These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward. Eye-tracking studies are providing insight into what consumers are focusing on when looking at retail plant displays. How can using controlled-release fertilizers help growers provide healthier, more beautiful plants for end users? Biochar — What is it? And can it be used in container substrates? These pollen-free double flowers grab attention with a rose-like appearance and light fragrance. Are you looking for a way to confidently replace your impatiens walleriana? The development of sustainable landscapes is becoming increasingly reliant on the selection of drought- and salinity-tolerant plants.
August 22, 2014
  The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry... more
August 22, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced Gabriel Becerra as AFE’s new chairman, Charles Kremp as treasurer/secretary-elect and Bill Fernandez as its newest trustee.... more
August 22, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well... more
August 22, 2014
Jim Devereux has been hired as team member and sales manager at Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Devereux will play an instrumental part in... more
August 26, 2014
As those of us who deal with Congress often say, it’s a year divisible by two. The entire House of Representatives is up for grabs, as is one-third of the Senate. Republicans... more
August 26, 2014
The lifeblood of every business is revenue, and we all want more of it. When it comes to generating it, you only have four options: 1. Sell more of the same stuff to existing... more
August 26, 2014
Growth has always been key to Olson’s Greenhouse’s success. What started as a hobby and small operation in 1942 for Roy Olson has turned into a large business under his... more
August 26, 2014
“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words ... When I was young, we were... more
August 26, 2014
What does leadership look like or smell like? Why are some leaders better than others? Do you know what your leadership style is? Do others think you are a good or a great... more

Lexan Thermoclear 15 is an advanced multiwall polycarbonate sheet. These sheets will retain their clarity, impact strength and high light levels due to the high-performance UV protection, making them an ideal greenhouse covering. The sheets come with a 15-year warranty against yellowing, loss of... more

  • Lexan Thermoclear 15 is an advanced multiwall polycarbonate sheet. These sheets will retain their clarity, impact strength and high light levels due to the high-performance UV protection, making them...
  • Lazy Daze is a new trailing portulaca available in five colors. A highly versatile plant, Lazy Daze can be sold in pots, packs, flats or mixed combinations. This series is early to flower and has a...
  • Empress Flair verbena features good branching and a compact, mounding habit. The series is bred to be resistant to both cold and hot temperatures. Twelve colors are currently available. Use a disease...
  • ‘Labella Grande Neon Bicolor’ features vivid bicolored flowers and is suitable for cultivation in larger pot sizes. It can be used in large pots or patio containers.
  • Part of the first non-yellow bidens series registered in the U.S. and Europe, ‘Hawaiian Flare Tiny Fruit Punch’ works well in gardens, combos and patio pots. This continuous summer bloomer shines...
  • With a clumping and upright habit, ‘Aspire’ is adaptable in any sunny planting area. It has spikes of bright pink flowers that appear in spring with scattered blooms throughout the summer. A mildew-...
  • ‘Scopia Double Indigo’ boasts decorative, large double flowers. Early, rich flowering appears on branched, compact plants. This variety performs well in full sunlight or partial shade. Use in pots,...
  • The AutoGrow Multi-Controller is a powerful tool for the small to medium hydroponic farm. The multi-controller can monitor the following data points up to eight different zones: temperature, humidity...
  • CalOx, which comes in micronized liquid and wettable powder forms, is intended to raise soil pH and help plants take up nutrients more quickly, maintaining plant root health and increasing the...
  • The new 500w plasma grow light is designed by aerospace engineers and built with camera-quality optics and aircraft-quality construction. It is ideal for all stages of plant growth.
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
"Inspire & Refresh! What Spring Training Really Should Look Like," presented by Dr. Bridget K. Behe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Horticulture... more
You can now view the webinar on "The Importance of Biological Additives in Growing Media." Growing media companies have worked many years on... more
In my last e-newsletter, I shared some of my favorite new coleus varieties in honor of... more
Do you grow and sell perennials? Are you constantly looking for solutions to grow the... more
Are you interested in learning more about hydroponic growing methods? Then mark your... 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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