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An inside look at how Monrovia’s central California nursery uses technology and chemical alternatives to grow plants suitable for its signature dark green containers.

Growing as a craft: An inside look at Monrovia’s Visalia, California, operations
Growing as a craft: An inside look at Monrovia’s Visalia, California, operations

On my recent visit to Visalia, California, Monrovia’s nursery was buzzing with craftsmen (so named due to their skills and technique working with plants), coaches (managers) and even an army of robots. With approximately 600... more »
Star Roses and Plants announced Rose 'Pretty Polly Lavender' won an award from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability

June 10, 2024
Star Roses and Plants receives sustainability awards for 2 roses

Star Roses and Plants announced two of its top-performing roses won awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) program. A.R.T.S. reportedly identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant, and beautiful rose cultivars for use... more »

As seen in the July 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer
As seen in the July 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer

The following companies were featured in the July 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Learn more about their products by clicking through to their websites. Accent Decor Allsop Home & Garden Coast of Maine... more »

May 14, 2024
Dümmen Orange publishes sustainability goals in new magazine

"Growing Together 2024" is a publication from Dümmen Orange discussing the company’s continuous sustainability efforts. Using a number of concrete examples, the magazine shows how and where the company is working to achieve the ambitious... more »
Cavano’s Perennials has joined American Beauties Native Plants as a licensed grower, providing garden-worthy native plants.

April 24, 2024
Cavano’s Perennials now licensed grower of American Beauties Native Plants

Cavano’s Perennials has joined American Beauties Native Plants as a licensed grower, providing garden-worthy native plants. Wholesale nursery Cavano’s, located in Kingsville, Maryland, provides plants to garden centers, landscape contractors, re-wholesalers and municipalities through the... more »
Westerlay Orchids continues sustainable practices

April 23, 2024
Westerlay Orchids continues sustainable practices

Westerlay Orchids has grown quality orchids for over 20 years to become California’s largest commercial orchid grower, distributing nearly 4 million orchids annually. At the same time, Westerlay is trailblazing with sustainable practices that tread... more »

May 2024
As seen in the May 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer

The following companies were featured in the May 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Learn more about their products by clicking through to their websites. Accent Decor PaperArboretum Fish Tales West of the Wind Primitives... more »
AFE to launch Sustainabloom website for sustainable floriculture

March 26, 2024
AFE to launch Sustainabloom website for sustainable floriculture

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announced it is preparing to launch its new Sustainabloom website, intended to empower businesses to embrace sustainability with free how-to guides, tips, checklists, and resources. Established in 2022 by the... more »
Pollinatives owner Donald Gerber shares why he started his retail nursery and how garden centers can sell more native plants.

March 2024
A need for natives

It’s not often that someone starts a business out of laziness. Donald Gerber, owner of Pollinatives in the San Antonio area and a self-described “lazy gardener,” said he did just that after discovering native plants... more »

February 9, 2024
$4.1 million in grants issued to help monarch butterfly, other pollinators

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded $4.1 million in grants through the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund. The grants are aimed to conserve monarch butterflies and other insect pollinators in 15... more »

As seen in the March 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer
As seen in the March 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer

The following companies were featured in the March 2024 issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Learn more about their products by clicking through to their websites. BloomCatch Down To Earth Distributors Epicor Foop Fox Brae Wind... more »
A natural selection: What's new in natural plant care stock kicker

February 2024
A natural selection: What’s new in natural plant care

Organic is not just a buzzword in the green industry but a booming market for both new and veteran gardeners. Indoor gardeners in particular are looking for natural plant care products that are effective, sustainable... more »