What can make a great perennial better? Cross it with another great perennial. Research is focusing on how RFID can be incorporated into plant tags to make production, inventory control and shipping more accurate, faster and less labor intensive. Improved diagnostics are leading to the discovery of more diseases. What are the newest outbreaks ... and what can you do to avoid them? This new gerbera series offers growers outstanding flower power and plants that are perfectly suited to 6-inch and larger pots. Considering greenhouse film as a covering solution? Here are some things to consider. Three things you need to know about greenhouse produce
November 27, 2015
The 2015 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo will take place Dec. 8 and 9 in Grand Rapids. The Expo will take place in conjunction with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and... more
November 27, 2015
Registration is now open for the 2016 Garden Center Symposium that will take place Jan. 20-21, 2016, at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin... more
November 27, 2015
The 2016 program for AmericanHort's Next Level is set and registration is now open. NextLevel will convene Jan. 18 to 20, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, several days before... more
November 19, 2015
Attendees at the University of Florida's Poinsettia Field Trial Day will have the opportunity to earn three pesticide CEU credits in the Ornamental and Turf category for the... more
November 15, 2015
There are several differences between good companies and great ones. Among those distinctions are leadership, culture, brand and overall business acumen. But another... more
November 15, 2015
The real gross domestic product (GDP) rose at a 3.9 percent annual rate in the government’s third estimate for second quarter 2015 (revised from 3.7 percent in the second... more
November 15, 2015
Trail Nurseries is not your typical “big” grower. With approximately 5 acres of growing space today, this greenhouse operation had less than an acre when owners Mark Miller... more
November 14, 2015
It’s a bit naïve to write an article on successful production of seedlings in just one page, but for inexperienced growers it’s easy to overlook some critical aspects that... more
November 14, 2015
The gerbera daisy continues to be one of the most recognizable and popular flowers in garden centers. Consumers love the wide variety of colors and the nostalgic daisy flower... more

‘Electric Blue Gecko’ presents a darker-than-dark new selection. Changing color — like a gecko — the foliage can look deep purple, black or even metallic blue in different light. Finished size is 3 feet tall and wide, and it is hardy to Zones 8-11.

  • ‘Electric Blue Gecko’ presents a darker-than-dark new selection. Changing color — like a gecko — the foliage can look deep purple, black or even metallic blue in different light. Finished size is 3...
  • A flowering thriller with dusty lavender flowers,‘Meteor Shower’ is more vigorous than other compact Verbena bonariensis. It is heat and drought tolerant, and reaches 30-36 inches tall.
  • ‘Dalaya Red + White’ presents exotic bicolor blooms and great springto- fall performance. It is mildew resistant, so it looks fresh and healthy from bench to garden. This mid-size, mediumvigor plant...
  • The newest addition to the popular Stream series, ‘Raspberry Stream’ flowers from early spring through fall. It boasts deep-pink blooms on a floriferous, ball-shaped plant structure that is ideal as...
  • Aloha calibrachoa boasts big flowers with tropical colors. Plants feature medium vigor and are ideal for basket production. Their semi-upright growth habit is very suitable for mixed planters. Rooted...
  • The new PartyTime series comes in three exciting colors: Lime, Sangria and Pink Berry. Compact plants are dense and well branched, and feature trailing to semi-trailing habits. All three colors offer...
  • A brand new series bred for earliness and uniformity, Cloud Nine varieties are up to seven days earlier than competing varieties and are ideal to grow together. Both Blue and White have smaller...
  • Noa varieties offer a great profusion of exquisite flowers from early spring until late fall. Plants are strongly branched and exhibit a compact trailing growth habit. They work well in baskets, pots...
  • Get a big harvest from a small plant! Loaded with 1-inch, cherry-sized tomatoes from summer until frost, 'Baby Boomer' is perfect for the patio. Each wildly prolific plant yields 300 or more little...
  • The new cherry-sized 'Chocolate Sprinkles' has a unique look and full-bodied tomato flavor. It's the first in this type with a disease-resistance package. The indeterminate plant produces firm, crack...
Growers and garden center retailers need varied solutions to meet their particular needs to stay abreast of the exploding demand for edible and fragrant herbs and vegetables... more
Stone Creek Hydroponics, a family-owned and operated farm in northeast Georgia, knows how to adapt to customer needs. When owner Zachary Unruh started the business in 2010,... more
Chameleon Grow Systems has developed a plasma grow light from the light emitting plasma offering from LUXIM in Sunnyvale, Calif. What differentiates plasma grow lighting from... more
Smith Gardens, with locations in Oregon, Washington and California, has been serving the Pacific Northwest market for over 100 years. Each year the family-run operation ships... more
During the one-hour webinar, Paul Pilon, Perennial Solutions Consulting, will cover both common as well as less familiar issues growers can encounter... more
"Inspire & Refresh! What Spring Training Really Should Look Like," presented by Dr. Bridget K. Behe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Horticulture... more
After getting hit with more than 19 inches of snow a week ago in the northern suburbs of... more
Over the past couple of months, I've been sharing various plant trial results with you.... more
Last week, astronauts on the International Space Station “activated” zinnia seeds so... more
Researchers at  Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley and the... more
This year’s OFA Short Course (July 14 to 17, in Columbus, Ohio) was phenomenal.  As... more
  By the time you see this article, Fall 2012 will be in full swing — hopefully a... more