November 30, 2015
Four Garden Retailers Share Their Secrets To Selling Sustainable Products
Some garden retailers have the magic touch when it comes to selling organic and other natural products. We reached out to four such retailers to find out why the category sells so well for them. Take a look at what they say is the secret to selling sustainable products. Educating Customers Is A Must-Do It’s vital to educate customers about the ingredients in organic products, as well as how to apply them and setting expectations about efficacy and the amount of time they take to work, experienced retailers say. Doing so ensures success on the part of the customer and continued profitability of the product line. “We do a weekly eMail and a weekly Saturday morning garden walk, as well as a daily blog,” notes Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, owner of Natureworks in Northford, Conn. “We update our Facebook page all of the time and we have more than 50 handouts on […]
November 30, 2015
A Guide To How Organic Active Ingredients Work [Cheat Sheet]
There are few resources that spell out how organic active ingredients work, so we looked up the most commonly used active ingredients and began hunting them down (primarily through USDA and EPA). Here's a quick guide to organic active ingredients and how they work to share with your staff.
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.
November 6, 2015
Greenhouse Production Tips For A Successful Spring Pans…
Following good, methodical growing practices from start to finish will produce a pansy crop that is not only green and healthy, but well-toned and able to withstand the potential extreme temperature and weather conditions of spring bedding crops.
October 12, 2015
Dahlia Production Tips For High Quality Greenhouse Plan…
We are beginning to see a new generation of dahlia breeding where emphasis is moving back to staggered blooming and improved disease tolerance. Here are some tips for greenhouse production that will get your dahlias off to a strong start.
June 18, 2015
Wave Petunias Sponsors Photo Contest Through GrowIt! Ga…
The gardening season is heating up and the Wave Petunias Team wants to see the #WildestWave. The popular plant brand has joined forces with the GrowIt! Garden Socially app to host a two week contest in June that encourages Wave Fans to share and rate photos of their favorite Wave Petunias. The grand prize is a $100 gift card to the garden center of the winner’s choosing. “We are excited to work with GrowIt! and see our Wave Petunias tagged in cities from coast to coast,” says Claire Watson, brand manager for Wave. “Seeing gardeners’ creative photography, awarding a winner, and learning what each region likes about Wave Petunias will be extremely useful as we further promote our ‘Wow ’em With Wave’ ad campaign this season.” Gardeners can place an entry into the contest by downloading GrowIt!, filling out a profile, and uploading photos of Wave Petunias. Placing the tag #WildestWave in the photo’s comments section […]
March 11, 2015
Annual Salvias – Not Just Red Bedding Plants Anym…
Salvias are popular — and they need not all be the same. Here are a few you know well, and perhaps a few you do not. All are easy to grow and may be found through a broker or grower.
February 18, 2015
New Annuals For 2016 From California Spring Trials
California Spring Trials (CAST) is long past for 2015, but you still have the chance to see the new genetics that will be hitting the market in 2016. We asked breeders to share with us pictures and information on some of the great new annuals introductions they shared at CAST, so we could share them with you.
November 14, 2014
First Vegetatively Propagated All-America Selections (A…
All-America Selections (AAS) honors two vegetatively propagated impatiens with AAS winner status.
October 13, 2014
Greenhouse Grower 2014 New Varieties Guide: Petunias [S…
Greenhouse Grower asked more than 40 breeders to send photos of new introductions they think are worth your attention. The result is the 2014 New Varieties Guide. See what petunias made the cut.
June 12, 2014
New Begonia Variety And Coleus Series, Plus Two Lobelia…
Terra Nova Nurseries introduces seven new varieties and one new series.
May 27, 2014
Two New Salvias Added To Southern Living Plant Collecti…
Two new salvia varieties are now available exclusively to growers from the Southern Living Plant Collection and Sunset Western Garden Collection.
April 23, 2014
Foliage Begonias May Be A Big 2015 Trend [Spring Trials…
A number of breeders debuted their rex begonia and begonia hybrid lines at 2014 Spring Trials.
November 11, 2013
Three New Verbena Superbena Introductions From Proven W…
Three new varieties have joined the verbena Superbena line-up this year: 'Superbena Royale Plum Wine,' 'Superbena Royale Whitecap' and 'Superbena Violet Ice.'
October 10, 2013
Begonia ‘Silhouette Lemon Rose’ Doubles The Bloo…
Begonia ‘Silhouette Lemon Rose’ is a striking begonia hybrid with phenomenal basal and lateral branching. Plant sterility gives maximum continual flowering throughout the season with double the bloom number of a traditional non-stop begonia. Dark mahogany foliage with contrasting emerald green veining provides a dramatic contrast to the soft lemon yellow 1.5- to 2-inch diameter blooms that blush apple blossom pink in high light. This easy-care beauty is ideal for mixed pots and containers, hanging baskets or the summer border. For more information, visit PlantHaven.com