Rocks, Blocks and Beyond...
November 15, 2012

Brooke Rockwell

In Sandy's Wake …
There are stories of heartache and stories of anger and blame following any disaster, but there are also stories of giving and thanks. Read More

Lee Mangus

From the Drawing Board
Food gardening once meant a division between the ornamental landscape and the vegetable garden. Today's edible landscape covers everything from the traditional, with ornamentals and edibles separate, to a profusion of fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs mingling together. Read More

Maybe No Work This Week
Hurricane Sandy left her mark in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states in the Northeast. Landscape contractors discuss how the storm is affecting them. Read More


New England Grows Partners with Moose River Media
New England Grows has chosen Moose River Media of St. Johnsbury, Vt., as its official media partner. The partnership is effective immediately as New England Grows gears up for its 2013 conference and exposition February 6-8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. Read More

Hardscape North America Breaks Attendance Records
All previous attendance records were topped at the 6th annual Hardscape North America event. The number of registrants increased by 43 percent over 2011, and the number of trade-show only visitors nearly doubled. Read More

Mid Am Will Add Outdoor Living to Show
The Mid America Horticultural Trade Show board of directors has unveiled a complete redesign of the show's floor plan for Mid Am 2013. Plans are well underway to include the Outdoor Living market segment. These changes were prompted by direct feedback from past exhibitors and attendees. Read More

Terex AWP and Terex MH & PS Combine Strengths
Terex Corporation announced that it will leverage the combined strengths of Terex Equipment Services and Crane America Services, the North American service segment of Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions, to form Terex Services North America. Read More

Two Inducted into Rental Hall of Fame
Robert C. Elmen of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Paul M. Coogan of Peoria, Ill., will be formally inducted into the Rental Hall of Fame during the keynote session on February 11 at The Rental Show. Read More

STIHL Marks Milestone
STIHL, Inc. has produced its 50 millionth power head unit at the company's Virginia Beach, Va., manufacturing facility. The milestone exemplifies the success the company has enjoyed while pursuing a unique manufacturing and marketing strategy. Read More

Bryan Harris Wins Ditch Witch SK750 at GIE+EXPO
Bryan Harris, of Harris and Company in Milledgeville, Ga., took home the grand prize—an SK750 compact tool carrier—after participating in the Ditch Witch Landscaper's Challenge Course at GIE+EXPO. Read More

Monroe Clinic Green Roof Project Earns Recognition
Monroe Clinic received a "Recognition Award" in the Commercial Landscape Contracting category in the 42nd Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network. Read More

AEM Publishes Safety Manual e-Book
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers published its first safety manual e-book. An electronic version of the association's Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual, the e-book allows equipment operators to access safety information wherever they carry their mobile devices. Read More

APLD Design Award Winners
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers announced its annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners. Landscape designs in seven categories were submitted for this year's program. Read More

CEU Offerings at New England Grows
Continuing education is essential to success in the commercial horticulture industry. Many of the seminars at New England Grows are approved for CEU credit from organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, NOFA and the International Society of Arboriculture. Read More

HNA Hardscape Project Award Winners
A total of 114 entries were submitted for the 5th annual HNA Hardscape Project Awards. Twenty winners were recognized at a ceremony held in conjunction with the HNA Show in Louisville, Ky. Read More

Benefits of Permeable Pavement Demonstrated
at N.J. Event

EP Henry and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute hosted a special event and demonstration for U.S. Representative Frank A LoBiondo in Swedesboro, N.J. The demonstration was designed to show how sustainable paving options can reduce stormwater runoff, control flooding and keep pollution from entering lakes and streams. Read More

CENTS 2013
CENTS 2013 will kick off with a keynote by author and horticulturist Dr. Michael Dirr. Highlights this year include the ONLA Management Master Class, Growers Energy Solutions Interactive Learning Center, Hands-On Tool Pavilion, Landscapers' Challenge and Young Professional Leadership Summit. Read More

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