These rose varieties offer gardeners easy maintenance with a classic look. Dahlia Go Go Series: The demand for Dahlias is strong There are general differences between the various ornamental groupings and the elements that affect them. What types of diseases target tropical foliage crops? Biochar research performed at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute shows promising results. Why do sprench applications seem to be growing in popularity? Keep an eye on your fertilizer injectors and they will help you produce quality plant material.
June 26, 2015
Four Star Greenhouse Inc., in Carleton, Michigan, has announced the dates for its 2015 summer events. Growers and retailers are invited to visit Four Stars facilities... more
June 26, 2015
Sakata Seed America has implemented new and innovative ways to reduce and conserve water during the severe California drought. According to a study by the University of... more
June 26, 2015
Syngenta has added two new territory managers to its Turf and Ornamental business. Adam Garr will be working with turf customers in the lower peninsula of ... more
June 26, 2015
All-America Selections (AAS) recenlty released its 2014/2015 annual teport reflecting the group’s activities from the past 12-18 months. For the past five years, AAS has... more
June 10, 2015
Light and temperature are two of the most commonly manipulated environmental factors in greenhouse crop production. Supplemental lighting is useful during light-limiting... more
June 10, 2015
'Glamour' euphorbia can tolerate cooler temperatures for seasonal landscape use. PanAmerican Seed recently introduced the first Euphorbia graminea from seed. The variety ‘... more
June 10, 2015
The Go Go series is available in seven colors. Orange is pictured. Here I go again, this month I’m featuring another perennial that is not fully hardy across much of the... more
June 10, 2015
Growers like Sustainable Local Foods use LED lighting to produce plants year round while keeping costs down. As many growers have found out over the course of human history,... more
June 10, 2015
'Veranda Lavender’  Roses have long captured the imagination, from William Shakespeare’s “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (“Romeo and Juliet”) or... more
‘Blanket Red’ & ‘Blanket Yellow’

Petunia Blankets are well known for their vigor and exceptional weather tolerance. These varieties perform well in the landscape in all regions. They are early to flower and finished plant height is 6-9 inches.

A well-drained soil is required at a pH of 5.5-6.2. Water thoroughly and let... more

  • ‘Blanket Red’ & ‘Blanket Yellow’
    Petunia Blankets are well known for their vigor and exceptional weather tolerance. These varieties perform well in the landscape in all regions. They are early to flower and finished plant height is...
    ‘Blanket Red’ & ‘Blanket Yellow’
  • ‘Bounce White’ & ‘Bounce Violet’ Impatiens
    Bounce interspecific impatiens offer the habit and flower count of Impatiens walleriana but they’re resistant to downy mildew and thrive in sun and shade. The well-branched plants “bounce” back after...
    ‘Bounce White’ & ‘Bounce Violet’ Impatiens
  • coreopsis
    A hardy new introduction, ‘Lightning Bug’ is a multicolored beauty with gold flowers, large red eyes and bright green linear leaves. It has good powdery mildew resistance and requires well-drained...
    coreopsis
  • stachys
    ‘Lilac Falls’ is a new hybrid of stachys and lamium, offering growers a durable component plant to hanging baskets and combination containers. It is a tough plant, providing easy consumer success,...
    stachys
  • calibrachoa
    Blooming from early spring until late autumn, ‘Noa Snow’ displays a great profusion of exquisite flowers. It is strongly branched with a semi-trailing growth habit and will perform well in baskets...
    calibrachoa
  • achillea
    ‘Little Moonshine’ features a great compact habit with the same bright gold flowers of ‘Moonshine’. This petite beauty grows 9-12 inches tall by 10-12 inches wide in sun. It is ideal for containers...
    achillea
  • injector
    The 14 GPM D14MZ2 fertilizer and chemical injector is a perfect fit for controlled environment agriculture, from hydroponics, to rooftop and tower gardens, to urban agriculture and more. Growers can...
    injector
  • botanical insecticide
    Molt-X is now available in 1-gallon sizes, giving commercial growers a more convenient option for higher volume needs. It contains 3 percent of the active ingredient azadirachtin and works primarily...
    botanical insecticide
  • hybrid structure
    The new Hybrid Building offers the option of steel or fabric side walls with the durability of Hercules Truss Arch Buildings. Since there are no internal support posts, the structure allows for...
    hybrid structure
  • low profile bench
    The new Dutch Bucket Low Profile Bench is made to lift buckets to the perfect height. The ergonomic 6- or 12-foot bench made from galvanized steel features an optional leveler to adjust heights and...
    low profile bench
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
Last week, I traveled to Minnesota to visit Bailey Nurseries to learn more about what... more
Novel varieties are a great way for gardeners to really make a bold statement — in the... more
In case you didn’t know already, this week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.... 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

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