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 10, 2014
America in Bloom (AIB) has announced the release of two new books. The first is an annual addendum to the Best Ideas book which includes more than 2,000 practices and photos... more
October 10, 2014
Pleasant View Gardens has added more than 30,000 square feet of production space and upgraded existing greenhouses to their Loudon, New Hampshire location. “The main... more
October 10, 2014
The recipient of the 2014-15 Shinoda Scholar of the Year Award is Amy Miller, a senior majoring in horticulture at The Ohio State University. Miller, 22, is majoring in... more
October 10, 2014
The deadline to register for the Independent Plant Breeders Conference is Oct. 23, 2014. The event will take place at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 30... 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

A new interspecific geranium, ‘Glitterati Ice Queen’ combines vivid scarlet flowers with glamorous foliage. It features exceptional heat and sun tolerance.

  • 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.
  • Bred for better branching and minimal stretch for more flowers, new Admire violas feature uniform timing across the series. They have early and consistent pack performance and perform well in both...
  • Sundiascia is a completely new form of diascia that offers a stunning show of color. Tall stems boldly display 3-inch flower spikes. This new shape also saves growing and shipping space and prevents...
  • Ecodegrade plant pots are made from 100 percent natural plant fibers. They can be planted directly into the soil and contain no plastic. Available in different sizes, they are suitable for potting...
  • The Big Boss is a 24VDC power supply designed to control two 10A motors for rollup/down walls. It is a great companion for 24VDC motors providing time and labor savings for growers. The sealed unit...
  • HOLDit is an effective, easy-to-use adjuvant that reduces drift risk and maximizes pesticide performance. Specifically formulated to enhance the performance of ZeroTol 2.0, OxiPhos and AXXE, HOLDit...
  • 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...
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
I know many of you rely on data from trial gardens across the country to plan your... more
GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference took place last Tuesday in Grand Rapids,... more
The GPN Team is hitting the road today. Our destination is Grand Rapids, Michigan, for... 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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