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September 11, 2014
Focused on encouraging horticulture’s continued growth, the Shinoda Foundation invests in the future through the awarding of its annual scholarships. This year the Board of Trustees awarded eight scholarships totaling $13,500, plus grants totaling $...
September 11, 2014
The second annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners drew an estimated crowd of 550 gardening consumers from 27 states and three Canadian provinces. Guests travelled to Mackinac Island, Michigan., to partake in two and a half days of...
September 10, 2014
The 2015 All-America Selections Summer Summit will take place in conjunction with the Home Garden Seed Association’s annual meeting next October in Texas. The Urban Ag Experience will take place Oct. 6 to 9, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. All-America...
September 05, 2014
Oglesby Plants International recently promoted Dottie Raines to the position of sales manager. “Dottie’s experience in customer service, sales and many other aspects of our business provides our customers and sales representatives with the...
September 05, 2014
GrowCo Inc., a subsidiary of Two Rivers Water & Farming Co., has signed leases with two tenants for marijuana facilities being constructed in Pueblo County, Colorado. GrowCo will provide each grower with a 90,000-square-foot, fully equipped...
September 05, 2014
Dramm's new white paper explains the basic dissolved oxygen (DO) requirements for plant vitality, impediments to sufficient levels and the solutions to overcome these issues. According to the company's research, most growers measure EC and pH but...
September 05, 2014
If you grow and sell perennials and are always on the lookout for solutions to growing the healthiest crops possible then you should mark Sept. 16 on you calendar. At 2 p.m. eastern time on Sept. 16, GPN columnist and regular contributor Paul Pilon...
September 04, 2014
The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Candice Shoemaker as the new head of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources. She will begin her appointment Sept. 1. “Dr. Shoemaker brings a wealth of...
September 03, 2014
Just weeks ago, the National Garden Bureau launched the “Growing for Futures” philanthropic program to build therapeutic gardens. Since then, online and offline cash donations have reached over $7,200, with just another $2,800 needed to reach the...
September 03, 2014
Officers of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) who will serve for the 2014-2015 term were elected during the 115th annual meeting held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta during SNA 2014 in July. Richard May, May Nursery,...
August 29, 2014
Ludvig Svensson celebrated 25 years of serving growers across the Americas. “When we opened our Americas office, we believed the climate was right for growth, and we believed we could create the ideal climate for greenhouse growers and retailers to...
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August 29, 2014
Texas Superstar board members have recognized marylandica types of fall zinnias for their disease-resistant “mounds of color” that last until frost when planted in late summer. Zinnia marylandica include the Profusion and Zahara series, which grow...
August 29, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has appointed Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., as its new research coordinator to oversee research funding and provide counsel to industry researchers. Nell is professor emeritus in floriculture at the University of Florida...
August 29, 2014
The new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas offers consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. EndlessSummerBlooms.com showcases inspirational images, how‐to instructions for planting and caring for hydrangeas and practical...
August 28, 2014
Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of plants that are new to the trade. The 2014 showcase featured 52 different trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and...
August 28, 2014
The Society of American Florists (SAF) has elected three new members to its board of directors. The results of SAF's board elections, which took place during SAF Marco Island 2014 and by mail ballot, also were announced at the Business Meeting on...
August 22, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well as minimum suggested pricing and mandatory packaging requirements for the...
August 22, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced Gabriel Becerra as AFE’s new chairman, Charles Kremp as treasurer/secretary-elect and Bill Fernandez as its newest trustee. Becerra is president of Golden Flowers in Miami and has been a trustee for...
August 22, 2014
  The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry.   SAF Alex Laurie Award   John Dole, Ph.D., head of the...
August 15, 2014
Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) customers can now purchase Alstroemeria Princess Lilies, after the company made an agreement with Royal Van Zanten. Royal Van Zanten currently markets 15 available varieties of Princess Lilies, including new...