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Benary Announces Expanded Dates for CAST ’21

April 5, 2021
Benary Expands Dates for CAST ’21

This year, for CAST 2021, Benary has decided to kick-off CAST 2021 early. From April 1 until Aug. 31, visitors can come to the Benary trial grounds in Watsonville, California, at ANY time during business... more »

January 11, 2021
Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference Goes Virtual

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) annual industry conference, will take place virtually, Feb. 1-3. The 60th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference will bring together seed businesses from over 35 countries for unrivaled networking and... more »
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January 2021
Exploring the Future of Gardening Post-COVID-19

For the past 20 years, Garden Media Group has looked into the crystal ball for future trends. And this year is no different. The 2021 Garden Trends Report, “The Great Reset,” offers a peek into... more »
Gardener planting flowers

January 2021
Who Coulda Thunk it?

As I sat down to write this column in mid-November 2020 and thought about the 2021 season before us — with all of the challenges and opportunities that we’ll face — it was impossible not... more »
SNA Conference Logo - 2021

December 21, 2020
SNA Cancels Virtual Conference

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced The SNA Virtual Conference scheduled for February 2021 has been canceled. The SNA board made this decision based on current industry and public constraints brought on by COVID-19.... more »

December 1, 2020
MANTS.com Business Hub Now Open

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show's new online MANTS.com Business Hub now features more than 530 exhibiting companies that are ready to connect and do business at MANTS 2021, scheduled for Jan. 6-8, 2021. Attendee registration is $10 per person and delivers immediate... more »
stock NRF Reports Holiday Shoppers Took Advantage of Early, Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

December 1, 2020
NRF Reports Holiday Shoppers Took Advantage of Early, Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

An estimated 186.4 million consumers took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and shopped in-store and online this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights &... more »

November 23, 2020
2021 TPIE Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) recently announced it had reached a reluctant decision to cancel Tropical Plant International Expo — TPIE 2021. The trade show and conference were scheduled to meet Jan.... more »
New Survey Reaffirms Gardening’s Popularity During Pandemic

November 19, 2020
New Survey Reaffirms Gardening’s Popularity During Pandemic

Despite the onset of COVID-19 throughout the U.S., the spring and summer of 2020 saw homeowners gardening in record numbers — and it looks like gardeners of all ages will be back digging in the... more »
Outdoor Living Kicker Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois

November/December 2020
Trends in Outdoor Living

Tom Partipilo, outdoor living buyer at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, says IGC customers want to buy products that will bring warmth to an area for family and friends to gather around —... more »
Dirty Secrets Kicker Tips and ideas IGCs can use to merchandise holiday items.

November/December 2020
The Four C’s of Christmas Trends

After what we’ve all been through this year, I might be suspicious of someone who honestly believes they KNOW what’s in anyone’s shopping brains for the 2020 holiday season. However, I’m also enough of a... more »

October 5, 2020
GardenComm Offers Webinar: “Keeping New Gardeners Involved in Gardening”

This year has been full of surprises, including a surge of new gardeners in the wake of COVID-19. From 3-4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 28, a panel of industry experts will present "Keeping New Gardeners... more »

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