Big Win on “Horticulture as Agriculture!”

Big Win on “Horticulture as Agriculture!” By AmericanHort The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on November 19 to announce their decision on potential modification of the agricultural commodity definition for transportation. The verdict is in…and it is good. The agency states that it “considers plants, including sod, flowers, ornamentals, […]

PPA 2021 Plant of the Year™

2021 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year™ Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta  |  Common Name: Lesser Catmint Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers (sometimes touched with pale blue) appear from early summer to fall. This full-sun perennial has a low mounding or bushy habit, ideal for the front of the border, rock gardens, […]

Unsolicited Seeds Packages from China

Unsolicited Seeds Packages from China IDNR Announcement (7/30/20): By now you have probably heard about unsolicited shipments of seeds coming from China. At this point in time, there is no evidence that this is anything more than a “brushing” scam where a vendor uses fake sales to improve ratings in the marketplace. However, these are […]

IGE 2021 Early Bird Exhibitor Deadline

Education: January 19–21  /  Trade Show: January 20–21 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN Early Bird Special — Contract by May 31, 2020 Exhibitors who contract and submit 50% deposit by May 31, 2020 not only receive preferred booth placement plus many additional perks. Go to http://indianagreenexpo.com/exhibitor-information/ to learn more about the benefits of being an […]

Mark Holeman: A Century Well Lived

Mark Holeman: A Century Well Lived Mark Holeman was a man of many talents and interests. He was a creator of distinctive gardens. He was a collector of books, contemporary art, and uncommon plants. He loved fine wine, good food, and entertaining with both. He appreciated opera and a Roger Federer backhand. He had a […]

The passing of Garry Estes

Message from Estes Material Sales announcing Garry Estes passing… With heavy hearts…. We are contacting you today with heavy hearts as we deliver the very sad news as our founder, Garry Estes, passed away unexpectedly on 4/20/20. Please be thinking of his wife Mary Lou and all us through these most difficult times. Garry appreciated […]