The relationship between growers, retailers and the public is complicated and needs fresh ideas to stay vital.
Pot-in-pot nursery production requires a large investment but can pay off big for growers.
Repeat-blooming hydrangeas and hardy, more colorful echinaceas are just two examples of market-tested plants that found renewed life through varietal improvement.
Restoration efforts in the Willamette Valley have turned native plants and seeds into hot commodities
A staple in European gardens for decades, penstemons are finally gaining popularity in their native land
Growing a broad palette of bee-friendly plants benefits pollinators and ultimately humans
From propagation to pulling orders, and every step in between, growers have many opportunities to impact plant quality.