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Monday, August 03, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 4

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01 |Digital Edition
02 |GT in Brief
03 |SAF in the Lobby
04 |New Products
05 |New Products Submissions

06 |Classifieds
07 |Request Product Info
08 |Young Grower Award
09 |Article Archive
10 |Acres Online
11 |GreenTalks
12 |Inside Grower
13 |Landscape Insider
14 |Perennial Pulse
15 |New Terrain
16 |Trade Show Calendar
17 |Subscriptions
18 |Hard Goods Distributors
19 |Media Kit 2015

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  >> Equipment and Supplies

For Sale

Visit www.rittenhouse.ca for a wide selection of sprayers, watering equipment, pumps, parts and accessories. Serving the Horticultural Industry for over 90 years.

Tel: (800) 461-1041


  >> For Sale or Lease

High Traffic-Retail Location

Building/mechanicals excellent condition.
Reasonably offered at $425K.
6207 Douglas Ave., Racine WI
RE/MAX Newport

Contact: Karen Sorenson/Mike Rudan
E-mail: ksorenson@newportracine.com/ mrudan@wi.rr.com
Phone: (262) 497-5021 / (262) 989-4977

Turnkey Niche Retail & Wholesale Greenhouse Business

Specializing in unique annuals, herbs, heirloom vegetables & eclectic perennials. 12,960 greenhouse space, 1/2 outdoor growing space.

A unique opportunity to own a business that has been lovingly created over 15 years. We have a loyal wholesale clientele that seeks the unusual. Retail sales occupy a unique niche that has an expanding indie audience and a reputation for excellence. A discerning new owner will be able to take this existing reputation and build on it.

Asking price $135,000.

Pick of the Planet
Contact: Ellen Mitchell
E-mail: info@pickoftheplanet.com
Phone: (207) 439-7544

192C Breakfast Hill Road
Greenland, NH

Chicago Area Greenhouse

Just under 100,000 sq. ft. with easy access to city. 66,000 sq. ft. Nexus gutter-connected plus ten, 28 x 96 quonsets. Built in 1990 with 10m sq. ft. service building. Gas-fired heaters and Delta T boilers (one new). Rolling metal benches. Energy curtains. Priva Control System. Pond, well and 100K generator.

E-mail: maday2215@aol.com
Phone: Hank for info at (708) 774-3220

Greenhouse Complex for Sale

22,000 sq. ft. quality-built, well-designed greenhouse complex on five acres near Chicago. Dual boilers, generators, garages, service building, 35,000 gallon rainwater cistern; 4-bedroom home. Ideal for specialty crops, organic farming family business or distribution center. $398,000.

Contact: Hermann or Dorothy Pigors
E-mail: pigors@foxvalley.net
Phone: (847) 836-0456

Greenhouse/Nursery/Gift Shop Business for Sale

Very profitable long established greenhouse & garden center with gift shop on 5+ acres with 700 feet of prime road frontage. Located on high traffic US Highway 20 in picturesque Northwest Illinois just minutes from Galena, IL. Cozy 2/3 bedroom home included.

Jim Sullivan Realty
Contact: Henry Clay
E-mail: hclay1@gmail.com
Phone: (815) 291-7915 or (815) 947-9040
Fax: (815) 880-8195

11875 Rt. 20 East
Stockton, IL

Wholesale Plant Farm for Sale

Established wholesale nursery business for sale in Rainier, WA between Seattle and Portland markets. 24.85 acres (zoned R5) of property and greenhouses with room for expansion. Great well and water. 35-year history and customer base that will have you up and running on day one.


Greenhouse/Nursery For Sale in the Four Corners, Colorado

Award winning 22-acre business & real estate supplying restaurants, grocery stores, school districts & shoppers with certified organic produce & plants for 30+ years. Abundant water shares. One acre under cover.

Four Seasons Garden Center
Contact: Mike Shimkonis
E-mail: shimmytelluride@gmail.com
Phone: (970) 708-2157

Telluride, CO

For Sale

Established spring retail business in central Finger Lakes area. One hour from Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca, NY. Buy now, be selling in spring! 8 acres includes 2300 ft2, 4 bed, 2 bath home, 5,000 ft2 greenhouses w/shop building, large pole barn, pond, good soil and room to grow. Reduced to $199,000.

Contact: John
E-mail: jwludwig25@hotmail.com
Phone: (315) 246 6488


  >> Help Wanted

Greenhouse Grower/Manager

Bell Nursery, a nationally recognized grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock items is actively recruiting a Greenhouse Grower/Manager to join our team in Springfield, OH!

