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October 31, 2013
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies has announced the dates for its 2014 Grower and Retailer Expos in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The two events will each span two full days and will feature suppliers and education sessions representing each of Griffin’...
October 24, 2013
N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants in Millstadt, Ill., will host an open house Nov. 21-22, 2013. It will showcase a comparison trial of more than 100 poinsettia varieties finished Natural and Black Cloth. The trial includes...
October 24, 2013
Past American Floral Endowment (AFE) trustee David Niklas and his wife Zoe Niklas have established a memorial tribute honoring David’s parents and floriculture veterans, Edmund Robert (“Ed” or “Nick”) and Dorothy (“Dot”) Niklas. Ed died Sept. 16,...
October 24, 2013
Dr. Allan Armitage recently introduced a new app for home gardeners, as well as horticulture industry professionals, called  Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals. It is available for all Android and iPhones and tablets. Dr. Armitage is...
October 23, 2013
GreenTech is now the official name for a biennial trade fair for the agricultural chain, focused on product technology for food and ornamental horticulture. After industry members weighed in on a name via crowdsourcing, a committee of exhibitors and...
October 23, 2013
Light and plants expert Tessa Pocock, Ph.D., has joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., as a senior research scientist, leading the development of a new plant physiology lighting program. Her...
October 23, 2013
SATO America Inc. has appointed Len Bono to the position of business development manager for consumables. Bono has more than 25 years of industry experience having held management positions at Monarch/Paxar, Lowry Computer Products and BlueStar....
October 18, 2013
Suntory Flowers has launched a new film series that captures the passion, dedication and even danger behind plant breeding. The four Hollywood-style short films show how plant explorers worldwide risk life and limb to climb high, rocky cliffs and...
October 18, 2013
The Central Environmental Nursery and Landscape Trade Show (CENTS) has chosen D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas as its keynote speaker. The international speaker and author has been recognized for his work with companies such as IBM, Walt Disney, NASA, the...
October 17, 2013
In a readers' contest this fall, the Cool Wave Pansy team and Southern Living magazine collaborated to name the newest color in the Cool Wave trailing pansy portfolio. The new name, 'Sunshine 'N Wine', was submitted by a Southern Living reader and...
October 17, 2013
The Shinoda Foundation has named well-known flower executive Bob Otsuka as its new president. Otsuka replaces Paul Ecke III who is retiring. “Bob’s deep ties to floriculture and his passion for advancing our industry make him a natural for...
October 16, 2013
Ball DPF, LLC has added Nature’s Source Plant Probiotic to its line of plant nutrition products. It’s a unique complex of beneficial microorganisms that promotes the establishment and enhances the growth of greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape...
October 16, 2013
All-America Selections has chosen the winners of its second annual Landscape Design Contest. This year's contest saw a 20 percent increase in the number of entries compared to 2012. This contest is a landscape design contest incorporating AAS...
October 16, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and Altman Plants supplied plants to the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University for a Floral Plant Give-Away Project (FPGAP) intending to recruit new horticulture students. During...
October 10, 2013
Applications for the second year of the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership (EAGL) are now being accepted. The one-year education program is developed for growers in the nursery and greenhouse production industry. It is the product of a...
October 10, 2013
The American Nursery & Landscape Association, OFA and the Society of American Florists have collaborated on a letter and FAQ sheet to help the industry gain a better understanding of the use of neonicotinoids. These documents will help...
October 09, 2013
Philips Lighting - Horticultural LED North America has added Douglas Marlow as key account manager. Marlow has more than 25 years of horticultural experience and will be responsible for commercial market development of Philips’ new category of...
October 09, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) will begin rewarding entries that have superior regional performance. An AAS Regional Winner will perform well in a specific region or regions, will have a great local story angle, will resonate with home gardeners and...
October 02, 2013
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the latest phase of its breeding program for heucherella cultivars — six new rust-resistant varieties. The cultivars include Heucherella ‘Gold Cascade’ and Heucherella ‘Copper Cascade’, both of which are part of...
October 02, 2013
More than 550 gardening consumers joined Proven Winners for its Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island from Aug. 25-27. During the three day event, attendees were able to tour 11 private gardens, enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Grand Hotel and learn...
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