February 2023

Chat Room — February 2023

Each month, we send out a survey to our readers on a variety of topics and report the results here. Chat Room is a perfect venue to get to know your peers and where you stand on different issues affecting the industry.

Culture Report: Hellebore Frostkiss and Winter Angels series

These series are easy to grow and bloom later than traditional hellebores on the market.

Desktop diagnostics

There are no silver bullets or magic wands in plant production or pest management, but we have a wealth of information at our fingertips and a catalog of products from which to choose. To get the best... more

Duets: Consumer behavior and the economics of profitability

Today’s guest is Alicia Rihn, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee. Alicia earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s and doctorate degrees from the... more

Editor’s Letter: Best practice for pathogens

When it comes to pests and diseases in your greenhouse, figuring out the culprit and putting effective management practices into place as soon as possible is crucial. This month we highlight plant ... more

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Innovation is a team effort

Writer William S. Burroughs famously said, “When you stop growing, you start dying.” As a green industry, we understand all too well the literal interpretation as it applies to plants, but it is e... more

Maintaining water quality

Understanding and managing your water effectively can improve production quality in the greenhouse.

Popular poinsettias for 2023

It may be February, and the festivities are freshly behind us, but in the greenhouse business, it’s already time to start scheduling for the next holiday season.

Spring is for CAST

The must-attend California Spring Trials will take place at the end of March.

Vaughn’s View: Resilient, floriferous and stunning summer performers

These new introductions for 2023 are top performers in the summer heat and rain. They made a big impact in trials with consistency, stability and impressive flower color.

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