Get the full set of data from our 2014 survey, including how the Top 100 Growers have changed their crop mix over the last 10 years.
Growers continue to broaden their crop offerings, provide more retail merchandising and market their own crops through social media, in an effort to increase sales.
Teach your community about how much the floriculture industry depends on pollinators and the responsible actions we take to ensure their safety. Listen to consumer concerns, help build bee havens and hotels and promote and plant pollinator-friendly gardens.
Heiner Lieth designed the “Flower Power: The Application of the Art and Science of the Beauty and Perfection of Flowers” course at University of California, Davis, to teach college students how to use flowers to their advantage. Now a wildly popular course with more than 350 students, Lieth shares what he has learned from his students in “Flower Power.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of floriculture professionals visited their senators and representatives in March to lobby for issues that impact the green industry.
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.