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January 07, 2015
Proven Winners has announced the date and locations for its 2015 Outdoor Living Extravaganza program. The daylong educational seminars are designed to inspire gardeners with new plants, design ideas and more. Attendees also will have a chance to...
January 06, 2015
On January 1, AmericanHort celebrated its first birthday. The organization formally launched on January 1, 2014 through the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA—The Association of Horticulture...
January 05, 2015
The deadline to nominate someone for the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40 is rapidly approaching. In the May 2015 issue, GPN will again recognize 40 individuals in the horticulture industry who are setting the pace for the future. The program is...
January 02, 2015
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for 2015. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards. Eligibility requirements and the...
January 02, 2015
Prior to the 2015 Rose Parade on Jan. 1,  in Pasadena, California, the Buy California Marketing Committee (BCMA) and the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) recognized California Polytechnic universities  in San Luis Obispo and Pomona...
December 23, 2014
Through the GrowIt! app, more than 150 students, from 30 of the nation’s top horticulture programs, shared their plant photography for a chance to win a $500 or $100 scholarship. The recipients were selected based on overall picture quality, range...
December 19, 2014
Lin Schmale, senior director of government relations at the Society of American Florists (SAF) was honored with the Executive Director's Award from the North American Plant Protection Organization. The award acknowledges the successful roles...
December 19, 2014
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices that helps nursery industry businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a digital counterpart to the OAN’s printed Wholesale Nursery Map. “It’s more...
December 19, 2014
Plant selections for the coming year have been released by Star Roses and Plants. The following list are some new selections for 2015: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials...
December 18, 2014
AmericanHort has opened the official central reservation website for the 2015 California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials will take place April 11-16, 2015, in the central and northern regions of California. This year more than 30...
December 16, 2014
Sakata has composed two comprehensive how-to documents for landscapers, the “Landscaper’s Guide to SunPatiens” and the “SunPatiens Floating Garden Guide”. Sakata’s hybrid impatiens series, SunPatiens, are downy mildew resistant, have fast fill in...
December 16, 2014
Fine Americas announced the hiring of Jim Kruger as sales manager for its Northeastern U.S./Eastern Canada region and the appointment of Jim Scruggs as its technical services manager. Jim Scruggs will work with the sales team, university researchers...
December 15, 2014
T.O. Plastics recently launched a new line of plug trays, SureRoots Elite.  The SureRoots Elite plug trays were designed in collaboration with growers, distributors, the T.O. Plastics sales force and its engineering department. The new...
December 15, 2014
American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) announced ‘Victory’ as the 2015 Hosta of the Year (HOTY). AHGA selects the HOTY two to three years in advance to allow for sufficient inventory. Mark Zilis, the registrant of the hosta, discovered ‘Victory’...
December 12, 2014
T.O. Plastics has expanded its 3-D printing and scanning capabilities to improve the company’s efforts to provide fast turnaround on product design solutions for its customers and the company's own proprietary products. The company, with...
December 12, 2014
Nathan Keil and Adam Moseley recently joined Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, New Hampshire, as marketing manager and research and development new plant identification manager respectively.  Adam Moseley will represent Pleasant View within...
December 12, 2014
The National Plant Trials Database now includes more than 30,000 ratings on thousands of varieties of annuals. The idea for an online repository of trial data came from a collaboration between All America Selections and the University of Georgia....
December 12, 2014
PanAmerican Seed has announced that Denis Flaschenriem will retire after 35 years in the floriculture industry. Flaschenriem began his career in 1979 at W. Atlee Burpee in Santa Paula, California, where he bred zinnias, marigolds and perennials. In...
December 05, 2014
BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that RootShield Plus+ WP and RootShield Plus+ Granules have been approved for sale in California. Both products received Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) approval. RootShield Plus provides preventative...
December 05, 2014
The Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center will play host to the annual midwest nursery, landscape and garden center CENTS Marketplace & University exhibition Jan. 7-9, 2015. Education sessions will feature speakers and topics designed for...
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