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Yellow Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a Orange Zinnia

February 2021
Promoting Pollinators

The green industry benefits from services provided by pollinating insects because plants bearing fruit at garden centers are often preferred by retail customers. Also, pollinators help urban landscapes thrive by fostering berry and other fruit... more »
Houseplant Trends article LGR February 2021 photo By Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

February 2021
Houseplant Trends

The houseplant trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, especially for the “plant parents” demographic, where those plants are their babies. It all started when one of our salespeople approached a friend who owned a garden... more »

January 19, 2021
Terra Nova Nurseries Shares Its Pantone Plant Pairings for 2021

Terra Nova Nurseries has released a list of plants that coordinate with PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and 13-0647 Illuminating, Pantone's two Colors of the Year for 2021. These colorful variety options present growers and retailers... more »
Proven Winners to Present Virtual Landscape Roadshow Series

January 18, 2021
Proven Winners to Present Virtual Landscape Roadshow Series

Proven Winners announced it will be presenting a Landscape Roadshow on the afternoons of Feb. 9 and 11. The program kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, when representatives from Proven Winners annuals, perennials, and shrubs will... more »
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January 13, 2021
Burpee Releases 2021 Gardening Trend Forecast

Burpee has just launched the 2021 Burpee GardenCast, its first-ever gardening trend forecast. Informed by cultural trends and industry predictions, Burpee’s GardenCast offers valuable information that will inspire novice and expert home gardeners. “We estimate... more »
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January 2021
Golden Plants to Add Sparkle to Winter Gardens

Why settle for stark, barren winter landscapes when designing a gorgeous, vibrant, sparkly view is so easy? Creating a winterscape filled with color and golden cheer is a sure way to cure winter humdrums. Who... more »

January 6, 2021
Jonathan Pedersen Named New Monrovia CEO

The Board of Monrovia Nursery Co. has announced the appointment of Jonathan Pedersen as the company’s new chief executive officer. Pedersen succeeds Miles Rosedale, who stepped down at the end of 2020 to focus on his... more »
Sakata’s New Zinnia Earns Two Gold Medals

January 6, 2021
Sakata’s New Zinnia Receives Two Gold Medals

A new variety of zinnia developed by Sakata Seed, ‘Profusion Red Yellow Bicolor’, has been awarded Gold Medals at two of the world’s top flower competitions: All-America Selections (AAS) in the U.S. and Fleuroselect (FS) in Europe. This is... more »

January 6, 2021
Bailey Announces Management Promotions

Bailey recently announced the promotion of Shane Brockshus and Alec Charais to the newly created positions of chief operations officer and chief marketing and product development officer, respectively. Marc McCormack will continue leading company-wide sales... more »

December 8, 2020
Syngenta Flowers Acquires Hydrangea Genetics

Syngenta Flowers has purchased the key hydrangea and other select genetics along with the Hana Bay Flowers brand from Bay City Flower Co. in Half Moon Bay, California. The deal was announced Dec. 8, 2020.... more »

December 8, 2020
Jelitto Perennial Seeds Introduces New Varieties

Jelitto Perennial Seeds recently announced two new varieties for 2021: Alyssium (Aurinia) saxatile 'Gold Kobold' The Basket-of-Gold is botanically known as Alyssum saxatile. There is a whole range of tried-and-tested, good varieties on offer that... more »

December 7, 2020
Longtime Dümmen Orange Employee Retires

Dümmen Orange recently announced that its current longest-tenured employee, Carmen Bautista, retired on Dec. 2. Carmen Bautista Bautista, who grew up in San Diego County, started working in 1977 at the former Paul Ecke Ranch,... more »


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