June 30, 2015
Get To Know The 9 Variety Finalists For Editor’s Choice And Industry’s Choice Awards
Greenhouse Grower‘s Evening Of Excellence reception is rapidly approaching. Here, you can learn more about the varieties that are finalists for the Medal Of Excellence Editor’s Choice and Industry’s Choice Breeding Awards. Thank you to the 2015 sponsors of Greenhouse Grower‘s Medal Of Excellence Awards, Landmark Plastic, Nufarm and Stockosorb. Editor’s Choice Asclepias ‘Monarch Promise’ (Hort Couture) Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators) Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed) Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed) Salvia Grandstand Series (Green Fuse Botanicals) Scabiosa ‘Kudos Pink’ (Hishtil Nurseries) Industry’s Choice Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators) Bidens BeeDance Series (Suntory Flowers) Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed) Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed) Lobelia ‘Starship Deep Rose’ (Kieft Seed) Vinca Valiant Series (PanAmerican Seed) Join us Monday, July 13 in Ballroom 2 at the Columbus Convention Center to find out which varieties will receive the coveted awards. The reception begins at 5:15 p.m. and the ceremony […]
June 27, 2015
Perennial Plant Association Wins The 2015 Excellence In Marketing Award
With its emphasis on education and its Perennial Plant Of The Year program, the Perennial Plant Association boosted the popularity of perennials and helped make it the vital category it is.
June 24, 2015
The 2015 Readers’ Choice Finalists Up Close And Personal
You’ve narrowed the Readers’ Choice Finalists down to top picks in the Annuals, Perennials and Best of the Rest categories. Now it’s time to pick the overall winner. Here’s a closer look at the three finalists to help you make your choice. Then join us during Cultivate'15 at Greenhouse Grower's prestigious Medal of Excellence reception on Monday, July 13, where we will reveal the winner.
June 19, 2015
Ron Van der Hengst Of South Central Growers Is A Finalist For 2015 Grower Of The Year
Ron Van de Hengst’s concentrated focus on improving production practices and finding better ways to turn out a top quality product makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Production award.
June 18, 2015
Sheridan Nurseries Is A Finalist For 2015 Operation Of The Year
Sheridan Nurseries is Canada’s largest grower of hardy nursery plants and has been in business since 1913. It is one of three finalists for Greenhouse Grower’s Operation Of The Year award and winner of the Excellence In Perennials Production award for 2015.
June 18, 2015
Houweling’s Tomatoes Is A Finalist For 2015 Operation Of The Year
Houweling’s Tomatoes is an innovative greenhouse operation based in Delta, British Columbia that grows a full array of tomato and cucumber varieties. It is the winner of Greenhouse Grower’s Excellence in Vegetable Production for 2015.
June 16, 2015
Bell Nursery USA’s Tom Wheeler Is A Finalist For 2015 Head Grower Of The Year
Tom Wheeler’s individual-based and broad scale industry leadership and innovative ideas for high-quality production makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Leadership award.
June 12, 2015
Vote For Your Favorite Finalist For Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award
It's time for you, our readers, to decide which variety is picked as the best new introduction in 2015. Voting is now open for Readers' Choice Finalists.
June 9, 2015
American Color Is A Finalist For Greenhouse Grower’s Operation Of The Year Award
American Color, a grower located in Orange, Va. that started with one acre of land, is one of three finalists for Greenhouse Grower’s Operation Of The Year and the recipient of the Excellence In Annuals Production award for 2015. Since opening in 1998, the operation has grown to include 784,080 square feet of greenhouse space and 20 acres of field production. American Color grows annuals, perennials and holiday plants, and its main customers are Costco and Kmart, as well as Food City and various independent garden centers. The operation also does contract growing for Metrolina Greenhouses. “We’re extremely proud to receive this nomination at American Color, because it really validates our approach to this industry. Our mission at American Color is to provide superior plant quality, excellent customer service, and unmatched commitment to all of our customers,” Owner and President Ed Van Hoven says. “When you can (provide that) to […]
June 3, 2015
Welby Gardens’ Nick Gerace Finalist For 2015 Head Grower Of The Year
Nick Gerace’s enthusiastic leadership and focus on smarter growing with less hours on the job makes him a deserving finalist for the 2015 Head Grower of the Year and recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Innovation award.
August 27, 2014
2014 Head Grower Of The Year Ivan Tchakarov: An Enthusiastic Leader
Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Grower of the Year Ivan Tchakarov accepts challenges, embraces the latest technology and leads his team with a positive attitude.
August 27, 2014
Henry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Company Builds Partnerships That Stand The Test Of Time
Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Operation of the Year builds long-standing, mutually beneficial customer relationships that last.
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.
June 10, 2014
Jill West Of Al’s Garden Center And Greenhouses Is A 2014 Finalist For Head Grower Of The Year
Innovation and strong leadership skills make Jill West a worthy finalist for Head Grower of the Year.
June 10, 2014
Ivan Tchakarov Of Metrolina Greenhouses Is a 2014 Finalist For Head Grower of The Year
Ivan Tchakarov's contagious enthusiasm, technical knowledge, drive for innovation and deep passion for his work make him a deserving finalist for the 2014 Head Grower of the Year.