March 13, 2012
Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog’s Day this year and predicted six more weeks of winter, meteorological winter actually concluded at the end of February. Suddenly, according to the meteorologists,...
March 13, 2012
To learn more about diseases affecting verbena, please click on the PDF link below.
March 13, 2012
Chrysocephalum ‘Outback Silver Sunburst’ is a beautiful foliage component from the Ecke Ranch. It has silvery leaves on a mounded, compact plant. Bright yellow flowers open on mature plants. Silver Sunburst can be used as a...
March 13, 2012
Each year the poinsettia breeder companies introduce many new cultivars — see the February issue of GPN for information on the 21 new cultivars from the North American Poinsettia Trials being introduced for 2012. As a part...
March 13, 2012
Energy is typically the second largest overhead cost in the production of greenhouse ornamentals. For the past several years, one of our major research thrusts has been to reduce heating inputs as well as reduce electricity...
March 13, 2012
In the process of solving a water source problem about three years ago, Metrolina Greenhouses learned a lot about the wide range of issues potentially affecting their water quality. As a result, they embarked on a deliberate...
March 13, 2012
Many people recognize and associate hollyhocks with their grandmothers’ garden. Although alcea may be considered an old fashioned perennial, the genetics of this genus has been enhanced over the years, offering several...
March 13, 2012
Ornamental herbaceous perennials represent approximately 14 percent of the total value of floriculture crop production in the United States. An increasing number of perennials are grown and marketed in flower. Michigan State...