May 2007
Did you hear the news? The numbers are pretty good for the floriculture industry. Last year, consumers spent more money on plants and flowers than they did in the previous year, and this Mother’s Day they are really expected...
Winter in Florida? Most people consider this a contradiction as Florida residents do not experience snow and ice like the rest of the country, but Florida does have its distinct growing seasons. We have the ability to garden...
The demands are great for a cut flower to be successful. It must sell well; have long, strong and easy-to-harvest stems; be productive; have manageable insect and disease problems; flower in a relatively short period of time...
Most growers realize that the success of the plants they grow depends on many different factors, such as climatic conditions, vulnerability to pests and/or diseases, use of plant growth regulators and so on. This is why GPN...
  Q Do PGRs control the growth of herbaceous groundcovers?   A While most PGR use in perennials is to control the height of tall, vigorous plants, many growers have asked about using PGRs to control the creeping...
With so many media options on the market, how do you decide which to use for propagating cuttings? Options include stabilized media (foam, peat/polymer, paper-wrapped pots, or compressed peat or sphagnum) and loose media (...
There are a lot of symbols on plant tags: ®, ™, PPAF, PP#. What do they mean? With the increased popularity of vegetatively propagated annuals has come a growing bewilderment over the differences among patents, registered...
There are numerous perennials with huge potential for both commercial growers and landscapers alike that are currently underutilized by the industry. These plants are often easy to produce with relatively few cultural...
Raised from cuttings, the impatiens Spellbound series was bred to achieve trails of 2 ft. or more while retaining its bushy appearance from the top down. It produces masses of large flowers throughout the season from early...
People often associate an investment with money, such as the purchase of stocks, bonds or mutual funds, with the expectation that they will become more valuable with time. Many of us make other kinds of investments, such as...