May 8, 2019

The last 10 years has seen an unprecedented rise in Cordyline varieties. To be quite frank, there is a kaleidoscope of colors and textures in the Cordyline market. Breeders are offering the color bowl gardeners' dream of endless colors and textures.  The newest varieti...

May 5, 2017

To say that a garden center can feel a little overwhelmed in the spring time would be a HUGE understatement. Just saying the words Ficus Lyrata or Aglaonema Silver Bay right now would bring out feelings of frustration and discontent in both buyers and foliage growers....

November 18, 2016

While skimming the plant material last night at a large retail store. "Not to mention names" I came across some beautiful coral and orange poinsettias.  The beauty of the plant was overcast by the present of whiteflies. Not just a few. "LOTS!" Touching a leaf would sen...

November 17, 2016

TPIE: The indoor plant event of the year. I have answered multiple calls this past month from companies just breaking into the Tropical foliage retail industry. It's exciting to see movement and revitalization in our industry again. This question always comes up, Where...

November 1, 2016

For the Florida nurseryman spring is certainly in the air. Amazingly, plants don't spontaneously appear in the nursery come March. Were busy planting away on those staple spring items including Cordylines, Ferns, and Alocasias. Some items have already been in the soil...

October 13, 2016

A great time to tighten the cable tops and refit the ground anchors.  Hurricanes are a the nurseryman's wake up call that maintenance is an ongoing necessary part of doing business. You can't fix everything in the last 7 days before the storms. A decision must me made....

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