Around The Industry
New Pond Management Program Launched
With the new Pond Management Program, BioSafe Systems is taking pond maintenance to the next level by providing aquatic professionals with a tailored line-up that eliminates algae and beautifies ponds and lakes, according to BioSafe Systems. This professional program introduces four new products that complement GreenCleanPRO Granular Algaecide and GreenClean Liquid Algaecide. With the addition of GC Tablets, GC Blue Colorant, GC Liquid Bacteria, and GC Water Soluble Packets, BioSafe Systems is providing one simple plan that beautifies, balances, and maintains water features.
For more information, contact Angelique Levesque at (888) 273-3088.
CCFC Redesigns Web Site
Flower PR, LLC announced the launch of the redesigned www.ccfc.org, the official Web site of the California Cut Flower Commission. Flower PR, LLC will host and handle the web site activities for the CCFC.
CCFC.org will feature monthly updates, a flower database, updates on the Commission’s programs, a calendar of events and regular email updates to industry friends and consumers.
Aquascape’s Wittstock Honored
Recently, Greg Wittstock, was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Greg Wittstock, CEO and owner of Aquascape, Inc. was recognized for his entrepreneurial achievements and making a lasting impact on Chicago’s business landscape. The Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago hosted the event.
Monrovia Expands Availability Of Premium Soils
Monrovia Growers announced it has expanded the retail distribution of its packaged soil mixes to nine states in the West and Southeast. For the past two years, Monrovia has been testing sales of its premium soil and amendment — throughout California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Washington; and last year in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Based on a very positive response from retailers and gardeners, Monrovia is shipping to all nine of those initial test states and planning to expand the distribution throughout the U.S.
Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Home & Garden Showplace Partner
Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Washington, Mo., has developed a newly forged relationship with Home & Garden Showplace, a division of True Value Company, the wholesale cooperative for retailers nationwide.
Sandi Hillermann McDonald, president of Hillermann Nursery & Florist which has been owned and operated by the Hillermann family in Washington for more than 56 years, said customers will benefit from the affiliation with Home & Garden Showplace because it enables the store to combine its purchasing power with that of 250 other independent nurseries and garden centers from across the nation.
For more information on Home & Garden Showplace, visit www.gardenplace.com.
Acalypha ‘Bourbon Street’ Makes Garden Design’s Way Hot List
Athens Select recently announced that Acalypha ‘Bourbon Street’ has made Garden Design magazine’s annual Way Hot 100 List.
Acalypha ‘Bourbon Street’ is one of just 14 annuals on the list of plants that caught the eyes of the consumer magazine’s editors. In the March issue, ‘Bourbon Street’ is the first plant on the list, according to Athens Select.