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Marce Ward has been named president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors of Calloway's Nursery, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Ward joined the Texas garden center chain in 1987 and was most recently the head of merchandising and... more
The GrowIt! Garden Socially app and its programmers Eight Bit Studios were recognized as the Gold Winner in the home and garden market category of the design100 2014 U.S. Mobile & App Design Awards. Launched this summer, GrowIt! is a social app... more
If you missed Lawn & Garden Retailer's recent webinar "Go Big with Miniature Gardening," you can now view the archived presentation online. On November 12, Clark Hermanson, garden center manager of Chicago's Pesche's Garden Center,... more
With its new subsidiary called Hawthorne Gardening Co., Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is setting its sights on the growing indoor and urban gardening market, reports Tom Knox, Columbus Business First. Led by Chris Hagedorn — CEO ... more
The HGTV Home Plant Collection is teaming up with The Perennial Farm of Glen Arm, Maryland, according to Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group, the licensee for the Plant Collection. The Perennial Farm will supply a variety of... more
Award-winning marketing and customer service expert, Ron Rosenberg, will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Farwest Trade Show. Rosenberg’s keynote address, “Must be Present to Win: The Secret to Finding the Opportunities in Business and Life that... more
CENTS Marketplace & University, hosted by The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association, will take place January 7-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event will have a trade show and three-day education program that includes:... more
A new stop has been added to the 2015 California Spring Trials. The new location is Floricultura in Salinas, California. The 400,000-square foot greenhouse will welcome the German breeding company, Westhoff; the Dutch breeding company, Beekenkamp... more
The trends report, published annually since 2001, finds that gardening goes hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle. People see both outdoor and indoor spaces as extensions of themselves and are making conscious decisions to use plants and garden... more
Terra Nova Nurseries announced today a new 2015 Sneak Peek introduction, now available for growers to pre-order, called Agastache ‘Kudos Yellow’. This new variety joins the Agastache Kudos series, which includes Agastache ‘Kudos Ambrosia’, Agastache... more
On Wednesday, November 12, at 2 p.m. EST, Clark Hermanson, garden center manager of Chicago's Pesche's Garden Center, will present a webinar to help you get the most out of your miniature gardening department. From trade show floors to local... more
Gotham Greens and Method Products have announced a new partnership to build the world's largest rooftop farm at Method's new manufacturing plant in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago's south side. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, Method's... more
Garden Centers of America (GCA) recently announced next year's GCA Summer Tour will spotlight the best in retail gardening from Milwaukee, WI, June 21-24, 2015. Tour-goers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the area's top IGC retailers and what... more
According to a letter on the homepage of its website, Baker Nursery in Phoenix will close for good on December 31, 2014, after 46 years of service.     Founder Jim Baker purchased the bankrupt nursery in 1968 and carved a niche business by... more
Three years ago, All-America Selections (AAS) launched a new contest for almost 200 Display Gardens to encourage new and exciting landscaping ideas with AAS Winners. The success of the program has been beyond expectations and continues to grow and... more
The deadline for college students to apply for the 2015 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year has been extended until Oct. 27, 2014. This is the 16th year that GPN and Nexus Greenhouse Corp. have partnered to recognize an undergraduate student who is poised... more
Just in time for next spring, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery unveiled its latest addition to the BrazelBerries Collection, 'Pink Icing' blueberry. Fall Creek says 'Pink Icing' produces large summer berries and has attractive foliage in the spring and... more
It was reported that the Canadian subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro recently acquired Quebec-based Fafard and Brothers Ltd., a company that manufacturers peat moss and other related gardening products. JD Malone of the Columbus Dispatch reports, "The... more
Amy Miller, a senior majoring in horticulture at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Shinoda Scholar of the Year award. “Scholar of the Year awardees represent an elite class in horticulture,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the... more
Sakata Seed America is proud to announce its sponsorship of cyclist Ron Cramer in the first ever Tour de Fresh long-distance bike ride. Riders and members of the produce industry from around the country will join together in this event to raise the... more
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