October 7, 2017
Herbaceous Perennial Nutrition: What You Need to Know
Regardless of your production challenges, keeping containerized herbaceous perennials healthy is as simple as understanding the basics of their nutritional needs.
October 17, 2017
14 New Shrubs With Fringe Benefits
What’s popular with shrubs? Consumers want varieties that will give them more return on their investment, in terms of long-lasting blooms and multi-season appeal that lasts from spring until fall and at times stretches into the winter months. Here are 14 new varieties of shrubs and sub-shrubs to consider for your product mix in 2018.
October 9, 2017
Maximize Your Labor Efficiency When Sticking Plant Cuttings
Transplanting unrooted cuttings into trays is one of the most labor-intensive activities in greenhouse production.
October 6, 2017
Team Empowerment Pays Off at Micandy Gardens Greenhouses
With a strong team that acts more like family powering its success, the 2017 Operation of the Year mixes good business practices with the pleasure of spreading the joy of plants.
October 5, 2017
Greenhouse Lighting Suppliers Focused on Efficiency and Flexibility
Deciding the best lighting system for your greenhouse — whether you’re growing ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, or something else — can be challenging. Here’s a close look at some of the latest lighting options on the market, and how you can determine whether they are a good fit for your operation.
October 1, 2017
How Willoway Nurseries Gets Its Staff Engaged in The Company’s Future
Willoway Nurseries in Avon, OH, is creating a culture with people who think, act, and feel like owners. Learn how its team is taking the business to the next level.
September 30, 2017
How an LED Vertical Growing System Can Enhance Production
Shenandoah Growers, a Virginia-based organic herbs producer, is finding that its investment in LEDs has increased production and improved plant quality.
September 28, 2017
Monitor Your Greenhouse Environment With Five Easy-to-Use Tools
A team of leading researchers offers tips on several devices that can help you effectively manage your greenhouse environment.
September 23, 2017
Producing Quality Plants in the Greenhouse Starts From Day One
It's common for growers to make mistakes. What you learn from those mistakes is what sets you apart as a grower and where quality starts.
September 22, 2017
An Up-Close Look at Meyers Greenhouses’ Central Soil Delivery System
Head Grower Aron Hoff was looking for a way to customize soil mixes on multiple planting lines in real time. The system he’s now using makes the process much simpler.
September 21, 2017
Tour of Buffalo Gardens Reveals Hidden Gems And Community Pride
This past August, Allan Armitage joined the Association for Garden Communicators on a tour of Buffalo. It was a reminder that that we can make a difference in neighborhoods, in cities, and in people’s lives.
September 21, 2017
Two Head Growers and a Retail Live Goods Buyer Talk Best Practices for Quality
Ultimately, the quality of the plants you grow will be responsible for the success of the consumer, and consumer success will ideally translate to repeat sales. That’s why quality must be a top priority for all growers, according to Brad Julian, a Live Goods Buyer for Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Head Growers Dennis Crum of Four Star Greenhouse and Joe Moore of Lucas Greenhouses.
September 17, 2017
4 Ways Micandy Gardens Greenhouses Reaches Out to Millennials
Micandy leverages social media to get the word out about its products and spread the word about how flowers can make a difference in people’s lives.