At UpShoot LLC, we’re always searching for the next ‘it’ plant for the gardening world.

We’re excited to announce that UpShoot is a preferred sourcing partner of new plants for HGTV’s HOME Plant Collection.

We are always hunting for plants that meet at the influential intersection of ‘Smart and Stylish’.

HGTV HOME Plant Collection (HHPC) successfully debuted in spring 2012 with a soft launch of their ‘Expressions’ annual line.

HGTV Home Collection Over time, the HGTV HHPC will include a wide range of plants including annuals, perennials, trees, bulbs, seeds, vegetables, edibles, shrubs, ornamental grasses, groundcovers, vines, tropicals and foliage.
Ornamentals are set to soft launch in spring of 2013. If you think you have exclusive genetics that encompass the HGTV brand attributes, please reach out to us at info@upshoothort.com.

Not Bugged by Beetles! 
Nothing beats relaxing in the shade during the dog days of summer and we’ve got the perfect tree for you to park your hammock under:  Corinthian® Littleleaf Linden.

Smaller in stature, this tightly branched symmetrical tree has a neat and clean appearance year round.

Its leaves are smaller, thicker and glossier than the species and perhaps that is why it appears, unlike other cultivars, to be resistant to eriophyid mites and Japanese beetles according to many in the green industry.

Corinthian® Littleleaf Linden
Tilia cordata ‘Corzam’

CORINTHIAN ® Little Leaf Linden Tilia cordata ‘Corzam’


David Listerman of Listerman & Associates, Inc in Beavercreek, Ohio says, “I have viewed many field plantings of Corinthian® grown alongside numerous other Tilia cordata cultivars. I have found it to be unaffected by Japanese Beetles, even in areas where similar cultivars received considerable damage.”
Dawn Hummel

BeeDazzling Behind
the Scenes

Jim and I may be the faces of UpShoot, but behind the scenes we have several people supporting our efforts.
We are proud to introduce our latest UpShoot team member: Dawn Hummel.

Dawn has over twelve years of retail garden center and wholesale nursery experience. 

She brings a wealth of marketing, social media, event coordination, web and graphic design skills to the UpShoot table.

Her specialty is marketing perennial and woody ornamental shrubs and trees to consumers through both independent retail garden centers and box store vertical markets.

Dawn rounds out our national presence on the West Coast as she lives in the Pacific NW horticultural hotbed of Portland, Oregon.

Meet Dawn in person!

Farwest Show 
UpShoot Booth #2047 
Aug 24-25|Portland, OR

GWA Symposium
Oct 12-15|Tuscon, AZ

Eat Your Roses

Refreshing Flowers 
and Fruit

I attended the 12thAnnual Edible Flowers Food Fest earlier this month hosted by
Denise Schreiber, author of Eat Your Roses. Denise served samples of two dozen items featuring edible flowers including this salad you’ll find refreshing on a hot, sultry summer evening:

Seasonal Fruit Salad with Lemon Verbena Lime Dressing

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup (gently packed)
  • Fresh lemon verbena leaves. Remove thick center vein.
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 cups of your favorite mixed seasonal fruit

Mix sugar and lemon verbena leaves in a food processor to a very smooth green paste, scraping sides down as needed.
Add lime juice and mix briefly.

Toss lime dressing with fruit in large mixing bowl before serving.

Salad serves 8 people.


Select, Protect and Collect

UpShoot, LLC has gone global! We are pleased to announce our partnership with Peter and Reinier van Rijssen of Plantipp.

Plantipp will add select plants currently represented by UpShoot in the North American marketplace to their portfolio for European distribution.

Plantipp’s driving passion for over 15 years is to ‘Select, Protect & Collect’; keeping the best interest of the breeder and their genetics foremost.

View the many outstanding new plants and breeders Plantipp represents in their 2012 catalog.

Recently featured in IPM Essen Best of Showwoody award winners include Magnolia ‘Genie’ (2011) and Nandina ‘Obsessed’ (2012).
Hmm…what will be next at IPM 2013 from Plantipp?

Additionally, two of their shrub roses will be part of the HGTV HOME Plant Collection debut ornamental line!


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