Industry News

Hort Couture has announced that Peace Tree Farm, a young plant producer in Kintnersville, Pa., is now offering liners of Hort Couture genetics. “Peace Tree has been a great supporter of Hort Couture since our inception. By adding them to our network... more
Canada’s largest garden center retailer and grower, Sheridan Nurseries received the accolade of International Grower of the Year by the International Horticultural Producers Association (AIPH) for the second time in as many years, receiving AIPH’s... more
Greenheart Farms recently unveiled its redesigned website that offers a better user experience to help brokers, growers and retailers who are looking for information on the company's diverse product lines. The website,,... more
Petitti’s Garden Center hopes to open its tenth location in Ohio by spring of 2014. The proposed garden center is in the Stow Towne Center, according to the Stow Sentry. Angelo Petitti, business owner, and Jeffrey Soclof, property owner, are meeting... more
The Garden Center Symposium/Midwest Perennial Conference (GCS/MPC) has announced online registration for its 2014 event will open Oct. 15. The event will be held Jan. 23-24 at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, Wis., and it... more
Stacy’s Garden Center in York, S.C., is closing its doors after 39 years of operation, according to a report in The Herald. Metrolina Greenhouses of Huntersville, N.C., purchased the assets of Stacy’s Greenhouses in August and will close the store... more
Hort Couture has announced that Peace Tree Farm, a young plant producer in Kintnersville, Pa., is now offering liners of Hort Couture genetics. “Peace Tree has been a great supporter of Hort Couture since our inception. By adding them to our network... more
A webinar on how emerging business models in distribution and supply chain will affect your business is scheduled to take place Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. During the one-hour webinar, industry veteran Gary Falkenstein, president and CEO of... more
According to the 2014 Garden Trends Report, consumers are spending more leisure time outdoors and not only “decorating” their homes, but their gardens as well. The rise of social trends, like lawn games, glamping, and garden parties, are fueling a... more
Jonathan Bardzik, long-time member of the horticulture industry and ANLA staff, has released his first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease. The book is a collection of 40 recipes, stories, and music and... more
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is pleased to announce its new partnership with grower Park Hill Plants of Oklahoma for 2014. Located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Park Hill Plants will provide annuals, perennials and shrubs for the 2014 Expressions... more
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) recently announced that online registration for their 2014 event will open on September 17, 2013. Exhibiting companies and businesses interested in attending may register online via their updated... more
Weston Nurseries has hired Jim Connolly to manage Weston's Chelmsford, Massachusetts, garden center. Peter Mezitt, president of Weston Nurseries says, “We are thrilled to welcome Jim to our company. He is a well-known leader in our area who brings a... more
Garden Fresh Farms has received a $25,000 prize as the winner of the energy and clean technology division of the Minnesota Cup competition. The Garden Fresh Farms’ patent-pending, high-density hydroponic growing system grows produce without... more
The annual Proven Winners Roadshow will take place in four North American cities in October.  Over the last nine years, 7,550 growers, retailers, garden center managers and staff, broker sales representatives, landscapers and designers have... more
Johnson’s Legacy Landscapes in Wichita, Kan., has already bought a larger, 5-acre site but first wants to sell its 3.6-acre location that it shares with Johnson’s Garden Center, according to the Wichita Business Journal.  The current... more
Country Garden in Hyannis, Mass., can get back to business as usual after two giant sculptures were returned. A plastic resin Galapagos tortoise and an alligator, each weighing approximately 100 pounds, were removed from the garden center in late... more
The 2013 American Garden Award, now in its fifth year, featured four new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden performance. Once these varieties were planted and put on display at the 31 participating gardens across... more
For the past 14 years, GPN (Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication) and Nexus Corp. have recognized one student who has taken part in a college-sponsored internship program at a horticulture-related company. Once again, GPN and... more
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA - The Association of Horticulture Professionals, mailed ballots today for a member vote on the consolidation of the two organizations. Ballots were distributed to all eligible members as... more