February 2014
February 12, 2014
There are a multitude of reasons why people get into this business. But if I had to guess, one of the main reasons is they really like to grow things. Bedding plants, perennials, tropicals, edibles, woody ornamentals ... you...
February 12, 2014
Bedding plants that stop developing at moderately low temperatures can be labeled as cold-intermediate plants. This categorization of plants is based on estimates of crops’ base temperatures derived from research data...
February 12, 2014
ARC:  I’ve been thinking about rates and intervals and how important they can be. This always brings to mind some adage like “Only the dose makes the poison,” which is often said with respect to chemical safety to...
February 12, 2014
This was the 21st year for the North American Poinsettia Trials, and results again illustrated the value of multiple trial sites. The trials are conducted at Homewood Nursery and Garden Center in Raleigh, North Carolina...
February 12, 2014
In the past, organic fertilizer options consisted of single sources of plant and animal by-products like bone and blood meals, composted manures and alfalfa meal (as examples) that varied in quality, nutrient analysis and...
February 12, 2014
What’s new? As the season changes and the nursery is full with pansies and perennials, landscapers and designers are coming to shop and at least once a day someone asks “What’s new?” There are usually new varieties of plants...
February 12, 2014
Despite advances in plant genetics, fungicides (including biologicals), mechanization and our understanding of how diseases occur, sanitation remains critical in horticulture today. Even old diseases like crown gall, which...
February 12, 2014
Most growers, landscapers and homeowners are very familiar with begonias that are commonly used as bedding plants. Interestingly, there are approximately 900 species of begonia found throughout the world; of these, two...
February 12, 2014
Littletunia, a miniature-flower petunia hybrid from Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm, is sensational for early spring sales and beyond. The series is a great alternative to calibrachoa, which can be sensitive to higher pH. Expect...
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