April 7, 2017

PanAmerican Promotes Pentas, Plug-and-Play, and Veggies; Kieft Seed and Darwin Perennials Help Growers Program Perennials; Burpee’s Brand Refresh

On Day 5 of the California Spring Trials, the Greenhouse Grower team hit the Southern California Trials and saw a multitude of new introductions and exciting programs.

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April 7, 2017

CAST 2017: Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie – Back to Reality

The number of opportunities presented to me are enough to make me rethink my location, but I still have a lot of big decisions to make for the future.

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April 6, 2017

Dr. Allan Armitage’s Top Picks From Ball and GroLink At California Spring Trials 2017

Here are Dr. Allan Armitage’s five variety picks, plus one display, from on Day 5 of CAST 2017.

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April 6, 2017

Dümmen Orange Provides Retail Concepts; Terra Nova Offers Solutions; Kientzler Gearing Up

Greenhouse Grower hit the Central Coast of California on our Day 4 of California Spring Trials, and what we saw was inspiring and exciting.

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April 5, 2017

California Spring Trials Day Four: New Plant Intros from Dümmen Orange, Terra Nova Nurseries, Kientzler, and More

The Greenhouse Grower team saw loads of memorable plants during day four, as it visited Dümmen Orange, Chisan Orchids, and Windmill Nursery. Dümmen had several notable introductions, including Wild Romance New Guinea impatiens in Blush Pink and White, which inspired the theme of its displays. One of the standout displays was its perennial combos with some new leucanthemum additions. Chisan Orchids in Los Alamos, CA, with Israeli breeders Hishtil, Jaldety, and Cohen Propagators, was a new stop on the route this year. Hishtil has a new gaura series out that includes a compact, low-growing variety, ‘Baby,’ with a mass of pink blooms. Cohen displayed Verbena ‘Mickey Red Rose,’ a unique bi-color that looks like a mixed combo, and Jaldety featured an interesting Cyperus prolifera. Windmill Nursery was the last stop of the day, with breeders Terra Nova Nurseries, Kientzler, J. Berry Nursery, and KiwiFlora. Terra Nova had several new heuchera for show, including ‘Onyx,’ which is a mounding, […]

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April 5, 2017

CAST 2017: Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie – I Choose Growing

Set-aside all the varieties - I have come to the realization that being a grower is where I belong.

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April 5, 2017

Dr. A’s Day Four Top Varieties for CAST 2017

Check out Dr. Allan Armitage's top five picks from visits to Dummen Orange, Chisan Orchids, and Windmill Nursery during day four of California Spring Trials 2017.

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April 4, 2017

Dr. A’s Day Three Picks for CAST 2017

Take a look at Dr. Allan Armitage’s top five favorites from the American Takii, Sakata, and Floricultura stops during the 2017 California Spring Trials.

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April 4, 2017

California Spring Trials Day Three – New Intros for 2018 from American Takii, Sakata, Westhoff, and More

Check out some of the great new plant introductions for 2018 the Greenhouse Grower team encountered on day four of California Spring Trials 2017.

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April 4, 2017

Takii’s New Breeding Efforts; Sakata Seed America Turns 40; Westhoff Discovers New Constellation; Gediflora Adds Chocolates

Day three on the trail took us to the last three stops in the north, American Takii, Sakata Seed America, and Floricultura, which showcased a number of companies.

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April 4, 2017

CAST 2017: Musings of a Spring Trials Rookie – the Last of the Northern Trials

Although there are so many companies in this business, it still seems like we are all part of the same team. We strive to find solutions to the problems we share. We all get worked up over each other’s introductions. But what’s most exciting is that we all make the future of horticulture something to write home about.

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April 3, 2017

Pacific Plug and Liner Highlights Camp Perennial, Grower Solutions; Speedling Presents New Offerings from 5 Companies

Greenhouse Grower's second day of California Spring Trials 2017 offered some interesting new marketing efforts. Here's a look at what we saw, and what you need to know.

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April 3, 2017

Benary is the Talk of the Trials

Benary changed the game this year, in a few different ways. From the new distribution announcement, connecting virtual reality with gardening to social media, drones, and helicopters, day 2 of CAST was a wild ride.

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April 3, 2017

California Spring Trials Day Two – Highlights and New Plants From Speedling, Pacific Plug & Liner, and Benary

See the highlights from day two of California Spring Trials 2017, with new plants and displays from stops at Speedling, Pacific Plug & Liner, and Ernst Benary of America.

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April 3, 2017

CAST 2017, Day 2: Dr A’s Eye Catchers

Today I wanted to share some exciting programs that were on display on Day 2 at CAST. There are always new plants to chat up, which I will do tomorrow, but here are a few interesting lineups to think about.

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Baby Greens at Lef Farms feature

April 3, 2017

How lēf Farms is Leaping Into the Leafy Greens Market

Recognizing a unique opportunity, Pleasant View Gardens partnered with a leafy greens expert to develop a cutting-edge operation focused on producing the freshest baby greens and salad mixes.

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Tyler Beasley and Allan Armitage

April 3, 2017

Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie: Second Day Brings Insights on the Value of Marketing

Tyler Beasley, a student at Oregon State University and the winner of the first-ever Dr. Allan Armitage California Spring Trials Scholarship, shares his thoughts on his second day of CAST 2017.

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April 2, 2017

Proven Winners’ Focus on Creating Moments; Syngenta Hypes New Sunflower and Boosts Breeding Efforts; Danziger Developing Breeding Lines and Combos

Here’s the scoop on industry news, marketing programs, and more from Greenhouse Grower’s first day of California Spring Trials 2017.

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April 2, 2017

CAST 2017: Dr. A’s Top 5 Picks From Danziger, Syngenta Flowers, and Proven Winners

On day one of California Spring Trials 2017, Dr. Allan Armitage reveals the five plants that most caught his attention.

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Kirigin Winery

April 2, 2017

California Spring Trials Day One – New Plant Varieties from Danziger, Syngenta, and Proven Winners

Day one of California Spring Trials 2017 included stops at Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm, Syngenta, and Proven Winners. Check out this slideshow for a look at some of the variety highlights from Greenhouse Grower's first day at spring trials.

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