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Saturday, July 04, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 3

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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 |Trade Show Calendar
16 |Subscriptions
17 |Hard Goods Distributors
18 |Media Kit 2015

Featured Companies

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Submit Your Classified Ad

  >> 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

For sale greenhouse/retail location - building/mechanicals excellent condition.
Reasonably offered at $425K.
6207 Douglas Ave. Racine WI
RE/MAX Newport

RE/MAX Newport Realty
Contact: Karen Sorenson/Mike Rudan
E-mail: ksorenson@newportracine.com/ mrudan@wi.rr.com
Phone: (262) 497-5021/(262) 989-4977
Fax: (866) 447-8631

1020 West Blvd.
Racine, WI

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

For Sale or Lease

400,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse, warehouse, refrigerated storage, shipping, and office. 120,000 under glass. Located in Newark NY, between Rochester and Syracuse. Currently in operation, will be fully available July 2015. Visit www.NewarkGreenhouse.com. Contact:

E-mail: Tom@TomProperties.com
Phone: (585) 705-4116

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.


Sell Your Greenhouse Business

Experienced industry professional would like to purchase a greenhouse business in NC, VA, MD, WV, TN, KY, OH, PA, NY, CT or MA.

E-mail: BVMTeams@gmail.com


  >> Help Wanted

Grower Position

A Grower/Retailer in Amherst, NY is seeking a grower. In 2012 Amherst was ranked as one of CNNMoney.com's top 100 Best Places to live in America. The head grower will supervise 8 acres of greenhouse growing space for annuals and perennials as well as outdoor space for fall hardy mums. All plant material is grown solely for two company owned retail garden center locations in Western NY.

The candidate must have a well-rounded knowledge of producing quality crops of seasonal blooming plants and spring bedding plants. Applicants should have knowledge of watering techniques, crop record keeping, PGR use and pest monitoring. A disciplined work ethic, a grower’s sense for pre-emptive measures, and a willingness to perform hand watering on many of the crops are all must have job skills for this role. Grower must be able to work with production crews to manage spacing and trimming of plants.

• Associates degree or equivalent experience
• 2-3 years of greenhouse experience preferred
• Knowledge of computerized environmental control systems (Priva) is a plus
• Always looking for ways to improve crop quality
• Work with other managers on developing ways to increase efficiency
• Assist in scheduling production
• Collect data to create crop and procedural histories
• Strong desire to grow plants and work in a greenhouse environment
• Ability to work independently
• Detail oriented personality
• Must be able to work weekends as needed
• NY Pesticide license or willingness to acquire one

Full-time with health benefits. Pay negotiable based on experience. Send resume to:

Olson Farms, Inc.
Contact: Jack Olson
E-mail: JackOlson09@gmail.com

1941 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY

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

Sales Representative

Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc., a leading horticultural brokerage company, is currently searching for professional salespeople.

EHR represents the entire product lines from over 250 growers across the country and off shore; offering greenhouse product, perennials, nursery stock, and greenhouse structures.

EHR was created to provide the resources necessary to support a staff of select, experienced sales professionals. Our focus is establishing long-term sales with greenhouses, garden centers and nursery operators. We sell premier lines of plant material and associated products from the nation’s top suppliers. We are a personalized purchasing agent that clearly understands our customer’s needs and advises them on purchasing the finest quality product at the best possible price.

The ideal candidate would have the following:

* A solid understanding of the industry and product knowledge is essential to be a successful member of the EHR team.

* A track record of success in Sales and Consulting – matching the customer’s needs to what we offer

* Exceptional organization, time-management and administrative skills

* A strong work ethic matched with the desire to be better, do more and go further

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate who wishes to sell professionally with unlimited upside potential.

If you’re interested in talking with us
– we are interested in you!
Send resume to:

Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc.
Contact: Tim Iott
E-mail: tiott@ehrnet.com
Phone: (859) 578-3535
Fax: (859) 486-4464

939 Helen Ruth Drive
Ft. Wright, KY

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:


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

British Columbia, Canada and Great Lakes Region, United States

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 two talented Sales Representatives who will be responsible for selling our broad product line to both established and prospective customers. One position is in a new sales territory in British Columbia, Canada, while the other is in a new territory in our Great Lakes Region in the United States. The successful Sales Representatives will become partners 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 Representatives 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 each 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


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:



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


  >> Plants, Seeds, and Flowers

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

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


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


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