January 12, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in calibrachoa. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. To learn more about diseases affecting...
You’ve got questions, and the experts at the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association have the answers. Here are some frequently asked questions related to heating systems and heat loss for greenhouse structures. How...
In the Horticultural Substrates Lab at North Carolina State University, Brian Jackson and I are striving to improve the efficiency of substrates for greenhouse production. Our objectives are four fold. To explore the use of...
January 12, 2012
Three seasons of color are made possible with Garvinea! Garvinea is a lush series of plants with flower shapes and colours, totally different from any gerbera on the market. Gerbera, the well-known and appreciated cut flower...
For the past couple of months I have been looking all over the place and I can’t seem to find it anywhere. There was even talk that we might need to put out a Missing Persons Report, because nobody could find it ­— I’m...
Plant quality is subjective and situational, but parameters usually include the number of open flowers and flower buds, the stage of flower development, plant height, the degree of branching, and the absence of pests or...
Each spring, the GPN crew heads west to California for a week-long journey visiting breeders and industry suppliers. It’s always quite an adventure, and this year was no different. Starting in Encinitas and ending in Gilroy...
Achimenes, commonly known as the Orchid Pansy, Hot Water Plant or Star of India, is one of the “top 10 underused floriculture crops.” We recently conducted research on achimenes and agree they are not used enough in the...
Ever since the Perennial Plant Association selected Perovskia atriplicifolia as the 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year, Russian sage has become a staple item in perennial programs and landscapes across the country. This long-...
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