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April 22, 2008 - In honour of Earth Day, here's a web-exclusive story that looks at what other small and large businesses in the U.S. and in Canada are doing to go green. 
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Businesses in the green
In honour of last week's Earth Day, here's a web-exclusive story that looks at what other small and large businesses in the U.S. and in Canada are doing to go green. 
April 17, 2008 - With Mother's Day only a few weeks away, the Flower Promotion Organization has released some fun facts about the floral holiday.
April 17, 2008 - A recent Miracle-Gro survey revealed that Americans recognize the benefits of gardening, but can't seem to find the time to go outdoors.
Jobe’s  Organics Fertilizer Spikes  are a fuss-free way to transition into organic gardening. 
Freedom Ponds introduces Islandscapes, a new category of living, floating gardens for ponds and waterways. 
As winter months begin to drop off, gardeners across Canada are starting to gear up for the 2008 growing season. To prepare for spring, these greenthumbs are turning to the many consumer magazines to see what varieties will work great in their gardens and at the same time, make their neighbours green with envy.


Green roof trend is looking up
Peperomia ‘Amigo Green Split’ Happy Bean, Lilium Asiatic Grp. ‘Cheops’
What’s hot on the consumer magazine front this summer? New and improved versions of some old favourites, that’s what garden writers are hyping this season.
Tapping into consumer trends is a little bit of art and a little bit of science. Trend- spotting is the marketing equivalent to predicting an earthquake – is it going to happen?
If there is an industry that has changed rapidly, it must be the garden retail industry.  It’s an industry that has to change from a gardener-related industry into a fashion-related industry at great speed.  This does not mean we have had to discard gardeners.
Summer 2007 is all about creative gardening with ease, says landscape architect Janet Rosenberg. Speaking to a group of gardening and home décor media at Toronto Botanical Garden, on behalf of Loblaw Lawn and Garden Centres, the founder of Janet Rosenberg & Associates, identified six of the season’s key lawn and garden trends.

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