Ornamental and Nursery Crops

Pea Flower

Flowers, foliage, shrubs or trees for your farm or home! Find information about growing and selling houseplants, cutflowers and landscape materials that improve the aesthetic appearance of homes and businesses - both inside and out.



Christmas tree Organic Christmas Tree Farms

Green Promise.

A short list of farms listed alphabetically by state that use low-spray and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, or are certified organic or practice organic methods.


Poinsettia Christmas Tree and Plant Care

Learn about caring from your special trees and flowers this holiday season.


Floriculture Crops Briefing Room

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides overview of the floriculture and nursery crops industry with links to trade statistics, market outlook and programs of interest to growers.


Horticultural Crops

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Production and marketing information for herbs, edible flowers and specialty cut flowers is available under the Herbs and Flowers section. The publication Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing is of special interest for flower farming.


Fruit and Vegetable Market News: Ornamentals

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides wholesale prices for a variety of ornamental crops on a regional basis by commodity. Data for ornamentals is available in text only format under the Market News Specialty Reports section.


PLANTfacts Ornamental Master Plant List

Ohio State University. Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

A collection of plant species information and photographs including common names, scientific name, an audio pronunciation of the scientific name and fact sheets available from Ohio State University about each plant.


Commodities and Products: Specialty Crops

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Compiled marketing and business information for various crops including floriculture and nursery crops and prairie grasses and wildflowers.


Commercial Floriculture

North Carolina State University.

Search by crop or floriculture topic for information from North Carolina State University and other links of interest.


Nursery Crop Science

North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Information about cultural practices, nursery short courses, upcoming events, nursery crop science experts and access to many publications and links.


Environmental Horticulture

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Provides information on floriculture, foliage, turfgrass, trees and shrubs and a flowering plant family identification tool.


Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program

University of Massachusetts. Cooperative Extension Service.

Sections on educational programs, grower services, publications and fact sheets, pest management, resources for garden retailers, useful links, events and floriculture industry news.


Floriculture Information

Purdue University Floriculture Extension.

Provides a directory of commercial floriculture supply companies, guidesheets for consumer floriculture, perennials, bedding plants, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, cut flowers and greenhouse management, links to other floriculture Web sites and information about National poinsettia cultivar trials and flower growers associations.


Growing for Market

Byczynski, L.; Fairplain Publications.

A monthly magazine for small-scale farmers and market gardeners with information about raising and marketing vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers and other plants with an emphasis on organic methods and cut flower production. Feature articles are supplemented with resource information, commercial advertising and an annual buyers guide to sources and suppliers.