Garden-Tribe-Monrovia

February 27, 2018

8 Trends Influencing the Garden World in 2018

Expert trend watchers at Monrovia predict that suburban plant hunters, garden coaching, and perfect pines will be just a few of the top consumer gardening demands in 2018.

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Stokesia Blue Frills

February 27, 2018

Costa Farms Buys Green Leaf Nursery

Almost a year after buying indoor houseplant grower Delray Plants, Costa Farms has acquired Florida-based Green Leaf Nursery, Inc., which produces indoor foliage and tropical plants on around 50 acres.

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Steve Garvey, Dallas Johnson Greenhouses

February 25, 2018

How Two Leading Greenhouse Growers Are Committed to Quality in 2018

Greenhouse Grower recently asked its two most recent Head Grower Excellence in Quality award winners about the steps they take to improve plant quality. Here’s what they had to say.

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February 23, 2018

Sunshine Farm & Gardens to Supply Plants for Beijing Olympics

The West Virginia-based nursery will be shipping plants bred and grown in West Virginia to China that will be used in the landscape of several Olympic venues in the February 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Weigela Czechmark (Spring Meadow Nursery)

February 22, 2018

Plant Breeders Emphasize Importance of Patent Protection With New Website

According to members of MarkWatch, plant patents are an important protection for plant breeders and also provide an incentive for them to invest the time and money to innovate and develop new plant varieties.

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February 21, 2018

Four Ways to Get Your Staff to Care About Quality

It can be a challenge to convince your employees to care as much as you do about your business and the quality of products you are providing. Here are four suggestions for making this happen.

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2016 Top 100 Growers With Drone

February 20, 2018

Top 100 Growers Survey for 2018 Is Now Open!

Operations with more than 400,000 square feet of environmentally controlled production are eligible to take the survey, which provides valuable market knowledge on how the nation's largest growers are innovating, sourcing labor, keeping up with demand, and setting trends.

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February 16, 2018

New England GROWS Discontinues After 25 Years

After 25 years, New England GROWS — both the annual event and the organization behind the event — are discontinuing operations.

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Weigela Czechmark (Spring Meadow Nursery)

February 14, 2018

Spring Meadow Nursery Furthers Its Mission of Giving Back to the Industry

The Spring Meadow-Proven Winners Endowment Fund through the Horticultural Research Institute has now topped $800,000, with more scholarships coming in 2018.

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Laura Drotleff

February 13, 2018

Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Fade Away in 2018

Stuff got real in 2017, and it caused many of us to stop and reflect on the current state of the world, and how we can impact change — or at least improve our own situations. Life is too short, and we work too hard, to not use the annual renewal as an opportunity to take stock of our own personal lives, businesses, and careers, and make the necessary adjustments that will allow us to work smarter and live better. Even if you have already given up on your resolutions, perhaps you can think of January as a trial month and make February the month when you really get to work on your goals. And while I know it’s a difficult month to start on some of these changes, since you’re already immersed in the busy spring season, I promise that if you take some time to evaluate your reality […]

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February 12, 2018

Calling All Designers: Enter the International Plantscape Awards

Applications are being accepted through April 13 for AmericanHort’s International Plantscape Awards, which recognize achievements in interior plantscape design, installation, creativity, renovation, and innovation.

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Dr. P. Allen Hammer, Dummen Orange

February 10, 2018

Applications for Dümmen Orange’s Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship Now Being Accepted

Named for Dr. P. Allen Hammer in acknowledgment of the contributions he has made to the floriculture industry, the scholarship is intended to extend Dr. Hammer’s legacy by supporting the next generation of floriculture students.

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