October 29, 2013
Suntory And GGS Structures Unveil Action-Adventure Marketing Videos
Greenhouse suppliers are taking a shot at creating some of the action and adventure you’d normally find in Hollywood in their fall marketing. And they seem to be having a lot of fun making the videos. Suntory has rolled out its Epic Journey Behind Sun Parasol Mandevillas video series. The first installment is an adventure-packed mini-movie detailing the story of Tomoya Misato, the breeder of Sun Parasol mandevillas. Misato had just discovered a mandevilla in the jungle when he was attacked and robbed by bandits. The video series aims to honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide and captures the passion, dedication and even danger behind plant breeding. “When you think of flower breeders, the first image that comes to mind is a quiet scientist patiently pollinating plant specimens in a greenhouse, wearing a white laboratory coat,” says Taizo Chinju, managing director of Suntory Flowers. “To achieve something truly bold, […]
October 28, 2013
Plants Nouveau’s Helenium Mariachi Series Offers Bold New Colors
Brought to Plants Nouveau from Arie Blom of AB-Cultivars in The Netherlands, the Mariachi series of Helenium autumnalis is compact and bushy. Cultivars are available in brilliant tomato red, fiery orange, glowing gold and sunshine yellow. These plants come from the lab potyvirus free, so please replace your stock each year. The series features include: No mildew Don’t flop Easily scheduled for summer or early fall blooms Brilliant colors New colors for 2014 are: Salsa – spicy red flowers with a hint of orange Fuego – orange flowers with a bright gold halo Siesta – a deep true red with ruffled edges Siesta will add dimension to your garden with its deep red, rounded blooms. This spectacular helenium will stand alone and upright in your garden as a colorful beacon to draw your eye deep into the border. Its round, compact habit stands tall and does not flop in the garden, and […]
September 16, 2013
The Case Of The Yellow-Leaved Calibrachoa
In this FloriCAST case study, one grower saw yellowing in calibrachoa leaves as the spring season progressed, despite a focus on nutrient management. Kansas State’s Kim Williams investigates nutrition, pH and irrigation concerns of this crop to solve the mystery.
August 6, 2013
HGTV HOME Plant Collection Rolling Out Essential Perennials This Summer
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is launching its new line of Essential Perennials, designed to satisfy increasing demand for plant varieties that offer sustainability year after year, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. The new line covers the spectrum of popular perennials with varieties ranging from coreopsis and sedum to salvia and dianthus. A leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV worked in conjunction with Agricola Management Group to develop Essential Perennials in addition to its Expressions Annuals Collections. “Sustainability is the name of the game in gardening today. While there will always be a strong market for annuals, there’s a growing demand for high impact and big color perennials that reappear in the garden or landscape the following year.” says Hunter. “Our new line of Essential Perennials features America’s top perennial favorites, designed to thrive in home gardens.” HGTV and […]
July 11, 2013
Organic Fertilizers: Twists On Incorporating Into Root Media
The way nutrients are released from organic fertilizers and traditional fertilzers is different. Investigate some of the differences and how you should use each in this episode of FloriCAST.
July 1, 2013
How Do Organic Substrates Perform Without Additional Fertilizers?
More growers are looking into organic substrates. Here’s a look at research on how several organic substrates perform without adding additional fertilizers in this episode of FloriCAST.
April 2, 2013
Types Of Drip Irrigation Systems For Container Plants
Learn about the variations in drip systems for container plants — drip lines, drip tubes, drip stakes and spray stakes — and the types of emitters used in them in this episode of FloriCAST.
February 5, 2013
Perennial Plant Nutrition: An Overview
There are some key attributes of perennials that require special consideration when it comes to fertilization. Take a listen to advice on overwintering considerations and using controlled-release and constant liquid feed fertilizer from Virginia Tech’s Holly Scoggins in this episode of FloriCAST.