Saturday, August 11, 2012

Every so often...

Blue Orchids created a New Category
Story # 45,

                           “Every so often, a plant comes along that is a true game-changer,
                                            transforming its genus or even its category.”

                                                                  Robin Siktberg, Editor, Greenhouse Grower

        It would be great if this is the lead into a feature story about Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’
            You can stop laughing now.

      This lead is, in fact, a story about the selection and promotion of the Knock Out Rose by Conard-Pyle Co.  Because of its disease resistance, the first Knock Out Rose has revitalized the Rose industry and deserves its dominant position in the market.  They are attempting to move Knock Out Rose into the flowering shrub category and away from Roses which gardeners had given up on due to various diseases.

      Sinningia ‘Li’l Georgie’ is an unknown plant in an unidentified category.

      We know that ‘Li’l Georgie’ is a breakthrough for micro miniature Sinningias because it can grow as a normal flowering plant without extra humidity.

      The category is yet to be defined.  It is one of the world’s smallest flowering plants.  It’s cute all by itself, but what to do with it?   Miniature Gardens, including Fairy Gardens, is where it should go.

                If S. ‘Li’l Georgie’ could be produced in quantity, it could be the ‘true game-changer’ as the leading flowering plant in the Miniature Garden category!

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