TAG: plant

Seeds By Design: Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Olive’ plant

May 15, 2013By

Bred by Seeds By Design, the Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Olive’ plant is a 2012 All-America Selections winner. Judges said this entry was a standout, especially in Southern gardens where heat was a major presence during the 2011 trials. All season long, this plant kept its upright habit with draping leaves and dark purple/black fruit, which appeared in small clusters along the... read more

USDA studies confirm plant water demands shift with availability

February 4, 2013By

By Ann Perry WASHINGTON—Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators. The study was published in Nature by a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS)... read more

OFA opens online spring trials reservations

January 3, 2013By

COLUMBUS, OHIO—OFA has launched the official central reservation website for the 2013 California Spring Trials, to be held on April 6-11. This year, more than 30 companies are exhibiting at 19 locations. Attendees can arrange appointments through the website to create personalized itineraries, which can be printed or viewed via a mobile site. There is no fee for attendees to... read more

LiveWall system can earn LEED credits

November 13, 2012By

SAN FRANCISCO—At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, LiveWall announced that the LiveWall green wall system can contribute to projects earning points toward 10 or more LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. LiveWall, the planted wall system that transforms ordinary walls into vertical green landscapes,is the result of four years of research and development by the same dedicated... read more