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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Tyler Beasley

April 2, 2017

Musings of a California Spring Trials Rookie: Day One, CAST 2017

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 first day of CAST 2017.

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Newflora Kordes Roses

April 1, 2017

Ball Horticultural Expands Garden and Potted Rose Offerings

Ball Horticultural Company has purchased the assets of Newflora LLC, which included the master license to sell an extensive line of garden and potted rose offerings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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April 1, 2017

Benary Partners With Volmary On New Venture To Improve Its Seed Offerings to Growers

Benary+ will sell directly to growers in the U.S. Benary+ will offer seed from Benary’s seed breeding, as well as unrooted cuttings from Volmary’s vegetative breeding.

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Gherking Cucumber PanAmericanSeed feature

March 31, 2017

How to Choose Greenhouse Vegetables That Will Captivate Your Customers

Here’s what you need to know to be successful in selecting and merchandising greenhouse vegetables for fresh produce.

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California Coast

March 28, 2017

How to Follow the Greenhouse Grower Team During California Spring Trials

California Spring Trials 2017 kicks off in less than a week, and our team at Greenhouse Grower is making final preparations before we depart. Find out what’s in store during this busy but fun adventure!

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Cyclamen Allure

March 28, 2017

Blooming Potted Plants for 2018 From California Spring Trials

We asked breeders to give you a peek at some of the great blooming potted plants they’re introducing this year at California Spring Trials. These new varieties will show up on the retail market in 2018.

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Allan Armitage Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots

March 28, 2017

New Book From Allan Armitage Features Stories of Plant Names, Plant History, and More

“Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots” offers Allan’s recollections of the origins of unique plant names, as well as how many plants factored into historical events.

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Hydrangea paniculata First Editions Diamond Rouge (Bailey Nurseries)

March 28, 2017

Shrubs, Subshrubs, and Groundcovers from California Spring Trials 2017

We asked breeders to share with us pictures and information on some of the shrubs, subshrubs, and groundcovers that you'll see at California Spring Trials 2017. They didn't let you down.

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