ThinkPlants announces new members
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ThinkPlants announces new members

The ThinkPlants Group expands its network with the addition of Creekside Greenhouses and Kieft Seed to their existing list of member companies.

December 2, 2021

The ThinkPlants Group announced two new members today. Creekside Greenhouses and Kieft Seed have joined its network of breeders, growers and suppliers. 

ThinkPlants’ founding members Danziger and Syngenta Flowers North America confirmed the addition of these two great companies to the ThinkPlants group. These new additions to the ThinkPlants family help to expand the growing portfolio of genetics and broaden the reach ThinkPlants and its customers have in the North American Market.

Creekside Greenhouses, located in Ontario, Canada, specializes in growing high quality pre-finished Hydrangea macrophylla and paniculata liners.  They are well known for providing the market with the exceptional Hi Series and look forward to including in their mix some of the best and newest upcoming Hydrangea varieties. “ThinkPlants group will represent the New BloomChampion line,” said Scott Winslade, sales manager for Creekside Greenhouses. “We are happy to be a part of ThinkPlants and believe this initiative will gain much exposure to the new Hydrangea genetics we will introduce and supply for North America.” Joey Wiseman, head of ThinkPlants, added “This strategic alliance allows Creekside Greenhouses great exposure to top North American customers.” 

Kieft Seed, a brand of PanAmerican Seed and Ball Horticultural Company, specializes in the development and release of premium seed-produced perennials. From Kieft Seed, the ThinkPlants group will represent and promote the full ColorGrass line as well as the Lobelia Starship Series. “The ColorGrass Series has long been a personal favorite of mine,” says Mark Gross of PanAmerican Seed. “I am very excited to see this group of grasses as well as our outstanding Lobelia line get a new platform of promotion and hope we can broaden the exposure of these great plants.”

The addition of Creekside Greenhouses and Kieft Seed’s membership within ThinkPlants adds a new level of product depth to the ThinkPlants group and follows the additions of James Greenhouses, Terra Nova Nurseries, Kapiteyn, Unex, Green Circle Growers and new genetics from KiwiFlora. “I feel privileged and honored to be working now with all of these great companies,” adds Wiseman. “And even more than that, I am very excited about the new genetics we will be representing and promoting. I believe that all of these plants are high quality and deserving of increased attention within the North American market.  With the addition of Creekside and Kieft, we are supporting our commitment to making perennial and Hydrangea programs easier and more efficient for growers, brokers, and retailers.”