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March 23, 2001
If you listen to any talk show, call-in radio program or self-help guru, they’ll all tell you the same thing; nothing dooms a relationship to failure faster than dishonesty. So, since we’re starting a new relationship with one another, I figured I’d...
March 23, 2001
Remember the days before e-mail, cellular phones and pagers? Seems like a lifetime ago that the only way to the outside world was to "let your fingers do the walking." Nowadays, we spend more time communicating with computers across the world than...
March 23, 2001
At the expense of research focused on maximizing other traits such as color, shape and long-lasting blooms after cutting, flowers have been left without much scent at all. Natalia Dudareva, assistant professor of plant molecular biology in the...
March 23, 2001
On July 11, the full House of Representatives voted to approve an U.S. Department of Agriculture budget targeting $4.2 million for floriculture and nursery research. And although the Senate version of that appropriations bill is not yet finalized,...
March 23, 2001
Over the past four decades, the NGMA’s structural manufacturers have worked with growers from all over the world. And whether it’s at a greenhouse or a trade show, there are some common questions growers ask that fall into eight general categories....
March 23, 2001
Suppliers have been slow to react to the most recent weights and measures regulation changes. But with Scotts’ plans for bag label adjustments this month, these four-year-old changes are starting to have real world meaning. Formal regulations...
March 23, 2001
The experts are up in arms about new research out of Iowa State University that further validates the lethal effects of Bt transgenic corn pollen on monarch butterfly larvae. Laura C. Hansen-Jesse and John J. Obrycki of the ISU Department of...
March 22, 2001
Downy mildews have gained a strong foothold in the horticultural industry in the United States and Canada over the past few years. During the winter and spring of 2000, some new crops were hit by downy mildew, including red salvia (S. splendens) and...
March 22, 2001
Grasses have always been an integral part of nearly every nature scene – fields, roadsides, sand dunes, even the shadowy depths of woodlands. But grasses are just now experiencing a rise in popularity as gardeners discover the striking array of...
March 22, 2001
It seems almost anti-American to dread the holidays, what with all the decorations, social gatherings and general good cheer. But the sight of mall decorations and twinkling Christmas lights in the trees has made me feel more like Scrooge than jolly...
March 22, 2001
Carl Volkers and Jim Kampwirth are the envy of every stamp collector and coin enthusiast around. They too were once collectors. Not of books or baseball cards, but of cacti. Volkers would find a rare species here or come across some unusual seed...
March 22, 2001
Reduction of pesticide and fertilizer runoff from greenhouses has been a repeated theme in the argument for a sound, protected environment. Many North American growers have taken the cue from their European counterparts by implementing subirrigation...
March 22, 2001
Greenhouse technology and equipment have been evolving at a staggering pace in recent years. What were once mostly small, family-owned businesses are now automated, computer- controlled, highly technical greenhouse operations. And just to keep...
March 15, 2001
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March 15, 2001
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February 28, 2001
Alstroemeria, also known as the Lily-of-the-Incas or Inca Lily, has been grown in the United States since the 1970s, mainly as a cut flower crop. Among cut flower producers, alstroemeria is a favorite because of its long vase life, long flowering...
February 28, 2001
I’ve never really liked winter. Even when I was a little girl, at a time when most kids were happy with snowball fights and ice skating, I sat inside by the heating vent, longing for sunshine and the green grasses of spring. I’ve made efforts to...
February 28, 2001
When it comes to producing hanging baskets above a bench crop, growers rely on trial and error to reach a balance of optimizing their greenhouse space without sacrificing the quality of the bench crop. If too many hanging baskets are placed overhead...
February 28, 2001
On the surface, Jack and Dick De Vroomen could not be more different. Carrying his cell phone and laptop computer, Jack typifies the modern businessman; and Dick, with his hand full of old photos, is the best part of a lifestyle we will never be...
February 28, 2001
Why grow vines? The reasons, I think, are threefold. First, many gardeners are traveling to public gardens, both in the United States and abroad. When visiting, they can’t help but notice the artful and lavish use of vines in many of these gardens....