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Stay in front of customers for normalcy and support during pandemic

Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many homeowners struggle to find purpose as one day blurs into another and unpredictability weighs heavy on their minds. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in front of customers. While much of North America remains under some form of quarantine, front yards and back yards offer a place of…

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How garden centers and nurseries can leverage curbside pick-up

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues restricting the way in which society lives and businesses earn profits, many are turning to curbside pick-up as an opportunity to keep their doors open while providing customers with some sense of normalcy. Supermarkets and restaurants have successfully utilized curbside pick-up at their locations across the country (where applicable). Garden…

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A deck box planter holds many benefits for garden shoppers

Posted on: April 9th, 2020

Deck railings are often a missed opportunity when it comes to adding a little gardening magic to a homeowner’s property. A decorative, deck box planter makes it simple and easy. Social media platforms and design programs offer homeowners an endless stream of creative gardening ideas. But their greatest inspiration often comes from simply walking through…

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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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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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Classic Blue is the Color of the Year for 2020 – how will you implement it?

Posted on: December 30th, 2019

Pantone recently announced their Color of the Year for 2020 – Classic Blue – continuing to offer enduring inspiration for the world of trend and design. Some considered their choice somewhat unimaginative this year. But upon further exploration, one can understand and appreciate Pantone’s ultimate decision. “We are living in a time that requires trust…

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5 Best Holiday Plants and the Perfect Planters to Put Them In

Posted on: December 1st, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to start decking the halls with seasonal décor. Perfectly trimmed trees and glittery garland are a nice addition to any space, but often don’t last beyond New Year’s Day. Why not decorate with holiday plants potted in beautiful planters from The HC Companies? We’ve compiled…

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Protecting Planting Containers from the Colder Temperatures

Posted on: October 17th, 2019

Here at The HC Companies, we manufacture hundreds of thousands of planting containers each and every year for greenhouses and nurseries across North America. As stewards of the industry, we’d like to make some recommendations for your customers at retail about protecting planting containers come the winter. What you may not know is we also…

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Gardening is good for your mental and physical health

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

Gardening has always been known to be good for our mental health. It gives us a sense of responsibility, allows us to be nurturers, connects us with other living things, and to no surprise, helps us to relax. But a recent study conducted around the globe by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has…

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