January 2021

Celebrate the Sunflower

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2021 as the “Year of the Sunflower,” and the honor is certainly well deserved.

Chat Room — January 2021

This month, we asked readers about the upcoming year, e-commerce and biological controls. Here’s what they had to say. ... more

Culture Report: New Guinea Impatiens Harmony Colorfall Series

A true trailing New Guinea impatiens, this series boasts a blanket of large flowers on a full habit perfect for hanging baskets.

Novelty Window Box Planters

These unique and innovative combinations incorporated creative design, interesting textures and intense colors.

Persevering Through the Pandemic

Despite the challenges of the 2020 pandemic, Joy Johnson was able to continue her hands-on horticulture education with an internship at Pleasant View Gardens — and be named the 2021 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year.

Purpling of Leaves

Many annual bedding plants and herbaceous perennials have red, purple or almost black foliage, including fountain grass, ornamental millet and some varieties of coleus, sweet potato vine, New Guinea i... more

Releasing Multiple Biological Control Agents

Question: What are your thoughts about releasing more than one biological control agent to regulate an arthropod (insect and/or mite) pest population? Answer: You ask a very good question. To prope... more

The Art of Teaching

If I knew 10 years ago that “professor” would be part of my career journey, I would have laughed heartily and said, “Not likely!” But to date, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences... more

Virtual Reality Gains A New Meaning

How can growers cultivate new consumers in uncertain times?

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