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Monrovia’s Bee a Winner Program enrollment deadline is April 1

January 12, 2024
Monrovia’s Bee a Winner Program enrollment deadline is April 1

Garden centers can generate more than buzz for their stores by securing your spot in Monrovia’s 2024 Bee a Winner pollinator plant giveaway. The deadline to enroll in the program is April 1. Monrovia is... more »
Proven Winners Garden State Bulb

January 10, 2024
Proven Winners to offer new bulb program

Proven Winners and Garden State Bulb Co. are partnering to create an exclusive new flower bulb program for retailers and consumers. The collaboration is Proven Winners’ first foray into the flower bulb market, and a... more »

January 9, 2024
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show returns in March

The Santa Barbara Orchid Show returns March 8-10 with the theme “Orchids: Gems of Nature." The 76th Annual International Orchid Show will take place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California. Organizers invite nature lovers to enjoy a day surrounded by... more »
Gardeners returning to 'nostalgic' plants, Monrovia study finds

January 9, 2024
Gardeners returning to ‘nostalgic’ plants, Monrovia study finds

When it comes to plant choices, the classics are back, according to a recent survey conducted by Monrovia. Home gardeners are returning to flowers and shrubs that offer timeless appeal as an antidote to the hectic... more »
Proven Winners, Walters Gardens introduce Mangave collection

January 8, 2024
Proven Winners, Walters Gardens introduce Mangave collection

Proven Winners and Walters Gardens announced they plan to launch ART & SOL Mangave, a Modern Plant Collection this year. The Manfreda x Agave hybrids are the result of an extensive breeding effort at Walters... more »
EHR Welcomes Mary Thompson to its National Sales Team

January 8, 2024
EHR welcomes Mary Thompson to its sales team

Mary Thompson has joined the Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) team as the Montana, Idaho and Eastern Washington sales representative. Thompson has experience in wholesale nursery sales, growing, and retail garden center management. With nearly three... more »
Costa-Farms

January 8, 2024
Costa Farms acquires Battlefield Farms

Miami-based Costa Farms has acquired Battlefield Farms, a grower of over 700 varieties of annuals and perennials in Rapidan, Virginia. This strategic acquisition intends to enhance Costa Farms' market share and significantly extend its geographical... more »
Zoltan Kovacs joins ThinkPlants as program representative

January 8, 2024
Zoltan Kovacs joins ThinkPlants as program representative

Zoltan Kovacs has been appointed a program representative at ThinkPlants. He will support sales, be a leading member of the ThinkPlants trials team, and represent the company at industry events and trials. “I am excited... more »
Oglesby Plants introduces new caladium

January 3, 2024
Oglesby Plants to introduce new caladium at TPIE

Oglesby Plants International reported plans to introduce a new caladium at the 2024 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), taking place Jan. 17-19 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Kaladium 'Fairytale Princess' is from breeding at the University... more »
Terra Nova Nurseries releases 2024 Pantone Color of the Year plant list

January 3, 2024
Terra Nova Nurseries releases 2024 Pantone Color of the Year plant list

Terra Nova Nurseries recently unveiled its annual Pantone Color the Year Plant List in honor of the recently announced Pantone 13-1023 Peach Fuzz for 2024. Terra Nova’s roster of companion plants includes 19 best-of-breeding varieties... more »
Proven Winners ColorChoice buddleia named 2024 Flower of the Year

January 2, 2024
Proven Winners ColorChoice buddleia earns 2024 Flower of the Year

Proven Winners ColorChoice's buddleia 'Pugster Amethyst' has earned the 2024 Flower of the Year award from the Japan Flower Selections Association (JFA). Nominated plants are judged for their performance and impact in both field and... more »
Suntory Flowers utility patent

January 2, 2024
Suntory Flowers receives utility patent for mandevillas

Suntory Flowers has been granted patent protections for plants and breeding methods of mandevilla hybrids with distinct pigments that create orange and yellow tones. In the U.S., the following Sun Parasol varieties are included in... more »