August 2016



Homeward bound

A well-established and highly successful career with big-box sales compelled one nurseryman to return home to his family and his young plant business. Find out what he learned along the way.


Wipe out the weeds

Blankenship Farms and Nursery found a way to nearly eliminate hand weeding.

Strong bonds

A partnership between two North Carolina growers has forged a genuine friendship

Restore and renew

Survivability rates must be exceptional for plants used in restoration projects.

Blast Off

Prides Corner Farms uses RocketLiners to launch its young plants.

Load leader

Dewar Nurseries reduces freight costs and increases payload by shipping its plants on racks.

Prolific flower power

Van Wilgen’s Garden Center has been growing Endless Summer hydrangeas since the very beginning.

The flower signal

Try phenology as part of your pest monitoring regimen for more effective pest control.

Native niche

Support from Emerald Coast Growers has helped SugarTree Nursery boost native plant sales.