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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 03, 2013
SATO Holdings Corp. has appointed Masao Kodama to the position of chief marketing officer. In his new role, Kodama will lead the development and implementation of a fully-integrated marketing strategy across departments and overseas group companies...
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
HGTV Home Plant Collection has partnered with two Canadian growers for its 2014 plant lines. Bylands Nurseries Ltd. will provide shrubs for the Smart & Stylish Shrubs line, and Clearview Horticulture will supply annuals for the Expressions...
October 02, 2013
Floral spokesperson, trainer and business adviser Carol Caggiano, AIFD, PFCI, is the 2013 SAF Paul Ecke Jr. Award honoree. The Society of American Florists (SAF) says the award represents exemplary devotion to the profession, industry and community...
October 02, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse Inc. has added Andy Palmer to its team as logistics and customer fulfillment manager. In his new position, Palmer will oversee freight coordination and customer shipping fulfillment. Palmer is a graduate of Central Michigan...
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...
October 02, 2013
OHP Inc. has released Strike Plus fungicide for broad-spectrum control of foliar diseases. Strike Plus contains triadimefon, the active ingredient in Strike 50 WDG fungicide, and trifloxystrobin, the active ingredient in Compass O fungicide, in a...
September 30, 2013
On Sept. 28,  OFA — the Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that their members have voted in overwhelming support of the consolidation of the two organizations into a new...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recognized the Alex Laurie Award recipient, century-old floral businesses and new American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) members at SAF’s 129th Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Professor Virginia R. Walter...
September 25, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has debuted a bold video to educate the industry about the positive impacts it makes on critical industry problems. The video debuted at AFE's annual fundraising dinner that took place during the recent SAF annual...
September 25, 2013
Top honors for the 2013 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program were announced at its annual event in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 2. Participants judged on six criteria: overall impression, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry,...
September 25, 2013
McConkey has hired Jim De’Ora as account manager servicing the Puget Sound region of Seattle and southern Washington, as well as selected nursery accounts in Oregon and Washington. With more than 27 years in the industry, De'Ora has covered accounts...
September 25, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is working on installing a new solar energy project at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. The project represents one of the largest solar-powered projects to date in Santa Clara County. “Sakata is an...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently inducted Anna Ball into its Floriculture Hall of Fame. Ball is the chief executive officer and owner of the Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Ill. The induction took place Sept. 21,...
September 23, 2013
Hort Couture has announced that Peace Tree Farm, a young plant producer in Kintnersville, Pa., is now offering liners of Hort Couture genetics. “Peace Tree has been a great supporter of Hort Couture since our inception. By adding them to our network...
September 19, 2013
Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Mich., has announced additions to its 2014 liner offerings and the publication of its latest catalog. Spring Meadow, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, worked with top breeders to...
September 19, 2013
Agricola Management Group recently announced it will create a 2014 Consumer Marketing Program for the HGTV Home Plant Collection. “Our consumer marketing program for 2014 is designed to achieve maximum exposure to consumers in our various markets...
September 19, 2013
Walker, Selecta Cut Flowers' red carnation, recently received the gold medal at FlowersExpo 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The Jury included leading specialists and experts of the floriculture sector. Evaluation was carried out on a 10-point scale...
September 19, 2013
Greenheart Farms recently unveiled its redesigned website that is more visual and streamlined. The website, www.greenheartfarms.com, offers a better user experience to help brokers, growers and retailers who are looking for information on the...
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