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A Plant Support System Keeps Plants Looking Their Best

Posted on: May 19th, 2022

A plant support system is often an afterthought but typically provides the backbone necessary for keeping plants looking their best at retail. One of the most popular autumnal potted plants featured on front porches and in seasonal displays are Chrysanthemums (more commonly known as “mums”). When purchased already planted in decorative containers from your local…

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Outdoor Hanging Baskets Are A Popular Choice for Urban Growers

Posted on: May 18th, 2022

Urban environments have long admired outdoor hanging baskets for their ability to add the bounties and beauties of nature in smaller dwelling spaces where planting in the ground is not an option. As the number of urban gardeners increases, outdoor hanging baskets are now an ideal planter for the professional grower to cultivate in and…

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Outdoor Hanging Baskets Are A Space-Saving Solution for City Gardeners

Posted on: February 28th, 2022

Urban cities throughout the United States have long admired outdoor hanging baskets for their ability to add the bounties and beauties of nature in smaller dwelling spaces where planting in the ground is not an option. Traditionally, outdoor hanging baskets provide the perfect growing environment for overhanging or creeping flowers such as Impatiens and Million…

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Marketing Your Garden Center and Nursery Using 4 Easy Tips

Posted on: January 10th, 2022

Marketing your garden center or nursery is an ongoing effort that requires commitment and a little know-how to succeed. As the pandemic, which began in late 2019, continues to change consumer behaviors regarding purchasing, it has never been more important to guarantee your garden center can target and reach customers where they’re now searching. If…

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Trays Flats and Sheets are an Important Part of Propagation

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

More novice growers sometimes question why using trays, flats and sheets are an important part of propagation. As Dr. James E. Faust, an Associate Professor at Clemson University, reminds us, that’s where the magic begins. “Propagation is the most demanding aspect of growing plants. At this stage, the plant’s requirements are the most precise and…

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Greenhouse Supplies After You Know What You Want to Grow

Posted on: September 4th, 2020

Greenhouse gardening is an incredibly popular technique – especially for those living in colder climates. But it’s more than just getting a shiny new structure installed. You’ll need greenhouse supplies before you can even begin to think about cultivation. Benefits of Greenhouse Growing There are many benefits to growing crops in greenhouses, including: A consistent,…

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Several Factors Influence Monrovia’s Choice of Plastic Growing Containers

Posted on: July 30th, 2020

This article appears in the August 2020 edition of Nursery Management magazine. Monrovia uses plastic growing containers from The HC Companies for general ornamental crops, anything from perennials to conifers, trees to roses. Ron Kinney, production resource planning manager with Monrovia in Oregon, says there are several factors that determine whether a container would meet…

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An Azalea Pot Helps this Native Japanese Plant to Thrive

Posted on: July 9th, 2020

The azalea plants you’re cultivating in an azalea pot were first grown by Buddhist monks way back in 1680 in Holland. But these sweet-scented shrubs, native to the hillsides of Japan, eventually gained popularity in greenhouses across France, England, Belgium, and even Germany. The North American region is home to some 26 native varieties of…

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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 remain under some form of quarantine, front yards and back yards offer a place of…

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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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