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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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Popular Industry Trends for Spring 2020 and Beyond

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

Garden Media, a garden communication and consulting organization, recently compiled data on the industry trends for spring 2020 and beyond. For growers, gardeners and more, this information is invaluable as societal and environmental changes continue to alter our day-to-day familiarity. Here’s a sampling of their report. Supporting circular economies In his book The Circular Economy,…

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Four Strategies for Marketing Your Garden Center or Nursery

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

Marketing your garden center or nursery is an ongoing initiative which requires commitment and little know-how. By following the four marketing tips we’ve outlined below, you can be assured that your continuous efforts will reap profitable rewards. Understand your customers first Businesses which make assumptions about what their customers want and need usually are not…

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Spring Weather May be Slower than the Groundhog Predicted

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

From grower to gardener, everyone’s awaiting the arrival of spring weather and the beginning of a new growing season. We’re eager to slip on our gardening gloves, break out the patio furniture, tune-up the lawn mower and clean out our planting beds and flowerpots so they’re ready for the beautiful blossoms we’ll purchase from garden…

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Marijuana Stereotypes are Being Combatted with Professionalism

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020

As the legalization of cannabis across the United States continues, many growers often find themselves struggling against antiquated “marijuana” stereotypes, which have surrounded the industry for years. Marijuana stereotypes range from scruffy looking hippies who spend more time being high on their own product than marketing it, while using run-down garages or dingy basements as…

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Curb Appeal at Retail Garden Centers a Marketing Must

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

Curb appeal is a powerful real estate tool which helps sellers differentiate their home from the competition. From Zillow.com, “The term “curb appeal” derives from real estate sales and home design. For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb”.…

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Why Do So Many Millennials Love Houseplants as a Hobby?

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

Plants are a hot trend in home décor right now and it’s evident that Millennials love houseplants as a newfound hobby. According to the 2019 Gardening Survey, consumers reported spending a record $47.8 billion on retail lawn and garden items, with 30% of all households buying at least one houseplant. The survey revealed that the…

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Sustainable Products Should Not be Discarded in Sealed Garbage Bags

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020

For the majority of us, we’re well aware of the terms “sustainable products” and “biodegradability” – buzz words often splashed across news headlines and advertising campaigns from coast to coast. While we grumble over recurring conversations and debates on climate change, we still try and do our part by choosing to purchase sustainable products that…

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Finding the Right Decorative Container for Your New Plant

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

Plants are one of the hottest trends in home décor, providing beautiful color, depth and living-energy to any space. While some plants come already potted in a decorative container, most do not. Therefore, you’ll likely want to move your plant from its purposeful pot to a more pleasing container that fits your decor. While it’s…

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The Gardener of Today is Younger than You Might Think

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020

When you think of the word gardener, it often conjures up images of an older woman in her 60s, wearing a wide-rimmed straw hat picking weeds happily from her flower or vegetable garden. Often referred to as one of the oldest and admired professions in society – a gardener is a person who cultivates a…

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