Green Goods

Ball creates virtual tour of CAST 2023 displays Darwin Perennials

May 25, 2023
Ball creates virtual tour of CAST 2023 displays

Ball has captured 3D images of each of its indoor and outdoor displays at California Spring Trials in March. Participating companies include Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed and Selecta... more »
Plant Development Services' Agapanthus named Plant of the Year

May 23, 2023
Plant Development Services’ agapanthus named Plant of the Year

Plant Development Services Inc. recently announced that agapanthus 'Black Jack,' a Plantipp variety and an upcoming release from the Southern Living and Sunset Plant Collections under the name 'Midnight Hour', has been named Plant of... more »
Monrovia offers outdoor living design tips

May 23, 2023
Monrovia offers outdoor living design tips

Garden centers can help customers create the outdoor spaces with two new resources from Monrovia. Digital guide Monrovia’s new Outdoor Living digital guide is a great way to spark creativity and increase sales of shrubs,... more »
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begin summer garden center tour

May 22, 2023
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begins summer garden center tour

Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’, the newest introduction into the Endless Summer collection, is going on tour to celebrate its official retail launch for Spring 2023. The Pop Star Concert Series will travel coast-to-coast with musically themed... more »
ASCFG announces 2023 Cut Flowers of the Year

May 18, 2023
ASCFG announces 2023 Cut Flowers of the Year

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) announced it has selected varieties of cut flowers in four categories — Bulb, Fresh, Foliage and Woody — as its Cut Flowers of the Year for 2023. Varieties... more »
Ball Ingenuity hydrangea 'Tabletensia'

Merchandising inspiration from California Spring Trials

A little rain didn’t dampen the mood at California Spring Trials, where breeding companies had their new and notable varieties on full display. On the following pages is some creative inspiration you can bring to... more »
American Takii’s capsicum ‘Onyx Orange’ has black leaves that show off the fruit, which begins as purple and matures into orange for three-season interest.

3-Season crops for more sales

Three-season crops were a continuous trend at California Spring Trials. We caught up with some breeding companies to find out more about these season extenders and how garden centers can promote them to their customers.... more »
stock The importance of pollinators continues to rise, and there are a number of free resources available for garden centers to help educate your customers.

Creating a buzz about pollinators

June is National Pollinator Month, meaning it is the perfect time to hone in on your year-round messaging, how the products you sell help bees and other pollinators. Here are some resources available to help... more »
Star Roses and Plants receives 3 sustainability awards Bright and Shiny

May 15, 2023
Star Roses and Plants receives sustainability awards

Star Roses and Plants recently announced it has received three 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 in... more »
Proven Winners names top picks from its 2024 new introductions

May 10, 2023
Proven Winners names top picks from its 2024 new introductions

Proven Winners has announced its Top Picks, the most outstanding and unique varieties from its 2024 new introductions. Selected for strong consumer appeal and backed by Proven Winners national marketing, this year’s class of Top... more »
Danziger announces visitor top picks from CAST

May 10, 2023
Danziger announces visitor favorites from CAST

Visitors to Danziger’s California Spring Trials (CAST) display saw bold colors and eye-catching combinations. The celebration of breeding in tune with nature also offered visitors their first in-person look at Floresta, Danziger’s foliage program. “One of... more »
Dümmen Orange promotes VonAllmen to western region sales manager

May 9, 2023
Dümmen Orange promotes VonAllmen to Western region sales manager

Dümmen Orange North America has announced the promotion of Heather VonAllmen to western region sales manager. She originally joined Dümmen Orange in 2020 after serving 20 years as a production manager for Armstrong Growers. Upon... more »


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