New Plants From the GWA Conference

laidback gardener, aka Larry Hodgson, is able to give us a sneak peak at new 2018 plant introductions. I particularly like the Candy Cane red pepper, heart-shaped Sweet Valentine tomato, purple pod Sugar Magnolia snap pea, and the ornamental oregano, Bellissimo. Great new edibles to try next year!

Laidback Gardener

20170816L Some of the 2018 introductions.

Every year for over 25 years, I’ve attended the Garden Writers Association Conference and Exposition, one of the rare opportunities for people like me, who write about plants and gardens, have to meet each year. In 2017, it was in Buffalo, New York from August 4 to 7. At each convention we visit beautiful gardens (Buffalo’s Garden Walk is absolutely to die for!), attend lectures … and there is also a trade show, trial gardens and a presentation on the most interesting new plants that will be launched the following year.

What Does “New” Mean?

Not all of the plants presented below will be 100% new to all gardeners. Some have been available on other continents for several years while others were launched gradually, region by region, over a number of years and are only just reaching nationwide distribution. I guarantee, though, that many will…

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