September 2010
As we were putting this issue together, I couldn’t get two Beatles songs out of my head: “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Birthday.” No, my iPod was not stuck on repeat, so you may be asking yourself, “What...
September 13, 2010
This uniform series boasts a wide range of color and continuous flowering through the summer. In the past few years, Fides’ osteospermum Margarita series has become one of the most recognized osteospermum series on the...
When Tim Hodson, editorial director of GPN, asked me recap the last 20 years of the floriculture industry in celebration of the magazine’s 20th anniversary, the request sounded fairly straightforward and easy to fulfill. But...
September 09, 2010
Our first-ever Hort Hero is Ken Altman, who is dedicated not only to selling plants but also to supporting the industry's future. Case in point: his Center for Applied Horticultural Research Long before Ken and Deena Altman...
For greenhouse and nursery businesses to remain profitable and sustainable in today’s economic environment, production systems need to be as efficient as possible. To work toward this goal, growers must continuously identify...
“To understand the next 20 years, we have to look back at the last 20 to 30 years and the evolution of our industry. The 1980s, decade of low-cost production (tables, transplanters); 1990s, decade of breeders (Wave petunias...
Ipomoea, better known as sweet potato vine, has become an important mainstream crop for growers across the United States. Ipomoea has become one of the accent plants that growers reach for when designing mixed containers and...
GPN started 20 years ago; time does move on. Looking at history is always interesting, and I believe the adage that you study history to avoid making the mistakes of the past. In the case of the floriculture industry, there...
Customers rule. When it comes to beautifying their landscapes, most flock to garden centers and big box stores in search of perfect plants and flowers that promise great looks, easy care, and reflect their lifestyle. Put...
Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’ is the first F1 yellow–blooming gaillardia from seed. It was bred and introduced to the industry by PanAmerican Seed Company. ‘Mesa Yellow’ has numerous attributes that make it well suited to...
The high-pressure sodium lamp is the most widely used light source for supplemental lighting in greenhouses. On a relative basis, it is moderately efficient, has a long bulb life and emits light that is rich in orange and...
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