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2023 Garden Trends Show Responsibility and Sustainability

Posted on: September 19th, 2022

The Garden Media Group, which aims to instill a passion for nature and a love of gardening in all generations, recently released its 2023 Garden Trends Report.   After several years of incredible growth within the industry due to the global pandemic, the team at the Garden Media Group says, “We learned we can’t control…

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Consumer Trends Are Unique To Each Generation

Posted on: August 30th, 2022

HubSpot – a leading CRM platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow – recently released their 2022 State of the U.S. Consumer Trends Report (Volume 1) to gain insight into how consumers act, think, and what they expect from the organizations they choose to do business with. The respondents in this survey included all…

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As “Backyarding” Continues, Consider HC’s New Borden Planters

Posted on: August 25th, 2022

Backyards became a safe haven for entertaining, working, relaxing, dining, and so much more during the pandemic. As a result, the trend became known as “backyarding” – the moving of indoor activities outdoors – and appears to be the new normal for many individuals and families.   “Backyarding is a way of life now,” says…

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Fiber Hanging Baskets Have Unexpected Durability

Posted on: August 18th, 2022

HC’s full line of sustainable growing containers includes a wide variety of fiber hanging baskets, ideal for pre-assembled baskets sold at garden centers and big-box stores. Additionally, with a timeless, earthy design, they add a unique visual flare to municipal lamp posts along main streets and common areas, backyards, and front porches.   HC’s fiber…

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How Consumers’ Shop Continues to Evolve After Pandemic

Posted on: August 17th, 2022

The pandemic has reshaped how consumers shop. At first, it was merely out of necessity based on the unforeseen circumstances of quarantines and lockdowns. But as restrictions eased and time passed, these newly adopted shopping trends have transformed the behaviors of today’s shoppers into the foreseeable future, and retailers must take notice. The Emergence of…

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Railing Planters and Deck Rail Planters Make Use of Small Spaces

Posted on: August 12th, 2022

For those urban dwellers with small outdoor spaces (typically a balcony or small patio), it can be frustrating when your green thumb is yearning to get in the dirt and plant something. Railing planters (or deck rail planters) take advantage of a small outdoor space’s existing architecture to allow gardeners an out-of-the-way place to grow.…

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Is The Popularity of Gardening Finally Normalizing?

Posted on: July 26th, 2022

The recent pandemic forced many homeowners to do something they were very unfamiliar with – physically staying at home for long periods of time. With work, leisure, and extracurricular activities no longer in-person during the height of the pandemic, homeowners needed to find something to fill their time with besides hunkering down indoors. Thus, the…

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Drought Conditions Today – The Driest Stretch Since 800 A.D.

Posted on: July 26th, 2022

Drought conditions are now a reality for many growers and communities across North America as climate change continues to battle our familiar way of life.   According to Drought.gov – the National Integrated Drought Information System – the week ending July 19, 2022, saw 45% of the United States experiencing drought conditions (52% in the lower…

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Automated Equipment for Growers Requires the Correct Container

Posted on: July 26th, 2022

Securing and retaining qualified laborers is a struggle for North American organizations. As a result, today’s growers are pivoting towards automated equipment as a viable, scalable, and cost-effective solution to combat those current labor struggles. While purchasing automated equipment presents challenges, it’s important to remember that not all growing containers work with automated equipment. The HC…

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Window Boxes: Window Box Planters a Popular Decorative Option

Posted on: June 29th, 2022

Outdoor Window Flower Boxes 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…

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