February 2001
Alstroemeria, also known as the Lily-of-the-Incas or Inca Lily, has been grown in the United States since the 1970s, mainly as a cut flower crop. Among cut flower producers, alstroemeria is a favorite because of its long...
I’ve never really liked winter. Even when I was a little girl, at a time when most kids were happy with snowball fights and ice skating, I sat inside by the heating vent, longing for sunshine and the green grasses of spring...
When it comes to producing hanging baskets above a bench crop, growers rely on trial and error to reach a balance of optimizing their greenhouse space without sacrificing the quality of the bench crop. If too many hanging...
On the surface, Jack and Dick De Vroomen could not be more different. Carrying his cell phone and laptop computer, Jack typifies the modern businessman; and Dick, with his hand full of old photos, is the best part of a...
Why grow vines? The reasons, I think, are threefold. First, many gardeners are traveling to public gardens, both in the United States and abroad. When visiting, they can’t help but notice the artful and lavish use of vines...
Ornamental ginger, primarily from the Zingiberaceae family, is a diverse and versatile group of plants that are gaining increased recognition in the flowering pot plant, landscaping and cut flower markets. The various sizes...
As I write this column, Christmas is over and retailers are singing the blues; the stock market is tanking, and there’s a general slowdown in consumer spending and the overall economy. There’s even talk about the "R" word (...
Retractable roof Jaderloon announces receipt of a patent on a natural ventilation greenhouse roof design. The inflatable, heatable, sealable and retractable roof design is patented under the name "roll-a-roof." This system...