October 1, 2019
NGB announces 2020 “Year of” plants
The National Garden Bureau (NGB), a Downers Grove, Ill.-based non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America, announced the plants it will feature in its “Year of” program for 2020: iris, bulb; lantana, annual; corn, edible; lavender, perennial; and hydrangea, flowering shrub.
“The program chooses crops specifically for the North American market that are easy to grow, genetically diverse, and with a lot of new breeding to showcase,” the NGB explains. “Breeders, brokers, seed companies, growers and garden centers throughout the U.S. and Canada are urged to highlight these flowers and plants when planning their marketing for the 2020 season, as the publicity generated from this program is substantial.”