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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...
March 20, 2012
Consumers looking for an escape to a tropical paradise can find it this spring at retailers nationwide with the launch of Costa Farms’ new Tropic Escape Hibiscus collection. The new hibiscus collection from Costa Farms  includes 12 patented...
March 14, 2012
A two-day workshop on implementing lean flow techniques in the green industry will take place in Santa Barbara, Calif. April 11 and 12. Attendees will learn how to reduce costs by improving productivity, optimizing floor space, improving throughput...
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...