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March 07, 2008
Takii & Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that breeds, produces and sells vegetable and flower varieties since 1835, has acquired 100 percent share in Global Flowers. Established in 1996, Global Flowers is a company specialized in breeding,...
March 07, 2008
Two critical industry issues, open trade and comprehensive immigration reform, took center stage during the Society of American Florist’s (SAF) 28th annual Congressional Action Days, which took place Feb. 25 and 26. SAF members met in 166...
March 07, 2008
New Compact SunPatiens Hit Market Home Depot’s VIVA! program has added to its well-received SunPatiens program. Along with Sakata Seed America and Ecke Ranch, the VIVA! program will feature a lineup of more compact genetics suitable for quart...
February 29, 2008
Configure Now Available for Use in California The ornamentals industry has a new product for California growers who want to produce fuller, more marketable plants with improved blooms — Configure plant growth regulator from Fine Americas, Inc.,...
February 29, 2008
In a time of heightened competition, vendors that can help garden centers stand out from the competition deserve some accolades. With this idea in mind, Monrovia Growers was named the first ever Vendor of the Year by Armstrong Garden Centers,...
February 29, 2008
In 2007, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) assisted aspiring horticulturists in pursuing their dreams. Nineteen scholarships were awarded to eligible horticulture students pursuing careers in an industry-related field. All scholarships were...
February 29, 2008
The price tag that comes with caring for non-native plant species is steep, said ecologist Jack Pizzo, during a speech at the Conservation Foundation’s Winter Membership & Awards Luncheon last week. Non-native plants cost the United States...
February 29, 2008
In February, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that the hard-hit state, with a 61-county Level 4 drought area, would ease outdoor watering limitations through exemptions to the drought response plan implemented in September 2007. This action “...
February 26, 2008
Aquascape to Create “Water Gardens of the Future” At Epcot Center For the sixth year in a row, Aquascape and a group of Certified Aquascape Contractors (CAC) will descend on Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center to create water gardens of the future....
February 26, 2008
“For it’s one, two, three strikes… You’re in!” In addition to its signature pre-arranged appointment format, the National Lawn & Garden Show (NLGS) is also known for its entertaining networking and social events. This year’s show, scheduled...
February 26, 2008
As the sun comes out and the weather begins to warm up, gardeners are coming out of hibernation and looking for the best and brightest varieties to plant in their yards once spring begins. The Internet provides a wealth of information this time of...
February 21, 2008
Northwest Horticulture Releases its New Big Green Book Northwest Horticulture, a provider of perennials, ornamental grasses, landscape roses and groundcovers, has announced the release of its new Big Green Book. The 136-page book contains many...
February 21, 2008
Next week, floriculture takes the nation’s capital by storm. More than 110 Society of American Florists (SAF) members from 40 companies and 27 states will discuss their business concerns with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. during SAF Congressional...
February 21, 2008
Dave Barcel, senior technical manager for OHP, Inc., in cooperation with American Takii, has set up a number of plant growth regulator trials at the upcoming California Pack Trials and will share the results with attendees. Barcel will be showing...
February 21, 2008
Applications are now available for the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Programs for eligible students. These programs help students gain hands-on, real-world floriculture experience. The...
February 21, 2008
GPN will present the first in a series of free webinars, “PGR Best Practices with Perennials,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Editorial contributor Joyce Latimer will provide an update on plant growth regulators (PGR), give examples of their use on...
February 15, 2008
MasterTag Inroduces Sustainable Plant Labels MasterTag announces the introduction of two new label options made with environmentally sustainable materials. These new products are a result of an exhaustive search and testing and will provide growers...
February 15, 2008
Pantone, known as a world leader of the color and design industries, recently released its yearly PANTONE Fashion Report. According to the report, fall ’08 — which will be defined in part by the hotly contested upcoming presidential election —...
February 15, 2008
A recent survey conducted by SnagAJob.com and IPSOS Public Affairs recently found that one in four U.S. workers will be seeking new employment in 2008 — and some may be looking to supplement their income with a second job — according to an article...
February 15, 2008
Novalis, a professional horticulture trade consortium made up of annual, perennial and woody ornamental growers across the country, recently announced it had added new growers to its network. In a broad expansion of the alliance-based network,...