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May 31, 2012
Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower based in Orange, Calif., is now offering the new Sunset Western Garden Collection to California gardening enthusiasts through Orchard Supply Hardware’s statewide 89-store chain. The plant collection...
May 29, 2012
Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, will be a keynote speaker at 2012 OFA Short Course on July 16,. Kass will bring an enthusiastic message about gardening and planting home-grown fruits...
May 24, 2012
The Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC) recently announced that the Michigan House of Representatives has adopted House Resolution 263 to designate, June 9, 2012, as Michigan Flower Planting Day. The resolution was adopted in the House on...
May 24, 2012
The Raker Trial Gardens will be opening July 18, 2012, on more than five acres of grounds at the Raker facility in Litchfield, Mich. C. Raker & Sons, Inc. uses the Trial Gardens to evaluate new varieties in side-by-side comparison trials, to...
May 24, 2012
  The OFA Short Course trade show has been named the 150th largest trade show by the annual edition of Trade Show News Network. The largest horticulture event for garden center retailers, greenhouse and nursery growers, landscapers, florists,...
May 18, 2012
BASF has created a new YouTube video, “Plants Give Back: Benefits of Ornamentals,” that helps explain the benefits that are created by plants. The educational video is a helpful tool for media, industry professionals and advocates to spread the...
May 18, 2012
Nominations are now being accepted for the America in Bloom's John Holmes III Community Champion Award. The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies community leadership through actions that reflect the mission of the organization. The award...
May 11, 2012
The HGTV Home Plant Collection will be available to consumers at select independent garden centers around the country starting this week. The debut collection of annuals, called “Expressions”, was developed by Agricola Management Group, in...
May 11, 2012
Harts Nursery of Jefferson in Oregon recently launched a program to help get students involved in gardening and horticulture related activities. Scott Kegerreis, national account manager for the company told GPN that Harts Nursery wanted to do its...
May 04, 2012
Online registration and hotel reservations for 2012 OFA Short Course are now open. OFA Short Course will meet July 14-17, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. OFA Short Course offers education, products, and events for all...
April 27, 2012
On April 26, a federal judge in northern Florida issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing a new rule that would have fundamentally altered the H2B temporary and seasonal worker program that is important...
April 27, 2012
Kalamazoo Flower Group,  Galesburg, Mich., recently became the first organization in North America to achieve the MPS Florimark TraceCert certificate. This certificate requires that the organization fulfill checkpoints regarding freshness of...
April 22, 2012
If you missed GPN's webinar on "Marketing & Merchandising Ideas from Abroad," you can now view the archived presentation online. Last Thursday, Dave Edenfield, president of The Visions Group, presented some of the latest horticulture marketing...
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
The 2012 Farwest Show, now in its 40th year, has announced the lineup for this year’s event, including a featured celebration of the genus Acer, according to Farwest Show director Allan Niemi. “Everything that Farwest attendees love about the show...
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...
April 05, 2012
OFA — The Association for Horticulture Professionals has announced that TV personality Joe Lamp'l will be the keynote speaker at OFA Short Course in July. How to find and influence today’s consumer will be the focus of Lamp’l's presentation titled...
April 02, 2012
Miami-based Costa Farms is entering the perennial marketplace with the acquisition of Layman Wholesale Nurseries, Inc., Trenton, S.C. Layman Wholesale Nurseries  grows perennials and woody ornamentals at three production facilities in Trenton,...
April 02, 2012
On Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Eastern, GPN will be presenting a special webinar on "Marketing & Merchandising Ideas from Abroad." The is the first of four webinars in our Big Grower webinar series. Dave Edenfield, president of The Visions...
April 01, 2012
Young plant supplier Plug Connection has announced a partnership with Dümmen USA as their new West Coast rooting station. Based in Vista, Calif., Plug Connection will suppply liners for Dümmen's Red Fox, Confetti Garden, geraniums and dahlia product...