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The growing season increases due to climate change

Posted on: June 4th, 2018

Over the last few decades, climate change has been the subject of great debate amongst Americans. From politicians and big-businesses, to environmentalists and every-day citizens. It seems we’re all concerned, or at least well-aware, of the possible impacts climate change can have on the future of our great nation. Climate change is not a new…

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Helping to protect the pollinator community

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

The week of June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week. The week is proudly sponsored by the Pollinator Partnership, whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators critical to food and ecosystems across the globe. Many don’t realize that pollinators provide pollination to over 180,000 plant species and more that 1,200 crops. That translates to one…

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Are your plants dead or dormant?

Posted on: April 4th, 2018

Spring has been here for almost two months, and yet in many parts of the country spring is just arriving now. As the weather becomes more seasonal, we’re all eager to head outside to see what’s blooming. Unfortunately, it’s been a slow process for flowers, shrubs and trees this year as many still look dead and…

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What Consumers Can Do with Black Plastic Pots

Posted on: April 4th, 2018

When growers purchase their horticulture containers directly from The HC Companies or their local, trusted distributor, they often consider what will happen to the container after falling into the hands of homeowners and landscapers. Sadly, many will simply toss them into the garbage or just leave them sitting in the garage or under the deck for an…

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