August 23, 2016
Gardens Alive! Parent Company Buys Zelenka Farms
Zelenka Farms, which has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, says LM Farms, which owns Gardens Alive!, has purchased the company and all of its assets. BFN Operations LLC and its affiliated entities, d/b/a Zelenka Farms, operated one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the U.S. Its products include shrubs, trees, perennials, roses, and groundcovers. The owners of Gardens Alive! have successfully purchased several other companies from bankruptcy and are experienced nursery managers. Niles Kinerk, Chairman of LM Farms, stated that “the opportunity to purchase Zelenka Farms assets and to continue the turnaround that is well underway is exactly the kind of opportunity that we look for. We understand the efforts of the management team led by Eric Ek and others have been successful, and we will support the management team in the coming months and years.” Zelenka Farms operates its six facilities across the key growing regions in the […]
August 20, 2016
Growing Tips On Coreopsis UpTick Series From John Wilson At Seville Farms
Editor’s Note: In this new feature, the Greenhouse Grower varieties team will choose one noteworthy variety each month we think is worth bringing to your attention. Then we’ll share growers’ and breeders’ perspectives on the best ways to produce it successfully at your operation. This month we focus on the hardy Coreopsis UpTick series, winner of Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Industry’s Choice Medal of Excellence for Breeding. Growing Tips From John Wilson, Seville Farms When asked about producing Coreopsis UpTick, John Wilson says he doesn’t have much to say because it was so easy to grow. Wilson, a Corporate Grower for Seville Farms, says based on the new series’ strong performance during the trialing he has done so far, the nursery ordered a large quantity of the plants for future growing. “If breeders were looking to come up with something that says ‘wow,’ they have done it with the UpTick Series,” […]
August 19, 2016
Learn How Unconventional Plants Can Be Hidden Gems
According to Kelly Norris, plant breeding inspired by consumer motivations and interests restores our connection with consumers thirsty for out-of-the-ordinary plants.
August 9, 2016
Welby Gardens Names Top Selections From Its Trial Gardens
Welby Gardens, an exclusive grower of Hardy Boy Plants, tested more than 900 varieties this year in its field and container trials. Find out which varieties were the cream of the crop.
August 6, 2016
Growing Tips On Petunia ‘Night Sky’ From Dan Chaney At Ivy Acres
Production tips for Petunia ‘Night Sky’ from Dan Chaney, Vice President of Production, at Ivy Acres.
August 2, 2016
Ohio State University 2016 Plant Trials Offer Real-Time Evaluations
The Ohio State University (OSU) displayed more than 500 cultivars for evaluation this year at the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens in Columbus, OH. Several Cultivate'16 attendees took the opportunity to wander the trial grounds and evaluate in-ground entries and those in sun and shade containers and hanging baskets.
August 1, 2016
Danziger Targets Future Growth With Recent Management Changes
The changes will provide a foundation of growth, creativity, and innovation, notes Micha Danziger, who will now serve as chairman of the Board of Directors.
July 31, 2016
Griffin 2017 Plant Catalog Now Available In Print And Digital Formats
The print catalog features more than 280 new varieties, while the digital edition has several bonus resources.
July 30, 2016
Pair New Spring Crops With Fresh Ideas For Increased Sales
There are plenty of exciting, new spring crops to consider incorporating into your crop selection. What will set your operation apart is how creative you are about what plants you select, and how you promote them.
July 22, 2016
Pleasant View Gardens Targets Millennials With Savor Edibles
Taking something as ubiquitous as vegetables and herbs and giving it a fresh new look is no easy task, but Pleasant View Gardens took on the challenge with extensive research and creative marketing.
July 21, 2016
Dümmen Orange Opens New North American Headquarters In Columbus, OH
The new office, which officially opened during Cultivate’16, supports the company’s vision to be integrated into a vibrant and inspiring community, and provides a bright, modern workspace for its approximately 30 local employees.
July 20, 2016
Sakata Seed Develops World’s First Pollen-Free Lisianthus
With no stamen to produce pollen, the new Lisianthus varieties have improved flower durability and the benefit of no scattered pollen that can cause staining of flowers and machines.
July 19, 2016
17 New Vegetable Intros For Greenhouse Production
New varieties of edibles introduced at 2016 California Spring Trials offer something for every type of gardener, from the beginning do-it-yourselfer to the hardcore, heirloom-only type. Check out some of the new varieties we saw at Spring Trials this year that will be available for retail in 2017.
July 15, 2016
New Product Catalog From Terra Nova Nurseries Designed To Be More User-Friendly
The new catalog, which made its debut at Cultivate’16, offers easy access to organized genera grouped alphabetically, and also by size, color, habit, top sellers, photography, newest varieties, and USDA horticultural zones.
July 8, 2016
Pleasant View Gardens And D.S. Cole Growers Hosting Open House In August
The 20th annual event will feature new introductions from Proven Winners, as well as annuals, combos, and Pleasant View’s new Savor Edibles and Fragrants line.
July 5, 2016
NatureSweet And Ganfer Partner On Tomato Production
The partnership will add more than 250 acres of NatureSweet greenhouse tomato production over the next three years.