The majority of wholesale growers in the United States sell a variety of types of material in a variety of sizes and formats. In terms of shipping the material, that presents challenges, but each nursery is different. While all growers must pay attention to the cost and availability of freight, as well as the labor […]
Gardeners are often awestruck when they experience climbing vines in bloom. “It takes so long for a plant to get out into the public,” said Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon. “It takes an encounter to fall in love with it. You turn the corner, and there it is. Then you […]
Whether lining streets, beautifying parks or brightening compact spaces with their beautiful blooms, flowering cherry and plum trees can’t be beat.
Nurseries find new markets to serve and new ways of reaching them.
Agencies and programs offer help with water treatment and conservation.
Landscapers are looking beyond conifers to these trees offering year-round foliage, flowers, drought tolerance and cold hardiness.
The trend toward drought-tolerant natives requires stewardship and a focus on form and function.
Growers are looking to workflow improvement and automation
so they can protect their margins and stay in business.
Growers and landscapers stand to gain when community members create edible-friendly green spaces on public lands.
These eight questions will help growers weigh the advantages and risks of growing branded plants