Monthly Archives: December 2010

2011 Rhododendron of the Year Awards Announced

The American Rhododendron Society named the recipients of its Rhododendron of the Year (ROY) honor for 2011. Twenty-six rhododendrons were selected for their adaptability in eight regions of the United States. According to the society, the purpose of the awards … Continue reading

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Outdoor areas one of biggest remodeling trends of 2011

Outdoor spaces are in the top remodeling projects for homeowners in 2011, according to an article on CBS’s moneywatch.com. Remodeling decks and outdoor spaces ranked number four on the list of 12. The article quoted George Christiansen of Pequot Remodeling Corporation … Continue reading

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LCN to Exhibit at Three Tradeshows in January

Lake County Nursery is starting of 2011 with a busy tradeshow schedule. Scheduled trade shows include: MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) January 5-7 Baltimore, MD Booth #663 Mid-AM (Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show) January 19-21 Chicago, IL Booth # 1821 CENTS … Continue reading

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2009 Horticulture Census Shows Increase in Nursery Stock Sales

The past ten years have been good for horticulture crops, according to a study by the United States Department of Agriculture. The Census of Horticulture Specialties reveals that horticulture crops increased by 10 percent between 1998 and 2009 to $11.7 … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech to Study Use of Recycled Irrigation Water

Garden centers using recycled irrigation water on nursery stock should pay attention to a new study being conducted by Virginia Tech. The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. They awarded Virginia … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Wi-Fi May be Harmful to Trees

A study conducted in the Netherlands found that radiation from Wi-Fi networks can cause significant variations in tree growth along with fissures and bleeding in tree bark. The study, conducted by Wageningen University, concluded that all deciduous trees in the … Continue reading

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Pruning Clinics Hosted by Ohio Landscape Association

The Ohio Landscape Association will host a half-day pruning clinic in Columbus on Dec. 7. The clinic includes a lecture and hands-on practice. Attendants are asked to bring paper and pen as well as hand pruning shears, small pruning saw … Continue reading

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Amsonia Hubrichtii Named 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association named Amsonia hubrichtii the 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year. Amsonia hubrichtii grows 36 inches tall and 66 inches wide. It is a multi-season perennial. It has blue flowers in late spring to early summer. In … Continue reading

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