Schizachyrium scoparium The Blues

May 13, 2017

How Ornamental Grasses and Sedges Can Play a Role in Pollinator Gardens

Grasses and sedges provide food, shelter, and support for pollinators and the birds and mammals that keep insect populations in balance.

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Asclepias with a bumblebee

May 8, 2017

How to Choose the Best Native Plants for Pollinator Gardens

The popularity of native plants is rising as gardeners become conscious of the need to plant more pollinator gardens. The challenge is to select the right plants to put in them.

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Allan Armitage Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots

May 2, 2017

Allan Armitage: How Growers Can Be Creative to Take Gardening Convenience to the Next Level

Our industry does a good job of making things convenient for our customers. It’s time to take it a step further.

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Asclepias tuberosa

April 29, 2017

Greenhouse Growing Tips for Asclepias tuberosa

Madeline Maynor, Growing Operations Manager for Landenberg, PA-based North Creek Nurseries, shares greenhouse growing tips for Asclepias tuberosa, the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year.

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Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks (Intrinsic Perennial Gardens)

April 25, 2017

Kelly Norris: Diversity is the Key to Growing the Ornamental Grass Market

Offering a selection of ornamental grasses that cater to customer needs will keep sales from stagnating.

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April 25, 2017

41 New Vegetative Petunias From California Spring Trials 2017: Northern Sites

With the abundance of new introductions for the 2018 retail season, we’ve made it easier for you to sift through them by separating out the vegetative petunias from the Northern sites, which includes selections from Westhoff Flowers, Sakata Ornamentals, Danziger, Proven Winners, and Syngenta flowers.

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Begonia Spectre Silver Terra Nova Nurseries

April 20, 2017

Terra Nova Nurseries Releases Two New, Attractive Begonia Varieties

Stardust is the latest addition to Terra Nova Nurseries’ existing T Rex Begonia series, and Silver is the first introduction to the company’s new Spectre Begonia series.

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April 18, 2017

Cool Combos From CAST 2017 – Editor’s Choice

With container gardening becoming more of a lifestyle among consumers than a trend, and breeders continuing to put more effort in container mixes and components, I feel I would be remiss if I didn't share some of the special combinations that not only caught my eye at California Spring Trials, but absolutely took my breath away and made me want to immediately get started gardening.

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Danziger New Hires

April 16, 2017

Danziger Invests in Continued North American Business Growth

As part of a new business structure for its North American market, Mike Fernandez has been appointed Market Manager North America for Bedding Plants and Perennials, and Kate Zvara was named as Key Account Manager and Retail Specialist.

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Florida Flower Trials

April 12, 2017

Looking for Info on New Varieties for Hot Climates? Check Out the Florida Flower Trials in May

The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association’s Florida Flower Trials, which are focused on new and improved varieties able to thrive in the extremes of Florida’s climate, are a great opportunity to connect with national breeders.

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Lupinus Staircase Series (Green Fuse Botanicals)

April 11, 2017

Begonias, Celosias Among Dr. Allan Armitage’s Favorites From Green Fuse Botanicals and Floranova at California Spring Trials

Check out some of Allan’s top picks from his final day at CAST 2017, which included visits to Green Fuse Botanicals and Floranova.

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Rex Begonia container mix at Green Fuse Botanicals

April 11, 2017

Green Fuse Botanicals’ Rex Begonias and First Looks; Floranova is Back

Here are the highlights from Green Fuse Botanicals and Floranova on the last day of CAST 2017.

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April 7, 2017

Hort Couture Wows With Farm to Table; Florist Holland Reveals Gerbera Benefits; Suntory Opens URC Options; PlantHaven’s Death Stars

On the last day for GroLink and the second to last for the Greenhouse Grower team, the wealth of genetics, marketing programs, and announcements were pleasing to our eyes, ears, and hearts.

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April 7, 2017

California Spring Trials Day Five: Notable New Plant Varieties from Ball Horticultural Company and GroLink

See some of the new varieties for 2018 displayed at Ball Horticultural and GroLink Plant Company on day five of California Spring Trials 2017.

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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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