January 2020

Celebrating Lantana!

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2020 as the “Year of the Lantana.” And the honor is certainly well deserved. Stay tuned next month when we will celebrate the Year of the Lavender!

Chat Room — January 2020

Editor’s Note: 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 di... more

Culture Report: Begonia Prism Series

This new series of tuberous begonias brings a new option for shade annuals and offers a leap forward in breeding.

Growth by Experience

Caleb Spall’s experiences at Michigan State University and internship with Green Circle Growers give insight into management and operations — and a glimpse at his professional future.

LED Fixture Efficacy: A 2020 Update

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have come a long way in the past decade. The prices for LEDs have come down, their output has greatly increased, and their efficacy (energy efficiency) has dramatically im... more

Resilient Summer Designer Combinations

Few segments of the home gardening industry have seen the growth and success of designer mixes. Breeders have and continue to work to introduce recipes featuring vivid colors, strong flower coverage, weather tolerance and component balance.

Ryanodine Receptor Modulators — IRAC Group 28

Question: I have heard there are a number of new insecticides associated with the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) group 28. Can you please provide information on this group of insectici... more

Shrubs Are Perennials Too

Consider growing shrubs alongside your perennial programs.

Spring into a Successful Season

Peak season is just around the corner. What can you do to prepare for both expected and unexpected challenges?

Trialing for Heat Tolerance

Every year, summer seems to get just a little hotter and just a little longer. As a Dallas resident, I have experienced several of the hottest years on record. 2017 holds the crown of hottest year on ... more

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