Previous studies conducted by the Horticultural Research Institute have shown that consumers are willing to pay a bit more for eco-friendly plant containers. Now, a new study recently published in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture puts some numbers on how much consumers value sustainability and the environment. Plant buyers were willing to pay: 16.7 cents […]
Hot off the press, the April issue of Digger showcases the nearly limitless planting possibilities when gardening in pots, boxes and hanging baskets. Click here to read the article (PDF). Other articles in the issue include: • “For the birds” (PDF) — Mike Darcy calls for a common-sense response to the recent controversy surrounding Nandina domestica […]
Crape myrtles have been slow to catch on in the Pacific Northwest for a variety of reasons. They’re thought to be unsuitable for our wet climate, and not cold hardy enough to survive here. But that’s not true, according to garden writer Kim Pokorny. Her cover story in the fresh-off-the-press February issue of Digger gives […]
It weighs in at a whopping 2 tons and contains nothing but Oregon nursery products. The flowers, the moss cloth, even the basket and support structure — all are made in Oregon. The Garden Corner retail nursery (21550 S.W.108th Ave., Tualatin, Ore.) will unveil the world’s largest hanging flower basket at 10 a.m. on Friday […]
Rick Anderson (left) has been named the new president of Anderson Die & Manufacturing, the Portland-based maker of injection-molded nursery containers and band pots, effective Jan. 1, 2012. He takes over from his father, George Anderson (right), who founded the company in 1954 and will continue to serve as chairman. From the official announcement: Rick’s […]
As noted in the upcoming April issue of Digger, various researchers have looked at such disparate ingredients as cow manure, bamboo, corn starch resins, recycled paper, feathers and coir fiber as the basis for constructing alternatives to the plastic nursery pot. Now one could add the leaves of hybrid poplar trees to the list. As […]
Check out this story from Ann Murphy, OAN director of marketing, about a local nursery that discovered a delightful surprise tucked under one of its container spruce trees.
There are many new things happening at this year’s Farwest Show, Aug. 26-28 in Portland, Ore. One of them is the debut of the New Products Showcase, which is exactly what it sounds like – a showcase for new products from nursery suppliers. This video previews one of the products you can expect to see […]