The inaugural Executive Academy For Growth & Leadership (EAGL) class

February 26, 2014

Growers Complete EAGL Executive Leadership Program For Commercial Horticulture

The Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) Program is a one-year executive education program, developed specifically for business leaders in the nursery and greenhouse production industry.

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Modern Sprout hydroponic planter

February 26, 2014

Modern Sprout Planters Create Successful Windowsill Gardens

Modern Sprout creators Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows are condo dwellers who were looking for a solution for successful cultivation of plants indoors.

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February 26, 2014

Get Registered Today For The 2014 California Spring Trials

If you're attending the 2014 California Spring Trials, you'll need to schedule your appointments at each breeder stop. Here is a quick glance at where the map will take you, and the resources you'll need to get the most out of your trip.

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February 26, 2014

Hire Attitude And Train For Aptitude

Lloyd Traven explains why 80 percent of his team is age 30 and under, how that's working out for Peace Tree Farm now and where it will lead in the future.

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February 18, 2014

40 New Perennials For You To Grow

From colorful and long-lasting blooms to plants that are low maintenance and drought tolerant, these new perennials have a lot to offer your customers.

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February 18, 2014

Metrolina Announces The 2014 Plant Of The Year

For the second year, Metrolina Greenhouses turned to consumers to find out what they want in a plant and what they would choose as their top pick. The grower held its second annual Plant Of The Year Contest to determine a new winner for 2014. A group of 53 panelists were given two months to try out 10 different plants, and in the end, vote for their favorite.

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February 18, 2014

4 New Disease Control Products

Keep your plants healthy and protect them from pathogens with these fungicides, bactericides and herbicides.

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Richard Jones

February 18, 2014

Growers Must Be Willing To Let Go Of Old Business Models [Opinion]

A whole new breed of customers is rising — one that wants something different. The growers who will be the most successful are the ones who figure out what those consumers want and how they can provide it.

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February 18, 2014

Sedan Floral Rebuilds A Customer Base From Scratch

Sedan Floral lived and nearly died by its old chain store business model. Jonathan Cude says forgetting everything he knew about the greenhouse business and starting over has the operation growing — and profitable — once again.

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February 18, 2014

Sedan Floral Reinvents Its Customer Base And Its Business [Slideshow]

Sedan Floral, a Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Grower in Sedan, Kan., was faced with some tough decisions seven years ago. After losing most of the business from two major chain store customer accounts and struggling to pick up the pieces for several years, Sedan’s leadership cut production significantly and reinvented the operation to appeal to a much broader customer base of independent garden centers. That strategy has slowly but surely returned the operation to profitability. A willingness to change everything was necessary for the long-term survival of the company, says Sedan president and CEO Jonathan Cude. “If the current business model you’re using fails to work, be willing to stop, press reset on your brain, erase everything and start over,” Cude says. “Be open to change. “It’s cliché. Everybody says it. But that’s what we did. And it’s working.” In the slideshow below, get a look inside the operation, including […]

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Trash can container on Pinterest

February 10, 2014

Listening To Gardeners On Pinterest

Gardeners share their picks for best garden trends every day on Pinterest. Are we listening?

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