January 2017

Previous Issues

Stepping back to nature

By Theresa Forte
Are today’s designers, landscapers and growers working with clients who are ready for more natural, biodiverse and resilient landscapes?

First jobs: fresh faces in horticulture

By Anne Marie Van Nest
Seven newcomers to the horticulture profession discuss their motivations, inspirations, challenges, hopes and expectations

David and Goliath

By Diane Stewart-Rose
Ten tips for independent retailers: How to win against big boxes

How can I make more money with new plants?

By Laurie Scullen
We see an explosion of new annuals, perennials and woody plant cultivars promoted by breeding companies; the marketing power of new cultivars undeniable.

Precision nursery irrigation using wireless tensiometer

By Charles Goulet
A three-year Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Research and Innovation Cluster project

Plight of the pollinators

By Cassandra Weisner
What green industry professionals need to know.

Landscape designers tour New Brunswick

By Bob Howard and Cora Swinamer
Each year the Atlantic Association of Landscape Designers organizes a garden tour and field trip. This year we visited gardens and nurseries in southern New Brunswick.

Healing gardens, the power of nature

By Virginia Burt
The power of nature.

Fighting ignorance with science: lessons for the turf grass profession

By Paul Giordano
For years, turf grass pathologist and green solutions specialist Dr. Paul Giordano watched his mentor, University of Michigan professor Dr. Joseph Vargas, deliver impassioned talks using science to dispel common misconceptions about biotechnology.
Industry News

Lamarche retires

After 30 years serving the horticulture industry, J. Paul Lamarche of JPL Consulting has announced his retirement.

Canadian Shield rose featured at Canada Blooms

When the 21st annual Canada Blooms flower and garden festival — the largest of its kind in the country — opens in March, there will be a distinctly Canadian flavour to the show, from the design of the displays to the plants being used.

William Dam Seeds places third in AAS design contest

Dundas, Ont.-based William Dam Seeds placed third in the annual All American Seeds landscape design contest.

GreenTrade Expo 2017 expands show floor

Join 1,400 landscape professionals and over 120 exhibitors for networking, education and a chance to see new products up close at GreenTrade Expo 2017.

New CEO at Caterpillar

Jim Umpleby has been named CEO at heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar.

New Holland aquires Kongskilde Industries

New Holland Agriculture has reached an agreement to acquire the agricultural grass and soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab.

Star Roses rebrands BrazleBerries line

Star Roses and Plants announced a rebrand of BrazelBerries line of small fruit to Bushel and Berry

China takes top prize at AIPH Exhibition

The garden of the People’s Republic of China won the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) prize at the A1 International Horticultural Exhibition in Turkey.

NGB “Year of the” materials now available

Promotional materials for the Natural Garden Bureau’s (NGB) annual “Year of the” program are now available online at www.ngb.org.

Dupont-Dow merger delayed

The merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont may be delayed as European antitrust officials examine competition issues in the rapidly consolidating pesticides and crop seeds industries.