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Plant Tags Provide Invaluable Information For Seasoned and Novice Growers

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

New gardeners certainly got their hands dirty during the pandemic, yet many found the hobby rather intimidating based on the unexpected level of education necessary for successful cultivation. The savior for many novice gardeners wasn’t the internet, however, but the trusted plant tags. Todd Davis, Director of Catalog/OnSyte Division at Orora Visual Horticultural says, “If you consider…

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What Consumers Expect to Find on a Company’s Website

Posted on: April 20th, 2021

Beyond supporting growers with the essential containers they require for cultivation, HC believes we have a responsibility to also help educate consumer-facing garden centers and nurseries on the importance of a digital presence. In this post, we’ll discuss what consumers expect to find on a company’s website. In our popular blog post, Four Strategies for Marketing…

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Caring for Houseplants is Necessary for Optimum Results

Posted on: April 13th, 2021

Whenever we consider the gardeners who were gained during the pandemic, we often assume their cultivations are flourishing in the outside air under a warm orange sun. But planting indoors has also become a popular trend and caring for houseplants is as important inside as it is outside. According to a study by the National Gardening…

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Shopping Trend Spurred on by the Pandemic is Here to Stay

Posted on: March 19th, 2021

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since the pandemic changed how we live, work, shop, learn and socialize. Through all the challenges and discoveries, there now seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with hope returning for the first time in a long time. But while we all…

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Earth Day Celebrates 51 Years of Caring for the Planet’s Well-Being

Posted on: March 18th, 2021

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks the 51st Anniversary of this environmental movement, whose relevance in society has only increased since its inception. This year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth”. From EarthDay.org: “We are honored that the Biden Administration has decided to convene a global climate summit on Earth Day 2021. Many important environmental…

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Custom Branded Containers – The Growing Differentiator You Need

Posted on: February 25th, 2021

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 one’s brand. BrandingMag.com states that…

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Trays Flats and Sheets are an Important Part of Propagation

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

More novice growers sometimes question why using trays, flats and sheets are an important part of propagation. As Dr. James E. Faust, an Associate Professor at Clemson University, reminds us, that’s where the magic begins. “Propagation is the most demanding aspect of growing plants. At this stage, the plant’s requirements are the most precise and…

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Using Fiber Pots Proves Successful in Growing Operations

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

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

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The Importance of an Online Presence is Critical Today

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

Our global marketplace continues to navigate through uncharted territory in 2021. We’re all a little more hopeful and grateful, while learning how flexibility and patience are the keys to endurance. But businesses are learning one other vital lesson during all of this – they can no longer turn their back on the importance of an…

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Automation Compatible Containers are Critical for Operational Success

Posted on: January 26th, 2021

Automation equipment is becoming a popular choice for growers struggling with labor shortages. But it’s important to remember that not all growing containers are created equal. If you’re not using automation compatible containers with your new state-of-the-art equipment, you run the risk of internal damage which may not be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. What…

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