Thursday, August 25, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The summer Olympics is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you should just root for the athletes! There is something else competing for your attention: your yard. Read more about how trees are the gold standard in your landscape from Gardening Know How! The Davey Tree offers tips on how to keep your trees healthy this season.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
It’s back-to-school time -- that means learning new things and brushing up on what you already know. What better subject to get a refresher on than nature? From classrooms to dorm rooms,houseplants bring the beauty of nature indoors and brighten any space.
Justin Hancock, garden expert from Costa Farms, says plants are perfect companions for students.
Hancock shares his Houseplants 101 lessons for indoor gardening success
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Exceptional skill, strong ethics and tireless passion are just some of the defining characteristics of Katie Dubow’s work as creative director at Garden Media Group.
Now, she can add award winner to her list of accomplishments. The Association of Garden Communicators (GWA), the leading professional organizations of green industry communicators, will officially award Dubow with the first-ever Emergent Communicator Honor at the GWA Annual Conference and Expo in Atlanta on September 16-19.
Awarded by the leading professional organization of green industry communicators, the Emergent Communicator Honor recognizes a professional under the age of 40 who shows exceptional skills, professional ethics and dedication to the GWA mission and values. Dubow will be one of five to receive GWA Honors at its annual awards banquet.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Most gardeners have the same wish — to keep growing their favorite plants all year long. Wish granted with indoor gardening systems found in the new Modern Homesteading.
On Friday, August 5 from 10AM – 3PM, Brian Riddle, owner of Homestead Gardens, invites his industry peers to an open house at their Davidsonville location. A quick two-hour drive south from the IGC East show, this must-attend event will tour Modern Homesteading and show how indoor gardening supplies help IGCs connect with new customers and boost traffic.
By implementing the products and education components of Modern Homesteading, independent garden centers will be fast-tracked into the exploding indoor gardening market. Through Modern Homesteading, garden centers can attract a new customer — the year-round gardener.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
To help people produce healthy plants and save time and money gardening, OPCOM Farm unveiled a set of hydroponic gardening products at Cultivate ’16
Systems such as the GrowBox and GrowWall are necessities for any modern home, office or classroom. The DIY systems allow consumers to easily grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables while purifying the air.
Eldon Su, general manager for OPCOM Link USA, says anyone can grow organic, healthy herbs, fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants indoors year-round with the new vertical GrowWall and tabletop GrowBox.
“Our systems allow people to grow as if they are outdoors, but without the limitations of weather,” says Su. “We provide sophisticated, yet easy-to-use products that support gardening trends, whether at home, the office or classroom, in any climate or part of the world.”
Thursday, July 14, 2016
It’s amazing what can happen when three forces join together with a mission to inspire people to garden indoors!
Lawn and Garden Retailer spoke to Brian Riddle, owner of Homestead Gardens near Annapolis, Maryland, about his decision to open the Modern Homesteading department – a yea-round indoor gardening department –in his store.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
“Likes,” “Shares” and “ReTweets” are terms synonymous with a successful brand.
Social media, an extremely effective marketing medium, helps brands reach people on a large scale. In today’s world, public relations campaigns must utilize social media to increase brand awareness and grow consumer demand.
To teach garden brands how to properly convey marketing messages over social media, we released our latest free e-Book, “How The Espoma Company Bloomed: A Social Media Case Study.” The e-Book outlines the best practices for monitoring and posting to a variety of social sites.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
July is National Blueberry Month and we are so thrilled that Better Homes and Gardens featured all of the amazing BrazelBerries edible blueberry plants among some yummy recipes in their July issue. Pick up your copy today! For more tips on who to grow berries in containers, visit bhg.com!
For more information about Pink Icing, Peach Sorbet, Jellybean and Perpetua, visit brazelberries.com.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Social media, blogging, event planning and media outreach were just a few things Jourdan Cole specialized in as an account executive. Now she plans to utilize her refined skillset in her new position as account manager.
Cole will lead The Espoma Organic Company account and spearhead all initiatives ranging from social media expansion to creating digital content. Her promotion comes after she headed Espoma’s monumentally successful National Gardening Month initiative – a month-long campaign that and garnered more than 10,000 new likes to Espoma’s Facebook page.
Her new position as account manager will enable her to maintain the company’s outreach.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Indoor Gardening Poised to be the Next Big Thing with Launch of New ‘Modern Homesteading’ at Cultivate’16
A must-attend event at this year’s Cultivate is the unveiling of Modern Homesteading, an exclusive certified dealer program to fast track independent garden centers into the exploding indoor growing market.
Created by Sunlight Supply, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of year-round gardening supplies, this new program provides forward thinking IGCs a turn-key solution to take advantage of the year-round gardening movement and to meet the growing demand for organic food 365-days-a-year.
Sunlight Supply’s founder, Craig Hargreaves, wants to help IGCs be part of that year-round gardening movement. “Gardening indoors makes it easy for anyone to grow fresh year-round, no matter the season, weather or conditions, either in kitchens or classrooms,” he says. “And with the growing challenges to gardening outdoors brought on by severe climate conditions, soil infertility and pest issues, growing food indoors is not only easy, but necessary.”
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Perennials are a great investment and the foundation of an attractive, long-lasting landscape. Year after year, these plants come back adding bold color and texture to the yard. Celebrate Perennial Gardening Month this June by planting these beauties in the heart of your garden.
With this in mind, Costa Farms’ has introduced a new free email course on perennial gardening hosted by gardening guru Justin Hancock.
In just four emails, Costa Farms’ gives gardeners the knowledge they need to become perennial gardening pros — from planning and designing tips to information on selecting long-living plants and caring for them.
Their free "Grow a Perfect Perennial Garden" eCourse is easy to navigate and filled with expert advice to help gardeners create perennial gardens that fit their lifestyle and needs.
Get started with these four simple tips from the new eCourse’s lesson on “How to Select the Perfect Perennials for Your Yard."
Thursday, May 26, 2016
It's not every day that we get an opportunity to introduce a new product that we think will be a game changer for the industry, which is why we're excited to partner with OPCOM Link USA to introduce a new line of next generation, smart indoor gardening solutions.
OPCOM Farm, the suite of next generation hydroponic farming systems, merges the ancient skill of farming with new, sensor based, one-touch technology. New products such as the GrowBox, GrowWall, Cell and Cube will allow every home in North America to have access to fresh, healthy food grown in a stylish indoor gardening system controlled from your smart phone or tablet.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Have you seen our fresh, new look? We've revamped our website to better reflect what we do for brands in the garden industry!
The updated site is modern and accessible— and showcases Garden Media’s services, successes and personality. From vibrant and crisp visuals to informative e-Books and videos, the website highlights the many ways we ignite buzz for clients.
Monday, May 09, 2016
It's National Women’s Health Week, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by planting a blueberry bush and growing fresh fruit right in your own backyard.
Having these super fruits on hand will improve your health not just this week, but all year long.
Throughout the celebration, the U.S. Department of Health and Office on Women’s Health are combining forces to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being encouraged to take steps toward improving their health, including exercise, medical screenings, avoiding detrimental habits and eating healthy.
When it comes to eating healthy, not all foods are created equal. Although they might be small,blueberries provide big rewards. They’re known as super fruits for their low-fat content and high concentrations of dietary fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C. Just one serving of blueberries serves up almost 25 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.