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Remembering Sunny Border
President, Marc Laviana

"We have heavy hearts right now at Sunny Border. We've lost a fearless leader, a plantsman, a grower and a wonderful family man. Our President, Marc Laviana, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family over the weekend, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Marc began his legacy at Sunny Border in 1969 at the age of 15. He quickly rose through the ranks, proving his ability as an exceptional grower and leader. Marc worked hand in hand with Sunny Border CEO, Pierre Bennerup, in making Sunny Border Nurseries a leader and an innovator in the industry. Marc always had a passion for growing and was a “hands on” leader. Hard work was what he understood best and that was apparent to all who knew him. His strong work ethic and love for growing earned him a Connecticut Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year early on and in 1988, Marc served as President of the Connecticut Nurserymen’s Association.

Throughout the years, Marc was instrumental in introducing many plant hybrids to the Green Industry. These included Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose', Miscanthus sinensis 'Gold Bar', Hosta 'Grand Marquee' and countless others. Over the past decade, he was part of an esteemed group of growers working with breeder Darrell Probst to bring his groundbreaking Coreopsis hybrids to market. He was very proud of the part he played in trialing hundreds of Coreopsis selections throughout the years as part of the Coreopsis Summit.

View our complete tribute to Marc here Please note that our office will be closed this Friday, March 17 as we attend the services and honor his life. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your sales representative or our office at 1-800-732-1627.


Sunny Border at

New England Grows!


We caught up with many new and old friends at the recent N. E. Grows Show! We had a great selection of plant material with us and attendees grabbed our 2017-2018 Perennial Catalog hot off the presses! The show had a great turn-out and attendees and exhibitors can't wait for the 2017 season! Shown below are a couple photos of our booth.

If you couldn't make it out to N.E. Grows, stop by and see us at MANTS in Baltimore, MD, (Booth 1021/1023) Jan. 11-13, 2017. For more info. visit www.mants.com




Now Available:

2017-2018 PERENNIAL CATALOG! 


Our 2017-2018 Perennial Catalog mailed out just after Thanksgiving! It is jam-packed with exciting New Perennials, Grasses and Rock Garden varieties, as well as an extensive selection of varieties in all categories! The cover design was influenced by the many pollinator-friendly perennials we carry!

We've also added even more introductions to our already popular Coreopsis line from our friend and renowned breeder, Darrell Probst!

If you work in the Green Industry and did not receive a copy in the mail, don't hesitate to contact our office and we will get one in the mail pronto! For direct links to our Catalog PDF, Order Forms and our New Plant Preview documents, click here.  


Sunny Border AZ Pots!

Retailers Choice!

Our Arizona Pots are all the rage right now and for good reason. A retailers dream, they fill the current demand for trendy succulent combination planters.

Our AZ Pot was a 2015 Retailers Choice Award recipient at New England Grows in Boston and has been in high-demand since! AZ Pots are available planted with Sempervivum and Succulent assortments. For more info. on our Arizona Pots, click here or contact your SBN Sales representative!