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. These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward. 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? 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?
October 27, 2014
Jenny Rojas has joined the customer service team at Oglesby Plants International as the South Florida customer service representative. Rojas has worked in the horticulture... more
October 24, 2014
The Society of American Florists has announced the dates for the 2015 Pest & Plant Production Management http://www.safnow.org/ppmcConference and 2015 Congressional... more
October 24, 2014
AmericanHort's Next Level will take place Feb. 3-5, 2015, at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For the third year, high-level professionals in the... more
October 23, 2014
On Wednesday, November 12, at 2 p.m. EST, Clark Hermanson, garden center manager of Chicago's Pesche's Garden Center, will present a webinar to help you get the... more
October 08, 2014
The production of containerized floriculture crops often involves techniques to limit extension growth to produce compact plants. In some situations though, a grower may wish... more
October 08, 2014
Agastache, also known by the common names of Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint, is a genus of the Lamiaceae family. There are many different species of agastache that are native to... more
October 08, 2014
The Giga series of scabiosa from Green Fuse Botanicals is a great example of the expression “Great things come in small packages.” After all, the plants form compact 6- to 9-... more
October 08, 2014
The greenhouse industry has experienced many changes over the past decade. Most recently the margins and the demand for certain ornamental crops has begun to diminish. This... more
October 08, 2014
There have been numerous articles published in the past few years detailing the business opportunities of greenhouse operations growing vegetables as an added source of... more
Lobelia

Bred for early flowering, Techno lobelia is ideal for 4- and 6-inch production. It is a remarkable series for combination plantings. Techno Heat varieties feature improved heat tolerance and summer blooming.
Select a porous media that drains well. A pre-plant charge of micro- and macro-... more

  • Lobelia
    Bred for early flowering, Techno lobelia is ideal for 4- and 6-inch production. It is a remarkable series for combination plantings. Techno Heat varieties feature improved heat tolerance and summer...
    Lobelia
  • Puppy Love
    ‘Puppy Love’ is a rich pink strap-leaf variety useful in 4-inch and larger pots, baskets and combination planters. It is sun tolerant and works well in the landscape as a short to intermediate...
    Puppy Love
  • Big Pink Green Leaf
    A prolific bloomer, ‘Big Pink Green Leaf’ boasts extremely large flowers all season on full and mounded plants. It thrives in all climates in full sun or shade. Big begonia finishes two weeks earlier...
    Big Pink Green Leaf
  • Dark and Stormy
    ‘Dark and Stormy’ emerges dark reddish orange fading to a clear orange color with both colors showing at the same time. It starts blooming in late April or May and continues around three to four...
    Dark and Stormy
  • Cottage Rose
    ‘Cottage Rose’ is part of a new hybrid series bred to offer growers bold, bright colors on durable, heat-tolerant plants. Because Cottage plants thrive in the heat, they can also be produced in...
    Cottage Rose
  • SuperSauce
    Beef up your tomato program with SuperSauce, available exclusively from Burpee Home Gardens®. It’s the biggest paste tomato gardeners can grow – each up to 2 lbs. (908 g). SuperSauce is ready to...
    SuperSauce
  • A new interspecific geranium, ‘Glitterati Ice Queen’ combines vivid scarlet flowers with glamorous foliage. It features exceptional heat and sun tolerance.
  • ‘Real Glory’ features an unusual reflexing anemone flower form. Blooms age well and are carried on very strong stems. It is bred for improved disease resistance and garden performance.
  • Compact and spreading, ‘Tidepool Dark Blue’ is best for baskets. It is space efficient and allows growers more baskets per square foot. Tidepool lobelia hold up well under overhead watering.
  • New ‘Pink Radiance’ is extremely floriferous and early to bloom. It is ideal for both basket and pot production, and exhibits outstanding garden performance.
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
Most plant trials are coming to a close now, if they haven't already. I've been reporting... more
Have you heard what members of the Des Moines Founders Garden Club are doing? They are "... more
Gary, Indiana is a city that has lost its founding prosperity and over the past couple of... 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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