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March 09, 2012
The deadline to for college students to apply for the Robert and Shirley Mangum Memorial Scholarship is April 27. The $2,000 scholarship was created to encourage collegiate studies in the fields of ornamental horticulture, floriculture, greenhouse...
March 09, 2012
On March 6, Nexus Corp. broke ground for an addition to their greenhouse manufacturing facility in Pana, Ill. Nexus Corp's CEO Cheryl Longtin and president Mike Porter, hosted a special groundbreaking ceremony and luncheon for local officials at the...
February 13, 2012
Bell Nursery, Burtonsville, Md., is now accepting applications to fill more than 900 seasonal positions — primarily garden center merchandisers to display and care for the more than 75 million plants  at Bell-served Home Depot garden centers...
January 21, 2012
Last week, home improvement retailer Lowe's announced that it would hire 40,000 new associates this spring. According to a Lowe's spokesperson, the number of new hires will vary by store, but an average of 25 new positions will added at each...
January 21, 2012
Costa Farms and Scheurich USA, have joined forces to transform the retail environment using style and fashion to attract a wider audience and boost sales for retailers. “Scheurich's branding statement "Fashion for Plants" now takes on a whole new...
January 13, 2012
The 2012 Big Grower Executive Summit will take place Feb. 26 to 28 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. The theme for this year’s Executive Summit is “Creating Value for You, Your Company and the Consumer.” This will be the fifth year now that...
January 13, 2012
The Home Depot announced it has begun recruiting to fill more than 70,000 seasonal positions as it prepares for spring — the company's busiest selling and hiring season. "Just as the Christmas rush and holiday hiring ends for many retailers, we...
January 03, 2012
Dewar Nurseries, Inc., Apopka, Florida, recently earned Veriflora certification for the company's sustainability practices in the growing process.   Veriflora certification requires growers to meet strict sustainable agriculture standards...
November 28, 2011
Metrolina Greenhouses is being featured in a new video on the Environmental News Network’s website. The Huntersville, N.C.-based grower’s use of biomass burners for heating greenhouses and energy conservation efforts are being spotlighted as part of...
October 14, 2011
In 2012, the Institute for Floriculture Innovation will seat a Board of Directors composed of domestic and international representatives from horticulture, floriculture, design and lifestyle and retail. The Institute for Floriculture Innovation (IFI...
September 13, 2011
Costa Farms has launched GrowingStyle, a digital magazine that uses style, new plant information, trends and decorating how-to tips with houseplants to target a new eco-minded and tech savvy generation. Costa Farms has launched GrowingStyle, a...
September 09, 2011
After stepping back and reducing his role in late 2010, Gary Mangum has returned to Bell Nursery, Burtonsville, Md., as president and chief executive officer. The move takes effect immediately. Until the end of last year, Mangum, along with his...
September 06, 2011
Color Spot Nurseries' founder, chairman and CEO, Michael Vukelich, died from brain cancer on Aug. 26, 2011.Michael F. Vukelich, founder, chairman and CEO of Color Spot Nurseries, Inc. in Fallbrook, Calif., died on Aug. 26, 2011. Vukelich, 61, was...
March 17, 2011
Costa Farms is expanding its customer reach and opening new markets for their interior foliage business with its most recent acquisition of Bernecker’s Nursery - an interior tropical plant grower in Homestead, Florida. Costa Farms is expanding its...
February 18, 2011
In December, the Center for Applied Horticultural Research, founded by Ken and Deena Altman, celebrated its second anniversary.In December, the Center for Applied Horticultural Research (CfAHR), founded by Ken and Deena Altman, celebrated its second...
February 11, 2011
On Friday, Costa Farms announced it had acquired the assets and business of First Foliage in Homestead, Fla.On Friday, Costa Farms announced it had acquired the assets and business of First Foliage of Homestead, Fla. The acquisition provides Costa...
January 21, 2011
Costa Farms’ O2 For You program has partnered with Miracle-Gro to build consumer awareness of improving indoor air quality with healthy indoor houseplants. Costa Farms’ O2 For You program and Miracle-Gro are working together to build consumer...
November 02, 2010
Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville, N.C., is seeking permission from local authorities to rezone 110 acres in Huntersville for the construction of approximately 1.5 million square feet of greenhouses. Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville, N.C.,...
October 22, 2010
This November, N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants will host poinsettia trials in November and will feature more than 100 poinsettia varieties. N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants, in Millstadt, Illinois will be hosting...
October 08, 2010
Rocket Farms announced last week that it has met the stringent requirements to earn VerFlora certification for agricultural sustainability. Recognized as the gold standard in the floriculture and horticulture industries, VeriFlora certification...