The SPOGA/ GAFA trade exhibition in Cologne early September gains importance for plant breeders. The Koeln Messe places the exhibitors with live plant products in a connector between halls 4 and 5, which has a glass roof. The plants stand in bright day light and not in one of the dark trade halls. Early September is the best time to show the assortment of Gardengirls®. The plants can be picked fresh from the grower’s fields in the same quality as they are standing in every garden market.
Again in 2018 we will hold a plant dedication ceremony at the trade fair grounds: Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 16h20 (4h20 PM) at the Garden Café at the boulevard in close vicinity to our booth. Our new variety to be dedicated is ‘Martina’ – a new variety with red buds in the Summer Line. The bud colour is brighter and stronger than experienced with ‘Loki’. ‘Martina’ will most likely replace ‘Loki’. The cultivar ‘Martina’ was selected by our grower Georg Münster in the Heather Village of Lüllingen. The variety is named in honour of his wife Martina and the chairwoman of the VDG-Association of German Garden Centres, Mrs. Martina Mensing-Meckelburg in Bad Arolsen.