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Monrovia lists its Top 12 Distinctive Plants for 2024 season

November 15, 2023
Monrovia lists its Top 12 Distinctive Plants for 2024 season

There is so much to look forward to in the 2024 garden. Consumer insights and design trends show that gardening can bring much more to our lives than just beautiful spaces. From creating a connection... more »
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October 31, 2023
Axiom survey finds home gardening interest continues to rise

Interest in home gardening continues to rise despite concerns about the economy, weather and increased time spent at work in 2023. The new study found that home gardeners spent more time and money on gardening... more »
2024 Garden Trends Report now available

September 12, 2023
2024 Garden Trends Report now available

Garden Media Group has announced its 2024 Garden Trends Report is now available. The report presents seven upcoming trends positioned to influence consumer actions in the coming year. The overarching theme connecting these trends, Eco-Optimism,... more »
Proven Winners Hosts Retail Roadshow Jessica DeGraaf

July 26, 2023
Proven Winners schedules fall 2023 Roadshows

Proven Winners recently announced it has scheduled fall Roadshows for Oct. 10 in Schaumburg, Illinois, and Oct. 17 in Syracuse, New York. Proven Winners' team of plant and retail experts will share their insights on... more »

April 27, 2023
Mother’s Day spending expected to hit a record $35.7 billion

Consumers plan to spend a total of $35.7 billion on Mother’s Day this year, nearly $4 billion more than last year’s record high of $31.7 billion, according to the annual survey released by the National... more »
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5 Floral trends for 2023

Bright and flashy colors, dried and preserved blooms, and a nod to nature are among some of this year’s floral trends. Read on to see what trends you’ll want to promote in your garden center.... more »
WorldMark by Wyndham introduces guests to urban permaculture in new pilot program

April 4, 2023
WorldMark by Wyndham introduces guests to urban permaculture in new pilot program

Vacation club brand WorldMark by Wyndham announced it  is launching "Planting Seeds," a pilot program that introduces guests staying at WorldMark Portland Waterfront Park to the concept of urban permaculture through interactive workshops and an on-site... more »

April 3, 2023
Monrovia redesigns tags to reduce plastic use

This spring, Monrovia announced it is redesigning its labels to reduce the use of plastic material in tags by about 60%. The new design features simplified plant information and a QR code gardeners can use for more... more »
Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrub Madness returns

February 27, 2023
Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrub Madness returns

Proven Winners ColorChoice has announced that Shrub Madness will return Feb. 27. The bracket competition pits shrub against shrub in a battle for the title of World Champion through votes. The contest runs in prediction... more »
Monrovia Rewards

January 11, 2023
Monrovia Launches Consumer Rewards Program

Monrovia is encouraging customers to shop online and then pick up their purchases at a local independent garden center with its new rewards program. Gardeners who create an online account will now earn points every... more »

What’s Trending With Home Gardeners

Garden Media Group owner Katie Dubow had been actively avoiding one of the trends featured in her company’s latest Garden Trends Report — but she encourages garden centers not to do so. “The TikTok trend... more »
Suburban Lawn and Garden entrance carts

December 1, 2022
Gardeners to Spend Same or More Money in 2023

Despite extreme spring weather and growing economic concerns in 2022, gardeners have a positive outlook for 2023. Axiom’s newly released Gardening Insights Survey found homeowners in several age groups and experience levels are looking forward... more »