Trade Shows, Events
trade shows

Cultivate '20

Booth #2725
July 11-14, 2020
Columbus, OH

Company Information

Our Story

The Green Leaf story began in Maryland in the 1970s, with Oliver "Buzz" Babikow and a partner growing potted azaleas for the Baltimore and Washington market as Green Leaf Enterprises, Inc. The company expanded rapidly into available greenhouse space in Pennsylvania and gradually became better-known as a propagator, supplying liners of annuals and perennials to wholesale growers throughout North America.

With demand steadily increasing for young plants, the finished line was phased out. Green Leaf specialized in starters only, offering perennials, ground covers, herbs, shrubs, grasses, and a slowly-shrinking list of annuals.

In 1996, the company was bought by Yoder Brothers and became a Yoder brand, operating out of efficient new greenhouses in Smoketown designed specifically to produce liners. Annuals disappeared. An extensive new line of unrooted cuttings was added and continues to grow in popularity. The Green Leaf name was retired, but it never went away entirely: Green Leaf was so entrenched, many in the industry, even internally, still used it out of habit.

In 2009 Yoder became Aris Horticulture, Inc., and that other familiar name was officially resurrected. We have a new look, a new logo and a new identity as one of three business units under the Aris umbrella. As Green Leaf Plants®, we're still an industry-leading starter source for perennials, and now for a select list of potted plants, too.

These behind-the-scenes changes have no impact on what matters most: Our focus on service, our commitment to quality, and our determination to remain your best choice.

Aris Horticulture, Inc. Mission Statement

The Mission of Aris Horticulture, Inc. is to satisfy the young plant and finished plant product needs of Growers, Retailers and Consumers across North America by providing industry leading quality products and service through its sales and distribution networks at competitive prices.


Career Opportunities

January 2020

From Mums to Marketing … and Everything in Between by Jasmina Dolce, GPN.

October 2019

Aris Horticulture, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Art Cady as the Grower Operations Manager for its Green Leaf Plants® division in Lancaster, PA. Art will be part of the PA Senior Leadership Team working under the direction of Blair Hoey, Managing Director.

Lancaster Online spent time at Green Leaf Plants this summer and interviewed our General Manager, Blair Hoey, for their YouTube Channel. This is a great overview of our wonderful company and member of the Lancaster family.
View the full video here

May 2019

Green Leaf Plants® was recently named to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services "Employer Honor Roll" at the 35th Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference.

View the 2019/2020 Perennials, Grasses and Herbs Catalog and our See What’s New in Perennials 2018/2019

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