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Bailey Nurseries virtual Customer Expo, July 22.
by Lawn & Garden Retailer -- “We will be continuing the tradition of internal speakers introducing new varieties, Bailey’s breeding efforts, plant health, and propagation, but also bringing in some phenomenal outside speakers from Schwinn, UnitedHealth Group, and Charlie Hall,” said Ryan McEnaney, marketing and communications manager, in a statement.

2plant International -- Growing Colors: New 2022 Sell Sheet
We work hard to offer you a great balanced program of the newest plant introductions and the best old standards, at the best quality possible.

BFG Supply Acquires DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing
BFG Supply (“BFG”), a leading technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing Ltd. (“DeCloet”), a leading manufacturer of high-quality greenhouse structures and related components.

Bamboo Supply Company -- PROFESSIONAL GROWERS CATALOG!
Stakes, Poles, Fencing and more! Your source online for everything Bamboo! We specialize in Bamboo stakes, bamboo poles, Moso Poles, Fence and more.

BFG Supply Acquires L&L Nursery Supply
BFG Supply (BFG), a leading technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired L&L Nursery Supply (L&L), a leading distributor of Lawn & Garden products on the West Coast. The acquisition of L&L significantly expands BFG’s geographic footprint and ability to serve customers in the Pacific region. The combined company operates 14 warehouses across the US totaling more than 1.0 million square feet.

Fiber Solutions Earn FSC® Recycled 100% Designation
The HC Companies – North America’s leading manufacturer of horticultural containers – has been recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council® for their portfolio of fiber growing and protective packaging solutions with the designation of “FSC® Recycled 100%”.

Harrell's -- Five Steps to Turf Tissue Testing
By Mike Hess. A soil test diagnoses nutrients in the soil whereas a tissue test analyzes the uptake of nutrients in plant. Take a look at 5 steps to tissue testing.

Become a GrowTech / ARS Dealer
Are you looking for products to differentiate your business from the big boxes?
As a GrowTech / ARS dealer you have the ability to purchase extraordinary pruning tools that are not available at mass merchandisers.

Griffin Announces Gro Group Distributors Membership
by Johnny Eppich, Greenhouse Grower .... Gro Group, in lawn & garden industry for > 40 years, serves 25,000+ retailers and distributors across the U.S. and Canada. Both companies expect to see high growth margins from this membership agreement.

Greenleaf Nursery -- View online catalog
Browse our catalog for information on shrubs, roses, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, tropicals, confirs, trees and edibles available. Fill out and submit the form below to request that a wholesale catalog be sent to you via mail.

Gempler's -- Ag Sprayers Buyers Guide
There are numerous types and styles available. Each is better-suited to specific applications within the broader fields of horticulture and agriculture.

Emerald Coast Growers -- Culture Tips for Carex oshimensis ... by Pen and Petal. Carex oshimensis is a perennial sedge that stands out as a bright spot in shady areas. In its native Japan, Oshima kan suge, as it is known, dots rocky slopes and wooded areas with its richly colored, fine-textured foliage.

Project 100% -- East Jordan Plastics Recycling Program
Our Commitment to Horticulture ... East Jordan Plastics has been committed to plastic recycling since the early 60’s when we first began thermoforming plastic flats and plant inserts. Even then we realized the importance of plastic recycling.

BFG Supply Company -- 2021 Mum Mania!
BFG’s plant broker service offers access to an extraordinary network of growers located all over the country. Let our knowledgeable staff save you time and money by finding the best suppliers for your needs.

Mike Pezzillo joins EHR's senior management team
by Matt McClellan (Nursery Managemen) The McHutchison veteran will lead nursery operations as EHR's vice president and COO. Pezzillo will lead nursery operations and work in conjunction with EHR’s Plants Division. He comes to EHR with decades of experience in nursery management and leadership positions.

Berger -- Prestige Award in “Transportation, Manufacturing and Processing". The Gala des prestiges honoured the region’s businesses that stood out in various categories, but also in six special awards. Berger came away with the Prestige Award “Transportation, Manufacturing and Processing” Company.

