Lead red for start of fall sales, ‘Aideen Red Fire’ chrysanthemum features a compact habit with uniform flowering. Use it as red with ‘Jacqueline’ and ‘Ursula’ in shaded and West Coast programs.
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August 4, 2015
New 2015 California Spring Trial Edibles For The Patio And Garden
If you are looking to capitalize on the foodie trend and spread your risk beyond Spring sales, new vegetables showcased at 2015 California Spring Trials offer plenty of opportunities to focus on unique, flavorful vegetables and edible plants that also hold ornamental value. Here are a few of new varieties Editor Laura Drotleff and Group Editor Carol Miller discovered at Spring Trials that will help diversify your crop mix.
August 4, 2015
Roots To Re-Entry Transforms Lives
An inspired employment initiative takes green-job training behind prison walls to help inmates find jobs in urban agriculture and the landscaping industry upon their release, and along the way, it is changing lives for the better. The Roots To Re-Entry (R2R) job training program, conceived by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society (PHS) and its partners, does more than teach inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System the skills they need to find meaningful employment; it also teaches them invaluable life skills. The PHS staff leads participants through a 16-week course that includes hands-on projects designed to teach them horticultural skills and provide them with training in landscape maintenance and greenhouse growing. In addition to English and math, the nonprofit Federation of Neighborhood Centers (FNC) offers supplemental courses in health education and employment preparedness. Upon inmates’ release from prison, the FNC assists R2R graduates with the transition to life outside prison walls by […]
August 4, 2015
Oso Easy Lemon Zest Rose Honored With Award Of Excellence
The American Rose Society (ARS) announced at the 2015 National Conference that Proven Winners received the Award of Excellence for Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose. To receive the Award of Excellence, a rose must prove itself in six different no-spray trial locations across the U.S. This is the second Proven Winners rose to win this prestigious award; Oso Happy Petit Pink rose received the Award of Excellence in 2012. “We are thrilled to receive this award from ARS for Oso Easy Lemon Zest, as its one of our favorite roses and a top seller,” says Tim Wood, product development, Spring Meadow Nursery. “A healthy-growing, self-cleaning rose that does not fade to white has been on a lot of people’s wish list, and this award confirms that this is a very special rose.” The Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose was developed by Chris Warner, the highly acclaimed rose breeder from Shropshire, England. […]
March 18, 2015
Download Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Poinsettia Seas…
Poinsettia growers report a strong year in 2014, thanks to a few conditions. Seasonal cold at just the right time put consumers in a festive mood to buy early and often, and with no big snowstorms to hold up shipments and a reduction of supply available in the market, the season was strong from start to finish. Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Poinsettia Survey received 143 responses from growers around the country. Here, you can download the complete results of the survey, by filling out the form.
March 17, 2015
16 New Blooming Potted Plants You’ll See At The 2…
Blooming potted plants are perfect gift items, and they put the finishing touch on any style of home decor. So when new varieties come on the market, growers and retailers alike take note of plants they know are going to make consumers happy. Check out the slideshow to see some of the new blooming potted plants making their debut to the trade this spring.
February 17, 2015
Poinsettias Had Their Best Year In Many In 2014
Poinsettia growers report a strong year in 2014, thanks to a few conditions. Growers were encouraged by high plant quality, enthusiastic shoppers and a stronger, less saturated market for poinsettias throughout the selling season. Seasonal cold at just the right time put consumers in a festive mood to buy early and often, and with no big snowstorms to hold up shipments and a reduction of supply available in the market, the season was strong from start to finish.
January 28, 2015
Holiday Plant Trends And New Varieties
Growers had mixed feelings about the 2014 poinsettia season according to Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Poinsettia Survey. Read about their plans for 2015 and stay up to date on 14 of the newest cyclamen and poinsettia varieties on the market.
January 6, 2015
Dan Schantz Farm 2014 Poinsettia Trial Recap And 2015 D…
The 2014 Dan Schantz Poinsettia trials featured more than 170 poinsettia varieties. Here's a summary of the event, as well as a 2015 date for your calendar.
December 29, 2014
Suntory Makes Spirits Bright With Princettia Displays
Suntory Flowers started to introduce its varieties to sister company Beam Suntory by collaborating on a holiday interiorscape featuring Princettia at Beam Suntory's offices in Deerfield, Ill., near Chicago.
November 14, 2014
University of Florida Poinsettia Trials Will Be Held De…
Poinsettia trials event at the University of Florida will be held on December 9 in Gainesville, Fla.
November 14, 2014
University Of New Hampshire Hosts 2014 Poinsettia Trial…
The University of New Hampshire will host 2014 Poinsettia Field Trial Open House at its Macfarlane Greenhouses facility on December 4 to 6.
September 9, 2014
16 Flowering Potted Plants For Every Occasion [Slidesho…
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August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers Partners With Dümmen Group For New Prin…
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June 26, 2014
California Spring Trials: 20 Potted Plants For 2015 [Sl…
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March 12, 2014
2013 Poinsettia Cultivar Evaluation From The Ohio State…
The Ohio State University and AmericanHort collaborates on a poinsettia rating project that aims to inform growers about the differences between consumer and grower preferences on new poinsettia cultivars.
August 9, 2013
Blooming Potted Plants You Should Know: Part Three
Gerbera ‘Cartwheel Strawberry Twist’ (from Syngenta Flowers)Cartwheel gerbera have large, semi-double flowers that add a sense of novelty and value. The new ‘Cartwheel Strawberry Twist’ comes in shades ranging from buttery yellow with a hint of pink to a deep strawberry with a hint of yellow. These bold colors will capture immediate attention at retail.
August 9, 2013
Blooming Potted Plants You Should Know: Part Two
1-2 Punch Poinsettia Combo (from Ecke)This show-stopper is a great way to offer customers something different utilizing well known, easy-to-grow varieties. 1-2 Punch is a combination of ‘Ice Punch’ and ‘Sparkling Punch’ using two plants of each variety in an 8-inch container.
August 7, 2013
7 Blooming Potted Plants You Should Know: Part One
Gloxinia ‘Avanti Blue’ (from Sakata)A long-lasting pot plant with impressive bell-shaped, velvety flowers, ‘Avanti Blue’s’ small leaves nicely offset the striking blooms.