January 24, 2016

Positive Consumer Experiences Help Advance The Orchid Category At Green Circle Growers

HGTV HOME Plant Collection plans to expand its Fresh Style product line through a partnership with Green Circle Growers (Oberlin, Ohio), which will supply decorative orchids, tropical plants, and indoor garden combinations. Greenhouse Grower asked Maxwell Sherer about Green Circle's orchid program, the latest trends he’s seeing, and where he thinks orchid growing is headed in the future.

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Sansevieria in Corner of home

January 21, 2016

Tropical And Indoor Foliage Plants Emerge As A Lifestyle Choice

Consumers are incorporating houseplants into their everyday lives, which is driving the trends toward smaller-size plants and unique products that appeal to a younger demographic.

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Pollinator-Conference-NC State

January 20, 2016

How To Promote Pollinator-Friendly Plants This Spring

Following last year’s launch of the National Pollinator Garden Network, groups like the National Garden Bureau and others remind growers that offering pollinator-friendly plants is a great way to keep up with consumer demand.

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Caladium Painted Frog Series (Plants Nouveau)

January 17, 2016

16 New Foliage Plants To Round Out The Garden

Every garden needs a good mix of flowering and foliage plants for an attention-grabbing show of thrillers, fillers, and spillers. These new foliage varieties will not only act as a lush backdrop for colorful blooms, they can also stand on their own with their noteworthy textures and colors.

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California Coast

January 13, 2016

Mark Your Calendars For The 2016 California Spring Trials

It’s time to think about registering for the 2016 California Spring Trials. You won’t want to miss any stops along the way, so use this quick reference to help with planning for your trip.

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David Roberts Bailey Nuseries Feature Image

January 12, 2016

Bailey Nurseries’ David Roberts Says New, Novel Varieties Help Generate A Passion For Plants

Roberts was recently hired by Bailey Nurseries to be the General Manager and Breeder for Plant Introductions, Inc., which Bailey acquired last year.

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Kelly Norris - feature

January 11, 2016

Kelly Norris: Questioning The Purpose Of New Plants

Norris asks if the time has come to rethink new plant introductions, or how we market them to consumers.

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Weeks Roses Miss Congeniality

January 11, 2016

Weeks Roses Introduces New Lineup Of Roses For 2016

Weeks breeds and grows a wide range of rose bushes, all of which are field tested for many factors.

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January 8, 2016

Floranova Opening New Chile-Based Research Station, Forgoing 2016 Spring Trials

Floranova has announced it is building a new research station in Chile that will open in mid-2016. As a result, the company will not participate in the 2016 California Spring Trials, but says it will be back in 2017.

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Streptocarpus 'Yellow Blue Eye' (Green Fuse Botanicals)

January 5, 2016

15 Flowering Foliage And Tropical Plants For The Home And Garden

Tropical and foliage plants are the ultimate lifestyle plants because they enrich the environment and provide mood-boosting benefits. Take into account some of these new introductions for a crop mix that helps your customers realize the true benefits of plants.

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January 5, 2016

Ball Seed Launches WebTrack To Go App For Mobile Phones And Tablets

The app is available for free in the Google Play and iTunes app stores, and serves as a companion to Ball’s full WebTrack business management system.

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Terra Nova Garden Decorating Guide

December 31, 2015

Terra Nova Nurseries Releases New Garden Decorating Guide

The guide’s wheel-shaped design groups new plants by color and was inspired by the Pantone Matching System color guide.

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Northwest Horticulture offers four different mixes of sedum tiles for green roof projects. Photo courtesy North West Horticulture Feature

December 29, 2015

Growing Succulents Never Goes Out Of Style, Here’s Why

Succulents are more popular than ever, and with good reason. Learn why these tough, low-maintenance plants are a hit with consumers and deserve a place in your greenhouse, then check out the accompanying slideshow for the latest in succulent trends.

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Cascadias Rim Chianti (Danziger)

December 24, 2015

Danziger’s ‘Cascadias Rim Chianti’ Petunia Is Big Winner At Germany Trial

‘Cascadias Rim Chianti’ was selected as the top variety at this summer’s LVG Heidelberg, Germany, trial station.

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Decadence Pink Truffle (Proven Winners)

December 14, 2015

13 Varieties That Reflect Pantone’s Colors Of The Year (Photo Gallery)

A number of plant breeders are featuring varieties that should fit in well with Pantone’s recent color of the year announcement.

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Pantone Rose Quartz and Serenity

December 9, 2015

How Plant Breeders, Growers, And Retailers Can Promote Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of The Year

For the first time, Pantone has blended two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity — in coming up with its Color of the Year. Find out how breeders are promoting them, and how you can, too.

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Danziger and Kolster BV

December 3, 2015

Danziger Signs Agreement With Kolster BV For Cut Flower Distribution In Europe

The partnership is aimed at expanding the sales and marketing efforts of Danziger’s cut flower variety range in Europe.

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Feature - Agave ‘Blue Waves’ (Rancho Tissue Technologies)

November 30, 2015

Spice Up The Garden With 12 New Succulent And Miniature Plant Varieties

New succulents and miniature plants for 2016 offer a variety of colors and foliage textures that add interest and visual appeal to any size garden — indoors or out.

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2015 Trial beds at the Dallas Arboretum (2015 Dallas Arboretum Field Trials)

November 30, 2015

2015 Dallas Arboretum (Dallas, Texas) Field Trials Results

See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas.

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Colorado State University 2015 Container Field Trials

November 29, 2015

2015 Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.) Field Trials Results

See the 2015 field trials results (includes photo gallery) for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

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