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Severe Drought is a Reality Nursery Growers Must Face

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

The first day of summer is just over a week old as of this posting, yet many people from across the country are already beginning to question the real possibility of a severe drought in their region due to extreme temperatures early in the season. According to NASA’s website, half of the United States is…

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Limited Plant Inventory Will Expose Growers To New Varieties

Posted on: May 19th, 2021

The month of May, especially around Mother’s Day, often signals the start of the planting season for many experienced and novice gardeners alike. But for homeowners venturing out to garden centers and big-box stores in the spring of 2021 with a list of plants for their growing containers and flower beds, many were surprised by the limited…

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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 “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. 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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