Nursery Management’s top 6 stories for May 2019

Nursery Management’s top 6 stories for May 2019

Legalized hemp production, sudden oak death and how Loma Vista Nursery reduces pest related risks highlight the list.

June 10, 2019

With summer just about here, the demand for additional plants, trees, shrubs and flowers at garden centers across the nation keeps nursery workers on their toes. During their little bit of downtime, they took time to keep up with the latest news on our site.

Each month, our readers vote for their top online stories with the clicks of their computer mouse.

Here are the top six stories that our digital readers were reading in May 2019:

1. Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Greenmantle’

While its parentage remains a mystery, this cultivar provides a 'wow' factor.

More than 88 stores throughout the state received the infected varieties of rhododendrons.

3. Reclaiming boxwood from boxwood blight

Recent discoveries and renewed research provide hope for the industry.

4. Legalized hemp production

States will control the regulatory structure for this new hemp era.

5. RHS Chelsea announces its 2019 Plant of the Year

A variegated sedum from Hortech's Dave MacKenzie took first place.

6. Challenge accepted

Learn how Loma Vista Nursery reduced risks and improved plant health with careful considerations.