March 2018


Cover Story

Bloom nation

Here’s how U.S. cut flower growers are innovating to stay competitive against imports.

Brand Spotlight

Spring Trials 2018

Ball Horticultural

Featuring: Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, Morel Diffusion, PanAmerican Seed, Selecta One, Star Roses and Plants, Wave


Featuring: ABZ Seeds, Anthura, Berger, Evanthia, Florist Holland, iHort, Kapiteyn, MPS-ECAS, PlantHaven, Prudec, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld, Suntory Flowers, Vivero Internacional, WaterPulse

Windmill Nursery

Featuring: 2Plant International, Dramm Corporation, J. Berry Nursery, Kientzler North America, McConkey Company, Oasis Grower Solutions, Pelemix Coir, Terra Nova Nurseries


Featuring: Beekenkamp, Elsner PAC, Plug Connection and Westhoff


Featuring: Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Plant Source International, Vista Farms, Lambert Soil

Pacific Plug & Liner

Featuring: Bailey Nurseries, Cultivaris, Quality Cuttings Team (HMA Plants), and Plant Development Services’ Encore, Southern Living Plant Collection and Sunset Western Garden Collection brands

Suncrest Nurseries

Featuring: Cohen Propagation Nurseries, Hishtil Nurseries, Jaldety Nursery, Kamel Plastic Pots, Nir Nursery

2018 Produce Expansion Guide

Strength in produce

Consumer demand for fresh, local, year-round produce has steadily increased in recent years, opening up new opportunities for ornamental growers considering adding finished produce or transplants to their line-ups.