February 2, 2016
Spring Meadow Nursery Partnering With Proven Winners Europe To Introduce New Flowering Shrubs
The expansion creates a cohesive brand for what is now a global market, immediately introducing more than 24 shrubs to the European market, with the potential for 125 or more in the future.
February 1, 2016
12 New Poinsettias For Holiday Growing
Poinsettias are still a consumer favorite during the holidays for home décor and gift giving. For greenhouse growers looking to get a jumpstart on purchasing young plants for the 2016 poinsettia growing season, there is no shortage of great varieties to choose from. Here are 12 new varieties to keep in mind for holiday product offerings.
January 27, 2016
Costa Farms’ Season Premier Provides Sneak Peek At New Varieties For 2017
Costa Farms presented the 2016 Season Premier at its 2-acre Trial Gardens in Miami, FL, in the third week of January. The event showcases varieties from breeders of all sizes to growers and major retail buyers, providing a look at what genetics are coming to the market and how they’ll perform in retail settings and in the landscape, when consumers bring them home. The mild winter climate in South Florida allows Costa Farms’ Research and Development Department to simulate the spring growing conditions of various regions in the country. Because each group of visitors to Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens wants to see what the new plants look like in the environments that matter to them, Season Premier offers several areas within the Trial Gardens that highlight different ways to look at the wealth of new varieties. The New Product Showcase offers a way for retailers to see how plants will […]
January 26, 2016
Beekenkamp And Danziger Partner To Distribute Poinsettias In North America
Danziger is continuing to expand its portfolio of products to the U.S. market with the addition of poinsettia cuttings of Beekenkamp’s varieties.
January 24, 2016
Positive Consumer Experiences Help Advance The Orchid Category At Green Circle Growers
HGTV HOME Plant Collection plans to expand its Fresh Style product line through a partnership with Green Circle Growers (Oberlin, Ohio), which will supply decorative orchids, tropical plants, and indoor garden combinations. Greenhouse Grower asked Maxwell Sherer about Green Circle's orchid program, the latest trends he’s seeing, and where he thinks orchid growing is headed in the future.
January 21, 2016
Tropical And Indoor Foliage Plants Emerge As A Lifestyle Choice
Consumers are incorporating houseplants into their everyday lives, which is driving the trends toward smaller-size plants and unique products that appeal to a younger demographic.
January 20, 2016
How To Promote Pollinator-Friendly Plants This Spring
Following last year’s launch of the National Pollinator Garden Network, groups like the National Garden Bureau and others remind growers that offering pollinator-friendly plants is a great way to keep up with consumer demand.
January 17, 2016
16 New Foliage Plants To Round Out The Garden
Every garden needs a good mix of flowering and foliage plants for an attention-grabbing show of thrillers, fillers, and spillers. These new foliage varieties will not only act as a lush backdrop for colorful blooms, they can also stand on their own with their noteworthy textures and colors.
January 13, 2016
Mark Your Calendars For The 2016 California Spring Trials
It’s time to think about registering for the 2016 California Spring Trials. You won’t want to miss any stops along the way, so use this quick reference to help with planning for your trip.
January 12, 2016
Bailey Nurseries’ David Roberts Says New, Novel Varieties Help Generate A Passion For Plants
Roberts was recently hired by Bailey Nurseries to be the General Manager and Breeder for Plant Introductions, Inc., which Bailey acquired last year.
January 11, 2016
Kelly Norris: Questioning The Purpose Of New Plants
Norris asks if the time has come to rethink new plant introductions, or how we market them to consumers.
January 11, 2016
Weeks Roses Introduces New Lineup Of Roses For 2016
Weeks breeds and grows a wide range of rose bushes, all of which are field tested for many factors.
January 8, 2016
Floranova Opening New Chile-Based Research Station, Forgoing 2016 Spring Trials
Floranova has announced it is building a new research station in Chile that will open in mid-2016. As a result, the company will not participate in the 2016 California Spring Trials, but says it will be back in 2017.
January 5, 2016
15 Flowering Foliage And Tropical Plants For The Home And Garden
Tropical and foliage plants are the ultimate lifestyle plants because they enrich the environment and provide mood-boosting benefits. Take into account some of these new introductions for a crop mix that helps your customers realize the true benefits of plants.
January 5, 2016
Ball Seed Launches WebTrack To Go App For Mobile Phones And Tablets
The app is available for free in the Google Play and iTunes app stores, and serves as a companion to Ball’s full WebTrack business management system.
December 31, 2015
Terra Nova Nurseries Releases New Garden Decorating Guide
The guide’s wheel-shaped design groups new plants by color and was inspired by the Pantone Matching System color guide.
December 29, 2015
Growing Succulents Never Goes Out Of Style, Here’s Why
Succulents are more popular than ever, and with good reason. Learn why these tough, low-maintenance plants are a hit with consumers and deserve a place in your greenhouse, then check out the accompanying slideshow for the latest in succulent trends.
December 24, 2015
Danziger’s ‘Cascadias Rim Chianti’ Petunia Is Big Winner At Germany Trial
‘Cascadias Rim Chianti’ was selected as the top variety at this summer’s LVG Heidelberg, Germany, trial station.
December 14, 2015
13 Varieties That Reflect Pantone’s Colors Of The Year (Photo Gallery)
A number of plant breeders are featuring varieties that should fit in well with Pantone’s recent color of the year announcement.
December 9, 2015
How Plant Breeders, Growers, And Retailers Can Promote Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of The Year
For the first time, Pantone has blended two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity — in coming up with its Color of the Year. Find out how breeders are promoting them, and how you can, too.