These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward. Growers and investors looking to cash in on Colorado’s legalization of cannabis are seeking employees with horticultural backgrounds and sources of crop-specific cultural information. A unique new option for canna production, Cannova can be grown in cooler and lower-light conditions. A new face of agriculture can be found in urban settings framed by skyscrapers and urban warehouses rather than fields and forests. This new compact herbaceous perennial from seed attracts hummingbirds, produces aromatic foliage and is drought tolerant when established. Consider creating a food safety plan when growing edibles to protect you, your customers and your plants. Compact Helen’s flower produces spicy, deep red flowers with dark chocolate buttons in mid to late summer. How can growers use LED lights for supplemental and sole-source lighting?
November 25, 2014
Jeffrey Luke has been named marketing manager at BioWorks, Inc. In his new position, Luke will be responsible for growing the BioWorks brand and family of products in new and... more
November 25, 2014
The National Garden Bureau (NGB) is taking part in the #GivingTuesday movement, which will use the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving on... more
November 24, 2014
BioSafe Systems has added Nicolette Holzer to its team as the inside sales representative for the retail market. Nicolette will contribute to the overall sales ... more
November 20, 2014
GrowIt!, a social app that helps gardeners find plants to fit their lifestyle, was named the Gold Winner in the Home & Garden market category for the 2014 design100 U.S.... more
November 07, 2014
In 500 B.C., the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “The only thing that is constant is change.” That is a philosophy that some growers in our industry have... more
November 07, 2014
We know the greenhouse business can initially be a fairly low barrier-to-entry business requiring few credentials and a modest amount of capital relative to other small... more
November 07, 2014
The economy rebounded at a 4.2 percent pace in the second quarter of 2014 after contracting 2.1 percent in the first.  The 4.2 percent growth reflected growing personal... more
November 07, 2014
Incandescent (INC) lamps have been used to create long days to regulate flowering since the discovery of photoperiodism nearly a century ago. They’ve been effective,... more
November 07, 2014
Cannas are an important variety for North American landscapes. Whether used as a thriller in back borders and containers, or as a stand-out bedding plant, gardeners and... more
Aster

Bonita aster has beautiful, fully double pompon flowers that color completely. The 2-inch flowers remain attractive even when aging and are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact.

Space plants 4x5 inches apart in beds with a rich soil full of organic matter where asters were not... more

  • Aster
    Bonita aster has beautiful, fully double pompon flowers that color completely. The 2-inch flowers remain attractive even when aging and are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact. Space plants...
    Aster
  • New Guinea Impatiens
    Mandarin Star and Deep Purple Star are two new additions to the Petticoat series of New Guinea impatiens. They are early flowering and are ideal for unique presentations. Rooted cuttings should be...
    New Guinea Impatiens
  • Tidbits Timmy
    ‘Tidbits Timmy’ has a small, tight habit that is great for containers or combinations. The small, lobed leaves are clustered at the top of the stems. The leaves are a snappy crimson with a showy lime...
    Tidbits Timmy
  • Vermillionaire
    ‘Vermillionaire’ is a low-maintenance hummingbird magnet. It is fast growing, extremely heat and humidity tolerant, and features a well-branched, mounding habit. Its deep orange tubular flowers bloom...
    Vermillionaire
  • Nemesia Nesia Sunshine
    Ideal for pots and mixed containers, ‘Nesia Sunshine’ features a compact, mounded habit. It boasts shiny green foliage and large-sized flowers in striking bright yellow. ‘Nesia Sunshine’ is highly...
    Nemesia Nesia Sunshine
  • Algelonia Pinstripe Vintage Pink
    With two-tone flowers, ‘Pinstripe Vintage Pink’ is a genetic breakthrough. This versatile summer snapdragon has a trailing habit and is tolerant of wet or dry soils. It can be used in containers or...
    Algelonia Pinstripe Vintage Pink
  • FlexiTrays
    FlexiTrays consist of stabilized plugs made of peat, micronutrients and a foam binder. The plug’s consistent moisture control and high aeration accelerate rooting times. This ready-to-use system...
    FlexiTrays
  • Growers can now use ZeroTol 2.0 in their hydroponic systems. ZeroTol 2.0 will treat NFT (nutrient film technique) and bato bucket hydroponic systems that can grow algae and harbor disease pathogens,...
  • AzaGuard
    AzaGuard, now labeled for hydroponic applications, controls the immature stages of foliar and soilborne insects. This application is great for growers looking for a way to effectively treat larvae...
    AzaGuard
  • Autogrow Multi-Controller
    The Autogrow Multi-Controller is a powerful tool for the small to medium hydroponic farm. It can be used to monitor temperature, humidity, light, carbon dioxide and fertigation.
    Autogrow Multi-Controller
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
Your customers demand a consistent, high quality finished product grown from Proven Winners and Proven Selections liners. Having access to crop culture information developed... 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
Did you know that Americans have been celebrating Thanksgiving for nearly 400 years?... more
Earlier this month, All-America Selections announced its winners for the 2014 season.... more
While hydroponic growing seems to be the next big expansion for many greenhouse growers,... 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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