January 2008
Since the move to sustainability or sustainable practices is a journey, not a jaunt, GPN, along with our sister publication, Lawn & Garden Retailer, will recognize those growers and grower/retailers who have made the...
January 17, 2008
Armed with four diverse internships under his belt and an unwavering zeal for the field, the 2007 winner of the GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship isn’t just ready to join the industry. He’s poised to help revolutionize it. When...
Though many growers looked with anticipation to the opportunities 2007 might bring the economy, environment and myriad legislative challenges seemed to hand out blow after blow in the last 12 months. From wildfires in...
It seems that everywhere I go in my travels around the country, someone asks about how my summer cut flower business is doing and whether my daughter is still working for me. I had written in GPN about the business I started...
Each year, while planning for the upcoming spring season, we tell ourselves that this is the year we are going to try some new plants. But somehow, we always seem to fall back into a rut. Gardening is about creativity and...
Q How do I identify Botrytis, and how can I prevent it? A As winter has fully started, Botrytis blight, or gray mold, can be found in many crops. In coastal regions of the country (especially the West Coast and the Southeast...
Editors’ note: Each January, ‘Perennial Solutions’ features the Perennial Plant Association’s (PPA) Plant of the Year, and this year is no different. This year, the PPA has selected one of Paul Pilon’s past feature plants as...
Osteospermum are emerging as one of the most important crops cultivated for spring sales. Their daisy-like flowers and striking colors are so popular among consumers that they have the potential to catch up with vegetative...
An increasing number of greenhouse growers are providing artificial long days to induce flowering of their long-day plants during the spring. Many bedding plants and herbaceous perennials flower faster — or only —...
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