Dozens of floriculture professionals visited their senators and representatives in March to lobby for issues that impact the green industry.
Reflecting the consumers’ passion for growing food, a number of breeders introduced attractive and flavorful vegetable varieties. Here are a few of my favorites.
Greenhouse Grower editors visited Danziger, Golden State Bulb Growers, Benary and Pacific Plug & Liner, some of which hosted other breeders as well, on Day 1 of 2014 California Trials. Find out what they learned about the new introductions and marketing ideas.
Breeders are creating remarkably strong displays full of ideas to promote a love of plants and gardening. Here are some highlights from Spring Trials sites at Danziger, Benary, Golden State Bulb and Pacific Plug & Liner.
New varieties garnering the most buzz at Danziger, Benary, Pacific Plug & Liner and several other breeders on the first day of 2014 trials.
Social media is a tough thing for growers to use well, but Sakata’s Spring Trials displays offer ways – and reasons – you can and should give this marketing tool another look.
We asked retailers across the country about which three specific products/plants were the best sellers for their store. Not surprisingly, bedding plant and vegetable and herb varieties were the most cited. The most striking result was that no single variety or even plant garnered enough votes to head the list. The best sellers were diverse,
Retailers from across the country are reporting on which products and selling and which aren’t faring as well so far this spring. Have You Noticed A Trend In Any Product Category Customers Are Buying? With much of the country experiencing a delayed spring, weather and its effect on the garden industry is on a lot
If you’ve been paying attention to The Grow Initiative, you know that the Greenhouse Grower team is looking for ways to rejuvenate the industry. The team at Today’s Garden Center, Greenhouse Grower’s sister magazine, has a similar mission. We’ve recruited as many big thinkers as we can to brainstorm ways we can help retailers succeed.
Monrovia will begin selling its branded plants in Lowe’s stores in 2013. As a result of an exclusive agreement with Lowe’s, Monrovia plants, currently sold in Home Depot in plain pots, will pull out of Home Depot. The new relationship differs significantly from what the industry expects of a mass merchant agreement. The Monrovia plants