May 2010
As the new annual plant trial director at Michigan State University, I was in rapid-learning mode during the 2009 growing season. But I was looking forward to watching, up close and personal, the performance and ornamental...
Research can be as formal as experiments performed by scientists at private companies or universities, and as informal as comparisons of plant responses provided with different treatments at commercial greenhouses. Growers...
This issue of GPN was due to the printer right after we returned from California Spring Trials, so we didn’t have enough time to write a full recap of the trials. The June and July issues will have extended coverage of the...
Growing extraordinary plants is critical to the success of your business and reputation. That’s why GPN compiles a list each year of all the award winners from various floriculture organizations in the United States and...
The industry’s most reliably successful growers are increasingly automating their irrigation systems for the significant improvements it makes to both their efficiency and crop quality. When a machine runs irrigation, plants...
Bellflowers have long been a favorite perennial of gardeners, landscapers and commercial growers. There are numerous species in production, each offering a different set of characteristics and uses. Campanula persicifolia...
Attractive hanging baskets are important items for growers and retailers. The variations of interesting colors in crops such as petunia, verbena, impatiens and calibrachoa can create an enticing product for consumers....
It’s hard to improve on Henry Phillips’ praise of hollyhocks in 1824’s Flora Historica, where he wrote: “Its noble size, majestic height and splendid flowers could not fail to attract the attention of our earliest collectors...