January 19, 2018
Hot-Selling Succulents Remain Hip, With No End in Sight
Succulents continue to fascinate people of all ages and gardening abilities. Perhaps that’s because they still have the right stuff to attract attention.
April 22, 2017
American Floral Endowment Announces Winners of 2017 Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship and Altman Family Scholarships
Four students pursuing careers in horticulture now have scholarships to help them along the way, thanks to the American Floral Endowment.
March 7, 2017
Altman Plants in Escrow to Purchase EuroAmerican Propagators for Plug Connection Facility Expansion
Ken Altman, a co-owner of Altman Plants based in Vista, CA, has confirmed that the operation is currently in escrow to purchase EuroAmerican Propagators, the Bonsall, CA-based young plant and finished plant grower that filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on Jan. 23, 2017. Ken and Deena Altman are co-owners of Altman Plants and The Plug Connection, along with their son Matthew, who has recently bought into the family business. The 55 acres of land and all of the facilities on it, which were previously owned by Jerry Church, a partner in EuroAmerican Propagators, are part of the purchase agreement currently in escrow, Altman says. However, it would not be absorbed by Altman Plants, which in 2016 was number 3 on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list with more than 11 million square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouse production, 62 acres of shade production, and 400 acres of outdoor field production. Altman Plants’ property […]
October 17, 2016
Altman Plants Hosts Media Day To Highlight Its Water Saving Programs
This month, Altman celebrated more than 100 million gallons of water saved since its water recycling program began operation.
October 4, 2016
Altman Plants Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water Through Recycling Program
Altman has saved more than 100 million gallons of water through its on-site water recycling program.
April 20, 2016
American Floral Endowment Announces First-Ever Altman Family Scholarship Recipient
Joshua Henry, the recipient of the scholarship, is pursuing a Master of Science degree at North Carolina State University, with a focus on plant nutrition of annuals and potted plants.
November 11, 2015
Drought Has Triggered A New Normal For The California Landscape
California is now entering its fifth year of the worst drought in 500 years, with no end in sight. Weather experts predict the current drought will continue into 2016, despite optimistic projections of increased rain patterns this winter caused by a strong El Niño ocean current. Residents have fully bought in to the emergency, and embraced Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 mandate to reduce water usage by 25 percent. Even after an above-average hot summer, the state has exceeded its goal, with a per-month average of 28 percent water reduction. Some of the ways homeowners are being encouraged to reduce their outdoor water use are concerning, but the good news is, drought-tolerant landscaping and awareness of water-wise gardening is on the rise. Cash For Grass Rebates Have Landowners Trading In Their Lawns When Governor Brown’s water reduction mandate was announced in April, consumer reaction was reflected in the sales at […]
April 9, 2015
Altman Plants’ Online Cactus Shop Shows Strong Sales
Altman Plants recently opened its new Cactus Shop, an online retail store that sells a variety of cactus and succulents. The store is a take-off of Altman’s original wholesale business, as the company started as a mail order catalog.