Industry News

Horticultural students can now apply for this year’s Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund awards. The deadline for application is May 29, 2015. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make final selections by July 1, 2015, and recipients... more
Calloway's Inc. shut down Cornelius Nursery's Dairy Ashford location in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 4, according to a CultureMap Houston article. Cornelius Nursery merged with Fort-Worth-based Calloway's Inc. in 1999.   All full-time employees at... more
Transpac and Foreside Home and Garden have hired three new team members and created an Everyday category of year-round products.    Alicon Lee, senior director of product development, is responsible for product development and design,... more
The GrowIt! Garden Socially app recognizes six recipients of its 2014 Fall Scholarship Program. More than 150 students applied from 30 of the nation’s top horticulture programs. Through the GrowIt! app, students shared their plant photography for a... more
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices to help nursery businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a digital counterpart to the OAN’s printed Wholesale Nursery Map. “It’s more than a map... more
Star Roses and Plants has announced its new selections for the coming year. The following list are some 2015 introductions: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials and... more
Sakata has developed two comprehensive how-to documents for landscapers, the “Landscaper’s Guide to SunPatiens” and the “SunPatiens Floating Garden Guide." Sakata’s hybrid impatiens series, SunPatiens, are downy mildew resistant, have fast fill in... more
Southern Living Plant Collection has unveiled 37 new introductions for 2015 that offer something for everyone. Each new introduction was specifically chosen for its high performance, and will add vibrant color, texture or long-lasting beauty to... more
The Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center will play host to the annual midwest nursery, landscape and garden center CENTS Marketplace & University exhibition Jan. 7-9, 2015. Education sessions will feature speakers and topics designed for... more
The official central reservation website for the 2015 California Spring Trials is now open and attendees can begin to make reservations. The California Spring Trials will take place April 11-16, 2015, in the central and northern regions of... more
Pantone chose PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as its color of the year for 2015.    "While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation,... more
Willow Run Nursery & Garden Center in Cresskill, New Jersey, is under contract to be turned into a townhouse complex, reports Deena Yellin for The Record. The business dates back to the 1920s and is still family owned and operated. Glenn... more
The Garden Center Group has announced it will be in search of the best new products for retail at three trade shows this winter: MANTS 2015, in Baltimore; TPIE 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale; and New England Grows, in Boston. All retailers are invited to... more
Master Nursery Garden Centers has selected IGC East for its Master Nursery Eastern Regional Member Meeting. Master Nursery members will discuss key issues impacting the buying group alongside IGC East's trade show, conference and networking... more
Gift Essentials, owned by the Toellner family in Mexico, Missouri, has purchased Blue Handworks, a gift company founded by Doug Davis and Laura Dowling in 1984. The Toellner family continues to expand beyond its large base of wild bird and backyard... more
National Garden Bureau (NGB) has joined the #GivingTuesday movement, which will use the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving on Tuesday, Dec. 2 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. NGB, by using crowdfunding site... more
BioSafe Systems has hired Nicolette Holzer as the inside sales representative for its retail market team. Holzer will contribute to overall sales efforts, including customer profiling and product trainings. She is based in the company's corporate... more
The University of Florida (UF) will host its 2014 Industry Poinsettia Trial Field Day Dec. 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UF Environmental Horticulture Greenhouse Complex in Gainesville. The trials are sponsored by poinsettia breeder companies,... more
CN and America in Bloom have announced the recipients of grants for the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program. Four communities were selected to receive grants that amounted to $85,790, with matching grants from additional local investments... more
Minnesota's Legacy Family Business Award, from Twin Cities Business magazine, was awarded to Bailey Nurseries for success through five generations of family over the past 110 years. The company was also commended for its high standard of quality... more