Trends
Isabelle Caron was born to be an ornamental grower and marketer.
Growers, retailers and consumers constantly monitor the health of their plants.
What is the state of the industry in 2012? What are the challenges? Are growers confident in the markets this year?
It was not a great season for poinsettia sales last fall.
Mar. 15, 2012, Simcoe, ON — The results of the 2012 Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery Reader Survey are in!
As I ponder the topic of this new Inside View, the sounds of Christmas fill the air, and the malls and churches are filled with poinsettias. Another growing season is in the bag.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Hot garden trends for 2012

Plants that do more and cost less. Water-saving strategies. Black and amber foliage. Small-space landscaping. Metal décor. Growing up (vertical gardening). And a bigger focus on front yards over back yards. These are just a few of the hot gardening trends for 2012 that have been identified by various experts around North America and beyond.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Retailers brace for more shopperzillas
Cranky, demanding and saddled with record household debt, the Canadian consumer will prove to be challenging for retailers again next year, experts predict.
Changes in any industry happen all the time and horticulture is no exception.
Dec. 30, 2011 - As we look forward to 2012, now is a great time to focus on our business strategy for the coming year. What are the trends we need to be aware of to ensure that, as physical retailers, we are providing what the consumer is looking for? Are we being seen as trends setters?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Trends for 2012 and beyond
As we look forward to 2012, now is a great time to focus on our business strategy for the coming year. What are the trends we need to be aware of to ensure that, as physical retailers, we are providing what the consumer is looking for? Are we seen as trendsetters?
BOOKSTORE FEATURE

Gardening in tough conditions
Dryland Gardening: Plants that survive and thrive in tough conditions is an essential reference to gardening in hot and cold dry climates.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Hot or not? Sales marketing trends for 2012
The techniques that are effective to keep and get new customers continue to change radically. In 2012, they will evolve even more. Here is what’s going to be hot (and what’s not) in the year to come.
Dec. 8, 2011 - Pantone LLC, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a vivacious, enticing hue, as the color of the year for 2012.

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