April 2008
The editorial mission of GPN magazine is to provide growers like you with the business and technical information you need to succeed in today’s ever-changing, competitive marketplace. We’ve been doing this for nearly 20...
January 01, 2009
Creating an energy-efficient greenhouse structure can be challenging, with rising energy costs and resources becoming scarce in parts of the country. But Pleasant View Gardens has managed to do so and even see a payback....
Mealybugs are difficult to control because of their ability to reproduce rapidly and protection by a white waxy coat. At Longwood Gardens, we grow plants in a variety of indoor environments. There is a vicious cycle that...
Q How can I use PGRs to manage perennials planted during the summer for sales during fall or the following spring? A For summer-planted crops, your goal that first growing season is to fill the pot and maximize root growth....
Soon after Troy’s Landscape Supply expanded from a 5-acre nursery to a 25-acre operation in late 2001, owner Troy Miller realized that along with the new location, they needed a new business strategy. With its sudden and...
Myosotis sylvatica is a biennial that is often produced as an annual and marketed alongside bedding plants. It is a familiar plant that has been used for years in gardens as a border plant or flowering groundcover....
In an ideal world, plants are promptly shipped, marketed and sold once they reach their desirable market stage. Unfortunately, circumstances outside our control can delay shipping. The most common delay is probably poor...
We have been working on branching of herbaceous perennials for more than 15 years. Some things have worked better than others, but one of the best examples is the use of benzyladenine (6-BA) on echinacea. We finally have a...
This year is shaping up to be a milestone for growers on the sustainability front. As retail chains, buyers and consumers request more eco-friendly and sustainable products and solutions from growers, nursery owners are...
There are more than 700 salvia species. Chief among them is Salvia officinalis, used for culinary flavoring, cutting across a wide spectrum to Salvia divonorum, known for its hallucinatory effects. The Silver Sage, Salvia...