly is the new Great Lakes Regional Director for the Perennial Plant Association. It was an honor just being nominated. I will try my best.
That’s it for now. Here’s hoping for cooler temps and some rain.