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Marketing Trends for 2023 Your Organization Should Consider

Posted on: November 16th, 2022

To the surprise of many, 2022 is drawing to a close. As a result, many organizations are looking ahead to determine what marketing trends need to be a part of their 2023 strategic and budgetary discussions.   While some of the marketing trends listed below may be familiar and already a part of your marketing…

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Gardening Trends for 2023 Are About Personalization

Posted on: October 20th, 2022

At the start of the pandemic, gardening soared in popularity as a beneficial way to pass the hours and an opportunity to freshen the outdoor spaces many of us were spending more and more time in than ever before. Gardening trends for 2023 will be transforming those outdoor spaces through personalization. Katie Tamony, Monrovia’s chief…

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Growing Season Extension Causes Dramatic Imbalances

Posted on: October 19th, 2022

Since 1895, the Environmental Protection Agency has been monitoring the growing season in the adjoining 48 states in America. In the last 30 years alone, the growing season has increased steadily and dramatically, with climate change indicated as the root cause.   The West has seen a more rapid increase than the East, not surprising given…

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2023 Garden Trends Show Responsibility and Sustainability

Posted on: September 19th, 2022

The Garden Media Group, which aims to instill a passion for nature and a love of gardening in all generations, recently released its 2023 Garden Trends Report.   After several years of incredible growth within the industry due to the global pandemic, the team at the Garden Media Group says, “We learned we can’t control…

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Consumer Trends Are Unique To Each Generation

Posted on: August 30th, 2022

HubSpot – a leading CRM platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow – recently released their 2022 State of the U.S. Consumer Trends Report (Volume 1) to gain insight into how consumers act, think, and what they expect from the organizations they choose to do business with. The respondents in this survey included all…

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As “Backyarding” Continues, Consider HC’s New Borden Planters

Posted on: August 25th, 2022

Backyards became a safe haven for entertaining, working, relaxing, dining, and so much more during the pandemic. As a result, the trend became known as “backyarding” – the moving of indoor activities outdoors – and appears to be the new normal for many individuals and families.   “Backyarding is a way of life now,” says…

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Fiber Hanging Baskets Have Unexpected Durability

Posted on: August 18th, 2022

HC’s full line of sustainable growing containers includes a wide variety of fiber hanging baskets, ideal for pre-assembled baskets sold at garden centers and big-box stores. Additionally, with a timeless, earthy design, they add a unique visual flare to municipal lamp posts along main streets and common areas, backyards, and front porches.   HC’s fiber…

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How Consumers’ Shop Continues to Evolve After Pandemic

Posted on: August 17th, 2022

The pandemic has reshaped how consumers shop. At first, it was merely out of necessity based on the unforeseen circumstances of quarantines and lockdowns. But as restrictions eased and time passed, these newly adopted shopping trends have transformed the behaviors of today’s shoppers into the foreseeable future, and retailers must take notice. The Emergence of…

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Railing Planters and Deck Rail Planters Make Use of Small Spaces

Posted on: August 12th, 2022

For those urban dwellers with small outdoor spaces (typically a balcony or small patio), it can be frustrating when your green thumb is yearning to get in the dirt and plant something. Railing planters (or deck rail planters) take advantage of a small outdoor space’s existing architecture to allow gardeners an out-of-the-way place to grow.…

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Is The Popularity of Gardening Finally Normalizing?

Posted on: July 26th, 2022

The recent pandemic forced many homeowners to do something they were very unfamiliar with – physically staying at home for long periods of time. With work, leisure, and extracurricular activities no longer in-person during the height of the pandemic, homeowners needed to find something to fill their time with besides hunkering down indoors. Thus, the…

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