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Biobased Alternatives Grow in Popularity During the Pandemic

Posted on: July 26th, 2021

There is no refuting that the global pandemic continues to reshape and redefine our lifestyle and behavioral choices. An unprecedented amount of time spent in solitude has recentered and refocused our perceptions of daily life and the current state of our global environment as a whole. The results? More biobased alternatives – or materials intentionally…

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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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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 EarthDay.org: “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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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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Ornamental Hedges Provide Beauty and Shelter for Wildlife

Posted on: October 7th, 2020

Nursery growers plant a wide variety of trees and shrubs throughout their growing operations. Ornamental hedges are one popular plant cultivated throughout North American – sought after by residential and commercial customers to help soften hardscapes. While ornamental hedges are often regarded as nothing more than a decorative element in your overall landscape design, their…

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Home Gardeners are Motivated But Still Need Guidance from Experts

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020

Few industries have not been impacted by the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 in one way or another. For the horticultural industry, we’ve seen a resurgence of home gardeners. With many still fairly isolated to their homes for work and even schooling, families are heading out for a reprieve to enjoy the natural world right outside their back…

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Sustainable Gardening is About Making Responsible Choices

Posted on: September 18th, 2020

The word “sustainable” is one of those buzz words currently being attached to everything from clothing, to energy, to coffee, and yes, even gardening. So what does sustainable gardening really mean? According to Chris McLaughlin of Fine Gardening, “Sustainable gardening is a term that has no technical definition. It’s the concept of using gardening practices…

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Fiber Pots and Biodegradable Planters – Real-World Results Revealed

Posted on: June 25th, 2020

As more environmentally conscious consumers demand more sustainable options in all walks of life, growers see fiber pots and biodegradable planters as an opportunity to bring their inventory full circle by utilizing and marketing plants grown in sustainable, molded pulp growing containers. It’s a unique differentiator in a competitive industry, but it’s not without its…

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Learn from Plants During these Challenging Times for All

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

“What we learn from plants is not always obvious, yet that doesn’t mean they’re not teaching us something all season long.” – Anonymous These are challenging times, where closures and quarantines show no prejudice. Where nature seems unaffected by an innate need to emerge from dormancy and prosper – even in the face of unprecedented…

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Fiber Pots are an Environmentally Friendly and Attractive Planting Option

Posted on: March 27th, 2020

As consumers increasingly look for eco-friendly options in the market, it seems simply “natural” that going forward decorating trends will incorporate sustainable materials and design. If you Google decorating trends for 2020, you will see recycled wood, living walls fiber pots, and plants being used as the main focal point. What better way to put…

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