Pumpkin “Hijinks Hybrid" Recognized as Plants of CARE, the Wright Scoop
In honor of plants that inspire people connections, Glen Allen VA based The Wright Scoop – eco consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith Sylvia Hoehns Wright identifies pumpkin "Hijinks Hybrid" as a "plants of CARE –conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency."
Identified by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry "mover & shaker," details of Wright’s activities and her "plants of CARE" plant recognition program are available at web site The Wright Scoop, www.TheWrightScoop.com.
Pumpkin “Hijinks Hybrid" –
Pumpkin “Hijinks Hybrid” bred by Sakata® Seed America Inc. is one of the 2011 All-America Selections vegetable winners. It produces fruit ranging in size from six to seven pounds with a uniform size and shape. Tested in gardens nation-wide, the Hijinks was observed to deliver high yields and have notable resistance to powdery mildew. This early-maturing pumpkin variety is said to be ripe in about 100 days when planted from seeds and 85 days when transplanted. In addition to its excellent fruity taste and texture characteristics, the Hijinks have a smooth skin including grooves, which makes it ideal for fall decorations.
Whether seeds are obtain from its developer Sakata® Seed America Inc. www.sakata.com or other well-known distributors, all distributors provide a product that easily connects garden to table or personalized gifts from a kitchen, inspiring people to connect with ‘living green’ that surrounds them.
Landscape Gardens of CARE -
“Eco-sustainable spaces,” says Wright, “are not simply a result of lifestyle choices but reflect how we feel about the environment. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is the name of the game, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: providing for the present without sacrificing the future. So, in addition to plant sustainability, what makes pumpkin 'Hijinks Hybrid' different? It is a plant proven to flourish in multiple climate zones, recognized as a sustainable producer for the backyard gardener; and through its vibrant edible characteristics, recognized to inspire people to become people who CARE – have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.”
Plants of Care, plant recognition program –
Whether an experienced landscape professional or novice homeowner, Wright’s advocacy challenges all to not simple identify plants that survive but thrive; and then, create landscapes from a sustainable point of view, seeking to reduce their carbon footprint as well as feed their families pesticide free produce. “For,” says Wright, “any style landscape should not simply reflect traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities. The challenge is to create landscapes from a 'waste not, and want not' eco logical commitment: become caretakers for the environmental community.”
A hands-on landscape gardener who participates in nation-wide regional plant testing, Wright gain familiarity with programs such as the "Southern Living Plant Collection," "Proven Winners," "Plants that Work" and many more. Still, while plant material proven to enable landscape gardens of CARE could be identified by any one of these programs, it is spotlighted by Wright for its ability to inspire people to CARE – have an eco connection of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
To ongoing encourage all to "dig in the dirt," a "plants of CARE" plant is recognized quarterly.
About Wright –
A graduate of the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute program, the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright urges all to become people who CARE - have a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency. To inspire others, she offers one-on-one consulting, speeches and workshops and has published a series of eco books. For details, link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or follow her activities through facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
Recognized by Landscape Architect magazine as an Industry "mover and shaker", Wright, founder of the Plants of Care plant recognition program and recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic award, challenges all to become people who CARE: commit to conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
Side-bar: Planting Tips - pumpkin “Hijinks Hybrid”:
•install to allow for 15’ plant spread
•sow to mature in September, requires 100 days to mature
•don’t plant too early
•clip stems at harvest close to the vine
Sylvia Hoehns Wright