Horticulture: From Root to Leaf

UpShoot is a boutique horticulture marketing firm. We are passionate about plants—growing and locating new ones. Experiencing that undeniable thrill of first discovery—whether it’s our plant find or yours! We love learning about plants and sharing our knowledge to the media and consumers.

From breeders and plantsmen to growers and gardeners—UpShoot helps all ornamental horticulture enthusiasts live out their passion for plants. We nurture growers new plants into successful products. We share valuable information through our national writing and speaking engagements.

Through UpShoot, the world is a little more alive and a lot greener. Contact UpShoot today for details.

gardenpediabookcoverredux (1)Available Now! from St. Lynn’s Press

Garden-pedia: An A – Z Guide to Gardening Terms

Maria Zampini has teamed up with Pamela Bennett of The Ohio State University to co-author the only book you will ever need to understand garden speak! Learn more about the book and order your copy today!


UpShoot Featured Plants and Products

UpShoot is a boutique horticultural marketing firm specializing in sales, marketing and licensing of new plant introductions and promotion of gardening-related products.  Let us introduce you to two:

Firebird™ Variegated Dogwood
Cornus florida rubra ‘Fircomz’

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Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals – Garden App
Allan Armitage's Greatest Annuals and Perennials Garden App
UpShoot LLCFacebook FacebookArmitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals App
Twitter@upshoothoot Twitter@armitageallan
Hashtags: #dogwood, #fallfoliage,
#flowers, #UpShoot
Hashtags: #PerDrA, #annuals, #perennials, #gardeningapp


HGTV HOME Plant Collection Partner

UpShoot, LLC is a sourcing partner for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection.
We are constantly seeking plants that intersect at smart & stylish.  If you have a new plant you feel meets this criteria contact us today!

Learn more about the HGTV HOME Plant Collection on www.hgtvhomeplants.com.
To become a grower or retailer of the HGTV HOME Plant Collection, visit www.agricolamanagement.comFollow Maria and other contributors as they share great gardening insights, including easy to follow and inspiring garden advice on the HGTV HPC Know How! Blog.
NEW! Virtual Catalogs

2014-2015 New Plant Introduction Flyer

New Plant Introductions

LCN Selections Catalog

LCN Selections
New Plant

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- Small photos link to photo albums

- Testimonials link to company website

The CoHort Zone Blog
NM0915-pg50 Tip Jar: Inspire, don’t discourage
October 5, 2015

There’s no room for ego, so choose your words carefully when dealing with consumers. Maria Zampini for Nursery Management Recently, I was perusing GrowIt!, which is a free gardening app on your smart phone. In…[MORE]

Coming Events

Maria Zampini speakingMaria is a sought after speaker sharing her plant knowledge as well as retail, marketing and plant breeding expertise. 

If you’re interested in having Maria speak to your group, email: maria@upshoothort.com.

Photo courtesy of Louise Hartwig of Two Girls with a Purpose.

October 24, 2015
Noon – 4 pm
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library’s
3rd Annual Author Expo- Book signing

October 31, 2015
CuyahogaCoMGFall Seminar-Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
An annual one-day seminar on horticultural topics of interest to gardeners, homeowners and Master Gardeners; open to anyone who is interested in gardening. Details to be announced.

MANTS 2016January 6-8, 2016
MANTS 2016
Baltimore, MD

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