Top 100

April 29, 2014

2014 Top 100 List Shows Growers Are Expanding

Grower acquisitions throughout the year, bankruptcy, closed doors, new operations, reduced square footage and changing business status have reconstructed Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list, yet again.

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Jim Sulecki

April 21, 2014

Some Growers Like Growth; Others Like Growing. Which Type Are You?

Have a plan. If you’re a smaller grower and you aspire to be a one-stop shop – better plan for rapid growth. If you’re a larger grower who has a long-time specialty – double-down on your dominance in that category or else plan to widen your product mix. Just don’t end up in the middle of the road. As the Pretenders observed, that’s where you’ll see the darndest things.

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April 16, 2014

Growers Find Sustainable Business Saves Money And Empowers Employees

Two growers explain the benefits their businesses are finding from sustainable certification, not only in environmental aspects, but also in better financial margins and improved business management.

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April 16, 2014

Invasive And Aggressive Plants: Don’t Sell Them, Even If They’re Pretty, Armitage Says

There is no excuse for growers and retailers continuing to sell invasive and aggressive plants. Plants that once seemed benign garden plants are strangling entire areas. And we are still selling them! Even if they look beautiful, they will turn gardeners off and ultimately hurt us all.

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April 16, 2014

Definition Of Full-Time Hours And A Path To Legal Workforce Dominate Society of American Florist Congressional Action Days

Dozens of floriculture professionals visited their senators and representatives in March to lobby for issues that impact the green industry.

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April 16, 2014

Update: House Approves Bill To Raise ACA Full-Time Definition to 40 Hours

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on April 3 that would raise the definition of full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to 40 hours per week.

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April 16, 2014

Grow ALL The Plants! Podcast Aims To Bring New Perspective To Gardening

Through his new podcast, Grow ALL the plants!, Joseph Tychonievich is hoping to appeal to all types of gardeners and plant-lovers looking to learn something new, as well as give a fresh perspective on horticulture.

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April 16, 2014

D.S. Cole Growers Is Growing With Lean Flow And Sustainable Certification

Both Lean Flow and MPS sustainability certification raise D.S. Cole Growers in New Hampshire to a level of being more professional, with tighter margins and better employee processes, says Doug Cole, the company's owner and president.

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April 16, 2014

3 New Options In Plant Growth Regulators

Control plant growth with these latest introductions in PGRs.

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Hermann Engelmanns Sandra Kitain, Chuck Romagnoli and Erin Leonard

April 15, 2014

Costa Farms Acquires Houseplant Producer Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc.

Costa Farms has acquired the business, assets and brands of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc. of Apopka, Fla., one of the country’s premiere small-foliage growers. Costa Farms will continue to support the Exotic Angel brand and look to build on its heritage, legacy and portfolio of more than 400 plant varieties.

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April 15, 2014

Outstanding Ornamental Grasses For Landscapes And Containers

Ornamental grasses are nothing short of superb for landscapes and containers. They offer a variety of foliage, colors and textures for growers to choose from.

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