Seed catalogues may be menus for online ordering
Seed catalogues have come a long way from their 19th century origins, when they were valued as much for their art as their information. Now they serve as reference aids to computer users: Many consumers choose from catalogues but order from supplier websites.
October 28, 2008 - How can we better compete in the Canadian and global marketplace? The answer is knowing what the challenges are in the marketplace and addressing potential solutions for their consideration.
Our informal survey found some sales increases, especially with large containers

Survey: older demographics biggest users of green products
Bucking the belief that environmentalism is a youth movement, consumers over 55 years old are the most prolific users of green products in the United States, according to a recent survey.

Has consumer pessimism peaked?
According to a Harris Decima poll, consumers may not necessarily be more optimistic today, but their pessimism of a few months ago is declining.
At best, it was a fair season for most growers; but just as importantly, how did gardeners fare?

Customers in control online
On the World Wide Web, consumers are now in the driver's seat as they have the ability to rant or rave about your retail services on their blog, through a social networking site or via video postings. 

New eco-group of consumers: precyclers

There's a new green group of consumers emerging. "Precyclers" are consumers who aren't content with just throwing cans and bottles in the recycling bin. Instead this group is looking to avoid excess packaging and waste so they will have less to recycle in the first place. 

A look at home decor trends for 2009

Popular interior design retailer IKEA recently released its new 2009 catalogue, which showcases what styles, textures and colours will be popular in the upcoming year.

Vacation worry free!
Small business owners are notorious for not taking vacations. In fact, according to a survey on vacation time commissioned by Sam's Club, nearly 50 per cent of small business owners take only major holidays off or nothing at all.
The dog days of summer will soon come to an end and Canada’s consumer gardening magazines are letting gardeners know how they can get the most out of the plots in the coming months, as well as what they can look forward to in 2009.
Peas next to Petunias; this is what we can expect in the future garden centre.  Well, they may not be located on the same shelf, but they could be located in the same building.

What topics would you like to read more about?
Although we've just passed the halfway mark of 2008, we here at Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery are already looking ahead to 2009. We'd like to hear what you think of the magazine. What topics have you enjoyed reading about in the past year?

Vertical wall trend on the rise in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver is in the middle of a green wall revolution. A record number of these environmentally friendly sustainable "living walls" - also called vertical gardens - are being built in the city. 

'Grow it yourself' garden trend for 2009
From blueberries to houseplants ‘grow it yourself’ – of GIY – is the new mantra for gardeners as people turn back to the future to simplify their lives while gardening for the greener good.
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