Virtual Plants Are Here!

LCN Selections New Plant CatalogWe’re pleased to announce the release of an innovative, virtual plant catalog showcasing LCN Selections new plant introductions. 

This digital edition is a magazine format which can be viewed on mobile phones, tablets and computers. Embedded links will take you to photo albums and detailed plant profiles. The catalog focuses on the cultivar’s features, benefits and unique design suggestions sure to inspire industry colleagues and consumers alike!

LCN Selections Virtual Catalog
Check out the plant testimonials and links from leading growers and garden communicators who believe LCN Selections are the cat’s pajamas. The V-Catalog is available on UpShoot’s website. Please let us know what you think!

A Rose by Any Other Name…

June is National Rose Month.  My grandfather started us on a horticultural path with his secret to propagating multiflora rose which was at one time a rose understock.

Scarlet Brandywine® Crabapple

While my father Jim Zampini never bred a rose he did introduce crabapples which have blooms that closely resemble a rose – Brandywine® and Scarlet Brandywine® Crabapples.

Scarlet Brandywine® Crabapple
Malus ‘Scbrazam’

Scarlet Brandywine® is an improvement overBrandywine® as it features deeper, scarlet to rose-pink flowers which are more ruffly with a higher petal count.  

Scarlet Brandywine® Crabapple Malus ‘Scbrazam’

It also has pumpkin-orange fruit which are half the size of its parent.  It has spectacular fall foliage which turns shades of orange, red and maroon.

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Happy Father's Day to Jim Zampini
Don’t Forget 
Dear Old Dad
So what do you get for the Dad who is 81 and has just about everything?  

For Father’s Day, I’m going with a very personal homemade gift.  I’m thinking ‘outside the box’ and inside the garden.

Spring Glory® Serviceberry flowerSpring Glory® Serviceberry fruit
Spring Glory® Serviceberry 
Tradition® Serviceberry

I’m making a batch of jam made from Amelanchiers my dad discovered!

Juneberry Jam

4 cups serviceberries
3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1. Mash berries in large pot on stove with a potato masher.

2. Set heat to low to soften and coax the juices out of fruit.

3. Place sugar and water into pot. Bring to boil while constantly stirring.

4. Add lemon juice and zest. Return to a boil.

5. Cook for 15 minutes until thickened, continually stirring.

6. Pour into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4″ clearance on top. 

7. Clean rims and tighten lids. Place jars in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

For more edible landscape plant choices, consider giving Dad the gift of books this father’s day:

Bakcyard Foraging
Backyard Foraging
by Ellen Zachos

Edible Landscaping
Edible Landscaping 
by Rosaline Creasy

Mary Elizabeth Garden
Looking Good as New to View
Plan a visit to UpShoot and the Mary Elizabeth Garden if you’re coming to Ohio for these industry events:
GCA Tour
June 23 – 26

OFA Short Course
July 13 – 16
NGLCO Annual Field Day
August 13

The garden looks AMAZING due to the watchful eye of my father Jim Zampini.
My son Robert along with Martin, Jaime and Raul have been planting, weeding, mulching and painting fools!

LCN Selections  HGTV Home Plant Collections  
While the primary focus is on LCN Selections, we also have HGTV HOME Plant Collection Expressions Annuals and Smart & Stylish Shrubs.

Dummen Group 
Conard Pyle Knockout Roses Proven Winners
Plants Nouveau
We received sample plants from Conard PyleDümmen Red Fox, Proven Winners and Plants Nouveau.

Anthony Tesselaar Plants  Blooms of BressinghamSkagit Gardens  
We have roses and cannas from Anthony Tesselaar Plants and perennials from Blooms of Bressingham and Skagit Gardens.

Classic Caladiums
Twenty eight pounds of caladium bulbs arrived from Classic Caladiums!

Kieft Seeds
Pan American Seeds
For the first time ever, we have a small vegetable garden with samples from Kieft Seed and Pan American Seed.
Stephanie Cohen - The Perennial Diva
Old Friend,
New Client

We are so very excited to add Stephanie Cohen to our growing family of horticulture marketing clients.

Stephanie has contracted UpShoot to help promote her latest book, The Nonstop Garden.

The Nonstop Garden

Her new book happens to feature three LCN Selections plants:

Gingerbread™ Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum x nikoense‘Ginzam’

Guinevere® Dwarf Crabapple
Guinevere® Dwarf Crabapple
Malus ‘Guinzam”

Snow Fountains® Weeping Cherry
Snow Fountains®
Weeping Cherry
Prunus x ‘Snofozam’

Other books that have a permanent place on my bookshelf penned by Stephanie include:

The Perennials Gardener's Design Primer
The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer

Fallscaping: Extending your Garden Season into Autumn
Extending your Garden Season into Autumn

What can UpShoot do to promote your new book or plants? 
Contact Dawn or Maria to find out how today!



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