There are general differences between the various ornamental groupings and the elements that affect them. What types of diseases target tropical foliage crops? An exceptional landscape plant, new Ablazin’ salvia provides large flowers with consumer-friendly attributes. Capitalizing on the efficiency of propane applications can have a significant impact on cost savings and emission reduction. 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. These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward.
May 01, 2015
Cortland Smith of Walnut Springs Nursery in Glenwood, Maryland, recently announced the formation of a new company, Sporticulture, Inc. The new company will provide... more
April 30, 2015
Grab your camera! Give us your best shot! Join some elite company and participate in Lawn & Gardfen Retailer's 2015 Merchandiser of the Year competition. Here's what you... more
April 30, 2015
The 2015 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference will take place June 4 to 6, at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania. Attendees can experience field... more
April 30, 2015
American Hydroponics is now offering the AmHydro Advantage, a consulting technical support program that will assist hydroponic growers in increasing productivity and... more
April 13, 2015
Figure 1. Sprench applications of PGRs have become more popular on aggressive bedding plant crops such as petunia. I’ve noticed an increasing trend in the use of sprench... more
April 13, 2015
 Abalzin' salvia is currently offered in two colors: Tabasco and Purple. Salvia is one of the most traditional consumer gardening flowers, combining easy care and a long... more
April 13, 2015
‘Hipsters Zooey’ is heat tolerant and performs well across much of the country. Best leaf coloration occurs in locations with morning sun and afternoon shade. For more than... more
April 13, 2015
For years, the horticulture industry has been at the forefront of the sustainability discussion. Greenhouses and nurseries were using recycled materials and initiating waste... more
April 13, 2015
Vessel Bio Products is situated within the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s BioHio Research Park. The horticultural division of Vessel specializes in... more
‘Laser Snowridge Purple’ & ‘Laser Snowridge Wine’ Cyclamen

Laser Snowridge cyclamen boast thick petals with a distinct white edge. They hold up well to Botrytis and heat stress in pots or when planted in garden beds.
Plants are ready for transplant 10 to 12 weeks from sow in a 288 tray. Transplant plug with at least a third of the corm above the... more

  • ‘Laser Snowridge Purple’ & ‘Laser Snowridge Wine’ Cyclamen
    Laser Snowridge cyclamen boast thick petals with a distinct white edge. They hold up well to Botrytis and heat stress in pots or when planted in garden beds. Plants are ready for transplant 10 to 12...
    ‘Laser Snowridge Purple’ & ‘Laser Snowridge Wine’ Cyclamen
  • ‘Success! Pink’ & ‘Success! White’ Petunias
    Bred for earliness, Success! petunias are seven days earlier than other petunias. They are uniform in both timing and habit. Success! can be used in pots, hanging baskets, mixed containers and the...
    ‘Success! Pink’ & ‘Success! White’ Petunias
  • Trifolium '4 Luck Red Green'
    ‘4 Luck Red Green’ will add excitement for all gardeners. It is cold tolerant to Zone 4 but also tolerates temperatures more than 100° F. The brilliance of the leaf color increases with cool...
    Trifolium '4 Luck Red Green'
  • Rex begonia
    Rex begonia ‘Jurassic Green Streak’ boasts bold colors and patterns for deep shade. Fast to finish, this variety reaches 10 to 16 inches tall and spreads 8 to 12 inches.
    Rex begonia
  • Abelia
    The leaf variegation of ‘Kaleidoscope’ is striking and dramatic. Changing colors emerge on bright red stems with lime-green centers and bright yellow edges. When summer arrives, the yellow matures to...
  • ‘Pegasus’ Begonia
    ‘Pegasus’ features thick, deep-green, glossy leaves with silver overlay. It is beautiful on its own and also makes an exceptional thriller with other vigorous shade-loving plants. ‘Pegasus’ grows 12...
    ‘Pegasus’ Begonia
  • ‘Flash Mob Pinkceptional’ petunia
    An early, mid-vigor plant, ‘Flash Mob Pinkceptional’ mounds and then trails. It performs very well in planters and baskets. It grows 10 to 16 inches tall and spreads 20 to 30 inches.
    ‘Flash Mob Pinkceptional’ petunia
  • ‘Dancing Wind’ andropogon
    ‘Dancing Wind’ is a native ornamental grass that was selected for its red fall color that turns scarlet after frost. The upright clumping plants grow 6 feet tall and prefer a well-drained soil in...
    ‘Dancing Wind’ andropogon
  • ‘Hula Godiva’ ‘Hula Lavender’
    The Hula calibrachoa series boasts hoops of color on large bicolor flowers. These exciting calibrachoa varieties perform well in stand-alone baskets as well as combination plantings. Use a disease-...
    ‘Hula Godiva’ ‘Hula Lavender’
  • 'Ostica Meringue' 'Ostica Burgundy'
    The Ostica series has vibrant and colorful flowers with a distinct eye that seems to mesmerize the onlooker. Ostica varieties feature early flowering and a compact growth habit. No cooling is...
    'Ostica Meringue' 'Ostica Burgundy'
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
Now that I'm fully (ok, somewhat) recovered from our annual trek down the California... more
The Home Depot is looking to increase its spring sales by duplicating and expanding on... more
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day is always a good day to... 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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