March 2020

Behind the Breeding

After earning my master’s degree in Plant Genetics from Oregon State in 2013, I moved to Michigan to join the New Product Development team at Spring Meadow Nursery. As our onsite plant breeder, I ma... more

Celebrate Hydrangea!

In January and February, we highlighted lantana and lavender, which were selected as part of the National Garden Bureau’s “Year of” program for 2020. In shrubs, 2020 is the Year of the Hydrangea!

Chat Room — March 2020

This month, we asked growers about hydrangea production, calibrachoas and labor issues. Click the PDF below to see what they had to say.... more

Culture Report: Rudbeckia ‘Rising Sun Chestnut Gold’

Not your traditional Rudbeckia hirta, this revolutionary new cultivar reduces crop time and offers growers spring finishing.

Enchanting Calibrachoas

Oh, what changes we have seen in the calibrachoa world since the breakthrough breeding and introduction of the calibrachoa Million Bells series by Suntory in 1993. This new category of plants is now a... more

Hemp Propagation Proves Profitable for Bedding Plant Grower

Nanticoke Gardens in Endicott, New York, has found its niche with industrial hemp by propagating starter plants for area farmers.

Keeping Up with Root Rots — Berkeleyomyces Is the New Black

Read on for tips on root rot prevention and control.

What Is the Ideal Lighting Spectrum?

One of the most common questions I am asked is, “What is the ideal lighting spectrum?” Until the recent advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology, this wasn’t something we would even con... more

Where Is Your Diamond in the Rough?

Finding — and keeping — qualified and motivated employees may seem like a never-ending challenge for your business. But it doesn’t have to be!

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