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First-time gardeners will return in 2021 – will you be ready?

Posted on: January 25th, 2021

Experts like Katie Dubow, president of the award-winning lawn and garden public relations agency Garden Media Group, are predicting that 80% of last year’s first-time gardeners will return to the soil in the spring of 2021. The reason for this prediction (and it is just a prediction at this time) is based more on the realities…

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Which Black Wholesale Pot is Ideal for Cannabis Growers?

Posted on: January 19th, 2021

As any professional cannabis grower will attest, there is an art to successful cannabis cultivation and many times the results are achieved or lost due to your selection of growing containers. The black wholesale pot has been and continues to be a popular choice. With a long history in the horticultural industry, it’s economical, provides excellent…

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Young Grower Award Highlights A New Generation of Growers

Posted on: January 8th, 2021

To nominate a young grower in the horticultural industry, click here. Entries are due March 1, 2021. One of the greatest challenges facing the horticulture industry today is its ability to attract a new, younger generation to the industry. While college institutions across North America continue to see enrollment for horticulture and agricultural programs decrease,…

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The Colors of the Year Reflects a Time for Hope and Renewal

Posted on: December 10th, 2020

Colors of the Year 2021 For 2021, the Pantone Color Institute has done something unique – naming not one, but two Colors of the Year: the neutral Ultimate Gray and vibrant yellow Illuminating. “It’s a combination that speaks to the resilience, the optimism and hope and positivity that we need, as we reset, renew, reimagine…

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How Your Customers Should Prepare Growing Containers for Winter

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020

The pandemic of 2020 introduced an entirely new generation to the art of gardening. With limited knowledge at their disposal, they’ve relied on the internet as a definitive resource to grow plants, vegetables and everything in between. As the growing season concludes, the next big question – especially for those with containers gardens – is…

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Will First-Time Gardeners Return to the Soil in Spring 2021?

Posted on: October 29th, 2020

There’s no denying that the propensity towards gardening has certainly changed since the pandemic began back in March of 2020. But the real question on everyone’s mind is how many first-time gardeners will return in 2021? According to Katie Dubow, president of the award-winning lawn and garden public relations agency Garden Media Group, she anticipates 80…

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Labor Issues in Horticulture Are Being Challenged by Seed Your Future

Posted on: October 27th, 2020

It’s no secret that the horticultural industry has struggled with labor issues both in terms of cost (minimum wage increases) and availability (immigration reform; lack of skilled workers). To provide some perspective on the severity of the situation, we reference a recent study conducted by the American Society for Horticulture Science. What they discovered is…

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Ornamental Hedges Provide Beauty and Shelter for Wildlife

Posted on: October 7th, 2020

Nursery growers plant a wide variety of trees and shrubs throughout their growing operations. Ornamental hedges are one popular plant cultivated throughout North American – sought after by residential and commercial customers to help soften hardscapes. While ornamental hedges are often regarded as nothing more than a decorative element in your overall landscape design, their…

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Home Gardeners are Motivated But Still Need Guidance from Experts

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020

Few industries have not been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 in one way or another. For the horticultural industry, we’ve seen a resurgence of home gardeners. With many still fairly isolated to their homes for work and even schooling, families are heading out for a reprieve to enjoy the natural world right outside their back…

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Sustainable Gardening is About Making Responsible Choices

Posted on: September 18th, 2020

The word “sustainable” is one of those buzz words currently being attached to everything from clothing, to energy, to coffee, and yes, even gardening. So what does sustainable gardening really mean? According to Chris McLaughlin of Fine Gardening, “Sustainable gardening is a term that has no technical definition. It’s the concept of using gardening practices…

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