November 19, 2015
Dümmen Orange Teaming Up With L’Olivier Floral Atelier To Open A Luxury Pop-Up Boutique In Downtown Manhattan
Opening November 20, the Brookfield Ephemeral Boutique will offer an exclusive collection of grab-and-go bouquets featuring Dümmen Orange varieties and L’Olivier’s own signature arrangements.
November 25, 2015
Everything You Need To Know About the New England GROWS Conference
Held In Boston December 2-4, New England GROWS includes a comprehensive conference program, a trade show, and with six special programs that teach new skills and provide opportunities to network with colleagues.
November 24, 2015
Five Florida Growers Receive Licenses To Potentially Produce And Process Medical Marijuana
The Florida Department of Health has announced the five nursery operations awarded with exclusive licenses to grow, process, and dispense “Charlotte’s Web,” a low-THC (non-euphoric) cannabis approved for patients with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer.
November 23, 2015
Gotham Greens Expands Into Chicago With New Rooftop Greenhouse
Touted as the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse, the company’s fourth facility is its first outside of New York and will produce nearly 10 million annual crops of local, premium-quality leafy greens and herbs.
November 23, 2015
How Garden Retailers Can Help Kids Get Into Nature
In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says the entire floriculture supply chain should get active in making gardening a rewarding experience for children.
November 18, 2015
Kate Santos Presents New Opportunities For The Horticulture Industry Through Her Roles At Dümmen Orange And Luxflora
Dr. Kate Santos is a scientist, an artist, an advocate, a traveler, a dreamer, a visionary and a go-getter. Well-known for her work managing Dümmen Orange as Operations Director, Santos has taken on a new role as co-founder of Luxflora, an organization for women in horticulture.
November 17, 2015
Costa Farms Named As International Grower Of The Year Finalist
The International Association of Horticultural Producers has announced its finalists for the International Grower of the Year award, and the list includes Costa Farms of Miami, Fla.
November 16, 2015
Pleasant View Gardens Launches New Savor Edibles And Fragrants
This new line of nearly 150 vegetables and herbs is aimed at Millennials and will be available to garden centers in 2016.
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 […]
November 10, 2015
Growers And Suppliers Exchange Solutions And Ideas At GreenhouseConnect 2015
Held this year in San Diego at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, GreenhouseConnect 2015 brought growers and suppliers together in a setting designed to amplify networking and collaboration.
November 4, 2015
Breaking News: U.S. House May Vote Today On Bill That Could Cut Federal Funding Of Highway Landscaping Projects
If adopted, the proposed amendment to a multi-year surface transportation bill would eliminate federal funding for all landscaping and vegetation management projects on the nation’s highways and roads.
November 3, 2015
GrowIt! Announces Its 2015-2016 Plantastic Idea Scholarship
In 2014, GrowIt! was founded by two aspiring young horticulture professionals, Mason Day and Seth Reed. Their goal was to inspire more people to engage with plants in their daily lives. In the past year, more than 50,000 people have signed up for GrowIt!, using the app to find plants that will work well in their areas. With the app’s help, they have identified mystery plants identified and even made friends with other plant lovers around them. GrowIt! founders say their vision is coming true, and now they want to know about other young professionals’ ideas. GrowIt! announces the 2015/16 Plantastic Idea Scholarship, giving $1000 to three students. Reed and Day want to promote young minds that have big ideas in the world of plants. “Maybe as a student you want to work to promote high school horticulture programs around the nation,” the GrowIt! founders said in a press release. […]
November 3, 2015
USDA Bee Scientist Alleges He Was Punished For Reporting On Neonicotinoids
Entomologist Jonathan Lundgren has filed a whistleblower complaint alleging USDA retaliated against him because of his research on the adverse effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees and monarch butterflies.
November 2, 2015
American Floral Endowment Awards Scholarships To 17 Floriculture And Horticulture Students
The American Floral Endowment recently awarded scholarships totaling more than $37,000 to 17 undergraduate and graduate students across the country. The scholarships are intended for students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields.
October 28, 2015
Possum Run Greenhouses Taken Over By New Owners
Justin and Lynn Marotta have placed Possum Run Greenhouse and Gifts into the hands of new owners. John and Caroline Bletner, a newly married couple, took over the Bellville, Ohio, property October 2, according to an October 24 article in the Mansfield News Journal. The Marotta family has run Possum Run Greenhouse and Gifts for 41 years. When the Marottas announced in April the greenhouse operation was for sale, they said they were looking for an energetic couple to take the business to the next level, which is what they found in the Bletners, the article reports. The Bletners have hinted they’ll be “opening to a larger market” and that the retail side will “look different.” They’ll hold a grand re-opening the week of April 22, 2016. Staff are staying on board and the Bletners are maintaining many of the suppliers. The 200-plus varieties of fuchsias Justin brought to the greenhouse […]