October 2013
October 09, 2013
Once again, the color experts at Pantone have spoken. Last month, they  released their latest compendium on fashion colors for 2014. The report, Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, is a comprehensive overview of...
October 09, 2013
Amaryllis (hippeastrum) is a popular bulb crop grown by greenhouse producers as pre-finished potted plants and marketed for major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mother’s Day. Amaryllis are also often sold to...
October 09, 2013
Increasingly, many ornamental growers have chosen to add vegetables and herbs to their product mix. Although the important diseases and arthropod pests of the well-researched vegetable and fruit crops are usually well known...
October 09, 2013
Fuchsias bring forth a bit of nostalgia for those of us old enough to remember our grandparents and parents purchasing plants to brighten their porches and balconies. The fuchsia Windchimes will develop a new group of...
October 09, 2013
Edible gardens are increasingly becoming popular for the growing demographic of consumers looking for safe, healthy, local food options. These new gardeners are looking for delicious heirloom varieties but with better garden...
October 09, 2013
When it comes to vegetable gardening, the ultimate pay-off is a harvest basket brimming with fresh produce. For vegetable gardeners, it is all about plant performance, fruit production, flavor and bragging rights about their...
October 09, 2013
It seems home gardeners want everything out of their home-grown tomato that their typical grocery tomato lacks – different colors, funky shapes and amazing taste, basically everything homegrown heirloom tomatoes are known...
October 09, 2013
There are several types of campanula available today. Many of them have become popular and are widely produced. One of the well known, but not the most popular species of campanula, is C. portenschlagiana.   Recently,...
October 09, 2013
An increasing number of growers are using high-intensity lighting during low-light periods to increase crop growth, especially during young plant production.  The benefits of increasing the daily light integral (DLI)...