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IGC Show announces it has just signed Martha Stewart as its star keynote for IGC Chicago's eighth annual event, August 19-21, 2014 at Chicago's Navy Pier. Stewart's company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, reaches approximately 100... more
Monrovia Nursery Co. has enhanced its sales team with the promotions of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals. David Kirby, a longtime Monrovia sales associate who was appointed vice president of sales in July... more
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers is the author of four new books aimed to help Midwest gardeners dramatically beautify their landscapes with ease featuring top plant picks optimal for Midwest gardens, design... more
Good Tidings recently announced that its new showroom will open on January 3rd, 2014. The new showroom is only minutes from the Baltimore-Washington Airport, located at 7484 Candlewood Road, Suite C in Hanover, MD.  The Good Tidings team... more
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), ANLA’s research affiliate, are pleased to announce the hiring of the staff team that will provide leadership to the organizations’ research efforts... more
All-America Selections' 2014 Summer Summit will take place June 16-19, in Charlotte and Asheville, N.C. The 2014 AAS Summer Summit/Road Trip will meet during the same week as the 2014 Southern Garden Tour. There will be multiple stops to see... more
Suntory Flowers has announced its plans for a multimedia consumer advertising campaign in 2014. This advertising campaign will help growers and retailers prepare for the coming spring season. As Suntory builds brand recognition, more consumers will... more
In 2014, EuroAmerican Propagators and Suntory plan to move to a new venue for California Spring Trials. The new site will be the Ventura Botanical Garden in Ventura, Calif. Situated atop a native chaparral hillside with a 180-degree view of the... more
The five best new plant varieties for 2014 have won 2014 Green Thumb Awards presented by the Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association). Honored in the Plants, Bulbs and Seeds division were Clematis ‘Sweet... more
Armstrong Garden Center's location in the Morena District of San Diego has an uncertain future thanks to San Diego's $1.7 billion trolley system construction project, reports Gene Cubbison, NBC 7 San Diego.    While a new trolley station... more
In Spring 2014, Angel Plants Inc. of Long Island, New York will be a new distribution partner of the HGTV Home Plant Collection. They will focus on growing Expressions Annuals, Fine Vine Mandevillas and Patio-Ready... more
Ball DPF, LLC announces a new website destination for its recently rebranded Nature’s Source Plant Food family of products: The site is filled with color, and allows easy navigation on desktop or mobile devices for... more
All-America Selections (AAS) judges have again finished a rigorous year of trialing and now the AAS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the newest AAS Winners. For the first time in AAS history, the organization is recognizing regional... more
In the list's third rendition, This Old House (TOH) editors added BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake as one of the Top 100 New Home Products of 2013. BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake, from Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, is the first dwarf,... more
The newest member of the Endless Summer Collection, BloomStruck hydrangea, offers bountiful blooms, striking color and stellar garden performance. BloomStruck's unique ability to bloom on old and new growth delivers flowers from summer through fall... more
AmericanHort has announced that Columbus, Ohio, has been selected to host both the 2017 and the 2018 Short Course — North America’s largest horticulture trade show. This announcement comes shortly after the recent announcement that AmericanHort, the... more
GPN, Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2014 of its 40 Under 40 program. This is the third year that GPN will recognize 40 individuals (under the age of 40) who are helping set the... more
The University of Florida's 2013 Poinsettia Field Day will take place on Dec. 10. These trials are a part of the North American Poinsettia Variety Trials held in cooperation with Vineland Research Station, Ontario, North Carolina State University... more
Dr. Allan Armitage has created a new app for home gardeners, as well as horticulture industry professionals, called  Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals. It is available for all Android and iPhones and tablets.  Dr. Armitage is an... more
Suntory Flowers has launched a new film series that captures the passion, dedication and even danger behind plant breeding. The four Hollywood-style short films show how plant explorers worldwide risk life and limb to climb high, rocky cliffs and... more
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