Industry News

Garden Centers of America (GCA) recently announced next year's GCA Summer Tour will spotlight the best in retail gardening from Milwaukee, WI, June 21-24, 2015. Tour-goers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the area's top IGC retailers and what... more
According to a letter on the homepage of its website, Baker Nursery in Phoenix will close for good on December 31, 2014, after 46 years of service.     Founder Jim Baker purchased the bankrupt nursery in 1968 and carved a niche business by... more
Three years ago, All-America Selections (AAS) launched a new contest for almost 200 Display Gardens to encourage new and exciting landscaping ideas with AAS Winners. The success of the program has been beyond expectations and continues to grow and... more
The deadline for college students to apply for the 2015 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year has been extended until Oct. 27, 2014. This is the 16th year that GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. have partnered to recognize an undergraduate student who is poised... more
Just in time for next spring, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery unveiled its latest addition to the BrazelBerries Collection, 'Pink Icing' blueberry. Fall Creek says 'Pink Icing' produces large summer berries and has attractive foliage in the spring and... more
It was reported that the Canadian subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro recently acquired Quebec-based Fafard and Brothers Ltd., a company that manufacturers peat moss and other related gardening products. JD Malone of the Columbus Dispatch reports, "The... more
Amy Miller, a senior majoring in horticulture at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Shinoda Scholar of the Year award. “Scholar of the Year awardees represent an elite class in horticulture,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the... more
Sakata Seed America is proud to announce its sponsorship of cyclist Ron Cramer in the first ever Tour de Fresh long-distance bike ride. Riders and members of the produce industry from around the country will join together in this event to raise the... more
Five months of very active voting have just concluded and it’s time to announce the 2014 American Garden Award Winners! 2014 concludes the sixth year for the American  Garden Award flower popularity contest and 2014 featured four beautiful new... more
IGC Show organizers recently announced that IGC East has just secured space at the Baltimore Convention Center for August 4-6, 2015.   “Baltimore Convention Center is a venue that is comfortably familiar and prized by our industry - it’s home... more
GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. have announced a call for applicants for the 2015 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year. This is the 16th year that GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. have partnered to recognize an undergraduate student who is... more
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) recently announced that online registration for their 2015 event is now open. Green Industry companies and businesses interested in attending and/or considering exhibiting may register online at www.... more
The Proven Winners Roadshow team is visiting four cities this fall with informative and exciting presentations for growers and retailers. The stops are: Tuesday, Sept. 30: Indianapolis, Indiana  Friday, Oct. 3: Baltimore, Maryland area... more
Ball Horticultural Company has released its new gro getter app that provides horticulture professionals with access to thousands of plant details when and where they need them. The app includes all the photos, plant information, and culture sheets... more
Minnesota is looking for two companies to be the state’s only certified marijuana growers, and the owners of Bachman’s Inc. plan to apply. The garden center, based in Minneapolis, has nothing to do with the application, but some family members have... more
The 2015 All-America Selections Summer Summit will take place in conjunction with the Home Garden Seed Association’s annual meeting next October in Texas. The Urban Ag Experience will take place Oct. 6 to 9, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. All-America... more
If you grow and sell perennials and are always on the lookout for solutions to growing the healthiest crops possible then you should mark Sept. 16 on you calendar. At 2 p.m. eastern time on that day, GPN columnist and regular contributor Paul... more
Bailey Nurseries has introduced a new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas to offer consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. showcases inspirational images, how‐to instructions for planting and caring for... more
Dallas Market Center recently released dates for its January and June Total Home & Gift Markets through the year 2018. The market dates are consistent with its practice to follow Atlanta in January and lead the summer show cycle as the first... more
Just weeks ago, the National Garden Bureau launched the first-of-its-kind “Growing for Futures” (#growingforfutures) philanthropic program to build therapeutic gardens. Since then, generous online and offline cash donations have reached over $7,200... more