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Gear up for New England Grows - It's a few months away, but it's never too early to start planning to attend those all-imp...

9/15/2014 - Gear up for New England Grows

It's a few months away, but it's never too early to start planning to attend those all-important winter trade shows, including New England Grows. Here's the scoop directly from the New England Nursery Association: New England Grows, the Northeast's premier commercial horticulture conference and exposition, will be held Wednesday, February 4 - Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Boston Convention &...


Changing weather? - Here in the Upper Midwest, we're seeing record low high temperatures for early September; as of 3 p.m....

9/11/2014 - Changing weather?

Here in the Upper Midwest, we're seeing record low high temperatures for early September; as of 3 p.m. on September 11, our thermometer has reached only 55 degrees. Drenching rains yesterday made driving a bit tricky, and last weekend, a very strong but short-lived storm (small but mighty!) knocked out power to nearly 200,000 customers northwest of Chicago. Some recovered within a few hours; others...


Farwest announces winning plants - Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of out...

9/3/2014 - Farwest announces winning plants

Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of outstanding plants that are new to the trade. This year was no exception. The 2014 showcase featured 52 different trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and other characteristics. "This was one of the most outstanding collections of plants we've ever featured," said...


9/3/2014 - HRI announces new initiatives

The Horticultural Research Institute has announced that donations and pledges made during the Donor Reception at Cultivate '14 in July totaled more than $200,000 for hort research. Three new intiatives also were announced: the Future of Garden Retail Project and the AmericanHort Research Fund. Additional reception highlights included: * Scott McAdam successfully challenged reception attendees...


8/25/2014 - Bright future for LAs

Direct from the ASLA: The outlook remains positive for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects' second quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work. Hiring plans rose slightly from the last quarter. Fully 84.7 percent reported stable to significantly higher inquiries for...


Variegated Gardens wins AN's booth giveaway - Meri and Jerry Wallace of Variegated Gardens in Redmond, Oregon, won a $100 ...

8/25/2014 - Variegated Gardens wins AN's booth giveaway

Meri and Jerry Wallace of Variegated Gardens in Redmond, Oregon, won a $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops at American Nurseryman's Farwest booth last week in Portland. A Tervis water tumbler was also included in the gift. Thanks for stopping by the booth! ...


Nicholas Staddon takes ALS challenge - Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, the company's spokesperson and Director of New Plants,...

8/25/2014 - Nicholas Staddon takes ALS challenge

Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, the company's spokesperson and Director of New Plants, took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge at this year's Farwest Show in Portland, braving the icy waters to call attention to the ALS Association's fight against Lou Gehrig disease. On Friday, August 22, Staddon took the splash in the Monrovia booth (which was protected by a few layers of plastic sheeting); he then promptly...


Walters Gardens receives PPA honor - Walters Gardens Inc. of Zeeland, MI was honored to accept the Grower Award from the P...

8/21/2014 - Walters Gardens receives PPA honor

Walters Gardens Inc. of Zeeland, MI was honored to accept the Grower Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) on July 29, 2014. This award is presented to one PPA member each year in recognition of being a grower who holds high standards of production, maintains high quality plants, and seeks innovation while respecting the requirements of the perennial industry. The Perennial Plant...


Hoffman receives PPA award - John Hoffman, president of Hoffman Nursery, Inc., received the 2014 Service Award from the Pe...

8/21/2014 - Hoffman receives PPA award

John Hoffman, president of Hoffman Nursery, Inc., received the 2014 Service Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA). The award was presented at the 32nd Perennial Plant Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio in July. The award recognizes a PPA member who has contributed considerable time and effort to the organization and has demonstrated leadership and outstanding service. Hoffman served...


Midwest Groundcovers receives eco award - Midwest Groundcovers LLC is the recipient of the 2014 Illinois Invasive Species ...

8/6/2014 - Midwest Groundcovers receives eco award

Midwest Groundcovers LLC is the recipient of the 2014 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) Business of the Year award for its leadership in developing the relationship between the green industry and conservation. Gary Knosher, Midwest Groundcovers President and CEO, was present to accept the award at the May 29, 2014, awards ceremony at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)...


Culp honored by PPA - Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc. has announced that David Culp has been selected to receive the 2014 Gar...

8/4/2014 - Culp honored by PPA

Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc. has announced that David Culp has been selected to receive the 2014 Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association. This award is given each year to an individual whose educational and promotional efforts have increased awareness of perennials and the perennial industry. David has been with Sunny Border Nurseries for over 22 years. He has become well...


Bardzik teams with Overdevest - Overdevest Nurseries is moving its exclusive, sustainable Footprints® Plants edibles progr...

8/1/2014 - Bardzik teams with Overdevest

Overdevest Nurseries is moving its exclusive, sustainable Footprints® Plants edibles program, in a new and exciting direction. By teaming up with celebrity chef Jonathan Bardzik-you also know Jonathan as the communications and membership specialist for AmericanHort-Overdevest is making its distinctive herb/vegetable line a full-fledged garden-to-table, consumer-oriented offering. In addition...


Stan Brown celebrates 50 years at Alameda Wholesale - Alameda Wholesale Nursery is one of the oldest and largest wholesale...

7/30/2014 - Stan Brown celebrates 50 years at Alameda Wholesale

Alameda Wholesale Nursery is one of the oldest and largest wholesale nurseries in Colorado. It strives to offer more than 1,000 of the finest varieties of plant material and planting supplies to landscape contractors large and small. Alameda has been serving the nursery industry for more than 69 years and is located on over 30 sprawling and beautiful acres. In the photo below, friends and tennis...


HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort - AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Hor...

7/17/2014 - HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort

AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Horticultural Research Institute with a gift of $100,000. The national horticulture association is committing $50,000 and will match up to another $50,000 in gifts from other individuals and companies for a total contribution of $100,000. The Horticultural Research Institute is the industry's research and development organization...


AmericanHort explores GC retail future - Direct from AmericanHort:

The future of garden retail is being explored with a...

7/17/2014 - AmericanHort explores GC retail future

Direct from AmericanHort: The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate'14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural Research Institute, the association will partner with the MindMarket...


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