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Paul Pilon Columnist, Horticultural Consultant

Horticultural consultant and author, Paul is also the owner of Perennial Solutions Consulting (www.perennial-solutions.com). We're glad he's our resident perennail expert and can answer questions on all things perennial so we don't have to. He can be reached by phone at (616)366-8588 or email at paul@perennial-solutions.com.

Recent Articles

Paul Talks Perennials
I Can’t Resist
Paul Pilon
Today’s growers need to be concerned about pests building up resistance to the chemicals being applied to control them.
Paul Talks Perennials
Need a Light Bulking?
Paul Pilon
It’s amazing how light quality, intensity, total amount per day and duration can influence how a crop looks or grows and to help achieve certain objectives.
Features
Zoom CAST Part 2
Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells, Bill Calkins, Paul Pilon & Jennifer Zurko
The Bobbleheads are back for the second part of our virtual Spring Trials coverage, including innovative new perennials, dramatic shrubs and more.
Paul Talks Perennials
Change is Good
Paul Pilon
With stay-at-home orders in place and reduced sales, many growers needed to grow their perennials significantly different than they originally planned.
Paul Talks Perennials
Paul’s PGR Primer
Paul Pilon
Guidelines on the reasons to apply PGRs and the benefits they provide when used effectively.
Paul Talks Perennials
Winter Waterland
Paul Pilon
Improperly irrigating perennials during the winter months can have several adverse side effects.
Paul Talks Perennials
All Bundled Up
Paul Pilon
There's not one recipe to overwintering perennials that applies to all growers, but there are some common themes.
Paul Talks Perennials
Don’t FALL Behind
Paul Pilon
Although it may not be the busiest season for sales, there are several considerations to properly prepare perennials for winter and give yourself the best start possible next spring.
Front Lines
AAS Perennial Trials
Paul Pilon
In 2016, All-America Selections (AAS), in partnership with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), began a three-year trialing process for herbaceous perennials across numerous trial locations throughout North America.
Features
The Cali Tally, Part 2
Jennifer Zurko, Paul Pilon, Ellen C. Wells & Chris Beytes
We mentioned in last month’s coverage of the annuals and edibles we saw at the California Spring Trials that it was a quiet year for introductions, but there was still enough to talk about with regard to exciting and interesting new perennials, shrubs and potted plants.
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