Industry News

PlantHaven International recently launched a national consumer ad campaign for Kaleidoscope Abelia. The company teamed up with BlueSkye Creative for the campaign, which features radio, video, print and social media. “Kaleidoscope has been a staple... more
Cortland Smith of Walnut Springs Nursery in Glenwood, Maryland, recently announced the formation of a new company, Sporticulture Inc. The new company will provide access to sports licensing and marketing opportunities to growers, retailers and... more
The DNA Green Group recently announced that it has been renamed Dümmen Orange. The company revealed the new name, the logo and the brand values of the company at all facilities in 16 countries on Thursday April 23. The well-known corporate brands... more
Arborjet is seeking applicants for its 2015 “Taking Root” Scholarship Program. Again this year, 10 graduating high school seniors will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences,... more
Arett Sales and AmericanHort have entered into a multi-year partnership that will further enhance the services offered to independent garden centers and hardware stores. Arett Sales will be featured in the Retail District at Cultivate'15 in Columbus... more
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association board of directors has announced that CENTS 2016 will take place, Jan. 11-13 (Monday–Wednesday) with pre-convention workshops on Sunday, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.  ... more
On April 15, 2015 Plant Select launched a new, more consumer-friendly website. Features of the new site include: An easy-to-use plant finder: Consumers can search for plants based on a variety of characteristics (height, width, flowering season and... more
As of April 2015, The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) organization’s name has changed to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The association is the only national trade association built by the collaboration of... more
The iLandscape Education Committee is accepting presentation summary submissions to be considered for the 2016 iLandscape: Illinois + Wisconsin Landscape Show. All submissions, received by May 31, 2015, will be reviewed and considered for this... more
Armstrong Growers (a division of Armstrong Garden Centers) has acquired the business assets of Do Right’s Plant Growers in Santa Paula, California. Armstrong Growers, in need of a larger facility, approached Do Right’s Nursery to request the... more
Daniel Klittich has been honored with the 2015 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). Klittich will be awarded with $5,000 for two consecutive years, if his scholarship requirements are met. He is pursuing his Ph.D.... more
Attendees at the National Hardware Show, May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will have an opportunity to learn more about generational buying patterns, succession planning, the effect shopping local has on the industry and much more, thanks... more
More than 2,747 retail garden center employees have taken advantage of the Proven Winners' free Certified Retailer Training Program so far this spring. An innovative interactive map provides a live dashboard of certification progress across North... more
Farwest 2015, which takes place Aug. 27-29 in Portland, Oregon, has opened its online show registration. Farwest has an expanded exhibitor list, a full menu of seminars and classes and off-site events before and during the show expo. For added... more
All-American Selections (AAS) has teamed up with Perennial Plant Association (PPA) to conduct a perennial trial. Entries will be herbaceous perennials propagated from seed, cutting, tissue culture or bare root. A seed entry can be trialed against a... more
Entries are now open for the 2015 International Plantscape Awards program, which is open to all individuals or firms actively involved in interior plantscaping. Entries are judged on their own merit, not against other submissions. AmericanHort will... more
Ron Cramer, a Tour de Fresh cyclist who was sponsored by Sakata Seed America, raised more than $4,233 to support the Let’s Bring Salad Bars 2 School initiative.   Cramer opted to raise money for Rosemead School District because of its proximity... more
The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year.   Applications for the following scholarships are due by May 31:   The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship (one $3... more
American in Bloom (AIB) recently appointed five new members to its board of directors:   Marshall Dirks, director of marketing and public relations for Proven Winners Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Dale Fisher... more
The Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) and the National Hardware Show have entered into an agreement that introduces the “Taste of National Hardware Show” at IGC East this summer. This is a dedicated exhibit area showcasing a selection of the... more