July 2020


Cover Story

Bust and boom

After a slow start to spring amid the coronavirus outbreak, sales are up. But how long will it last?

Sales & Marketing

Big-box bucks

Matthew Wood of Wood’s Greenhouses discusses his 20-plus year collaboration with neighboring Home Depot locations.

Brand Spotlight

New Annual Varieties

2020 Structures Guide

Expansion and investment

This year’s Structures Report shows an increase in investment — both in more growing space and updated equipment.

Room to grow

Jackson’s Greenhouse & Garden Center plans for expansions and upgrades to fit the company’s most successful offerings.

2020 Horticultural Industry Leadership Awards

Growing plants & people

At Millcreek Gardens, George Pealer, along with his late wife Lynda, spent a career growing top-quality plants and trying to empower those around them to reach their potential.

Sustainable success

Steve Castorani took a balanced path to success with North Creek Nurseries.

A love for farm and family

Donald Blew’s natural passion and instinctive leadership allow him to successfully continue his third-generation family legacy.

A winning playbook

Lyndsi Oestmann delivers devoted and sincere leadership in her business and personal relationships.

An educator & advocator

By leading with facts, patience and a thorough understanding of the industry, Bill Zalakar is advocating for floriculture while training the next generation of growers on Long Island.