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Window Box Planters Are Still A Popular Decorative Option

Posted on: June 29th, 2022

Window box planters are a popular way to garden when space limitations are a reality. Found throughout the world, homeowners and commercial properties appreciate their overall purpose in transforming a windowsill into an eye-catching design element.   The window box first became popular much earlier than one might assume. Ancient Rome was a very crowded…

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Gardening Trends in 2022 That Benefit the Planet, Wildlife, and Lifestyles

Posted on: June 22nd, 2022

Gardening trends continue to evolve post-pandemic, and there’s no arguing with gardening’s continued popularity given the statistics. It’s been estimated that the pandemic created 18.3 million new gardeners – of which over 80% have remained active, with 55% of American households fully engaging in the activity. But gardening trends are now expanding beyond simply beautifying…

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A Plant Support System Keeps Plants Looking Their Best

Posted on: May 19th, 2022

A plant support system is often an afterthought but typically provides the backbone necessary for keeping plants looking their best at retail. One of the most popular autumnal potted plants featured on front porches and in seasonal displays are Chrysanthemums (more commonly known as “mums”). When purchased already planted in decorative containers from your local…

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Outdoor Hanging Baskets Are A Popular Choice for Urban Growers

Posted on: May 18th, 2022

Urban environments have long admired outdoor hanging baskets for their ability to add the bounties and beauties of nature in smaller dwelling spaces where planting in the ground is not an option. As the number of urban gardeners increases, outdoor hanging baskets are now an ideal planter for the professional grower to cultivate in and…

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Sustainable Alternatives Require Authoritative Proof Not Marketing Jargon

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

In today’s environmentally conscious marketplace, you’re likely to come across products touting their “compostable” or “biodegradable” composition. These popular buzzwords are found throughout many of today’s industries as the demand for more sustainable alternatives dramatically increases globally. With this increased demand, we recognize that more and more organizations are strengthening their environmental commitments and supporting…

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Drought-Tolerant Plants Are A Reality Growers and Homeowners Need to Accept

Posted on: April 20th, 2022

For nursery and greenhouse growers, the crops they cultivate are often dictated by consumer demands and directly related to design trends proliferating throughout other business sectors. But crop cultivation might soon be dictated by an environmental need for more drought-tolerant plants. According to Michigan State University, “Drought-tolerant plants have built-in features to minimize water loss and…

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Gardening Mesh Keeps Bugs Out While Letting Sun and Water In

Posted on: April 20th, 2022

For years, outdoor growers have tried using gardening mesh to deter insects from destroying valuable crops. While gardening mesh can be successful in some applications in keeping smaller insects at bay, the mesh limits the penetration of other crucial elements necessary for growth. Senior researcher Mike Roe, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology at…

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Horticulture Degrees Now Offer Sustainable Programs

Posted on: March 15th, 2022

In our previous post, Labor Shortages Are No Longer a Cut and Dry Problem, we discussed how labor shortages in horticulture aren’t simply a matter of people not wanting to work but wanting to work differently. Colleges and universities are listening by offering horticulture degrees more aligned with today’s increasing interest in sustainability. Washington Post reporter Heather…

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Sustainable Growing Containers Are Top-of-Mind for Today’s Gardeners

Posted on: March 14th, 2022

The word “sustainable” is a common buzzword currently attached to everything from clothing, energy, coffee, and even gardening. But beyond all the marketing jargon, growers, garden centers, and retailers want to know just how receptive today’s consumers are towards purchasing sustainable growing containers. Here are a few reputable statistics to provide clarification on the subject.…

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Invest In Our Planet With 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted on: March 14th, 2022

Over the past 50 plus years that Earth Day has been commemorated, the initiative has helped mobilize billions of people worldwide to demonstrate support for the environmental protection of the planet we all call home. This year’s theme is Invest In Our Planet. From EarthDay.org: “We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going…

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