Author Archives: Karli Petrovic

About Karli Petrovic

Karli Petrovic is associate editor of Greenhouse Grower and Today's Garden Center. You can eMail her at kapetrovic@meistermedia.com.

Boxwood Blight Spreads To United States

Much like downy mildew and dogwood anthracnose before it, boxwood blight is the latest disease to attack a plant favorite. First spotted in the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s, boxwood blight (Cylindrocladium buxicola or Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) is now thought to be prevalent throughout Europe. In October 2011, this same fungus was confirmed on boxwoods in

Fostering Gen Y Growers

For kids who consider themselves “plant nerds,” a high school horticulture program can provide a much-needed escape from the daily grind of traditional learning. The sad truth, however, is that many of these programs lack adequate funding, equipment and instruction to encourage high schoolers enough to make horticulture a career. In his December editorial on

Spring Trials 2012 Sneak Preview

Every year breeders big and small take their show-stopping, conversation-starting, must-see varieties to California for the Spring Trials. In this highly anticipated event, plants are the models in this greenhouse fashion show. Check out the following pages for a color-coordinated sneak preview of the varieties that are sure to be some of 2013’s best. ‘Sombrero

Ball Horticultural Company Gives Inside Look at Spring Trials Varieties

At the California Spring Trials, every grower expects to see something new and exciting for the following year. This time around, Ball Horticultural Company and its many divisions worked to create a stunning lineup for 2013. From vegetables to perennials, these varieties are sure to delight no matter what you’re growing. Selecta North America is

‘Luv U Pink’ Poinsettia The Hit At Mitchell’s Open House

Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse, like Greenhouse Grower, conducted its own poinsettia research this past season. Those who attended Mitchell’s open house December 4 in King, N.C., were asked to vote for their favorite poinsettias out of 67 varieties featured. Mitchell’s grew more than 8,000 poinsettias, and three of each variety were selected for judging. Judges