June 27, 2014
Perennial Combination Planters Sell
Corso’s Perennials, a member of the Lowe’s Growers Council for perennials for about five years, is a heavy supplier of Lowes’ perennial stock in the Ohio-Michigan region. Lowe’s counts on its vendors for new ways to expand its consumer base, and Corso’s pre-made, perennial combination planters are another way the operation has been contributing to the retailer’s growth. Ranging in price from $24.98 to $49.98, these planters are a favorite among consumers because the work is already done for them. Corso’s supplies about 15 different combinations each year. Shade begonias and grasses are the most popular this season. “We try to use something for height, something for filler and something for spiller,” says Gus Corso, president of Corso’s Perennials. “We like to get three different elevations, different colors and textures, ornamental grasses and nice planters to create a quality product that someone can just buy and display.” Coro says sometimes it’s tricky to get the right […]
June 26, 2014
California Spring Trials: 10 New Edible Varieties To Consider For 2015 [Slideshow]
Breeders at California Spring Trials presented edibles in container gardens, urban gardens and mixed combos with ornamentals. New colors, sizes and flavors make these featured edibles a fresh tastebud experience. Here are 10 new varieties to pump up the flavor power.
June 25, 2014
New Trends, New Crops Offer New Possibilities For Edibles
New small-space vegetables, container trends and flower/vegetable groupings contribute to a resurgence of interest in growing edibles.
June 24, 2014
AmericanHort Will Offer Content And Connections Geared Toward Business Success At Cultivate’14 In July
Michael Geary, the association's President and CEO, discusses how AmericanHort aims to help growers succeed, and what you'll find when you attend Cultivate'14 in Columbus, Ohio, this July 12-15.
June 24, 2014
Fall Creek Farm And Nursery’s Brazelton Berries Tailored For Backyard Growing
For the Brazelton family, owners of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, berry love runs through their veins for the benefit of home gardeners.
June 16, 2014
Pine Wood Chips As An Alternative To Perlite In Greenhouse Substrates: Fertilization Requirements
This is the third article of the four article series highlighting the production and use of pine wood chips as aggregates in greenhouse substrates. We found growers do not need to adjust their production practices when 20% pine wood chips are utilized as a perlite replacement.
June 13, 2014
Ron Godden of Wenke Greenhouses Is A 2014 Finalist For Head Grower Of The Year
Ron Godden of Wenke Greenhouses enjoys the challenge of growing and has a genuine love for the intensity of the spring season.
June 12, 2014
Andy Buist of Micandy Garden Greenhouses Is A 2014 Finalist For Head Grower Of The Year
Head Grower Of The Year Finalist Andy Buist is a hardworking grower with over 50 years of experience who encourages his employees and spreads his passion to everyone around him.