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Gardening in Crisis – A Long-Standing Tradition Still Popular Today

Posted on: November 23rd, 2021

The pandemic has impacted humanity in many different ways. Still, one commonality is the need to nurture and control something, which often translates into feelings of hope and opportunity for the future. For the horticultural industry, this is often referred to as gardening in crisis. Anyone associated with the horticultural industry is well aware of…

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Resurgence in Gardening Expands Beyond Pandemic’s Influence

Posted on: November 23rd, 2021

The continued strength of the horticultural industry has been primarily driven by a resurgence in gardening as a personal hobby. However, while the pandemic has undoubtedly been the impetus for gardening’s increased popularity, a new survey reveals that it’s not the only factor. An Axiom Gardening Insights Survey, first presented at the True Value Home and Garden…

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Labor Shortages Are No Longer A Cut And Dry Problem

Posted on: October 15th, 2021

Labor shortages throughout the horticultural industry have been a continual problem to contend with over the last several years. The global pandemic has exacerbated the issue not only in the field of horticulture but many others as well. There has been much speculation as to the root cause of the continuing labor shortages in the horticultural industry,…

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Plant Extinction Is A Reality Which Can Be Reversed

Posted on: October 6th, 2021

In Garden Media Group’s 2022 Garden Trends Report, president Katie Dubow said, “We need a renewed focus to prevent further plant extinction. There are 4,000 wild plants in the U.S. that are endangered currently.” Many of us are familiar with the topic of animal extinctions – and could probably name a handful of animals that appear on…

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Why it Matters to the Horticulture Industry

Posted on: September 28th, 2021

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) idea, many growers and garden centers might be wondering how this applies to wholesale growing containers and the horticulture industry. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fancy way of saying that “things” are connected through Wi-Fi or the internet to exchange data.  In fact, many…

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Winter Weather Forecast for 2022 Will Be Near-Normal

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

As we enter the last quarter of calendar year 2021, many growers and garden centers are curious about the upcoming winter weather forecast and how it will impact their region in the coming year. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, is the official start of winter, and our friends over at The Farmer’s Almanac have already shared their winter…

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Choosing The Right Cannabis Container for Your Growing Operation

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

Choosing the right cannabis container is often dependent upon your chosen method of growing and whether you choose to grow vertically or outdoors. For vertical growing with multiple layers, a high plant density is best to maximize space and yield. Using a smaller container such as a 2.5-gallon or a tall 1-gallon will allow you…

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Succulent Plant Market Continues to Expand in Popularity

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

According to a report by Verified Market Research, in 2019, the succulent plant market was valued at $3.18 billion in the U.S. and is projected to climb to a staggering $8.57 billion by the year 2027. Furthermore, 2020-2027 is expected at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.8%. While Millennials are often credited with the…

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Growth and Impact of the Horticulture Industry Continues to Inspire

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Wholesale growers and retailers are already well aware of the incredible growth in the industry, spurred on by interested consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a new study by Technavio reports that the growth and impact of the horticulture industry will continue well into the future. The report states that “The flower and ornamental plants market is…

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Marketing Trends for 2022 Need to be Kept Top-of-Mind

Posted on: August 24th, 2021

It’s impossible to endure something like the recent global pandemic without expecting some things will inevitably change. The behavior of consumers is constantly evolving, and the pandemic has certainly accelerated many changes some consider nothing more than fads. But in reality, they are what will undoubtedly be marketing trends for 2022 and possibly beyond.  …

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