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May 13, 2014
Houzz.com's 2014 Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey recently revealed that the majority of homeowners are making more and more eco-friendly choices for their yard this year. The 2014 survey included responses from more than 4,500 Houzz.com users who...
May 09, 2014
The Society of American Florists' (SAF) Live Like a Flower media workshop recently debuted in New York City to help spread a message that flowers and plants can help consumers lead happier, more fulfilling lives. In late April, nine editors of...
May 09, 2014
Florikan, a specialist in polymer-coated fertilizer technologies, will be expanding operations to better serve the needs of the company’s customers and partners. “Due to the tremendous support from customers and partners, Florikan has grown to the...
May 09, 2014
From June 10 to 12, 2014, more than 10,000 horticulture professionals from all over the world will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and network during GreenTech Amsterdam. The event is targeted toward professionals in the horticulture...
May 09, 2014
With its nearly black leaves overlaid with dark purple and white swirls, the ornamental pepper Purple Flash — a new Texas Superstar plant — can be used in landscapes as a backup or a stand-alone bedding plant, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife...
May 02, 2014
As part of the Irrigation Pathogens and Water Quality webinar series, “Substrate Management Practices Vital for Pathogen Risk Mitigation” will take place May 6, 2014 from noon until 1 p.m. EST. Dr. Andrew Ristvey, extension specialist – commercial...
May 02, 2014
Any past or present America in Bloom (AIB) participant can record their community’s involvement with the program for a chance to win $1,500 cash. The video must be posted on YouTube and should be between 2 and 3 minutes long. AIB suggests the...
May 02, 2014
Ball Seed recently announced three grand-prize recipients of its WebTrack “winWIN” contest: Richard Conner, Conner Farms (Nathalie, Virginia); Chase Sides, Integrated Botanics (Fort Worth, Texas); and Leland Headings, Stutzman Greenhouse (Hutchinson...
April 25, 2014
Syngenta Flowers will once again be offering two $7,500 scholarships to college students who have shown high potential in the fields of plant breeding and ornamental horticulture through scholastic excellence and experience. The Glenn Goldsmith...
April 25, 2014
Bailey Nurseries has announced the dates for the annual expo events at their Minnesota, Illinois and Oregon facilities. Each event is open to Bailey customers and is a full day of activities including facility tours, introduction of new plant...
April 25, 2014
The Dramm Corporation is “Springing for Hope” — each May, the company will choose a non-profit organization and donate financially to the organization. This year efforts will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation, with a portion of May’s retail sales...
April 25, 2014
ePlantSource has added five new suppliers to the list of partner companies who provide their products on the ePlantSource website. New partners for the 2014-2015 season include: Athena Brazil: Sao Paulo, Brazil Lucas Greenhouses: Monroeville, N.J....
April 25, 2014
John Moore, former long-time Starbucks marketing manager and Whole Foods director of marketing, food industry thought leader, brand innovator and marketing guru, will present the keynote address at the 2014 International Floriculture Expo (IFE). The...
April 24, 2014
From bird watchers to butterfly lovers, people across the country are transforming their gardens into havens for wildlife in celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife Month and its Certified Wildlife Habitat program. This...
April 18, 2014
OHP has added Segway O greenhouse and nursery fungicide to its portfolio. As part of an agreement with ISK Biosciences Corp, OHP will provide sales and technical support beginning May 19, for Segway O. Segway O controls diseases such as pythium,...
April 18, 2014
America in Bloom (AIB) is accepting nominations for the John R. Holmes III Community Champion Award, meant to recognize a leader who has moved the community forward. The award recipient must be from a city that has or is currently participating in...
April 18, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently released new research from North Carolina State University (NCSU) where researchers describe how aphids can be managed by releasing the parasitoid wasp Aphidius colemani in ...
April 18, 2014
The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) highlighted additional results from its Purchasing Barriers for Non-Flower Buyers study. The findings offer insight into what discourages or encourages customers to purchase flowers by examining consumers...
April 16, 2014
Proven Winners recently announced the designation of its first Proven Winners Botanical Trail. Kentucky’s Rockcastle River Trading Co. received the designation as the first such property in the nation. A designated Proven Winners Botanical Trail...
April 10, 2014
Agricola Management Group and the HGTV Home Plant Collection have created a 2014 Consumer Marketing Program. The Plant Collection will appear in a 30 second spot on both national television (HGTV) and select local spots from April through May and...