This week the ladies of We Dig Plants are fresh back from MANTS. What is MANTS you ask? Tune in to find out more about the history and goings on of the Mid-Atlantic Nusrsery Trade Show from hosts Alice and Carmen including the perennial plant of the year, the dangers of an advancing Boxwood blight, and how an industry concerned with greenery is trying to go green with rice hulls and other innovative products and techniques. This episode is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“The perennial plant of the year for 2012 is: “Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ . “

“Boxwood is a very commonly cultivated plant, it’s important to the industry, it’s in every garden . . and it’s under attack.”

–Carmen Devito on We Dig Plants