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Preparing Your Plants for Winter

Posted on: November 14th, 2023

As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets crisper, it’s time to shift your focus from summer gardening to winter preparations. Fall gardening is a crucial step in ensuring your plants survive the harsh winter months and thrive once spring returns. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with essential fall gardening…

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Revolutionizing the Industry: The HC Companies Low-Profile Tray

Posted on: October 31st, 2023

In the world of horticulture, innovation is the key to success. Growers constantly seek ways to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and increase productivity. Enter the Low-Profile Tray, a game-changer in sustainable horticultural solutions brought to you by The HC Companies. This revolutionary tray is designed to transform the way we approach greenhouse operations, all while…

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2023 Fall Trends in the Horticultural Industry

Posted on: September 19th, 2023

As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures cool, the horticultural industry is gearing up for another exciting season of growth and innovation. The fall of 2023 promises to be a season of transformation, driven by changing consumer preferences, advances in technology, and a growing awareness of environmental sustainability. In this blog, we will…

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Self-Watering Planters

Posted on: June 13th, 2023

Self-Watering Planter Benefits In the world of gardening and plant care, innovation continues to pave the way for more efficient and sustainable solutions. One such advancement is the incorporation of self-watering features in planters. These ingenious designs have gained popularity among gardening enthusiasts, as they offer a wide range of benefits not only for plant…

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Summer Garden Trends

Posted on: June 6th, 2023

As the warm sun rays dance upon our gardens, the time has come to explore the enchanting realm of summer garden trends for 2023. This year, gardening enthusiasts are embracing a harmonious blend of creativity, sustainability, and a deep appreciation for nature’s bountiful offerings. Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a cozy balcony, these…

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of the Garden Industry

Posted on: January 17th, 2023

The horticulture container industry has seen exponential growth in the grower and retail segments – driven by the insatiable demand from consumers to beautify their outdoor spaces during the recent global pandemic. While the need for plant containers was encouraging for the garden industry over the last few years, many wonder if its longevity will…

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2023 Gardening Trends Encourage Responsibility, Sustainability

Posted on: December 13th, 2022

Recently, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) announced their 2023 gardening trends, which will undoubtedly influence the professional horticulture industry and novice gardeners throughout North America as the growing season emerges in the spring. Andrew Bunting, PHS’s Vice President of Horticulture, says, “These 2023 gardening trends offer a great way for gardeners to get inspired and…

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Color Trends for 2023 Include Pantone’s Viva Magenta

Posted on: December 12th, 2022

Color trends are known to generate consumer activity – impacting many industries and their global design directions. While some organizations try to remain unique and shy away from the color trends of any given year, the end consumer often craves the latest trend in everything from paint colors to clothing and even growing containers.   Linda…

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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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