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November 26, 2012
Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse in King, N.C., is hosting its poinsettia trials Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. This year Mitchell's is growing 80 poinsettia varieties. Mitchell's poinsettia Open House will take place this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12:30...
November 26, 2012
McHutchison has announced that effective Dec. 1, Keith Cable will join the company's senior management team. Cable formerly was with Syngenta Horticultural Services, .This position will allow for special projects with customers and vendors as well...
November 16, 2012
Benary will host 2013 California Spring Trials exhibit at its new breeding facility in Watsonville.  Benary's Spring Trials will take place from April 6 to 12, 2013. The new facility is located at 195 Paulsen Road, Watsonville, CA 95076. The...
November 13, 2012
Syngenta Flowers, Inc. recently announced that earlier this fall, the National Park Service requested that Maryland-based grower Tidal Creek Growers  provide 2,000 eight-inch containers of 'Spicy Cheryl Orange', a two-toned garden mum,...
November 12, 2012
Plug Connection has announced the expansion of its 2013 California Spring Trials “Summit” event with the addition of five new exhibitors in the greenhouse complex site in Vista, Calif. Plug Connection will be hosting Spring Trials visitors April 6...
November 07, 2012
The University of Florida's 2012 Poinsettia Trial Field Day will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the university's Environmental Horticulture Greenhouse Complex in Gainesville. The trials are sponsored by poinsettia breeder...
October 12, 2012
Effective immediately, Summit Plastic and Ball Horticultural Co. announce a price reduction for their pots made from renewable bio-materials. The price reductions affect TerraShell home compostable pots; select Rice Hull NetPots; and trays made of...
October 12, 2012
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection has added three new grower partners for its Smart & Stylish shrub line: Imperial Nurseries, Northern Christmas Trees & Nursery (NCTN) and Van Essen Nursery. These well-established growers, located...
September 05, 2012
Proven Winners will once again be presenting its annual roadshows in four different cities this fall. This year the roadshows will meet: October 2, in Minneapolis October 4, in Denver October 23, in London, Ontario October 25, ...
September 05, 2012
The fourth biennial Independent Plant Breeder's Conference will meet Nov. 1 to 4, in Portland. The goal of the conference is to educate professional and hobbyist breeders on how to protect themselves and their investment when patenting and...
September 04, 2012
Mast Young Plants is having an open house in the company's trial gardens next week in Grand Rapids, Mich. The open house will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the trial gardens located at 3525 Bristol Road. Garden tours, seminars...
August 21, 2012
On Aug. 21, Syngenta announced  that Keelan Pulliam, head, Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America, (formerly the Flowers Professional business), has elected to retire at the end of 2012, after 33 years with the company. Scott...
August 08, 2012
Fairy Gardening Inc. officially launched a partnership with Henry F. Michell Co. and Gulley Greenhouse at OFA in Columbus on July 15, 2012. This partnership will give growers throughout the nation access to Fairy Flowers, the industry’s only...
July 24, 2012
After 80 years of exclusively trialing new seed varieties, All-America Selections (AAS) has announced it will include vegetative ornamentals in its 2013 trialing program. As the industry continues to shift to producing and consuming more...
July 11, 2012
Syngenta Flowers, Inc., will present its summer trial garden open house at Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, N.J., on Wednesday, July 25. Attendees will have the opportunity to see selections from Syngenta's seed and vegetative assortments...
April 13, 2012
Syngenta has announced it will be offering two $7,500 horticulture-related scholarships again in 2012. The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship is a $7,500 award for a student working toward a degree in plant breeding. The Goldsmith Seeds...
April 13, 2012
Dümmen USA has announced that its interspecific geranium, formerly known as Salsarita, has been renamed Sarita and three new colors have been added to the series. Red Fox Sarita is the same dark-leafed, single-flower interspecific that impressed...
April 13, 2012
Last month at California Spring Trials, visitors to the Benary display at Plug Connection in Vista, Calif., were asked to come up with a new name for the breeder's blue ageratum (see photo). The winning name is...'Blue Hawaii 5.0'. The new 'Blue...
April 10, 2012
The Steering Committee for the California Spring Trials has announced the dates for 2013 and 2014 California Spring Trials. 2013 Spring Trials will take place April 6 to April 11, 2013. In 2014, California Spring Trials is scheduled to meet April 5...
March 20, 2012
Funding for the IR-4 Project may fall victim to the budget ax in 2013 if the proposed budget is approved for the next fiscal year. Congress needs to hear from our industry that it must preserve the program that brings us most of our legal options...