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HilverdaKooij, Florist Holland Begin Operations as HilverdaFlorist

HilverdaKooij and Florist Holland announced they have begun to work under the brand name HilverdaFlorist, effective Sept. 1. This step reportedly signifies the merge that will be finalized between the two companies by March 2020.... more »

Ball seed mum tool

New Mum Growth Tracking Tool Available

Ball Seed has launched the Garden Mum Growth Tracking Tool for its mum growers. The new tool simplifies growth measurements by providing a space to enter weekly plant growth into a formula, which then compares the crop... more »

Terra Nova Varieties Receive Honors at UGA Trials

Two varieties fromTerra Nova Nurseries recently received high honors at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA). The global breeder’s Agastache 'Poquito Butter Yellow' and Artemisia 'Makana Silver' varieties respectively received the “Industry... more »

Sakata Hires Retail Category Manager

Sakata Seed America has hired Robb Bertels as the company’s new retail category manager. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, Robb brings a robust background to the position which allows Sakata to... more »

Two Herbaceous Perennial Varieties Earn AAS Honors

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known nonprofit plant trialing organization, recently announced the first winners from their three-winter Herbaceous Perennial Trial:  Rudbeckia x American Gold Rush bred by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens and Echinacea... more »

Bailey Names Regional Sales Manager

Bailey has announced that Jimmy Kuon has been promoted to regional sales manager, overseeing sales representatives covering the eastern part of the United States and Canada. Kuon has worked in sales on the East Coast... more »

Darwin Perennials’ Echinacea Wins AAS Perennial Award

Darwin Perennials, the vegetative perennial brand of Ball Horticultural Company, recently received an All-America Selections (AAS) award for top performance of an herbaceous perennial for its Echinacea 'Sombrero Baja Burgundy'. This award is the culmination... more »

New Blooms Event Takes Place in Canada

New Blooms for Canadian Nurseries and Retailers hosted their second annual event on July 18, at Deb’s Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta, Canada. More than 75 independent growers, retailers and Canadian broker representatives from Alberta, British... more »

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