The Greenhouse Grower/Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities relating to the growth and maintenance of our greenhouse products. This position physically works in the greenhouse and surrounding areas, and participates in all aspects of crop production in coordination with the Head Grower and Facility General Manager.

• Degree in Horticulture or appropriate related field with three years growing experience (OR) minimum five years of hands on experience in greenhouse and field growing in a leadership/decision making capacity.
• Ability to work weekends.
• Bilingual communication skills, specifically Spanish preferred but not required.
• Ability to move or lift up to 40 lbs.
• Functional experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Please view our full job description and apply via our website at:


Help Wanted: Midwest Sales Manager

The door is open for a phenomenal career opportunity with one of the fastest growing greenhouse suppliers in the country. Rimol Greenhouse Systems is currently seeking a highly energetic professional to work with our customers in the Midwestern States to develop and manage sales within the territory. Proven candidates must have success in identifying opportunities, building relationships with customers, problem solving skills, excellent communication skills and be highly organized. Ideal candidates will have 4+ years of industry experience and must have an aptitude to grasp technical knowledge of greenhouse construction. Interested candidates should submit their resume to:

E-mail: careers@rimol.com

Nursery Manager for Glover Perennials
Wholesale Perennial Nursery on North Fork of Long Island

A wholesale grower of perennials, groundcovers, woodies, vines & natives. We are known for having an extensive plant list grown with the highest quality standards. The Nursery Manager position will be hands-on and oversee all nursery operations including:

• Potting
• Shipping/Customer Assistance
• Nursery Maintenance
• Irrigation
• Pest Management

The ideal candidate is dedicated to a career in horticulture and has nursery management experience. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Glover Perennials
Contact: Joanne Glover
E-mail: joanne@gloverperennials.com
Phone: (631) 765-3546
Fax: (631) 765-3549

PO Box 759
Cutchogue, NY

Great Lakes Region

Ball Horticultural Company excels in the research, breeding, production and distribution of seed and vegetative plant products. Established in many countries around the globe, Ball is known for superior varieties supplied as seed, plugs, young plants and cuttings.

To further our business objectives, our Ball Seed Company has an opportunity for a Sales Representative who will be responsible for selling our broad product line to both established and prospective customers. The position is in a new sales territory in our Great Lakes Region in the United States. The successful Sales Representative will become a partner with their customers to understand their business needs and goals, assist them in selecting the right product offerings, and provide value-added service in all areas of their businesses. In addition, the Sales Representative will make sales calls on prospective companies/customers.

Ideal candidates will have a Horticulture degree and a minimum 3 years greenhouse experience. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office-based programs. In addition, candidates must possess strong self-motivation and a desire to succeed along with proven organizational and excellent communication skills. Attention to detail is a must, as well as excellent follow-up.

Extensive travel will be required within the territory, and applicants must be willing and able to travel and visit with existing customers several days per week, as well as willing to work under a goal-oriented commission structure. Interested candidates should forward their resume with salary history to:

E-mail: slaubenthal@ballhort.com

Positions Available

Midwest Groundcovers is an industry leader in the propagation, growing and wholesale distribution of quality container nursery stock headquartered in St .Charles, IL. We are seeking motivated individuals for the following positions:

Greenhouse Grower/Manager
Department Grower
Production Coordinator
Purchasing Coordinator

Visit our website for further information. www.midwestgroundcovers.com. Please email your resume to midwestjobs2@midwestgroundcovers.com or call (847) 468-2017.

E-mail: midwestjobs2@midwestgroundcovers.com
Phone: (847) 468-2017


White’s Nursery & Greenhouses, VA’s premier potted flowering plant grower is expanding its sales staff. Duties include the sales and servicing of customers, ability to make outside sales calls, recruit new customers and travel on occasion. Position has an established customer base and the Company has an excellent reputation for top quality products. Applicants must have 3-5 years greenhouse or sales experience or a four year degree in horticulture. Good oral and written communication skills along with computer and telephone experience a must. We offer competitive salary and benefit package. Apply in person or send resume to White’s Nursery & Greenhouses, 3133 Old Mill Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23323 - melanie@whitesnursery.com.

White's Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc.
Contact: Melanie Paskalev
E-mail: melanie@whitesnursery.com
Phone: (757) 487-1300
Fax: (757) 487-7845

3133 Old Mill Road
Chesapeake, VA

Florasearch, Inc

In our third decade of performing confidential key employee searches for the horticulture industry and allied trades worldwide. Retained basis only. Candidate contact welcome, confidential, and always free.

