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UK: New unrooted cuttings of annuals & perennials for 2017/18

Channel Island Plants (UK) are looking forward to an exciting new year with the introduction of a new look catalogue, featuring cultural information and more detailed information on all of the lines supplied. See below some of the many new varieties offered.Kerley & Co - Petunia Designer & Tumbelina.....

Anna Chernyavsky, Danziger:

'Mix to reach Millennials'

"It works great in combinations." This was an often heard quote at the California Spring Trials. Mixing several plant varieties in one container is very popular in the USA and it seems to be a good tool to reach the much-discussed Millennials. Breeders are increasingly more often supplying pre-made.....

by Josh Henry and Brian E. Whipker

Lower leaf necrotic spotting in St. John’s Wort

Low substrate pH can lead to symptom development on the lower leaves of sensitive species. On St. John’s Wort, these symptoms included a dark necrotic spotting, marginal bronzing, and tip necrosis in advanced cases.by Josh Henry (graduate student in floriculture) and Brian E. Whipker (Professor of.....

"Growing flowers you don't find in your supermarket"

The 3-year-old Shelton flower farm Stone Gardens Cut Flowers works alongside the family-run Stone Gardens Farm and offers Connecticut home grown vegetables, meat, and poultry along with a flower CSA which runs from mid-July to mid-September. The flowers you don't typically find in your local supermarket,.....

Highlights of Thompson and Morgan, ABZ Seeds, Plant Source International and Vista Farms

This was on display at Speedling during CAST 2017

Did you visit the California Spring Trials, but haven't had time to visit the Speedling location in San Juan Bautista? Or haven't you visited the CAST at all? No worries, we will present the highlights of each participating company in a series of articles. In this article we will present the highlights of.....

Torben Moth Madsen, Rosa Danica:

"40% more scented pot roses this Mother's Day"

"It's that time of the year again that the demand surpasses the supply", says Danish pot rose grower Torben Moth Madsen of Rosa Danica. In the run up to Mother's Day, celebrated on May 14, the demand for their pot roses is high and the demand for the scented ones increased. "It is the second year that they.....

Rozanne and Friends enter perennial plants market

The new Must Have Perennials Blog is part of a new, two-brand marketing strategy being developed for North American and European perennial plants markets.Now breeders, propagators, growers and distributor sales reps will have a one-stop-shop of information on commercial production and garden use of key.....

US: Tuff Stuff hydrangea crowned National Shrub Madness Champion

The 2017 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a highly competitive month of voting with Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea being crowned the 2017 National Champion. Coming from a crowded field of 64 contenders, the competition narrowed to two hydrangeas after several rounds of voting on close.....

US (MI): Four Star Greenhouse adds high-tech growing space

Just two years ago, Four Star completed a 76,000 sq.-ft. greenhouse to add room for growing more Proven Winners shrubs and perennials.Since then, increased demand for Proven Winners shrubs and perennials has encouraged them to expand again, and their new five-acre greenhouse (200,000+ sq. ft.) recently went.....

13th - 16th of June, Netherlands

Delishow / FlowerTrials again slated for June 2017

At last it’s there: from Tuesday, 13 June through Friday, 16 June, Deliflor Chrysanten will present its Delishow 2017. We cordially invite you to join us for an all inclusive guided tour through these flower trials.This is where you can take a good close look at more than 250 different varieties for.....

US: SunPatiens named Louisiana Super Plant

Gardeners who like the flowering habit of shade-loving impatiens have another choice for sunny areas of their landscapes.“People should know more about the impatiens that boldly go when no impatiens have gone before – into full sun,” said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings. “That’s what you get with.....

Banana tree is the houseplant for April

Many people are familiar with the banana tree (Musa) from exotic trips and holidays, since they grow everywhere in hot regions, from Tenerife to Indonesia and from Thailand to Mexico. Although it’s called a banana tree, what looks like a trunk is actually overlapping widened leaf stems which together create.....

Earley showcasing award-winning variety at HTA National Plant Show 2017

High expectations for Penstemon series in the UK

Introduced to support the growing popularity of perennials, the award-winning Penstemon Pentastic will be the main feature on the Earley Ornamentals’ stand at the HTA National Plant Show 2017. This follows the announcement that Earley will be one of the selected UK producers for this product.The already.....

Five surprising Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea season has kicked off, which seems to happen earlier every year, and so Chrysal thought it was time to put this beautiful plant in the spotlight. The first Hydrangeas of the season are always a bit soft but as Spring progresses and the weather improves, so too will the quality of the plants.The.....