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)Coming Winter 2015 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 pre-order your copy today!


Fall Fiesta

Cool temperatures and shorter days can only mean one thing; autumn has arrived and with it a fiesta of fall leaf colors.  Some of our red, orange and yellow palette pleasers include Pacific Brilliance Pin Oak, Old Fashioned Smokebush and Golden Candle Golden Rain Tree. Take the time to look around and enjoy Mother Nature’s kaleidoscope because in the blink of an eye, all the leaves will drop!

Pacific Brillance


Golden Candle fall foliage

Pacific Brilliance™ 
Pin Oak

Quercus palustris ‘PWJR08′ PP20900’

Old Fashioned Smoke Bush PBR
Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP 19,035

Golden Candle™ 
Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata ‘Golcanzam’

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.com.
NEW! Virtual Catalogs

2014-2015 New Plant Introduction Flyer

New Plant Introductions

LCN Selections Catalog

LCN Selections
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- Testimonials link to company website

The CoHort Zone Blog
bookyellwoglove50 Hort experts publish gardening guide
October 27, 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS The guide aims to cut through “hort-speak” terminology with simple explanations and high graphic appeal.October 7, 2014 MADISON, Ohio –  Garden-pedia: an A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (St. Lynn’s Press, 2015) is a…[MORE]

Coming Events

Maria Zampini speakingMaria is a sought after speaker sharing her plant knowledge as well as retail, marketing and plant breeding expertise. To see where Maria has spoken in the past as well as a list of talk titles, visit the Recent Speaking Engagements page or her speaker biography and resume.  Check back often for announcements about Maria’s upcoming speaking engagements.

If you’re interested in having Maria speak to your group, contact her today at maria@upshoothort.com.

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

turfsmaller2014 OTF Conference & Show and OSU Green Industry Short Course

Tuesday, December 9
Garden Writers as an Industry Resource; Getting the Word About our Industry
Safety, Communication & Technology

Tuesday, December 9
Teach Your Customers Well
Safety, Communication & Technology

January 5 -9, 2015
Greensboro, NC
Green & Growin’ Show

January 14 – 16, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Mid-Atlantic Nursery Tradeshow

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