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September 15, 2012

-2013 Prairie Garden is now available! The 74th edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring Perennials, will be available in November at major garden centres across the Prairies, as well as at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Join Guest Editor Jane Reksten, Manager, Botanic Gardens at Olds College in Olds Alberta and The Prairie Garden Committee, as they share their insight and knowledge of this popular gardening theme. Also features writers from across the Prairie Provinces who touch on a diverse variety of topic areas which will inspire gardeners of all abilities.

To purchase a copy for yourself, or as a gift - please send your request along with a cheque or money order for $17.45 ($13.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling) to: The Prairie Garden, P.O. Box 517, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2J3. Orders may also be placed by telephone: (204) 489-3466, fax: (204) 489-1644, or by email: Back issues available.

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The Prairie Garden Committee, publishers of The Prairie Garden, Western Canada’s only gardening annual since 1937

-Evaluate Landscape Plantings Now

-Perennials to Replace Fading Annuals

-Chrysanthemums: Colorful Queens for Fall Containers!

-14 Keys To Building People Friendly Communities … a really good article for everyone to read!

-The company that brought the Knock Out Family of Roses and Drift roses to market has unveiled a new brand and a new pot. Recently debuted at OFA in Columbus, Ohio, the new house brand, Star Roses and Plants will showcase all of its products. The house brand will be home to roses for which the company is an industry leader and will also include perennials and shrubs too. Plants will be displayed in a newly designed pot, featuring the widely recognized chartreuse color that the company uses in all of its marketing and branding efforts.

The newly redesigned chartreuse pot will first be seen on the Knock Out and Drift rose lines.

The new brand is being rolled out to trade partners this summer and fall. Garden enthusiasts will start seeing the new marketing materials in 2013 .

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-PlantHaven says the Early Bird series of dianthus can be marketed as a 4-inch flowering program for sales from Christmas through late spring. A well-matched group, Early Bird has fringed, double flowers that offer a spicy scent and comes in five colors: Chili is red-orange, Fizzy is lavender-pink, Frosty is white, Radiance is a deep holiday red, and Sherbet is magenta.

The group comes into bloom within a two-week window and can be timed to market successfully as a flower pot or garden crop. It has a hardiness of Zone 5 and can be enjoyed on the table top and then in the garden throughout much of North America.

A sturdy garden performer, Early Bird bears blue-green foliage in a tidy, bun-shaped mound. Flowers unfurl in succession over the course of the season, and with a little dead-heading and a boost of fertilizer after the first heavy flush, they will keep their color from spring through summer.

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