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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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Stay in front of customers for normalcy and support during pandemic

Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many homeowners struggle to find purpose as one day blurs into another and unpredictability weighs heavy on their minds. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in front of customers. While much of North America remains under some form of quarantine, front yards and back yards offer a place of…

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How garden centers and nurseries can leverage curbside pick-up

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues restricting the way in which society lives and businesses earn profits, many are turning to curbside pick-up as an opportunity to keep their doors open while providing customers with some sense of normalcy. Supermarkets and restaurants have successfully utilized curbside pick-up at their locations across the country (where applicable). Garden…

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A deck box planter holds many benefits for garden shoppers

Posted on: April 9th, 2020

Deck railings are often a missed opportunity when it comes to adding a little gardening magic to a homeowner’s property. A decorative, deck box planter makes it simple and easy. Social media platforms and design programs offer homeowners an endless stream of creative gardening ideas. But their greatest inspiration often comes from simply walking through…

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Earth Day celebrates 50 years of caring for the planet’s well-being

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

“Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” – Scott Peters, American Politician April 22 is Earth Day, and the year 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of this environmental movement, whose relevance in society has only increased since its inception. Earth…

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Fiber pots are an environmentally friendly and attractive planting option

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

As consumers increasingly look for eco-friendly options in the market, it seems simply “natural” that going forward decorating trends will incorporate sustainable materials and design. If you Google decorating trends for 2020, you will see recycled wood, living walls fiber pots and plants being used as the main focal point. What better way to put…

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Greenhouse Sanitation Can Limit Problems with Pests and Pathogens

Posted on: March 12th, 2020

For the greenhouse grower, the benefits of this popular production method are apparent on an almost daily basis (increased production, minimized risk, ability to grow year-round, more stability and security). But as with anything, there are some caveats, namely that greenhouses provide the ideal conditions for pests and pathogens to thrive, which is why greenhouse…

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