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Great Plant Picks: Ninety-one for 2008

Articles: Great Plant Picks: Ninety-one for 2008

All photographs courtesy Great Plant Picks: Alan Dodson (AD) David Mason, Hedgerows Nursery (DM) J Frank Schmidt & Son Co. (FS) Richie Steffen (RS) Lynne Thompson (LT)
Since the launch of the Great Plant Picks program eight years ago, almost 500 plants have been selected as the most reliable garden-worthy plants that can be grown in the maritime Pacific Northwest. This unique awards program brings together more than thirty horticultural professionals from nurseries, botanical gardens, and the landscape industry to identify the best choices for gardens from Eugene, Oregon, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Coast. This year, ninety-one plants have been added to the comprehensive list of Great Plant Picks. These picks represent several collections of related plants, and others resulting from plant evaluations held throughout the region in the last few years.

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