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Several factors influence Monrovia’s choice of plastic growing containers

Posted on: July 30th, 2020

This article appears in the August 2020 edition of Nursery Management magazine. Monrovia uses plastic growing containers from The HC Companies for general ornamental crops, anything from perennials to conifers, trees to roses. Ron Kinney, production resource planning manager with Monrovia in Oregon, says there are several factors that determine whether a container would meet…

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Container gardens are a popular choice for novice gardeners

Posted on: July 27th, 2020

“Container gardens are great for beginning gardeners, people who have limited space or anyone who wants to dress up their porch or patio.” – GardenDesign.com  Quarantine restrictions have increased the popularity of at home gardens – especially container gardens. They’re often considered great for beginners with little risk, less demanding on people’s schedules and often…

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Women in Horticulture helps connect women in this growing industry

Posted on: July 21st, 2020

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is often referred to as one of the first women in horticulture. Gertrude created over 400 of the most beautiful garden designs throughout the United States and Europe during her lifetime. She called Surrey, England home for most of her life, which is where she ran a modest garden center where she…

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Cannabis fiber containers help the industry protect the environment

Posted on: July 20th, 2020

Regardless of the industry, consumers increasingly share a mindset towards sustainability. They’re more sophisticated, educated and oftentimes armed with an arsenal of comparative information about sustainable products in the palm of their hands. Cannabis growers understand this reality and are now seeking cannabis fiber containers for their operations. While patrons will rarely observe the type…

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An Azalea Pot Helps this Native Japanese Plant to Thrive

Posted on: July 9th, 2020

The azalea plants you’re cultivating in an azalea pot were first grown by Buddhist monks way back in 1680 in Holland. But these sweet-scented shrubs, native to the hillsides of Japan, eventually gained popularity in greenhouses across France, England, Belgium, and even Germany. The North American region is home to some 26 native varieties of…

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Fiber pots and biodegradable planters – real-world results revealed

Posted on: June 25th, 2020

As more environmentally conscious consumers demand more sustainable options in all walks of life, growers see fiber pots and biodegradable planters as an opportunity to bring their inventory full circle by utilizing and marketing plants grown in sustainable, molded pulp growing containers. It’s a unique differentiator in a competitive industry, but it’s not without its…

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Custom branded containers – the growing differentiator you need

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

For nursery growers throughout North America, custom branded containers are often an afterthought. Daily challenges surrounding labor, regulations, pests, and diseases, as well as the environment, are heavy and unpredictable burdens placed on the shoulders of growers both large and small, which doesn’t leave a great deal of time to devote to creating or leveraging…

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Learn from Plants During these Challenging Times for All

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

“What we learn from plants is not always obvious, yet that doesn’t mean they’re not teaching us something all season long.” – Anonymous These are challenging times, where closures and quarantines show no prejudice. Where nature seems unaffected by an innate need to emerge from dormancy and prosper – even in the face of unprecedented…

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Fiber Cannabis Containers for Safer, Sustainable Transplanting

Posted on: May 19th, 2020

Many cannabis growers choose to start their plants in smaller containers before transplanting them into larger ones (or even into the ground). While there are many options available for sowing seeds such as plug trays, fiber cannabis containers are a safer (and sustainable) choice. While some cannabis growers will start their seeds in larger, finished…

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Plant Containers have a History which Stretches Back to the Egyptians

Posted on: May 6th, 2020

The history of plant containers is not something many people ponder when they have a few minutes to spare. But it’s of interest to know that plant containers (or flowerpots) date back to the Egyptians. As it turns out, the Egyptians were the first civilization to use plant containers (outdoors) as a secure method of…

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