Sustainable Hort Focus Moves to Plant Technology & Food

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All right, one more try… The late Richard Holbrooke gave an essential piece of advice for a question-driven life: Know something about something. Don’t just present your wonderful self to the world. Constantly amass knowledge and offer it around. It … Read More

Monrovia Falters…Industry Feels the Tremors

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Monrovia’s recent sales woes may indicate that a new marketing message is needed to revive a shell-shocked consumer. I now look back at my years working for the Oregon nursery industry and realize it may have been a Golden Age … Read More

Nursery Industry Explores Biodegradable Containers

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Plastic containers revolutionized plant production. Now a significant percentage of plants are grown in some type of container. At the retail level, containers not only hold plants and soil, but they have become a visual part of the marketing. Yet, … Read More

Show Me the Research – Glyphosate and GM Problems Expand

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Monsanto’s PR team must be up nights…since the good news just keeps coming up around GM technology and their popular herbicide product…Round-Up. We have discussed several resistance issues recently (see both earlier “Show Me the Research” posts), but the concerns … Read More

Green Streets/Bioswales/Rain Gardens

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After at least a century of hard engineering solutions for urban rain/storm water run-off, communities are turning more and more to using a plant-based technology that mimics nature’s wetlands and ponds. Portland, Oregon, has played a leading role in supporting … Read More

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