Plant breeders, propagators and marketers: all perform crucial roles in the successful roll out of new plant varieties.
The trend toward drought-tolerant natives requires stewardship and a focus on form and function.
Oregon is a key player in the breeding and production of Acer rubrum, one of the country’s most successful shade trees.
Initiatives such as the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
are spurring the movement to repair damaged ecosystems, one garden at a time.
There’s growing appreciation for the excitement and entertainment value provided by flowers in shades from pistachio to pine.
Repeat-blooming hydrangeas and hardy, more colorful echinaceas are just two examples of market-tested plants that found renewed life through varietal improvement.
Growers and landscapers stand to gain when community members create edible-friendly green spaces on public lands.
Consistent rebloomers, new colors and petal shapes expand the field of this traditional favorite
Yards are shrinking, but these trees are sized just right for today’s smaller garden spaces
Restoration efforts in the Willamette Valley have turned native plants and seeds into hot commodities