Happy Holidays! From One Grower to Another
Old Fashioned Continus Container Garden

In the News with UpShoot

2016 featured plants

UpShoot is highlighting four new plants in their trade and consumer marketing efforts in 2016. We know you’ll want them in your production plan if they aren’t already!
Old Fashioned Cotinus was first featured in theNursery Management New Plant Pavilion earlier in ’15 followed by its debut in the New Varieties Showcase at Farwest and the July issue of OAN’sThe Digger. It appears in the December 2015 New Plant issue of American Nurseryman and theDecember plant profile in Garden Center Magazine. It is slated to appear in the Jan/Feb New Plants feature in select Northern State-by-State Gardening Magazines and It will be seen in the New Plant Fashion Show at The Western in Kansas City.
Comparison with Virginian Arborvitate
Virginian Arborvitae, first seen in the Nursery Management New Pavilion issue, is also featured in the December 2015 new plant issue of American Nurseryman. Sharon Kay VirburnumJust see how tight and full the liner is compared to Green Giant in a photo taken at Silver Falls Nursery in Oregon.
Two plants will be featured in the Nursery Management 2016 New Plant Pavilion; Sharon Kay Viburnum andFlaming Moon Variegated Dogwood.
Sharon Kay is not any ordinary Viburnum; it is a re-bloomer flowering up to 3 times in a growing season, both in our test garden in NE Ohio and atVan Essen Nursery’s trial garden in Oregon.
Flaming Moon Variegated DogwoodFlaming Moon is a selected native. This Florida Dogwood has white flowers in the spring followed by creme and green variegated foliage. Both leaves and stems (yes, stems) turn a vibrant red in the fall.

NGB Sponsor

We’re proud to announce UpShoot is joining theNational Garden Bureau. Becoming a member will enable us to increase our reach in the trade and to consumers. The NGB mission and purpose statements complement UpShoot’s marketing efforts so we see it as a great partnership!

National Garden BureauMission: To improve the quality of life and the environment through increased use of seeds and plants.
Purpose: To educate, to inspire and motivate people to increase their use of plants in homes, gardens and workplaces by being the marketing arm of the gardening industry.

See UpShoot at the Winter Trade Shows

Jan 6-8

Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center
Green & Growin' 16
Jan 14–15

Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
Booth 641
Green and Growin Marketplace
Jan 20-22
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward County Convention Center
The Western
Jan 21-22

Kansas City, MO
Crown Center Exhibit Hall
The Western

Holiday Wishes

The Zampini Family at ChristmasDuring this time of the year, we pause to give thanks for all the special people who have supported us and made 2015 the best year ever for UpShoot. We are truly blessed to work with such great growers, breeders, garden writers and green industry colleagues.
From the Zampini Family and the UpShoot team – we wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

We’re Here to Assist!

Maria and Jim
Jim and I are always available to answer any production questions or offer marketing tips.
Maria Zampini
cell 440.812.3249
Jim Zampini
cell 440.477.6501
home 440.357.7676

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