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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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Nursery pots contain the spirit of the master grower

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

Obstacles (and overcoming them) are a part of every business, of every industry. Even a company which manufactures nursery pots can, on occasion, experience technical difficulties which test the patience of the hard-working people on the floor. But when your obstacles are often unpredictable and impossible to effectively plan for, the struggle becomes that much…

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Automation friendly containers are critical to today’s growers

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019

Automation friendly containers – This featured webinar originally ran on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in association with GrowerTalks. What Makes a Growing Container Automation-Friendly? As the horticultural industry struggles with labor challenges, the subject of greenhouse automation is more relevant than ever. Having the right automation friendly container—one that fits the requirements and specifications of…

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A technology for horticultural containers

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

When consumers pick up a horticultural container at their local garden center or big box store, few are aware of a growing technology often staring them right in the face. They’re called Tag Slots, and we’re here to answer some commonly asked questions about this popular tool. So, what are tag slots? They’re thin, flat…

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Keep marketing to customers even in the winter months

Posted on: January 4th, 2019

Many areas across the country have already seen their first snowfall. Autumnal décor is being replaced on store shelves with decorations for the Christmas holiday season. And all things “green” have already begun their slumber into dormancy until the spring. The end of the year is quickly approaching and winter’s arrival on December 21 is much closer than…

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Put in-store signage to work for you

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. – Mark Cuban, American Businessman and Investor As a business owner, you don’t always have the time to be out on the floor or meandering around the property to connect with each and every customer visiting…

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Leadership in today’s complex marketplace

Posted on: November 4th, 2018

Visit any library or online bookstore and search for the word “leadership” and you’ll discover a mindboggling amount of texts written on the subject of being a “good leader”. Whether you’re leading a Fortune 500 Company, a retail store, a greenhouse or garden center, a local sports team, a classroom, a political office or even a…

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The worst kind of marketing is bad customer service

Posted on: October 4th, 2018

“Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Damon Richards We all hope the products (and even services) we purchase after a great deal of consideration will not lead to disappointment or inconvenience on our part. While companies can certainly strive for excellence, perfection is an impossibility.…

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A career in crisis – where have all the children gone?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018

Members of the horticultural industry are viewed as stewards to the plants, trees and shrubs we all have the good fortune to encounter on a daily basis. In fact, many growers entered the horticultural profession for not only their love of nature, but the ability to create and support something for the good of the…

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