June 7, 2016
Hoffman Nursery Has A New 30-Year Anniversary Look!
The new redesign of the Hoffman Nursery website packs in more content than ever with updated resources and 30 years of experience growing grasses.
June 1, 2016
Danziger Introducing New Petunia Amore Series, And More, At Europe FlowerTrials In June
Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm is planning to introduce 60 new varieties from its 2016-17 collection at the annual event, including petunias, bidens, and calibrachoa.
May 31, 2016
Allan Armitage: Three Trends (Good And Bad) That Caught My Eye At Spring Trials
We need to put the same energies we invest into California Spring Trials to get plants into consumers’ hands and encourage young people in the industry to attend.
May 26, 2016
California Summer Vegetable Trials In August Will Cover A Wide Range Of Crops
The National Garden Bureau is once again organizing summer vegetables trials this August in California, giving attendees the opportunity to visit with several breeding companies.
May 25, 2016
Eason Horticultural Resources Releases New Perennials Guide And Spring Trials Report
The two guides are available in digital and print versions and offer information from several breeders.
May 25, 2016
15 New Perennials For Bees, Butterflies, And Other Pollinators
These 15 new perennials, available for retail in 2016 and 2017, will produce colorful flowers and foliage year after year, providing habitat and food for bees, butterflies, birds, moths, and other pollinators.
May 25, 2016
Sakata Seed America And P. Allen Smith Extend Partnership To Add New Cut Flower Collection
Sakata is taking its partnership with plantsman P. Allen Smith a step further to create the P. Allen Smith Home Grown Cut Flowers Collection, a selection of premium cut flower seed hand-picked by Smith and bred exclusively by Sakata.
May 23, 2016
Take A Sneak Peek at Terra Nova Nurseries’ New Coleus Fancy Feather Series
A brand-new collection of Terra Nova Nurseries coleus varieties called the Fancy Feathers Series is now available to growers for online orders. The series produces narrow, feather-like leaves and offers a mounded habit.
May 16, 2016
All-America Selections Summer Summit In Madison, WI, Will Offer Display Garden Tours And Much More
Registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Summit, which takes place in August and features a focus on the locally grown movement.
May 10, 2016
13 New Native Plants And Nativars For Going Green [Slideshow]
Native plants are becoming a bigger part of living green, as consumers become more aware of the role regional native plants play in promoting biodiversity in the garden, in urban landscapes, and in habitat restoration. Here are 13 new native plants breeders are offering to consider for your product mix.
May 10, 2016
12 New Ornamental Grasses For Low Maintenance Garden Appeal [slideshow]
Nothing says low maintenance like ornamental grasses. They add texture, movement, and all-season color to the garden. Check out 12 new ornamental grasses and grass-like varieties for growing in your greenhouse or the garden.
May 9, 2016
Why Star Roses And Plants Is Buying The BrazelBerries Program From Fall Creek Farm And Nursery
The purchase includes the brand, variety portfolio, and grower network, and allows Star Roses to capitalize on increased berry consumption among consumers.
May 3, 2016
Hot Pink Wave-Rave Van Making Its Way To The Big Apple To Promote Wave Petunias And Pansies
Imagine driving down the road, minding your own business, when you’re passed by two smiling, waving, happy women driving a hot-pink van that’s adorned with petunia and pansy flowers. That’s not something you see every day, but motorists in the Midwest and Northeast may catch a glimpse of the Wave-Rave van this week as Ball Horticultural Co.’s Claire Watson, Product Marketing Manager, and Katie Rotella, Marketing Communications Manager, make their way to a media tour and plant giveaway in New York City. Watson and Rotella visited Cleveland’s WOIO Channel 19 news on Tuesday morning to tell consumers about Wave Petunias and Wave Pansies, and remind them to visit their local garden centers to purchase gifts for Mother’s Day this weekend. Check out this clip on Periscope. After the morning news, the ladies stopped by to visit the Greenhouse Grower staff at Meister Media Worldwide in Willoughby, OH. Next stop: Chelsea Garden Center in Brooklyn, NY, where […]
May 3, 2016
5 Things Gardens Bloggers And Writers Learned At California Spring Trials
For the second year in a row, the National Garden Bureau hosted five popular garden bloggers and writers on a trip to California Spring Trials. Here’s what each of them had to say about their experience.
April 29, 2016
Kelly Norris: Why The Plant Collector Market Is Set To Explode, And What It Means For You
In his latest column for Greenhouse Grower magazine, Kelly Norris says there are more plant collectors out there than we think, which opens the way for the gift plant market to explode.
April 28, 2016
Why Ornamental Grasses Are Great For People In Condos And Apartments
Allan Armitage says breeders need to do a better job of making growers, brokers, and garden centers aware of better ornamental grass cultivars for the increasingly shrinking garden space.
April 25, 2016
Breeders Go The Distance To Bring New Plant Varieties To Market
Breeders are meeting the demand for new varieties that perform and sell well by extending trialing to engage the grower community, using advanced technology, and encouraging international collaboration.
April 20, 2016
Growers And Breeders Are Always Looking For A Better Tomato, Says Allan Armitage
While edibles become more diverse, there's one goal that hard-core gardeners and urban foodscapers share.