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The Art of Nature: Exploring Color Theory in Plants and its Impact on Sales

Posted on: September 12th, 2023

Color has always played a vital role in our lives, influencing our emotions, decisions, and perceptions. In the natural world, color is equally significant, and plants are no exception. The world of botany is a canvas of vibrant hues, and understanding color theory in plants is a fascinating journey into the intersection of science, aesthetics,…

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Planning Now for a Successful Growing Season: Cultivating a Garden of Abundance

Posted on: July 26th, 2023

As the winter frost gradually fades away, gardeners eagerly prepare for the upcoming growing season, envisioning flourishing plants and a bountiful harvest. However, achieving such gardening success requires meticulous planning and preparation. By taking proactive steps and dedicating time to strategic planning, you can create the ideal foundation for a thriving and productive garden. In…

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Plastic Outdoor Planters and Their Benefits

Posted on: June 28th, 2023

When it comes to cultivating a thriving garden, selecting the right containers for your outdoor plants is crucial. A well-chosen container not only provides a suitable environment for plant growth, but also enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space. Plastic containers are an excellent choice for outdoor plants due to their versatility and…

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Thriving Through the Summer Heat: Essential Tips to Keep Your Plants Alive

Posted on: June 21st, 2023

As the summer heat intensifies, gardeners face the challenge of keeping their beloved plants healthy and vibrant. The scorching sun, high temperatures, and water scarcity can take a toll on our green companions. However, with proper care and a few smart strategies, you can ensure your plants not only survive but thrive during the summer…

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Choosing the Perfect Planter for Your Summer Plants: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted on: June 16th, 2023

With the arrival of summer, it’s time to ensure that your plants and flowers have the ideal home to thrive. Selecting the right planter plays a crucial role in their growth, health, and overall aesthetics. This comprehensive guide will navigate you through the world of planters, equipping you with the knowledge needed to make informed…

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What Consumers Are Looking for In a Decorative Planter

Posted on: May 3rd, 2023

Decorative planters are the perfect way to enhance outdoor spaces like porches, patios, and decks. These planters not only add color and texture but also create a welcoming atmosphere that invites people to spend time outside. Here are some of the key things that consumers are looking for when using decorative planters potted with flowers…

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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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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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