December 2013

Cold-Sensitive Bedding Plants

For the last several years, one of the floriculture research thrusts at Michigan State University has been to better understand how temperature controls growth and flowering of bedding plants. Former ... more

Containers, Color & Communication

What’s on trend for consumer gardening in 2014? The answer is mixed annual combos in containers, vibrant colors and black and white, according to Nancy Fire, design director for HGTV Home and the HG... more

Crop Culture Report: Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’

With hundreds of new varieties being introduced to the marketplace every year at California Spring Trials, trade shows and the like, it’s easy to become jaded about new plants in general. But every ... more

Hydroponic Grower Combines Technology and Agriculture

How one grower combined his engineering experience with his love of agriculture to start his own hydroponic greenhouse operation

Intumescences: A Physiological Disorder of Greenhouse-Grown Crops

Producing high-quality plants is not always an easy task. The great diversity of ornamental and food crops grown in greenhouses results in the need for growers to provide different cultural practices ... more

Perennial Solutions: Astilbe Younique Series

This breakthrough series of false spirea boasts early bloom time, increased flower plumes and improved disease resistance.

Things to Remember

As we get ready to close the books on 2013, now is a good time to pause and reflect on the things that have happened this year. It's been a busy year and I am sure a lot has happened, but five years f... more

Water Quality and Treatments

Growing and selling plants in today's market can be challenging for many reasons outside of our control, such as the weather and the economy. One factor, however, is under our control and should n... more

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