The National Garden Bureau has designated 2016 as “Year of the Begonia.” So how can growers capitalize on this landscape staple that continues to delight gardeners, from Boomers to Millennials?
What you need to know before plunging into this emerging market
Gardeners will fall in love with these gorgeous blooms paired with garden performance and delightful fragrance.
When the nights are long (the days are short), delivering low-intensity lighting can regulate flowering of photoperiodic ornamental plants. Incandescent lamps have been used for decades to successfull... more
Last month at the Next Level Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, I participated in a session on AmericanHort’s SHIFT initiative.
Introduced last summer at Cultivate’15, SHIFT is “taking a ... more
With so many new and impressive introductions, it can be challenging for growers to determine which ones might fit into their assortment. Here’s a glimpse into some of the highlights from the 2015 North American Poinsettia Trials.
A reliable shrub that livens up the landscape, this recent introduction presents a tremendous display of lush, true red, semi-double blooms.
If you’re looking for new ideas in perennials, check out the New Perennial Movement. I’m not referring to coverage by industry media of every new perennial intro, I’m talking about the design st... more
Question: How do Western flower thrips populations develop resistance to insecticides?
Answer: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is one of the most destructive insect pests of gree... more
We’ve reached another crossroad. How many of us are going to stay on the same old road? How many will make a turn? When the dust clears we can only see a little ways, then comes the unknown. Yes, th... more
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