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Four Star Experts Share the Knowledge

At Four Star, customers regularly ask our expert staff on:

  • Plant culture and growing
  • Marketing Proven Winners® and Proven Selections® plants
  • Retail merchandising ideas
  • Combination ideas
  • Landscape planting photos and suggestions
  • Pricing and profit margin increases
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You can find information on many of these topics in our E-newsletters and in the expert articles and videos listed below.

E-Newsletters Delivered to You

We now have two e-newsletters to provide you with answers to all these questions and more!

Proven Profits e-news E-availability e-news

Proven Profits e-news provides ideas for growing your
business and making your operation more productive and profitable.
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Explore the most recent edition here
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E-vailability e-news provides combination ideas and
updates on the availability of plants.
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Articles and Videos on Growing, Marketing and Production

For years, we’ve worked with industry magazines and organizations to share our knowledge of breeding, researching, growing and selling premium plant varieties. 

Check out some of our recent articles and presentations:

Planning for Greenhouse Production, by Dennis Crum, May 2013
Planning is key to keeping production efficient and profitable, explains Director of Growing Dennis Crum.

Two Steps to Hiring Future Growers, by Dennis Crum, January 2013
Director of Growing Dennis Crum shares his thoughts on developing the industry and the growers of the future.

How to Decide What Varieties to Grow, Greenhouse Grower, November 2012
Carefully consider the pros and cons of growing new varieties to be successful, says Director of Growing Dennis Crum.

Seven Steps to Create Great Combos, Greenhouse Grower, March 2012
Dennis Crum, Director of Growing, highlights the basics of combination design.

Making Water Work for Growing Greenhouse Grower, August 2011
Head Grower Dennis Crum recommends a water test to match the right fertilizer for more crop success.

Teach Your Staff to Avoid Overwatering Greenhouse Grower, April 2011
Director of Growing Dennis Crum explains training for this important task.

Lessening Labor Pains—Interview with Jeff BackGreenhouse Grower, September, 2009.

The Step-by-Step of Pay-by-Scan, July 2009
The pay-by-scan program between Four Star and English Gardens has paid off since 2006, says Amber Coch, Garden Ready Coordinator.  This article explains how it works.

Increasing Your Bottom Line by Empowering Employees, by Jeff Back, Sept. 2007
How Four Star gets employees at all levels to buy-in and become empowered.