July 2008
Did you know that eight U.S. presidents were born in the state of Ohio? Did you know that Ohio has an official state rock and roll song — “Hang on Sloopy” by the McCoys? Did you know Columbus is the largest city in Ohio? Did...
How do you know which plants will be easy to produce while providing excellent landscape and garden performance? Observing new cultivars at university trial sites is a great way to gauge their performance across a range of...
Whenever I talk about sanitation during a disease management program, I can almost hear the eyes rolling. Although participants are always too polite to actually roll their eyes (at least while I’m looking), I suspect that...
My research at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center often focuses on oomycetes, because the diseases they cause are so ubiquitous in greenhouse flower culture. As part of my extension work, I...
As perennials continue to enjoy popularity and staple status in retail garden centers, commercial growers are continually challenged to economically produce flowering plants for today’s marketplace. To maximize impulse...
July 14, 2008
Trials at Clemson University show great promise for successful cold production of many poinsettia varieties. As fuel prices soar this summer, growers continue to look for options to reduce energy inputs. Poinsettias offer...
Each year, the GPN staff travels throughout California to check out the newest introductions offered by breeding companies. See which varieties caught our attention; you may want to add them to your growing program next year...
Editor’s Note: As the industry continues to grapple with water management and conservation issues, GPN aims to spark more dialogue — and share important information — regarding this crucial topic. This is the second...
Q I’ve been hearing more about anthracnose diseases recently, particularly in regards to cyclamen. What exactly is it? A Anthracnose is a catch-all name for various plant diseases caused by a group of closely related fungi....
When in bloom, monarda delivers an eye-catching, spectacular display of color to summer gardens. Monarda ‘Pink Lace’ is no exception, producing an abundance of lipstick-pink flowers with purple centers atop dark stems from...
The California Pack Trials is a whirlwind week where growers, brokers and industry professionals tour California from north to south looking for new varieties they can offer their customers. Pacific Plug & Liner hosts a...
Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Inc., based in Mason, W. Va., has changed drastically since it’s humble roots as a small roadside market in 1970. Over the past few decades, it has expanded and thrived, evolving into a...
Vinca (Catharanthus roseus) originated in Madagascar, a large island off the African coast. Vinca has been bred since the 1920s, but it has been available only as an open-pollinated (OP) variety until recently. In 2003,...
Flexible film plastic is the most common glazing material for greenhouses. Most growers that heat their greenhouses use two, sometimes three, layers of polyethylene to reduce heat loss during cold weather, but other types of...
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