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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.

Filed under: Horticulture, Travel

4 Responses to “Hotlanta?”

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    lynne Says:

    Congratulations for another well-deserved honor! You’re doin’ the IMA proud

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    Tony @ UK Hosting Says:

    the picture above, is that a flower right? I’m just wondering because last 2 years ago, I went on a Botany Trip and had encountered a flower that looks almost similar as the picture you have. I thought it was a plant but it’s actually a flower.

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    Irvin Says:

    Tony, that is the flower of the Kniphofia. It’s simply a plant that flowers!
    Lynne, thank you so much. I could not do it without all the wonderful people that surround me at the IMA.

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    Denise Says:

    Congratulations…you deserve it!!!!!

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