Industry News

A brand new member benefit offered by National Garden Bureau (NGB) gives hard goods suppliers the opportunity to feature their new gardening products to garden writers as well as to the home consumer. This newly launched program includes two... more
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies recently announced it will expand the retail division of its lawn and garden business, with emphasis on independent garden centers. The company will add new staff, as well as new product lines and services to its retail... more
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies announced that it will expand the retail division of its lawn and garden business, with emphasis on independent garden centers (IGCs). The company’s plans include the addition of new staff, product lines and services to... more
On Feb. 19, Green Circle Growers in Oberlin, Ohio, sustained significant damage to a 1-acre production barn and 5 acres of greenhouse structure in an early evening blaze that took firefighters 10 hours to extinguish last night. Cause is yet to be... more
Breeding and young plant production companies Dummen and Agribio Group have announced they plan to merge.  The merger will combine the advanced breeding technologies of Agribio Group and the professional supply chain skills of Dummen. Grower... more
This spring Proven Winners and Proven Winners Color Choice will kick off the largest consumer campaign in the history of the company. Print, radio, celebrity sponsorships and online components have all been selected and timed to drive gardeners into... more
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and Ball Horticultural Co. have made early-year commitments to be lead sponsors of the America in Bloom program in 2013. “OFA is committed to supporting the horticulture industry,” said OFA CEO... more
Stein Gardens & Gifts plans to open a new store in Wauwatosa, Wis. The Business Journal in Milwaukee reports that Stein will be taking over the retail portion of Hawks Nursery in April. Hawk's plans to close the store, located at 12217 Watertown... more
Braun Horticulture, Niagra Falls, N.Y., recently acquired Green Piece Wire Art including the award winning collection of topiary scuptures as well as the By George and Set in Stone collections. Braun is known for its unique line of garden products,... more
Gerten's Greenhouse & Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., plans to add a second location in Denmark Township, Minn. According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Gerten's is  planning "a big expansion" after acquiring 80... more
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced plans for a new varieties display at the Plug Connection trials location during 2013 California Spring Trials . California Spring Trials will take place April 6-11.The display will feature varieties included in... more
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection announced its first Canadian shrub grower partner for its ‘Smart & Stylish’ Shrub line: Willowbrook Nurseries of Fenwick, Ontario, Canada. The container nursery and perennials grower was chosen for its expertise in... more
All-America Selections (AAS) recently announced  two additional winners for the 2013 season, bringing the grand total to eight winners for 2013. The two new double zinnias — 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' and 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'... more
Based on popular vote by show attendees, the Pretty Deep Red mandevilla variety from Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol group won the Favorite New Flowering Plant award at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Pretty... more
LINX Greenhouses, a Division of Nexus Corp., has debuted a new website ( The website shows the different products and applications that LINX offers to growers to complete their growing cycle from beginning to end. In making... more
  The voting process has begun for Burpee Home Gardens' “Grow Anywhere Tour.” More than 500 applications from schools and organizations across America were narrowed down to 72 locations, which now compete in a Facebook vote-off for a chance to... more
On Jan. 14, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies announced that it had acquired W.H. Milikowski, Inc. effective January 7. “We are thrilled that Mark Milikowski and most of his team will join the Griffin family,” said Rick Hyslip, president of Griffin. “... more
BFG Supply Co. recently announced that it will expand its footprint with an investment in a former Commerce facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Operations will begin immediately at the over 200,000 sq. ft. warehouse with the 50 Commerce... more
In May 2012, we introduced our first-ever 40 Under 40. From Albano to Zimmerman (and all 38 in between), the Class of 2012 was quite diverse and represented excellence in all aspects of the horticulture industry. Each and every one of those 40... more
For the fifth year, Proven Winners will kick off its 2013 consumer campaign with three all-day events created for gardeners of all ages and all levels of gardening experience. This year the inspirational roadshows will take place in Boston (March 2... more