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market niche for growers and an opportunity to attract younger consumers who are typically more interested in organic food than are older consumers ( Thompson, 1998 ). For this reason, the production of organic ornamentals in the United States has been

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India Company ( Bretschneider, 1898 ). In 1701, Cunningham was stationed in the trading port of Chusan (Zhoushan), where he was able to collect 1000 specimens representing nearly 600 species, including such ornamentals as Acer buergerianum , Camellia

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, 1996 ; Hubbell et al., 1997 ). Garden and landscape enthusiasts are also willing to seek pest- and disease-resistant ornamental plants for residential landscape use despite initial public skepticism about IPM ( Ball, 1986 ; Garber and Bondari, 1992

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Controlling weed contamination in nursery stock is difficult in ornamental production. Although cultural practices for weed control in nurseries include mulching and the use of fabrics to impede the development of emerging weeds, these techniques

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Ornamental grasses have gained increasing popularity not only in the landscapes, but they have also become prominent components in mixed containers ( Cameron, 2004 ). Ornamental grasses comprise plants within Poaceae (grass family) and

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. benjamina , F . elastica , Ficus lyrata Warb., and F. pumila are grown for their ornamental value either as landscape plants in the tropics and subtropics ( Dehgan, 1998 ) or foliage plants used for interiorscaping ( Chen et al., 2005 ). In addition to

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salt tolerance of landscape plants varies highly with species and/or cultivars ( Chen et al., 2017 ; Liu et al., 2017 ; Sun et al., 2015a ). However, limited research-based information on the salt tolerance of ornamental grasses is available

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Luther Burbank passionately bred all commodities of horticultural plants, particularly ornamentals (herbaceous and woody flowers, trees, shrubs), on his own properties, first at his 4-acre home and nursery in Santa Rosa, CA, but later, and primarily

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As a result of intentional and unintentional movement of seeds and other propagules around the world, a large number of exotic species have established self-sustaining populations. Exotic woody ornamentals are widely sold by the horticulture

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Ornamental peppers ( Capsicum annuum L.) are widely used as potted flowering or bedding plants for their morphologically diverse characteristics. Ideal cultivation conditions for ornamental peppers are similar to typical vegetable pepper production

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