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.
June 29, 2016
SunPatiens Earns The 2016 Medal Of Excellence In Marketing Award
With its reputation for excellent garden performance from spring to frost, and as a problem-solver for Impatiens Downy Mildew, SunPatiens has become a “hero plant” that helps gardeners succeed.
June 28, 2016
Kelly Norris: Three Variety Trends That Caught My Eye This Spring
My reflections on promising new plants, the realities of market penetration, and adding value along the supply chain.
June 20, 2016
Begonia Hybrid ‘Miss Malibu’ Takes Home FleuroStar Award
The award from Fleuroselect was announced at the Green Inspiration Event in Amsterdam.
June 20, 2016
Keep The Sales Coming With 16 New Blooming Varieties For Fall
Plants that put on a show from first frost long into fall and offer the color options consumers want for their gardens go a long way toward extending sales further into the season and can help maintain your sales momentum going strong. Check out these 16 new blooming varieties, both traditional favorites and new alternatives, for your fall crop selection.
June 18, 2016
Mark Your Calendar For Sakata Seed Trials In August
Sakata has set two dates for its California-based trials: Aug. 15-17 in Salinas, and Aug. 17-19 in Woodland.
June 15, 2016
International Tomato Congress In Mexico Will Focus On Greenhouse Production
The event, which takes place in San Luis Potosi from July 20-22, will feature discussions on production strategies, cost management in protected structures, and optimizing your greenhouse environment.
June 14, 2016
Danziger Reaches Deal To Distribute Nir Nursery Varieties In South America, Africa, And Japan
With the agreement, Danziger becomes the exclusive distributor of Nir’s product line, which includes cut flowers, foliage, pot, and garden plants.
June 14, 2016
Dümmen Orange Expands Its Succulent Offerings Through New Partnership With Wander Tuinier B.V.
According to Dümmen Operations Director Kate Santos, succulents are an attractive growth category because of their ease of use, shelf life in stores, drought tolerance, and versatility in application.
June 14, 2016
New Cool Season, Vegetable, And Foliage Crops For Fall Sales
Whether you’re providing pansies and violas to the garden center for fall color or decorative edibles to grace patio containers, consider these 16 varieties for fall crop sales, newly introduced for 2016 and hitting retail in 2017.
June 9, 2016
Fall Crop Alternatives That Can Increase Your Sales
There’s a lot of competition for grabbing your share of fall mum sales. Give your program a boost with new varieties that complement traditional fall crops.
June 7, 2016
It’s Time To Rethink The Value And Timing Of California Spring Trials [Opinion]
Fourteen years ago, Greenhouse Grower saw an opportunity to bring next-day coverage of California Pack Trials (now California Spring Trials or CAST) to your inbox. The objective was to be your eyes and ears on location, to report the debut of the newest varieties and marketing programs, and report major breeder announcements, especially for those not attending. We continued to develop new story-telling tools with video capabilities, slideshows, and more. And once social media took hold, everyone attending CAST became reporters of their favorite varieties and displays at trials. So we’re left with the question — how should we continue to evolve our coverage, to bring the most value for you? It’s easy to fall into a certain pattern, to stick with what works — or seems to work. And just because you’re working really hard at something that you’ve had success with in the past, it doesn’t mean it’s […]
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.