Ball Horticultural -- BloomStudios Cut Flowers
The Floral Heart Project memorializing those lost had BloomStudios Cut Flowers team participated in public commemorative events in Milwaukee, Wisc., San Diego, Calif., and Evanston, Ill., as part of The Floral Heart Project.

14 New Products Garden-Retailers Loved at TPIE 2021
by GreenhouseGrower .... The Cool Product Awards are a collaboration between TPIE 2021, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), and The Garden Center Group. The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) is a vibrant network of professionals who work in unison to shape the future of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry.

Crescent Garden -- New Personalized Planters!
Crescent Garden introduces New Personalized Planters. Make your next project unique by customizing the planters. Can be Personalized .... with several of the Crescent Garden planters you can now add your logo for a customized look and feel.

Saunders Brothers and NewGen® Supply Boxwood For The White House Rose Garden Renovation.  Saunders Brothers, Inc. and NewGen® Boxwood, introduced by Saunders Genetics, LLC, were instrumental in the renovation of the White House Rose Garden, unveiled to the public by First Lady Melania Trump.

Raker-Roberta's -- R2 Announces Automation Investiment
R2 is pleased to announce the arrival and installation of an ISO Cutting Planter 2500 auto stick machine. We are always looking to advance our use of technology within our production processes.

Syngenta -- Dahlia Sincerity wins FleuroStar Award!
Syngenta Flowers is proud to announce we have won the Fleuroselect competition 2020 with our Dahlia Hybrida Sincerity. This true eye catcher stole the show amongst a very strong competition. Dahlia breeder Ronald Snijder and our global of Head of Flowers Michael Kester happily received the prestigious award!

WestRock -- Join Rick Vulgamott, National Sales Director.
Ask the Experts -- Evolution of Plant Branding through Innovation: Tags, Labels, and Merchandising. Join WestRock as the discuss how plant tagging has evolved over the years, learn what’s new and what’s next in the horticulture industry.   PRESENTED BY: Greenhouse Management (GIE Media, Inc)

Ball Horticultural announces Al Davidson as president
By Sierra Allen, Nursery Management .... In newly created role, Ball Horticultural Company has taken measures to strengthen its leadership in anticipation of industry and company progress.

GrowerTalks Magazine -- New Greenhouse Podcast
TECH ON DEMAND brought to you by GrowerTalks magazine is available on all the major podcast players – Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Podbean, Stitcher and more. Subscribe now and never miss an episode.

Jiffy -- Growing Media, Containers, Seeds
Now available: Jiffy’s European substrates Highest quality ingredients, enhanced manufacturing, global experience and local service. Plus more choices than ever thanks to new Jiffy Essence and Jiffy Finesse Growbags -- Jiffy has doubled its range of growbags. Now it’s easier than ever for plant propagators and growers to meet their crops’ needs and boost yields.

AmericanHort Launches NEW Hemp Conference at Cultivate’21 AmericanHort, host of Cultivate, the largest all-industry horticultural trade show and conference, announces a new Hemp event to take place July 9-10, prior to Cultivate’21. This two-day event will include a trade show and education programming featuring leading perspectives on hemp production.

AmericanHort Announces Pre-Registration Dates for Cultivate’21
AmericanHort announces pre-registration for Cultivate’21 opens on February 8, 2021. Details can be found online at cultivateevent.org. The all-industry trade show and conference will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center July 10-13, 2021.

Adapt8 .... Solexx Greenhouse Coverings
Adapt8 is changing the way the world grows, starting with Solexx™. This innovative greenhouse covering grows high quality yields at a faster rate than other products. This accelerated growth and reduced costs generate more profit.

Walters Gardens -- Leading grower of bare root perennials
Walters Gardens specializes in perennial starter plants, including plug liners and bare root material .... one of North America’s largest wholesale perennial growers.  Press Release: First Look! New Proven Winners Perennials for 2021-2022 Announced

Van Belle Nursery -- Bloomin' Easy
Bloomin’ Easy® is excited to bring five new varieties to wholesale nursery growers starting spring 2021: Pearl Potion™ Lilac, Beekeeper™ Caryopteris, Cherry On Top™ Sorbaria, and two reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla cultivars, Kimono™ and Starfield™.

Hoffman Nursery: You Might Notice Something Different. It's Called a Growcoon.   We've been transitioning from growing our liners in breakaway trays to using plug trays. Our customers have asked for them, and the plug trays reduce waste and improve the production process. Our solution is to use a new product called a Growcoon.

Bailey Nurseries -- Product Guides / Website Links
Premier Brands to Grow Your Bottom-Line. Our First Editions®, Endless Summer and Easy Elegance® collections, along with our other premium brands, continually push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with exceptional plants.

Arborjet -- World leader in tree injection technology
Arborjet Inc. is pleased to announce that the Plant Growth Regulator, Shortstop® 2SC is now available to be used on both trees and shrubs. Applicators may use it as a soil drench for trees and shrubs and as a foliar spray for shrubs.

High Caliper -- Online digital catalog / updates
Smart Pots announces new colors, raised beds, clip strip items and display cases. We added 3 new colors to our line, Berry Blue, Mandarin Orange & Violet. We resigned our packaging to be more eye catching and informative.

Hortica Introduces New Online Customer Resource
Hortica, the horticultural insurance specialist brand of Sentry Insurance, has introduced its customers to a new website experience at hortica.com. The new site is designed to emphasize the benefits and services Hortica provides its customers.

Monrovia -- Plantt Online consumer e-commerce store
This year Monrovia announced the acquisition of the Plantt Online consumer e-commerce store front solution for garden centers. Plantt Online is an online platform that allows consumers to purchase in-house inventory at the garden center with a customized store front reflecting the store’s personality. Consumers can specify store pickup or home delivery.

Berger Peat Moss -- Mastering the Craft of Growing Media
Berger is a worldwide leader in the production of first-quality growing media. Find resources here to Learn more about: Growing Mix Advice for Perennial Productions ..... Hidden Costs of Making Your Own Growing Mix.

The HC Companies -- USDA Certification for Biobased Products
The HC Companies – North America’s leading manufacturer of horticulture containers – is now a proud recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Labeling Program for both EcoGrow® and FiberGrow® lines of sustainable growing containers, and fiber protective packaging solutions.

Star® Roses & Plants -- The Knock Out® Family
Twenty years since the introduction of the original Knock Out® Rose, Star® Roses and Plants is thrilled to announce the launch of the first ever, miniature Knock Out® Rose, The Petite Knock Out®.

BFG Supply: Nursery, Greenhouse, Lawn & Garden
The BFG Supply partners with the best suppliers in the industry to bring you the best products in Horticulture! Brands -- Gardener Select, Grower Select, The Plant Connection, Michael Carr Designs, Friends of Flight, Emerald Park, Wetsel Seed

Soil Moist - JRM Chemical -- reduces need to water plants.
Non-toxic, water-storing polymer products that keep fresh floral arrangements hydrated, while adding color and aesthetic appeal to silk flowers. Crystal Accents, Deco Beads, and Deco Cubes bring function and dimension to floral projects.

Premier Tech Insect Suppression BIOFUNGICIDE + MYCORRHIZAE
Exclusive to PRO-MIX BIOFUNGICIDE + MYCORRHIZAE, ENHANCE plant growth with MYCORRHIZAE, PROTECT against root diseases caused by specifc root pathogens. Recently approved by the EPA, SUPPRESS fungus gnats and thrips.

Nufarm Cheetah® Pro Non-Selective Herbicide Approved
Nufarm Americas announced the approval of Cheetah® Pro non-selective herbicide. Cheetah Pro provides fast and effective control of grass, sedge and broadleaf weeds in a variety of golf, turf and landscape settings.

SePro -- Specialty Solutions for Specialty Markets
Advancing product and technology innovations is just one of several goals for SePRO’s expanding Turf & Ornamental team, to be led by industry trailblazer, John Wendorf. Mr. Wendorf comes to SePRO with almost 30 years of Turf & Ornamental industry experience.

Zenport Industries -- Battery Powered Pruners
Cordless electric secateurs designed for pruning vineyards. Can also be used for cutting back shrubs and small trees. Zenport Industries is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and marketing of specialty horticulture tools.

Treetown USA Rebrands as Everde Growers
Everde Growers is a leader within the horticulture industry with a true coast-to-coast footprint consisting of over 6,700 acres in production encompassing 14 farm locations throughout Texas, Florida, California, and Oregon.

VRE Systems -- Turnkey Garden Centers!
We’ve nicknamed these packages our “Garden Center in a Box” offering – because all you have to do is decide which design works best for you or your store and then just call one of our retail garden center experts – and order it!

Gempler's -- Professional-grade tools
(Madison, WI) Gempler’s Inc., an ecommerce business with a wide range of products for landscaping and agriculture, announces the launch of their private label brand: Sugar River.

Willoway Nurseries -- Rooted to Grow!
Willoway Nurseries Selected 2020 Great Game of Business All-Star Champion! ... Avon, OH | September 2020. Chosen by a panel of judges these companies are the best of the best from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business and have demonstrated outstanding results.

Ball Seed -- World-class breeding
Ball Seed is excited to introduce the 2021 lineup of new vegetative and seed varieties for your upcoming Spring retail season.
ORDERING MADE EASY! With Ball WebTrack, you have instant online access to over 14,000 products from more than 225 suppliers.

Bayer Ornamentals -- digital Ornamental Solutions guide
Ornamental growers are constantly battling new insects, diseases and weeds. For complete information on all our Bayer Ornamental Products & Solutions you can download our Digital Ornamental Solutions Guide.

TDI Brands (Tierra Garden) -- Exclusive Agreement with Wagner
TDI Brands, a forerunner in supplying innovative products to garden centers for over 23 years, announced an exclusive licensing agreement within the lawn and garden market with Wagner®, a European manufacturer of plant caddies.

Root Pouch -- product information catalog, Spec Sheet
Healthier plants start with Root Pouch. We reinvented the plastic plant container. Today, Root Pouch offers a range of sustainable gardening products made from a mix of recycled water bottles and natural recycled materials.

Darwin Perennials -- Download Our Landscape Success Brochure
Top Perennial Picks Bred & Selected For Landscape Success! Download the full Darwin Perennials brochure to see more top picks from our experts. See Trial & Award Winners and available to you from our trusted supply chain.

Bayer Ornamentals -- Ornamentals Solution Guide
Ornamental growers are constantly battling new insects, diseases and weeds. Bayer offers several products that have become standards in the industry for controlling insects, mites, diseseases and weeds. Products including Altus insecticide, Broadform fungicide, Kontos® insecticide, Marengo pre-emergence herbicide and Savate® insecticide. For complete information on all our Bayer Ornamental Product and Solutions please put this link in your browser and you can download our digital Ornamental Solutions Guide.

Griffin Greenhouse Expo Going Virtual This Year -- Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is taking its annual expo in a new direction this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The company, one of the largest horticultural brokers and suppliers in the U.S., will host Griffin Virtual Expo 2020 in mid-September.

Monrovia acquires Plantt Online e-commerce garden center platform -- Posted by Julianne Mobilian, Garden Center magazine. Plantt Online is an online platform that allows consumers to purchase in-house inventory at the garden center with a customized store front reflecting the store’s personality.

Lambert Peat Moss’ success is based on our preoccupation for rigorous quality control and consistency of our products.
-- Greenhouse Management magazine.
For over 90 years, Lambert Peat Moss, family-owned business, has been acknowledged as a leader in the production of superior growing media and a steward of the environment.

Harrell’s Growth Continues with POLYON® Acquisition -- Harrell’s, LLC has acquired one of the green industry’s signature brands – POLYON®– from Koch Agronomic Services. The sale includes the POLYON® controlled-release fertilizer brand and related technology, patents and manufacturing capability.

Bailey Nurseries promotes Jim Kuon to regional sales manager
Jim Kuon will oversee sales representatives who are covering eastern part of the United States and Canada. Kuon has worked in sales on the East Coast at Bailey for nearly 20 years, making him well-poised to move into new role.

2020 Greenleaf Nursery Company Catalog -- 75th anniversary edition.
Browse through our catalog for information on the shrubs, roses, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, tropicals, confirs, trees and edibles available. Fill out online form to request that a wholesale catalog be sent to you via mail.

BioSafe hires 2 agricultural sales technical representatives in California
Mathew Smith is based in Fillmore, Calif., and Taylor Vadon, based in Healdsburg, Calif., will represent the company’s sales department. Before joining BioSafe Systems, Smith was a grower relations representative for Wonderful Citrus. Vadon was at Clendenen Vineyard Management as manager of new vineyard development and viticulturist.

Grow Your Business with Tailored Garden Center POS System from AMS
Our powerful, feature-rich garden center POS solution has the flexibility to cater to the way you do business. At its core, the NCR Counterpoint software is a fast, easy-to-use POS. Review our Altum’s Garden Center case study!

Root Pruning: A Touchy Subject --by James Altland, Oregon State University. Researchers at North Willamette Research & Extension Center initiated an experiment to study the effect of container type – plastic or fabric – on shade tree root growth. The result: “roots in fabric containers had fewer circling roots vs. plastic containers”

Sandstorm™ Single Chamber Metal Media Filters
Superior Irrigation Protection -- To Last! An irrigation system is your business bloodline. We’ve developed Sandstorm – a robust media filter that keeps your water and business flowing smoothly.

NutriRoot™ -- Promotes root growth, Reduces watering, Improves transplant success. A 2-part formula made up of a nutrient pack and water manager. NutriRoot™ can be used at planting or as maintenance to mature trees, shrubs, landscape plants, and turf. Unique blend of nutrients, seaweed extract, humic acid, surfactants, and humectants designed to increase root development and reduce water stress.

Burlap: a legendary growing tool -- Learn about what makes burlap special, including breathability and disease resistance. “The last bastion of burlap is horticulture,” said Sam Lunby, president of Dayton Bag & Burlap.

EZ Potter Potting Machine -- from #1 In-Line Potting Machine Manufacturer
Since 1977 Mitchell Ellis has been providing machinery specially developed for the nursery and greenhouse market. The EZ Potter has made potting plants easier. Contact us today to get started with YOUR EZ Potter!

Hortica® hires Otsuka as Regional Sales Manager -- Hortica®, a brand of the Sentry Insurance Group, is proud to announce that Robert Otsuka has been hired as Regional Sales Manager – West Region. Otsuka brings extensive knowledge and familiarity with the floral and horticultural industry.

SUNSHINE® MIX PF -- with Natural Peatland Aggregate.
A new product for growers who require a perlite-free mix. This blended mix contains grower grade Canadian Sphagnum peat moss and naturally aged peatland aggregate -- will provide optimum aeration, moisture retention and porosity for plant roots.

Bacterial Diseases in Ornamentals Course Information -- A companion to the first Bacterial Diseases course, which takes a broad look at bacterial diseases in plants. This course looks at six specific bacterial diseases that can damage ornamental and vegetable plants, and offers suggestions on control. Sign Up Today!

Soil Moist - JRM Chemical produces non-toxic, water-storing polymer products that keep fresh floral arrangements hydrated, while adding color and aesthetic appeal to silk flowers. Crystal Accents, Deco Beads, and Deco Cubes bring function and dimension to floral and craft projects. Reduces the need to water plants.

ECOPEAT – Grower Friendly! Very Forgiving Mixes!
It is a highly fibrous “natural wood” fiber, collected from our peat bogs and specially processed at our facilities. Choose from our stand-alone product or from our complete line of ready-to-use ECOPEAT Mixes (EPM).

Endless Summer® -- Best-selling collection of reblooming hydrangeas
With emphasis on superior genetics, quality grown products, inviting packaging and consumer marketing, the Endless Summer® brand gives your customers the inspiration and confidence they need to succeed and come back for more!

Burlap: The History of This Eco-Friendly Fabric
Known for its toughness and durability, burlap goes by many names around the globe, such as Hessian, crocus, or jute. It was the people of ancient India who first discovered the usefulness of the jute plant and its fibers.

An APP introducing millennials to gardening can go only so far!
There is a role for digital information in getting people started because they are comfortable in this world. This was the thinking of Mason Day and Seth Reed who work for Ball Horticultural Co., and who developed an app - GrowIt - that pairs newbies with more experienced gardeners.

Take It Easy™ -- It doesn't take years to grow great roses ... just Weeks!
Take It Easy, relax and enjoy life! You won't have much work to do in the garden after planting this new rose for which NATURAL DISEASE resistance is a true statement. A dynamite rose with ideal pointy & elegant buds.