September 2016

Cultivate’16 Reflects the ‘New Now’

The industry is shifting, and if you stand still you might miss the next big thing. In case you were unable to visit Columbus, Ohio, during North America’s biggest horticulture event, here are some of the sights you missed.

Culture Report: Dianthus Flow Series

This dianthus collection is composed of wonderful lifestyle plants that can be used indoors or outdoors throughout the year.

Gaining Insight into the Gardener’s Mind

Planning production for next season can be stressful. How can you possibly predict what will be top sellers? Here are some findings from research we’ve recently conducted that may help you strategize for next year.

Looking at Challenges as Opportunities

We are faced with challenges everyday. So how can we turn them into opportunities? We get up and go to work and all of a sudden the phone rings and we are faced with a challenge. This is something tha... more

Looking for #18

This January, GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. will once again be recognizing our Intern of the Year. This is the 18th year that we will be honoring an exceptional college student who has participate... more

Managing Light to Improve Rooting of Cuttings

The characteristics of a high-quality liner vary somewhat from crop to crop and intended use, but generally, the goal is to produce cuttings with a well-developed root system in a short period of time... more

New Edibles at Spring Trials

While the focus of the annual California Spring Trials has primarily been on flowers, edibles are proclaiming a strong presence at the event.

Out-of-the-Box Plant Packaging

While a plant alone should speak for itself, many consumers rely on the plant’s package to make purchasing decisions. Don’t miss out on the opportunities plant packaging provides.

Perennial Solutions: Heucherella ‘Autumn Cascade’

Recent strides in breeding have led to this versatile cultivar that boasts an attractive trailing habit.

Perennials on Display

I am lucky to have grown up in a family business focused on wholesaling perennials, where names like Pseudolanguinosis and Scrophularia were household words! Understandably, to many people who are not... more

The Earnings Illusion and Playing the Long Game

The long-term health of your business requires paying close attention in your greenhouse and on your balance sheet.

Winners Circle

Looking for new varieties to add to your production? Look no further! Check out these latest award-winning varieties.
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