May 2006
Butterfly bush is a popular plant used to attract butterflies and hummingbirds into gardens. Buddleia davidii ‘Peacock’, also known as ‘Peakeep’, was bred by Elizabeth Keep of East Malling, England, and is marketed by Proven...
PGRs include naturally occurring compounds (referred to as plant hormones) as well as synthetic compounds. The most common PGRs used on floricultural crops are listed in Figure 1, right. This article will focus on PGRs that...
Many times, the discussion at trade shows, in industry publications or among industry members is about the things big box growers are doing to please their customers. What you hear about less often is what some of the other...
Deciding what to grow always involves some risk. What maintenance will the plant require? How will it stand up to inclement weather? What will it look like when it matures? To help answer these questions, different...
There would be little exaggeration if you said hellebores deserved a spot on the current hit parade of perennials. The rapid ascendancy to mainstream popularity has even begun to shake the pillars of the hosta world and its...
At a recent Southeast Greenhouse Conference, I was giving a presentation on the management of a greenhouse pest. At the end of the talk, a gentleman in the audience asked what insecticides to use to manage this pest. I told...
Both the June and July issues of GPN will include in-depth coverage of the California Pack Trials — the trends, new varieties, gossip and everything in between. But I just couldn’t wait that long to congratulate Goldsmith...
This industry has been dealing with a number of different issues lately when it comes to our businesses — issues that aren’t always directly related to floriculture. It may not seem like it at first glance, but Martha...
January 01, 2009
Learn what some of the industry’s greenhouse manufacturers see as this year’s key trends in structures. Each year, GPN reaches out to the industry to find what is new in greenhouse structures. Greenhouse manufacturers travel...
Now that winter is over and heating bills are in hand, it is easy to see the effect of rising energy costs on your business — it also is easy to see that something must be done to help lower those costs in the future....
The Vintage hardy hibiscus line consists of two distinct series — Splash and Carafe — differentiated by their size at maturity. ‘Splash Pinot Grigio’ and ‘Splash Pinot Noir’ grow to 21⁄2-ft. tall. ‘Carafe Bordeaux’, ‘Carafe...
Q How can PGRs be used to reduce pruning and plant spacing of summer-planted perennials during the summer bulking-up period? A First, except for extremely vigorous crops, you probably will not want to use a liner dip...