Trends
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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Garden Writers report reveals what's on gardener's minds
The 2008 Late Spring Gardening Trends Research Report by the Garden Writers Association Foundation reveals what's on gardeners minds as they dive into the planting season.
May 26, 2008 - Garden centres in the Calgary area recently spoke with The Calgary Herald about what they think are this summer's top gardening trends. The Calgary Herald reports. | READ MORE
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Western garden centres talk trends
Rare varieties, shrinking gardens, container mania and large focal plants are some of the top summer gardening trends that garden centres in the Calgary area are seeing at their centres.
May 23, 2008, London - Palm trees in a London park? Cactus in an English cottage garden? Climate change was very much on gardeners' minds at this week's Chelsea Flower Show, the fashionable high point in the British gardening season.
May 21, 2008 - Grow your own, a trend that had been present at the Chelsea Flower Show for the past three years was even bigger this year and had also given rise to slow gardens. GleeBirmingham.com reports. | READ MORE
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