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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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Black Plastic Nursery Pots – Size Makes a Difference

Posted on: August 24th, 2020

Containers are the backbone of nursery growers. A black plastic nursery pot may seem ordinary and rudimentary in its design, but it provides a place where plants are propagated, grown and ultimately supplied for gardens, forestry, conservation biology and agriculture. Nurseries often grow small trees, shrubs and other herbaceous plants in containerfields. There, hundreds if…

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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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Custom Branded Containers – The Growing Differentiator You Need

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

For nursery growers throughout North America, custom branded containers are often an afterthought. Daily challenges surrounding labor, regulations, pests, and diseases, as well as the environment, are heavy and unpredictable burdens placed on the shoulders of growers both large and small, which doesn’t leave a great deal of time to devote to creating or leveraging…

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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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Greenhouse Sanitation Can Limit Problems with Pests and Pathogens

Posted on: March 12th, 2020

For the greenhouse grower, the benefits of this popular production method are apparent on an almost daily basis (increased production, minimized risk, ability to grow year-round, more stability, and security). But as with anything, there are some caveats, namely that greenhouses provide the ideal conditions for pests and pathogens to thrive, which is why greenhouse…

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Four Strategies for Marketing Your Garden Center or Nursery

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

Marketing your garden center or nursery is an ongoing initiative which requires commitment and little know-how. By following the four marketing tips we’ve outlined below, you can be assured that your continuous efforts will reap profitable rewards. Understand your customers first Businesses which make assumptions about what their customers want and need usually are not…

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Curb Appeal at Retail Garden Centers a Marketing Must

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

Curb appeal is a powerful real estate tool which helps sellers differentiate their home from the competition. From Zillow.com, “The term “curb appeal” derives from real estate sales and home design. For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb”.…

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Bulk plant pots have many benefits to growers

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020

Whether you’re a commercial greenhouse, nursery or even a cannabis grower, bulk plant pots are a vital part of your thriving business. They are the basis for your prosperity. They are the vessels in which dark, rich soils are housed, and thousands of seeds are nurtured and fortified by food, water and light. Yes, without…

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Wholesale plant pots say a lot about what’s also inside

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

One of the most important products for any greenhouse, nursery or garden center growing in mass are wholesale plant pots and wholesale planters used to grow everything from plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs and flowers. For greenhouses and nurseries, it’s critical they find wholesale plant pots which serve their intended function time and time again, while…

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