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The bulk of condo dwellers are empty nesters who, in many cases, have sold a home to downsize and enjoy life at a different pace.
The gardening season got off to a slow start in my little corner of southern Ontario this year. A few eager green thumbs got busy planting in early April, only to watch their fledgling gardens fall victim to an ice storm a few weeks later.
Growing into new markets is good business. If you have a niche product, and the demand is developing, you’ll be quite busy for some time.
United Flower Growers (UFG) held its 50th anniversary celebration in Burnaby in March.
More than 30,000 visitors flocked to Christmasworld in late January to scope out the latest products and discover the top trends for the year ahead
More than 30,000 visitors flocked to Christmasworld in late January to scope out the latest products and discover the top trends for the year ahead
It’s no secret that the sale of all horticultural plants in the United States has been in decline since the year 2000.
It’s no secret that the sale of all horticultural plants in the United States has been in decline since the year 2000.
We’ve rolled Canada’s only magazine for independent garden centres into our sister publication, Greenhouse Canada, in order to serve both industries better.
With technology advancing daily, people are getting more and more of their information via computers, smartphones and tablets.
Greater Columbus Convention Center was buzzing in July, as thousands of professionals from every aspect of the horticulture industry came together for the 2012 OFA Short Course.
This past spring was one of the best seasons in several years for plant sales.
Always thinking of the spring retail market, consultant John Caney delivered his powerful presentation plus tips on marketing prowess to the large crowd attending his seminar at the Toronto Gift Show in January.
When deciding where to shop, today’s consumers care about more than just value for money, the range of products available, and the overall shopping experience.
Overcoming customer objections is probably the biggest obstacle to sales that we face today. In my opinion, far too many people are talking themselves out of enjoying their own gardens.

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