Industry News

Corey Bordine is set to energize IGC retailers across the country this summer with his brand new "let's get real" keynote at both IGC Chicago, August 19-21 at Navy Pier in Chicago, and IGC East, August 5-7 at the Gaylord National Resort &... more
AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s new trade association, formally began Jan. 1, 2014, with the closing on Dec. 31, 2013 of the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA – The Association of Horticulture... more
After its closure this fall, Linder's Greenhouses is facing a legal battle from Gertens Greenhouses and Garden Center Inc., based in Inver Grove Heights,for unpaid bills, reports Elizabeth Mohr of the Pioneer Press. In November, Gertens sued... more
Dr. Michael Dirr, Dr. Allan Armitage and John Stanley will all speak at the Farwest Trade Show. The show is organized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and will take place Aug. 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Armitage is... more
The HGTV Plant Collection has added Dr. Allan Armitage to its plant selection committee. He is a horticulture writer, speaker, retailer, author of 13 books and professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia. Armitage will help... more
Last week, Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Brooklyn, N.Y. The new store has 20,000 sq. ft. Nexus Atrium greenhouse on its rooftop where fresh produce will be grown to be sold in the store as well as at other Whole Food locations. The... more
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and researchers from the University of Florida (UF) present compelling evidence about just how enticing and alluring flower fragrance is to consumers, among other scintillating findings, in three... more
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), the premier green industry marketplace for businesses, today announced that 63 new exhibitors will join the show floor at this year’s event. The new companies will display a variety of goods and equipment... more
BioSafe Systems unveiled its new branding at this year’s fall trade shows. The new look is designed to stand out on store shelves while maintaining a cohesive, sustainable image.  With the introduction of the new image and names, BioSafe is... more
Six breeders are planning for a joint-venture varieties display at Windmill Nursery in Buellton, Calif., for 2014 California Spring Trials. The partnership will include Westhoff, Beekenkamp, Skagit Gardens, PAC-Elsner, Terra Nova Nurseries and Plug... more
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) had visitors to Wisley Gardens choose their favorite begonia during summer 2013. Benary’s Nonstop varieties placed as best tuberous begonias planted in a border. First place was begonia 'Nonstop Golden Orange',... more
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
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