June 20, 2013

Dennis Crum Is The 2013 Head Grower Of The Year

Dennis Crum is a grower’s grower. The 21-year mainstay at Four Star Greenhouse spends a lot of his time on the telephone answering culture calls and flying around the country to work with growers, help them plan spring production, review their seasons and decide what to grow or replace. It’s all part of the partnership Four Star has established with its grower customers, but it’s also the role, among his many, that makes Crum the happiest. As the director of growing relations and the wearer of many hats, he says he’s first and foremost a grower at heart. He has mentored countless young growers and emphasizes hands-on education and training with his fellow production teammates. “I try to stay as close to the greenhouse and growing as I can,” he says. “I never want to lose touch and become a talking head.” Crum started at Four Star in 1992 to […]

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November 14, 2011

Four Star Recognized For Elaborate Trial Garden

Four Star Greenhouse has received the President’s Plaque, an award given from the Keep Michigan Beautiful (KMB) organization, for its public display gardens at the company’s headquarters in Carleton, Mich. KMB’s awards recognize products that involve environmental cleanup, historical preservation, site beautification or restoration, and environmental education. Four Star’s display gardens include more than 20 landscape beds, a large variety of containers and baskets hanging from an extended pergola, a covered bridge, water features, stone patio gathering areas and walkways, and a new perennial bed to showcase Proven Winners perennials. The garden is planted with thousands of Proven Winners and Proven Selections annuals and grasses, as well as Color Choice shrubs. The gardens are open to the public and industry professionals during the summer months. “We are so proud to receive this award,” says Tom Smith, Four Star president. “We see the gardens as a way of giving back to […]

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