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Aug 17, 2018
Cultivating Ideas for 2019Tim Hodson

Even though Cultivate’18 just concluded barely five weeks ago, the team at AmericanHort is already making plans for Cultivate’19. The Education Team at American accepts Cultivate topic sessions... more

Aug 16, 2018
Webinar to Address Immigration IssuesTim Hodson

Next week, AmericanHort and the Western Nursery & Landscape Association will be presenting a webinar on I-9 Compliance and Immigration Enforcement. With business immigration audits and raids ma... more

Aug 10, 2018
Are You Ready to #petalitforward?Tim Hodson

On Oct. 25, the Society of American Florists will sponsor its fourth Petal It Forward event. This nationwide feel-good promotional effort shows consumers how great it feels to both give and receive... more

Aug 8, 2018
New Perennial StandoutsJasmina Dolce

The perennial category continues to gain interest at the consumer level. Homeowners seem to want more "permanent" landscape fixtures. They also want low maintenance and season-long color. Vaughn Fl... more

Aug 3, 2018
Universities Offer a Chance to Go Back to School – For a DayTim Hodson

Before students head back to campus in the next few weeks, horticulture professionals have a chance to enhance their plant knowledge at two major universities. This week Michigan State University a... more

Aug 1, 2018
A Plug for a Conference on Plugs (and Cuttings)Tim Hodson

Are you a young plant producer looking for ways to grow your plugs and cuttings smarter and more profitably? If you answered “yes” to that question, you just might want to head to North Carolin... more

Jul 29, 2018
A Great Day in the GardensTim Hodson

Last Friday, Jasmina Dolce, GPN’s managing editor, and Bob Bellew, publisher, and I made our way to West Chicago, Illinois, for Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day. Mother Nature was on her bes... more

Jul 25, 2018
Make the Most of Basket PerformersJasmina Dolce

It is now July 25. This is the time of year that certain plants in my garden begin standing out more than others. I like to diversify my garden each year and try out new plants to compare, so I can co... more

Jul 20, 2018
Michigan Garden Plant Tour Set to Kick OffTim Hodson

The 15th annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour is set to kick off next week (July 30) and will run through Aug. 10. If you are going to be in the Midwest in the upcoming weeks and you have some spare t... more

Jul 18, 2018
OSU Offers Online Course on Working with Latino WorkforceTim Hodson

The Ohio State University is offering a new online course on integrating Latino and American workforce teams. The course, Latinos in the Workforce, is open to the general public. The program hel... more

Jul 16, 2018
Greetings from Columbus, OhioTim Hodson

We are now in Day 3 of Cultivate’18. It has been incredibly busy couple of days so far and the mood of the attendees and exhibitors seems to be very upbeat this year. On Saturday, GPN’s first-e... more

Jul 10, 2018
Hardy IntroductionsJasmina Dolce

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to visit the Gardens at Ball in West Chicago, Illinois, for Darwin Perennials Day. I'm lucky enough to have this beautiful garden practically in my backyard, so I'm a... more

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