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 29, 2014
The new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas offers consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. EndlessSummerBlooms.com showcases inspirational images, how... more
August 29, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has appointed Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., as its new research coordinator to oversee research funding and provide counsel to industry... more
August 29, 2014
Texas Superstar board members have recognized marylandica types of fall zinnias for their disease-resistant “mounds of color” that last until frost when planted in late... more
August 29, 2014
Ludvig Svensson celebrated 25 years of serving growers across the Americas. “When we opened our Americas office, we believed the climate was right for growth, and we believed... 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

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

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  • 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
"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
Did you have the opportunity to work with an exceptional college student/intern this year... 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
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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