Industry News

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: www.naturessourceplantfood.com. 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
Petitti’s Garden Center plans to open its 10th location in Ohio by spring. The Stow City Council approved a plan and conditional zoning certificate for the company to put up shop in the Stow Towne Center, according to the Stow Sentry. The... more
Freddy Miraballes, owner of Freddy’s Landscaping Co. in Norwalk, Conn., has purchased the former site of Geiger’s Garden Center in Fairfield, Conn. Miraballes purchased the 1.6-acre property for $1.6 million and plans to use it as a new garden and... more
Family-owned Linder’s Greenhouses Inc. is closing its doors after over 100 years of business. The company, which opened in 1910, had its main production site on 52 acres in St. Paul, Minn., and 53 flower marts in the Twin Cities last spring. “We... more
Longtime Rough Brothers executive and greenhouse industry leader Albert (Al) Reilly passed away on Oct. 17, 2013. Reilly was a key figure in the greenhouse and garden center industry for more than three decades. In addition to commercial greenhouses... more
‘Sunshine ’N Wine’ was selected from dozens of inventive submissions in the “Name This Pansy” contest hosted by Cool Wave and Southern Living magazine’s lifestyle website “The Daily South.” In late September, Southern Living gardening editor and “... more