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

‘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