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September 02, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), has awarded the 2005 Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to Meghan Gallagher....
September 02, 2005
Adrian Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham, was named the recipient of the Perennial Plant Association’s (PPA) International Contributor Award. President Joseph Kunkel cited Bloom’s “giveaway gardens” program, in which Bloom designs a garden, which is...
September 02, 2005
Plants at Work and the PLANET Interior Advisory Group recently announced that their curricula has been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to its membership. All active AIA members must...
August 26, 2005
Novalis, Inc., a professional horticulture trade consortium made up of significant growers spanning the United States, officially announced that it has added two new growers to its alliance-based network. They are Gulley Greenhouse of Fort Collins,...
August 26, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), received more than $276,000 in contributions to the HRI Endowment Fund during its reception held in Alexandria, Va., at the...
August 26, 2005
After years of working out all of the kinks, Oregon has decided to implement a new pesticide-reporting system that will start January 2006. According to the Associated Press (AP) this new system has been stalled for years due to opposition from...
August 26, 2005
Union Leaders Fight Wal-Mart A recent article from the L.A. Times stated that “In Canada, Germany and Japan, unions are using protests, the courts and political pressure to thwart the giant retailer's [Wal-Mart] expansion.” The meeting that...
August 26, 2005
FTD Group, Inc. announced last week that its subsidiary, Florists' Transworld Delivery Inc., has filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Chicago asserting false advertising claims against Provide Commerce, Inc. (ProFlowers). The lawsuit...
August 19, 2005
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plant protection and quarantine program recently released its fourth and final report, Safeguarding Implementation — A Time for Celebration and Reflection . In...
August 19, 2005
Proven Winners (PW) is hitting the road to help retailers, growers and brokers learn more about its product and give suggestions for effective retail. According to PW, “By working together we can increase your profits and achieve success. The first...
August 19, 2005
In July, thousands of floriculture professionals converged on Columbus, Ohio for the annual OFA Short Course, sponsored by OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals. Attendees conducted business on the trade show floor, learned new skills...
August 19, 2005
As the second quarter came to an end, companies crunched numbers see if they were on track. Last week, Wal-Mart and Home Depot reported their earnings as good overall but fear that gas prices might hinder the future. Wal-Mart.Wal-Mart Stores, Inc....
August 19, 2005
People are used to hearing about trends in fashion, home décor and cuisine, but trends in flowers? Yes, flowers do come in and out of style, and what is chic is constantly evolving. What's hot in flowers for 2006 was unveiled at the American...
August 12, 2005
President Bush has signed into law the energy bill passed by Congress a few weeks ago. Bush “called it essential to U.S. national and economic security, on a day when the price of oil reached another record high, above $63 a barrel,” stated an...
August 12, 2005
Target announced last week that it has signed a deal that will bring upscale gardening and outdoor living brand Smith & Hawken to its stores. Smith & Hawken will design an exclusive line of items that will be available in Target garden...
August 12, 2005
News about flowers and florists reached a milestone in June when Family Circle magazine told nearly 14 million readers to buy flowers for a guaranteed uplift. This means that more than 500 million consumers have learned about the positive effects...
August 12, 2005
Usually known as a transitional month for retail, July saw strong gains in retail sales as shoppers continued to supplement trips to the beach with visits to the stores. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for...
August 12, 2005
In a recent judgment, the Court in The Hague has decided that the gypsophila cultivar ‘Blancanieves’ is not an infringement on the variety Million Stars ‘Dangypmini’ (Danziger “Dan” Flower Farms) and that ‘Blancanieves’ is a completely new...
August 05, 2005
Frank's Nursery & Crafts, Inc. announced that on July 27, 2005, its Second Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization became effective and it has formally emerged from Chapter 11. The reorganized company will operate as a real estate development...
August 05, 2005
A comprehensive energy bill that includes a provision extending Daylight Savings Time was passed by Congress shortly before its August recess began. The Daylight Savings provision is endorsed by the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA...