October 9, 2018
Hall Receives SAF’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award

Charlie Hall, professor and Ellison Chair in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, was the recipient of the 2018 SAF Paul Ecke, Jr. Award at the the Society of American Florists’ 134th... more »

October 9, 2018
America in Bloom Announces 2018 Award Winners

The 2018 America in Bloom National Awards Program were announced at the AIB’s annual symposium and awards celebration  in Lexington, Kentucky on Sept. 29. All participants were evaluated on seven criteria: overall impression, community vitality,... more »

September 25, 2018
AIB Launches People’s Choice YouTube Video Award

America in Bloom (AIB) has started its first-ever People’s Choice YouTube video award. For several years AIB has had an award to recognize the most outstanding video submitted by communities that showcases how the organization... more »

September 25, 2018
NGB Awards Therapeutic Garden Grants

National Garden Bureau, American Meadows and Sakata Seed America have announced the three recipients of its 2018 Therapeutic Gardens Grants program. This year nearly 60,000 votes were cast to determine the winners. The three winning gardens are: Beyond... more »

September 25, 2018
AFE Announces Scholarship Winners

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded 21 students with scholarships totaling $42,800. Eighty-seven applications were received for this 2018 scholarship cycle. “We had many outstanding students apply for scholarships this year, which is why... more »

September 14, 2018
2018 SNA Research Conference Proceedings Available

The proceedings of the 62nd Annual Southern Nursery Association (SNA) Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at This 110-page proceedings, provided free to the industry, is downloadable, searchable and... more »

August 27, 2018
AmericanHort to Debut Landscape Operations Tour This Fall

This fall AmericanHort is introducing a new Landscape Operations Tour that will take place in Southwest Ohio. The new two-day event is scheduled for Nov. 5-6. Landscape owners and operators interested in increasing the efficiency... more »

June 25, 2018
Entries Now Being Accepted for GCA Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards

Garden Centers of America’s (GCA) Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards, now in their eighth year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store’s favorable shopping experience. Independent garden centers are encouraged to submit their... more »

May 18, 2018
Dates Set for NGB, AAS Summer Summit

Later this year, All-America Selections and the National Garden Bureau will head to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for their annual Summer Summit. This year the two non-profit organizations will be heading south for... more »

May 18, 2018
Perennial Plant Association Symposium to Take Place in North Carolina

The Perennial Plant Association’s 36th annual Perennial Plant Symposium will take place July 30-August 3, 2018, in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area. This industry-focused conference brings together more than 500 professionals for networking, learning and special... more »

May 3, 2018
Flourish Funding Available from Luxflora

Luxflora, a women-led, non-profit floriculture organization, has launched Flourish Funding to support networking opportunities for women in the floriculture industry, as well as initiatives to promote the use of flowers in everyday life. Flourish Funding... more »

March 9, 2018
America in Bloom Names New Board Members and Directors

America in Bloom recently announced the election of new board members and officers following its annual meeting. John Manchester, Lewisburg, West Virginia, was elected president of the board. Leslie Pittenger, Belpre, Ohio City, and Tony... more »


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