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In May, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) surveyed more than 2,000 adults to “understand attitudes and perceptions about yards and landscapes.” More specifically, they wanted to find out how...
When I was young, the United States had a vital localized independent distribution of flowering plants. Big box stores did not exist, and yes we still wrote using stone tablets, and bread was a nickel a loaf… but in all...
In June, you read about some of the overall trends we observed during our week-long trek through California. This month, we would like to focus on the impressive new varieties that made their debut in April. These...
Today, fresh water supplies for agriculture/horticulture are a serious matter. For some, future supplies are questionable. Many growers are faced with water use restrictions. It’s not a surprise that officials often feel...
Pinpoint accurate forecasting helps Bela Flor Nurseries meet demand without spoilage or delays. When it comes to customer satisfaction, few criteria rank as high as receiving things on time. Whether you’re talking about your...
With its aromatic herbal attributes and landscape presence, the demand for lavender continues to increase.  English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most commonly grown lavender, but Spanish lavender (Lavandula...
Beedance bidens drew a swarm of attention during the 2015 California Spring Trials, where visitors saw them in whimsical retail displays, mass plantings and combination baskets. And the plants live up to their name! Bees...
Many large-scale commercial growers utilize automated booms to deliver water, nutrient solutions, pesticides and/or plant growth regulators to crops. Some growers have also installed lights on their booms to deliver...
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