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We are a leading grower and researcher of high quality ornamental plant products. With 90 years of experience, we understand the business challenges of our customers and continually strive to bring better plants to market, more efficiently and more profitably.

G. Ramsey Yoder

It is with great sadness that Aris Horticulture, Inc. announces the passing of Chairman and visionary leader, G. Ramsey Yoder who died quietly Tuesday, March 2, at the age of 87 from complications related to pneumonia.

Mr. Yoder served as President starting in 1977 and then CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1989. He retired as CEO in 1992 but remained as Chairman.

Prior to his executive positions, he joined Yoder Brothers in 1955 as a mum propagator in the Barberton greenhouses. He was promoted to management in 1959 when he transferred to California to develop the Salinas operation. His life’s work was centered on the company for more than 74 years.

Ramsey’s vision helped the company leverage its strengths, adapt to change, and become a leading, world class horticulture company.

Throughout Ramsey’s career, he fostered a close-knit relationship with employees, customers, and top industry leaders.Ramsey recently wrote in connection with the company’s 100-year anniversary that “it’s been an exciting life met with challenges”, but he always looked to the future. He was quick to acknowledge and thank the employee group for their effort and determination and was hopeful for even more success in the future.

Scott Schaefer, President & CEO, stated that “the company’s achievements under his leadership have made a lasting impact on the industry. While no one is ever completely ready for such an event, the company and Yoder family have provided for succession and Board of Directors transition.”

Ramsey lived on a farm in Tinmouth, VT. He loved to travel and was an avid fly-fisherman. Pre-deceased by his first wife, Patty, he is survived by two sons, Brad and Shane, and wife Denise (Tess). He will be greatly missed by all Aris employees, who send their condolences to the Yoder family.

Our Brands

Aris Green Leaf Plants®
Supplier of starter plants in a wide range of Perennials, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, as well as Garden Mums, Asters, Exacum, Gloxinia and Lisianthus for the patio or landscape.

Aris Keepsake Plants® (U.S.)
Supplier of starter and finished plants of Keepsake Azaleas, tropical TradeWinds Hibiscus, Hydrangea and Sun Parasol® Mandevilla, as well as Pot Mums, Garden Mums and Asters.

Aris Keepsake Plants Ltd. (Canada)
Supplier of finished product to retailers only. Plant offering includes Keepsake Azaleas, tropical TradeWinds Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Sun Parasol® Mandevilla, Poinsettieas, Pot Mums, Garden Mums and other seasonal products.

Must Have Perennials®
An international company, Must Have Perennials (formerly Blooms of Bressingham) has been connecting breeders and their plants through a supply chain network of growers and retailers for over 25 years. This includes extensive trialing to determine regional plant performance and an innovative marketing program to the end consumer that includes Social Media, blogs and garden design planning. Learn more at the consumer website.

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 by providing industry leading quality products and service through its sales and distribution networks at competitive prices.


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