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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?
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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. 
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'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.
The summer issues of Canada’s popular gardening magazines are already out on stands and are filled with information to let gardeners know how to deal with problem areas and ways they can make their gardens thrive. Here’s a look at some of the topics gardeners are reading about and the varieties they’ll be looking for at your centre.
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must-have shrubs and water-loving plants

Many of your customers have already digested the summer issues of Canada’s popular gardening magazines. Here’s a look at some of the topics gardeners are reading about and the varieties they’ll be looking for at your centre.
As potential leaders in the world of green, individually our garden centre industry has yet to play a key role in going green. We all do bits and pieces but as an overall industry we are being overtaken by the likes of Wal-Mart going organic and Home Depot becoming a chemical pesticide-free company. 
June 17, 2008, Columbus, OH — OFA, an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual OFA Short Course from July 12-15, in Columbus, Ohio. Some 130 educational sessions have been scheduled.
June 16, 2008 - An online survey commissioned by Elle magazine discovers that eight per cent of female shoppers in the U.S. are recession-proof. Brandweek reports. | READ MORE
June 13, 2008 - Once confined to the shadows of the backyard corner, the garden shed has emerged to become the perfect accessory to outdoor living space. No longer does it store lawn mowers, bags of grass seed and rakes - or, if it does, you'd never know by its exterior.
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The garden shed is the new outdoor living space

Once confined to the shadows of the backyard corner, the garden shed has emerged to become the perfect accessory to outdoor living space. No longer does it store lawn mowers, bags of grass seed and rakes - or, if it does, you'd never know by its exterior.
June 13, 2008 - More and more gardeners are looking to the sky when it comes to setting up their gardens. Vertical gardening can provide shade, privacy, create depth and is the perfect alternative in cramped balconies or garden plots.
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The sky is the limit with vertical gardening

More and more gardeners are looking to the sky when it comes to setting up their gardens. Vertical gardening can provide shade, privacy, create depth and is the perfect alternative in cramped balconies or garden plots.
June 12, 2008 - Hilary Bellis has certain criteria for the containers she chooses for her plants. It goes something like this: if it has a hole, plant in it. The avid gardener talks with a local newspaper about the creative ideas she has for container gardening. The St. Catherine Standard reports. | READ MORE
May 29, 2008 - Higher prices at the pump and the grocery checkout line might be cutting into Father’s Day budgets, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2008 Father’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey.
May 29, 2008 - The 2008 Late Spring Gardening Trends Research Report by the Garden Writers Association Foundation reveals what's on gardeners minds as they drive into the planting season.

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