TAG: plant material

Ep. 137: How to be a Proven Winner

July 13, 2015By

Jane Beggs-Joles, licensing analyst and marketing specialist for Spring Meadow Nursery, talks about what consumers are looking for in plant material. She also covers what Proven Winners represent, as well as the most popular and latest Proven Winner plants. read more

4 tips to secure plant material amid a supply slump

February 27, 2015By

Recognizing landscaping professionals could be a part of the trickledown effect that is plant buyers facing a shortage of materials, Plantbid CEO Cameron Cantrelle jotted down four tips for contractors to secure their orders when supply is down. They are as follows. 1. Develop relationships.  Building a relationship with your supplier helps to ensure you get first access to available... read more

Ep. 108: Customizing your plant material

December 3, 2014By

  Rob Swanekamp of KubePak discusses how you can customize your plant material by working closely with your grower. You may not realize it, but growers need to be at least six months ahead of the season. By planning ahead and working with your grower, you can have plant material grown to your specifications and quantities, guaranteeing that they’ll be... read more

FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Plant material countdown

September 13, 2013By

I don’t think that I have ever met anyone as knowledgeable or enthusiastic about plant material as Chris Rubino of Monrovia Growers. When it comes to selecting plants for an installation he recommends that all of your plants pass his “5-4-3-2-1” test if you want to create a better landscape. 5:  The number of senses that a plant should stimulate:... read more