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Why Have Houseplants Stolen our Hearts?
Why Have Houseplants Stolen our Hearts?

Houseplants are hotter than ever. We asked Stephanie Persichilli, Retail Manager at Valleyview Gardens, why she thinks houseplants have become so popular and which plant will be top banana in 2022....

Better quality, faster production of Al’s Flower Pouch
Better quality, faster production of Al’s Flower Pouch

Christmas has come early at A.M.A. Horticulture with a new machine to produce Al’s Flower Pouch, the original vertical garden in a bag. “With this new machine, we’re able to continue delivering top quality Al’s Flower Pouches at a more efficient rate of production,” says Rick Bradt, managing director of A.M.A. Horticulture. “That’s good news......

DIY Hanging Christmas Decoration
DIY Hanging Christmas Decoration

DIY Christmas Swag? It's easy with Al's Flower Pouch. Beautiful fresh evergreens that you can water to last all season....

Next Generation of Horticulture Talent
Next Generation of Horticulture Talent

Starting the Conversation on Talent Labour and staff shortages in horticulture are not a new problem. The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) found that labour shortages cost the greenhouse industry more than $100 million. Yet we’re seeing a growing interest in sustainability, food security and, especially in the wake of the pandemic, plants and......

Announcing the passing of A.M.A. Founder Allen Monsma
Announcing the passing of A.M.A. Founder Allen Monsma

It is with great sadness that A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. announces the passing of company founder, Allen (Eelke) Monsma, at age 87. Allen died suddenly yet peacefully on June 10th in hospital, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Monsma, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Rick Bradt and Audrey and Peter DeJong.......

Another COVID Season: Highs, Lows & Heroes
Another COVID Season: Highs, Lows & Heroes

Pictured: Randi and Leigh Nice at Thiel’s Greenhouses Ltd in Bruderheim, Alberta. May 14, 2021, KINGSVILLE – Now well into our second spring of COVID lockdown, it’s clear that gardening is a top hobby of house-bound North Americans (next to making sourdough bread). Talking with our customers and seeing product fly out our door, we know......

Peak Season and COVID-19
Peak Season and COVID-19

February 4, 2021, KINGSVILLE – It’s peak season here at A.M.A. and we are incredibly busy. We’re very grateful for this and that we can continue to serve our customers. Being busy at this time of year is normal for us, but this year, things are a little different.  COVID-19 has changed the world and......

Vertical gardening on the rise with Al’s Flower Pouch
Vertical gardening on the rise with Al’s Flower Pouch

January 7, 2021, KINGSVILLE – As urban centres become more populated and residences grow upward, so do the gardens. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, housebound consumers have refocused creative energies on their outdoor spaces but, increasingly, they are working with smaller gardens and fewer beds than green thumbs of the past. Solutions for......

Updated message from A.M.A. on COVID-19
Updated message from A.M.A. on COVID-19

Dear Customers and Horticulture Industry Partners, As Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 regulations continue to change, A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. remains open and continues to find solutions for our customers. People need to eat, and our industry plays a key role in making sure that there is food on the shelves. While we find ourselves in challenging times,......

New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates
New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates

In a new video produced by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS), Dr. Paul Fisher interviews Shawn Mallen from A.M.A. Horticulture to discuss the different commercial substrates most commonly used in hydroponic production, the importance of air porosity, and compaction of substrates. Five Hydroponic Substrate Tips The most common......