April 11, 2014

Armitage Talks Sumo Petunias, Belgium Mums, Garvinea Gerbera and Hort Couture Introductions At Spring Trials

After more visits on day five of Spring Trials, there were many new varieties from several different breeders that caught my eye.

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April 11, 2014

Eight Standout Vegetables From Spring Trials [Slideshow]

Reflecting the consumers' passion for growing food, a number of breeders introduced attractive and flavorful vegetable varieties. Here are a few of my favorites.

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April 11, 2014

EuroAmerican Propagators Offers New Shipping Solutions

Young plant grower EuroAmerican Propagators has found that in shipping plants to its grower customers, necessity is the mother of invention. Two solutions to grower problems are proving successful and may be available to other growers in the future. EuroAmerican highlighted these at its Spring Trials display at the Ventura Botanical Gardens.

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April 10, 2014

Armitage Says Strong Marketing Ideas From HGTV And Vegetalis And A New Intergenetic Cross Grab Attention At Spring Trials

Today's visits were a lot of fun, with breathtaking views of both California and incredible plants at the various Trials we toured.

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April 10, 2014

HGTV HOME Plant Collection Will Deliver $200 Million Worth Of Plants At Retail In Its Third Year

This year, HGTV HOME Plant Collection will deliver more than $200 million in plants to the retail marketplace, which includes local garden centers, grocery stores and regional chains like Meijer and Menard’s, but not big box stores.

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April 10, 2014

Vegetalis Is Working To Make Growing Vegetables Easy For Consumers

For the past four years, Vegetalis has presented container vegetable crops at Spring Trials, and while growers and retailers have been excited about Vegetalis’ offerings, there haven’t been enough sales. So this year, the company is working on a few new marketing concepts to bring Vegetalis’ considerable number of container veggies to retailers nationwide.

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April 10, 2014

Variety Highlights From HGTV, Dummen, Bartels, Beekenkamp, PAC-Elsner, Westhoff, Plug Connection, Terra Nova Nurseries, Skagit Gardens, Vegetalis And Floranova

On the fourth day of trials, Greenhouse Grower editors visited several trials and saw hundreds of beautiful new varieties. Here are some of the highlights of the day.

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April 9, 2014

Syngenta Displays Vegetables The Way Consumers Want To Use Them

Veggies were a big feature of the tour at Syngenta Flowers’ California Spring Trials stop, where Greenhouse Grower editors visited Monday. Jeanine Bogard, Syngenta’s business product manager, highlighted four types of veggie gardens that demonstrate how today’s consumers will likely use vegetables.

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April 9, 2014

Armitage’s Take On Great Seed Combos, Verbena, Veronica and Buddleia Spotted At Spring Trials

Allan Armitage found several plants while visiting Syngenta, SHS/Griffin and Proven Winners Trial sites that he wants to try at home.

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April 8, 2014

Armitage’s Take On The California Spring Trials, Day 2

After wandering through the California Spring Trials, Allan Armitage recalls which of the hundreds of ideas and plants appealed to him during his visit.

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April 8, 2014

Spring Trial Introductions From Sakata, Hem Genetics, Takii And Thompson And Morgan [Slideshow]

New introductions from Sakata, Hem Genetics, Takii and Thompson and Morgan during day two of 2014 Spring Trials.

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