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)Award-Winning Gardening Book!

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! Available in both hard copy and as an ebook.


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:

Pentastic™ Red Penstamon

Pentastic Red
Floral Elixir

Rose Floral Elixir
Facebook Concept Plants on Facebook
YouTube YouTube Channel
Twitter @PeterPlantIPP


Facebook Floral Elixir Co.
Twitter @FloralElixirCo


#GoRedforWomen , #GoRedGetFit

#FloralElixirs, #AllNatural, #Roses,
#ValentinesDay, #Cocktails,
NEW! Virtual Catalogs

Upshoot New Plant Introduction Flyer

New Plant Introductions

LCN Selections Catalog

LCN Selections
New Plant

- View on phone, tablet or computer

- Large photos link to cultural details

- Small photos link to photo albums

- Testimonials link to company website

The CoHort Zone Blog
Garden-Pedia Press Release: Garden-pedia Wins 2016 Educational Materials Outstanding Book Award
February 16, 2017

Publisher St. Lynn’s Press has ordered a second printing of the book, which has become a favorite for botanical gardens, novice and master gardeners, and garden centers or landscapers needing a concise, quick, and easy to understand reference.

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.

Great Big Home and Garden Show 2017February 3, 2017
Great Big Home & Garden Show
Speaking on “2017 Gardening Trends”
Petitti’s Gardening Stage
IX Center
Cleveland, Ohio

In the GardenMarch 11, 2017
In the Garden with Ron Wilson – Listen Online

Chicago Flower & Garden ShowMarch 18, 2017
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL

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