Overlooked for so long, succulents are rapidly gaining popularity for their beauty and resilience. How can a little branding help growers stand out? These 40 individuals are propelling the horticulture industry forward. This award-winning foxglove hybrid produces large multicolored blooms from midspring until first frost. Growers and investors looking to cash in on Colorado’s legalization of cannabis are seeking employees with horticultural backgrounds and sources of crop-specific cultural information. A unique new option for canna production, Cannova can be grown in cooler and lower-light conditions. A new face of agriculture can be found in urban settings framed by skyscrapers and urban warehouses rather than fields and forests. Consider creating a food safety plan when growing edibles to protect you, your customers and your plants.
December 19, 2014
Lin Schmale, senior director of government relations at the Society of American Florists (SAF) was honored with the Executive Director's Award from the North American Plant... more
December 19, 2014
Plant selections for the coming year have been released by Star Roses and Plants. The following list are some new selections for 2015: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on... more
December 19, 2014
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices that helps nursery industry businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a... more
December 18, 2014
AmericanHort has opened the official central reservation website for the 2015 California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials will take place April 11-16, 2015, in the... more
December 12, 2014
Dianthus ‘Superstar’ has cherry red blooms with white-pink patterns and a deep cherry eye carried on sturdy stems. The compact, mounding habit measures 7x7 inches. Plants... more
December 12, 2014
Begonia Full of flowers and available in a range of four bright colors, Bossa Nova adds a new dimension to bedding displays. The well-branched plants also look stunning in... more
December 12, 2014
December through March is peak propagation season for most greenhouse growers in North America. During this time, many growers receive nonrooted and sometimes callused... more
December 12, 2014
The dazzling colors and diversity of petunia blooms have made them a consumer favorite and one of the top-selling annuals. Most growers know how to grow them, but admit they... more
December 12, 2014
As growers, retailers, landscapers and gardeners, we are always looking for a new perennial with the ‘It’ factor or one which illicits ‘OMG’ (as my daughter would say) as the... more
Aster

Bonita aster has beautiful, fully double pompon flowers that color completely. The 2-inch flowers remain attractive even when aging and are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact.

Space plants 4x5 inches apart in beds with a rich soil full of organic matter where asters were not... more

  • Aster
    Bonita aster has beautiful, fully double pompon flowers that color completely. The 2-inch flowers remain attractive even when aging and are held at a perfect angle for maximum impact. Space plants...
    Aster
  • New Guinea Impatiens
    Mandarin Star and Deep Purple Star are two new additions to the Petticoat series of New Guinea impatiens. They are early flowering and are ideal for unique presentations. Rooted cuttings should be...
    New Guinea Impatiens
  • Tidbits Timmy
    ‘Tidbits Timmy’ has a small, tight habit that is great for containers or combinations. The small, lobed leaves are clustered at the top of the stems. The leaves are a snappy crimson with a showy lime...
    Tidbits Timmy
  • Vermillionaire
    ‘Vermillionaire’ is a low-maintenance hummingbird magnet. It is fast growing, extremely heat and humidity tolerant, and features a well-branched, mounding habit. Its deep orange tubular flowers bloom...
    Vermillionaire
  • Nemesia Nesia Sunshine
    Ideal for pots and mixed containers, ‘Nesia Sunshine’ features a compact, mounded habit. It boasts shiny green foliage and large-sized flowers in striking bright yellow. ‘Nesia Sunshine’ is highly...
    Nemesia Nesia Sunshine
  • Algelonia Pinstripe Vintage Pink
    With two-tone flowers, ‘Pinstripe Vintage Pink’ is a genetic breakthrough. This versatile summer snapdragon has a trailing habit and is tolerant of wet or dry soils. It can be used in containers or...
    Algelonia Pinstripe Vintage Pink
  • FlexiTrays
    FlexiTrays consist of stabilized plugs made of peat, micronutrients and a foam binder. The plug’s consistent moisture control and high aeration accelerate rooting times. This ready-to-use system...
    FlexiTrays
  • Growers can now use ZeroTol 2.0 in their hydroponic systems. ZeroTol 2.0 will treat NFT (nutrient film technique) and bato bucket hydroponic systems that can grow algae and harbor disease pathogens,...
  • AzaGuard
    AzaGuard, now labeled for hydroponic applications, controls the immature stages of foliar and soilborne insects. This application is great for growers looking for a way to effectively treat larvae...
    AzaGuard
  • Autogrow Multi-Controller
    The Autogrow Multi-Controller is a powerful tool for the small to medium hydroponic farm. It can be used to monitor temperature, humidity, light, carbon dioxide and fertigation.
    Autogrow Multi-Controller
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
Urban Cultivator is a company with a goal — to take hydroponic growing where no company... more
I'm back from my trip to the University of Florida's poinsettia trials field day last... more
Last month, All-American Selections announced its winners for the 2015 season. In my last... 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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