October 2, 2014

Shrubs In Mixed Containers: 6 Steps For Success

Distinguish your crops from the competition with these tips for incorporating shrubs in mixed containers

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October 2, 2014

14 Shrubs You Won’t Want To Miss [Slideshow]

Add some multi-season interest to your crop mix next year with these 14 shrub varieties.

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September 30, 2014

18 Perennials To Spice Up Your Crop Mix [Slideshow]

Long bloom times and multi-season interest are just two of the reasons you won’t want to miss out on growing these 17 varieties next year.

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Dr Allan Armitage

September 26, 2014

Let’s Get Real — We Are Not Going Anywhere

The greenhouse industry has turned a corner. We are incorporating change into everything we do.

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2014 New Varieties Guide Highlights

September 12, 2014

2014 New Varieties Guide Highlights

From begonia to petunia to calibrachoa, check out highlights of new variety introductions for 2014 in the latest New Varieties Guide.

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September 9, 2014

16 Flowering Potted Plants For Every Occasion [Slideshow]

Flowering potted plants are no longer just traditional annual varieties that one buys at the grocery store for a gift. Check out 16 of the newest varieties to hit the market.

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September 2, 2014

12 Reasons To Mix It Up With Combos [Slideshow]

Container gardens have never looked so good. There are plenty of new combos to choose from for 2014. Here are some of the newest introductions.

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August 22, 2014

The Plant Season Is Over — What I Have Seen

Annuals, perennials, shrubs, even trees, assailed us all season. We started out viewing new plants in April at the California Spring Trials and watched these newbies and their older siblings in trials, gardens and field days. Here are some thoughts on the four crops that keep filling my radar screen almost everywhere I go.

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August 22, 2014

Shake Up Combos With Perennials And Flowering Potted Plants

Container gardens score a brand-new look with new options that include perennials, flowering potted plants and more.

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Weeks Roses Collaborates On Marketing Effort For ‘Anna’s Promise’ Rose [sponsor content]

August 15, 2014

Weeks Roses Collaborates On Marketing Effort For ‘Anna’s Promise’ Rose [sponsor content]

Representatives of Weeks Roses, Coast Of Maine Organic Products and Master Nursery Garden Centers introduce a marketing partnership for Weeks Roses’ ‘Anna’s Promise’ rose from the Downton Abbey series.

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August 12, 2014

Suntory Flowers Partners With Dümmen Group For New Princettia Euphorbia Rooting Network

Suntory Flowers announces the formation of a new rooting network for Princettia euphorbias. Growers now have a choice of what inputs they would like to receive.

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July 30, 2014

15 New Crops To Extend The Fall Season [Slideshow]

Try these varieties to extend sales and consumer interest into fall.

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July 29, 2014

PlantHaven Introduces New Whetman Dianthus Varieties For 2015

PlantHaven introduces three new Whetman dianthus varieties for 2015.

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July 28, 2014

3 Ways To Extend The Fall Selling Season

Embrace fall’s traditions to create new opportunities for fall sales.

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Dr Allan Armitage

July 28, 2014

You Don’t Need To Hit A Homerun Every Time, Armitage Says

The more I meet positive people and learn about successful endeavors, the more I understand that consistency, not power is the key.

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July 18, 2014

Plants I Know My Daughters, Neighbors And Friends Would Like To See At Retail

Check out Allan Armitage's recommendations for five plants we all need to see more of in the future.

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June 26, 2014

California Spring Trials: 13 New Perennials For 2015 [Slideshow]

The perennials category is gaining more attention as growers expand their crop mixes. Breeders focused on plant hardiness, longevity and use in containers, as well as the landscape. Here are 13 new varieties to consider for 2015 production.  

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June 26, 2014

California Spring Trials: 20 Potted Plants For 2015 [Slideshow]

With plants for every use from decorating the kitchen table to gifts to patio containers, breeders are honing in on consumer demand for more variety in potted plant options. Here are 20 new varieties to integrate into your crop mix.  

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June 26, 2014

California Spring Trials: 10 New Edible Varieties To Consider For 2015 [Slideshow]

Breeders at California Spring Trials presented edibles in container gardens, urban gardens and mixed combos with ornamentals. New colors, sizes and flavors make these featured edibles a fresh tastebud experience. Here are 10 new varieties to pump up the flavor power.

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