October 31, 2016

How To Make A Profit From Hosting Events

Detroit-based Planterra transforms its greenhouse retail space into a garden oasis, perfect for events, every fall and winter. Its president, Shane Pliska, offers tips on how other plant retailers can make a profit with events.

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October 30, 2016

Save The Date For The Third Annual Biocontrols 2017 Conference & Expo

Learn about the latest biocontrol products, technologies, and techniques March 2-3, 2017 in Reno, NV, at this year’s conference, presented by Meister Media Worldwide in conjunction with the Biopesticide Industry Alliance.

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October 27, 2016

Allan Armitage: Plants I Am Finally Seeing More Of (About Time!)

Here are four plants showing up more often in the garden and landscape that are set to make a comeback.

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October 25, 2016

Growers And Suppliers Discuss Long-Term Strategic Needs At GreenhouseConnect

Greenhouse Grower’s annual event, held in Park City, UT, earlier this month, brought 19 growers together with 25 suppliers for two days of one-on-one discussions geared toward solving problems and generating new ideas.

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October 25, 2016

Why Logic May Be The Best Defense Against Q-Biotype Whitefly

Greenhouse Grower Editor Laura Drotleff says while you may feel you're in a lose-lose situation with pest control, there are some solutions that can help.

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October 25, 2016

AFE Develops Employer Resource Guide For Floral Internship Programs

The guide was created to help greenhouse and floral companies build a successful internship program, with easy-to-use guidelines and steps to create meaningful learning experiences for the next generation of business leaders.

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October 25, 2016

10 Creative Holiday Display Ideas Spied On Pinterest

Looking for fresh display ideas? Take a look at these easy-to-implement ideas we found on Pinterest.

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October 24, 2016

Drought Update: It’s Spreading, But Greenhouse Growers Continue To Adapt

Areas of the Eastern U.S. are experiencing some of the same drought headaches that California growers are all too familiar with. But there are steps you can take to survive and perhaps even profit.

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October 19, 2016

How Jeffery’s Greenhouse Is Investing In The Industry

Greenhouse Grower reached out to Albert Grimm, the 2016 Head Grower of the Year and Head Grower of Jeffery’s Greenhouse, to ask what he and his company have done in the last 12 months to invest in the industry. Here is what he had to say.

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October 18, 2016

Lighting Research Center Is Surveying Growers On Supplemental Lighting

The Center, part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is looking for commercial growers to participate in an online survey regarding supplemental greenhouse lighting.

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October 17, 2016

How To Make Your Plant Yard Easier To Shop

Garden retail consultant Robert Hendrickson once observed that merchandisers at garden centers seem to have a bungee cord attached to their belts. They can work freely indoors, but the moment they reach the doors to the outdoor plant sales yard, they’re yanked back inside. That problem doesn’t seem to exist in Europe, as any American plant retailer who has toured their peers overseas can attest. Luckily, a European visual merchandiser who understands how to boost plants sales with effective displays, has written a book designed for non-merchandisers. Antje Verstl’s ‘Eagle & Frog’ is packed with tips and illustrating photos, so readers can clearly understand her advice. After reading her book, I asked Verstl a few questions about her views on plant merchandising and what kind of advice she’d give to American garden retailers. Q. Good visual merchandising can be expensive (labor-wise, and sometimes in materials) and time-consuming. Many retailers feel their staff is too […]

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October 17, 2016

New 2016 Perennial Introductions For Zone 6 And Up

Some perennials are at their best in warmer climates, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be used in colder areas for season-specific containers or grown with cool-crop annuals to add some unique offerings to a product mix. Here are 11 new introductions hitting retail in 2017 that are hardy in Zone 6 and up.

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