1740 Lake Markham Rd.
Sanford , FL 32771
Tel: (407) 320-8177
Fax (407) 320-8083
E-mail: search@florasearch.com

Web site: www.florasearch.com

Operations Manager Needed for Classic Caladiums in Florida

Classic Caladiums located in Avon Park, Florida is searching for an Operations Manager to oversee our Florida caladium nursery operation and business office. In a specialized industry that has spanned multiple generations, Classic Caladiums in its short fifteen years is the leader in new Caladium genetics.

The Operations Manager will work closely with the Director of Research & Development, but is responsible for managing operations including production (planning, planting, and harvesting), packaging, shipping of caladium tubers, and inventory/warehouse management. Working with our growers and warehouse team, the position will balance seasonal labor requirements. He or she will supervise office personnel, vendor relationships, annual budgeting, and capital expenditures.

The Operations Manager will report directly to the Board of Directors. He or she should be a strong leader, excellent communicator, and team builder. A horticultural background and bilingual in Spanish would be beneficial. The position requires computer literacy in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

The company provides competitive salary and benefits.

E-mail: work@abbott-ipco.com

Industry leader seeks Horticulturist with primary focus on Integrated Pest Management, stock production and propagation

Supervision, development, and training of personnel
Knowledge and execution of mandated compliance
Establish and maintain crop environments, mist programs, fertilization, irrigation, pest and disease management.

Advanced degree in Plant Science
10 years experience IPM, woody and soft tissue propagation, and plant tissue analysis

2 years experience in stock, liner, pre-finished and finished crops
Must be bilingual English/Spanish, self-motivated, team leader, qualified to instruct groups in horticulture practices

Duarte Nursery offers competitive pay and benefits. Please send resume to:

Duarte Nursery, Inc.
Contact: Chris
E-mail: chris@duartenursery.com
Phone: (209) 531-0351
Fax: (209) 556-9092

1555 Baldwin Road
Hughson, CA


Bell Nursery, a nationally recognized grower and vendor of plants and nursery stock items is actively recruiting a Grower to join our team in Springfield, OH!

The grower should be able to participate in the stages of propagation and cultivation of young plants (mainly seed and vegetative annuals) during appropriate months as well as provide assistance with and the management of finished production growing in collaboration with the Head Grower.

• Degree in Horticulture or appropriate related field (OR) three years of hands on growing experience in greenhouse and/or field.
• Ability to work weekends.
• Bilingual communication skills, specifically Spanish preferred, but not required.
• Ability to move or lift up to 40 lbs.
• Functional experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

Please view our full job description and apply via our website at:



  >> Plants, Seeds, and Flowers

Blueberry Nursery Stock

From Patio Pots to Edible Landscapes-
Blueberries can do it all.
50+ Varieties
Plants Available Now

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
Phone: (800) 538-3001

Specializing in Edible Landscaping

Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes and Fruit Trees. Bareroot and Container Grown.

Freedom Tree Farms LLC
E-mail: sales@freedomtreefarms.com
Phone: (931) 467-3600
Fax: (931) 467-3062

Vista Farms S.E.

Bougainvillea Liners - 30 varieties.
We are represented by most brokers.

PO Box 1834  Juana Diaz PR 00795
Tel: (787) 837-9077
Fax: (787) 837-5909


Select Seeds

P.O. 319
Alamo, TX 78516
Tel: (800) 237-5326 or (956) 464-8663

Unrooted Hydrangea Cuttings

The largest collection for your selection. Phone or write for prices and varieties grown.

Oregon Hydrangea Company
15696 Hwy. 101 So.
Brookings OR 97415
Tel: (541) 469-3136
Fax: (541) 469-0563


Available September 1
Dracaena spike in 512 tray 400 count .07 each. Sprengeri in 392 tray 375 count .10 each. Vinca vine (3ppp) in 72 tray .44 each.

Available November 1
Dracaena in 72 tray .36 each. Sprengeri in 72 tray .36 each. Vernalized perennial plugs in 50 tray .40 each.

Prices good through April 2015.

Barnes Greenhouse
Phone: (716) 679-1069
Fax: (716) 672-4743

3187 Main Road
Dunkirk, NY

Ardisia Bospremium

Unique indoor berry plant. New collection.
We are looking for partners in the USA.
Take a look on our site for info.

Van den Bos Premium Ardisia's
E-mail: bospotpl@kabelfoon.nl



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