October 7, 2016
Two Leading Plant Breeders Aim To Enhance Customer Experience
Danziger has unveiled a new logo and marketing message inviting its customers to be innovative, while Darwin Perennials updated its website to make it mobile friendly with enhanced navigation.
October 3, 2016
Perennial Propagators’ Successes And Challenges: Results Of A National Survey
A survey by researchers from Purdue University and Michigan State University report the hurdles growers face when propagating perennials, and the practices they use to root them successfully.
October 3, 2016
Perennial Plant Products Launches New Perennials Branding Programs
The new brands include two distinct programs for both growers and consumers.
September 28, 2016
Which Annuals And Perennials Are Good For Pollinators?
If you are a grower looking for information on producing plants that are safe for pollinators, or which plant types can be marketed as good food sources for bees, the new publication “Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes” provides a good resource.
September 27, 2016
Walters Gardens Partnering With Darwin Colombia On Unrooted Cuttings
Beginning in spring 2017, Darwin Colombia will offer unrooted cuttings of more than 40 varieties of Walters Gardens’ new genetics, including many popular genera such as Agastache, Monarda, Nepeta, and Phlox.
September 27, 2016
9 New Blooming Potted Plants To Jazz Up The Home And Garden
Blooming potted plants are the ideal gift for anyone, from a homesick college student to a spouse in need of some cheering up. Check out nine these new introductions hitting the retail market in 2017.
September 23, 2016
Growers Offer Advice On How To Grow Mukgenia ‘Nova Flame’
‘Nova Flame’ is best brought in as a summer or fall crop and bulked over the winter.
September 22, 2016
Allan Armitage Suggests Plants That “Even My Neighbors Will Try”
When the urge to garden strikes, every homeowner needs a few plants like these for their yard.
September 13, 2016
Aris Horticulture Names Blair Hoey As Managing Director Of Green Leaf Plants
Hoey brings more than 20 years of greenhouse production and management experience to Green Leaf Plants, a young plant supplier of perennials serving the U.S. and Canadian markets.
September 12, 2016
New Variety Award Winners Announced At Farwest 2016
A panel of industry experts, as well as show attendees, selected a thornless blackberry and a hydrangea for the top honors.
September 7, 2016
Check Out The Best Annuals For Attracting Bees And Butterflies
Public interest in protecting bees and other pollinators has initiated a new market for flowers that are good food plants for pollinators. Here's a list of annuals Michigan State University Extension recommends that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
September 6, 2016
10 Colorful Spring Plants For Sales In 2017
Trends with plants come and go, but color always sells. These spring crops for 2017 offer color choices ranging from bold and vibrant hues to understated, softer tones, and they’re versatile enough to be used in baskets, containers, beds, and borders.
September 5, 2016
7 New Shrubs And Foliage Plants For Spring Interest
Perennials and annuals aren’t the only plants that supply spring color to the garden. Shrubs and foliage plants also add color and interest and are a great way to round out your spring product mix.
September 4, 2016
All-America Selections Presents Achievement Awards At Its Summer Summit
Jim Nau of Ball Horticultural received the AAS Medallion of Honor, while Janika Eckert of Johnny’s Selected Seeds took home the Breeders Cup.
August 30, 2016
14 Cool Season Plants To Kick Off The Spring Season
These new cultivar introductions for 2016 are spring bloomers that can take the cold for early-season sales.
August 23, 2016
Kick Spring Sales Up A Notch With 20 New Plant Introductions For 2017
It’s time to look forward to the spring season and what plants will get your business off to the right start. These 18 new cultivars have all the traits of good breeding — uniform habits, bold colors, showy blooms, good vigor, and excellent branching.
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 […]