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Dec 1, 2020
And They’re Off …Tim Hodson

This past weekend holiday shoppers showed up in full force — both in person and online — and were ready to spend in spite of the 2020 pandemic An estimated 186.4 million consumers took advantag... more

Nov 18, 2020
What’s Your Outlook for 2021?Tim Hodson

I’m sure we can all agree that this year has been like no other. It has provided challenges and “opportunities” for growers, but as 2020 slowly winds down, it’s time to really take a look at 2... more

Nov 4, 2020
The Search is On for the Class of 2021Tim Hodson

It’s hard to believe but GPN’s 40 Under 40 program will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021. Over the past nine years we have recognized 360 individuals under the age of 40 who are propelling o... more

Oct 23, 2020
Top Picks at PlantpeddlerJasmina Dolce

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, hosts one of the country's largest and most extensive plant trials each year. This year, the grower celebrated its 40th year in business with a full day of event... more

Oct 14, 2020
Five More DaysTim Hodson

The deadline to apply for the 2021 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year has been extended five days. Students now have until Oct. 21, 2020 to apply for the 2021 scholarship. This year we are celebrating ... more

Oct 13, 2020
2021 Standouts at CSUJasmina Dolce

Colorado State University hosts one of the country's most extensive flower trials each year, with 22 participating breeders and more than 1,000 varieties in sun and beds as well as containers. This wa... more

Sep 29, 2020
MSU Offering Free Access to Online ConferenceTim Hodson

Michigan State University Extension is now offering growers on-demand access to its 2020 nursery conference. Ten different sessions on pest and disease management as well as water management issues... more

Sep 23, 2020
A Midwest Backyard Flower TrialJasmina Dolce

For the past four years, industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher has been providing insight into new variety introductions and evaluating various plant trials across the country in his monthly column, Vau... more

Sep 16, 2020
We are Looking for the Next GPN/Nexus Intern of the YearTim Hodson

Do you know any undergraduate students that were able to participate in an industry internship program in 2020? If you do, we want to hear from him or her for the 2021 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year S... more

Sep 9, 2020
Visitor Favorites at Mast Young PlantsJasmina Dolce

The 2020 gardening season is coming to a close, and with that many trial gardens are sharing and promoting all their full evaluations and top performers from this summer. In my last newsletter, I s... more

Sep 2, 2020
PPA Picks Perennial for ’21Tim Hodson

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) recently named Calamintha nepeta subsp. nepeta as the 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. Each year, the PPA board of directors reviews the nominated perenni... more

Aug 27, 2020
Trial Standouts at Welby GardensJasmina Dolce

With so many events being canceled or rescheduled, I feel like I'm missing out on so much. Other than the plants in my own garden, I haven't been able to see most of the new plant introductions unless... more

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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