COLUMNIST

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
Fall Pest Management Strategies
Paul Pilon
Whether the production facilities have been empty for several months or have crops being overwintered in them, growers are still at risk of harboring certain pests that may become problematic early in the growing cycle the following spring.
Features
More Channel Surfing
Paul Pilon, Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Zurko
The second part of our coverage of the 2017 California Spring Trials continues with lots of perennials, shrubs and potted plants
Columns
Imminent Mildews: It’s Powdery Mildew Season
Paul Pilon
Being we’re on the onset of another imminent season for powdery mildew, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and management strategies.
Features
Channeling New Varieties
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells & Paul Pilon
Part one of our two-part coverage of the 2017 California Spring Trials includes plenty of new annuals, and additions to popular series. And despite it being a relatively “quiet” year, there were a few memorable standouts worthy of your attention.
Columns
Coverage = Kill
Paul Pilon
Successfully controlling pests and diseases involves more than simply applying an effective product.
Columns
Aloha Aphids
Paul Pilon
With the warm winter much of the country has experienced, the arrival of aphids is likely to be slightly earlier this year.
Features
Did You Kill ’Em?
Paul Pilon
Keeping perennials alive as winter comes to an end.
GT in Brief
Dr. Still to Retire
Paul Pilon
There’s more news from the PPA. Perennial Plant Association Founder and Executive Director Dr. Steven Still announced his retirement.
GT in Brief
Perennial of the Year
Paul Pilon
The Perennial Plant Association recently named Asclepias tuberosa as the 2017 Perennial of the Year.
Columns
Let’s Get Physical
Paul Pilon
I’m not talking about the Olivia Newton John song; I’m talking about the physical properties of growing mixes.
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