July 2002
Eye-catching color and vigorous growth have brought nothing but popularity for Calibrachoa, and it has become one of the industry’s hottest vegetatively propagated specialty annuals. Calibrachoa’s petite, single, petunia-...
Ask any flower and plant retailer to describe their customer base, and the answer will likely range from a middle-aged wife and mother complete with young children and mini-van, to a female retiree who comes in every Tuesday...
B-Nine and Cycocel have been effectively used as a tank mix growth regulator application for many years. The major benefit of this tank mix is that it provides an easy-to-apply, medium-activity growth regulator application....
With the advancement of perennial production, many operations are looking at their current fertility programs only to discover the traditional practices used with greenhouse crops aren’t always sufficient with many perennial...
Poinsettias can, at times, be a problematic crop, but being aware of the more common nutritional, physiological and insect and disease-related problems encountered during production can help reduce the headaches. By watching...
Well, believe it or not, it’s time for another poinsettia season! Some of you are already tired of poinsettias, having done poinsettia stock plants since last spring. Other growers are just rooting bought-in cuttings and...
With new sites and more companies exhibiting in 2002, the California Pack Trials keep getting bigger and bigger, and GPN has expanded its coverage to reflect this growth. This month and last, we present the Pack Trials from...
Equipment maintenance is an important part of operating a greenhouse or nursery business. The development of new machines and the difficulty in obtaining good labor has led to the use of more equipment in greenhouse...
I selected the following plants because they are easy to produce or offer a very specialized look. All of these plants have a place in the component plant world and most will add something different to any container. This is...
It doesn’t matter if your operation is large or small, new or old, if you grow annuals or perennials, or if you are affected or not affected by the drought; irrigation is a critical, yet sometimes overlooked practice. It can...
Tiarella ‘Pink Brushes’, a hybrid developed by Charles Oliver of The Primrose Path, Scottdale, Pa., was selected for its excellent flowers, vigor and extended flowering season. The dense, full spikes are 12-16...
The high cost of human health care, especially prescription medications, has led many of us to that very question. Can I use the generic, less-expensive product or must I purchase the name brand? Although we do not have true...
Recent media attention to providing good customer service has not presented us with any information we didn’t already know, yet so few businesses today heed even the basics. That means there’s lots of room for you to stay...
I was talking the other day with a client in the Southeast, when the subject came up about growing pansies for a certain chain store. This particular chain store wanted the grower to provide pansies starting in July and...
Last week, as we do every year, Dr. Jim Barrett, professor of floriculture at the University of Florida and GPN’s consulting editor, came to the office for a 2-day visit to plan next year’s editorial calendar....
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