June 2017

Features

Cover Story

A life attainable

Over a period of 30 years growing orchids in Hawaii under the name Kalapana Tropicals, Mindi and John Clark have adapted to changing times and industry demands to remain self-sufficient.

Industry Events

9 amazing annuals

We saw countless incredible new annuals varieties during our week at the 2017 California Spring Trials, many more than we could fit on these pages. Here are nine of the varieties that caught our eye.

Consumer Trends

It’s all in a name

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Dr. Alexandra Grygorczyk and other researchers are working to improve communications between the horticulture sector and consumers.

2017 State of the Growing Media

Finding the right mix

Three growers explain what goes into their growing media, how they select it and more.

Reducing inputs with local sourcing

Excelsior, Minn.-based Twin Orchards Nursery switched to a new growing media mix from a local supplier to improve delivery speeds and growing conditions for its perennial crops.