Thursday, May 26, 2016

We're helping to Bring Fingertip Farming to Every Home in North America


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

Notice Anything Different? We've Redesigned our Website for Digital Age

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

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week with Healthy Blueberries from BrazelBerries

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.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Celebrate Mom and Mother Nature this Mother’s Day

Mother Nature isn’t the only mom that loves the garden. Mothers everywhere love pretty things that grow – flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables.

Celebrate these women with more than just a bouquet of flowers. Give mom, or any special lady in your life, an unexpected gift with these five garden-themed options.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with Beautiful Plants from Costa Farms

We all know it - teachers are truly unsung heroes. They work tirelessly to make sure that their students are inspired by new ideas every day. A teacher’s impact extends far beyond the classroom and often across lifetimes. These educators support their students and inspire them through their everyday work. 

Say thanks by gifting a beautiful houseplant from Costa Farms in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 3. Live houseplants are a wonderful addition to any classroom or office — they’re decorative, boost well-being and purify indoor air.  

Every day, teachers challenge students to learn, to explore and to grow. Reward the teachers in your life with a stunning houseplant — the gift that keeps on growing — to show gratitude.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Apply Nature’s Sunscreen This Arbor Day

This Arbor Day, celebrate spring by honoring the trees and beautiful landscapes that surround us. But, don’t forget to apply sunscreen before stepping outside.

Trees, one of nature’s most wonderful gifts, clean the air, increase property values and support wildlife. They also provide shade that keeps people and homes cool and minimizes the harmful effects of UV rays on skin.

That’s right — trees actually act as nature’s sunscreen.

According to The American Cancer Society (ACS), trees are equally important as hats and sunglasses when it comes to providing protection from strong and dangerous UV rays. In fact, the ACS and The Shade Foundation agree shade from trees provides both an effective and aesthetically appealing defense against the sun. 

And with skin cancer on the rise, it’s important to learn how to keep trees healthy, so they can keep us healthy, too. Arborists at The Davey Tree ExpertCompany offer advice on on how to give trees a check-up. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Garden Trends Video Series Returns

It's s crucial to understand what's trending in order to be successful in the garden industry, so we're behind the camera once again and reviving our garden trends YouTube video series for 2016! 
“Syncing with Nature,” our 2016 Garden Trends Report, highlights eight new trends that demonstrate how people are using technology to connect with nature in different ways. Each video in our series will deep dive into one trend and teach viewers how it is impacting in the industry.
A new trends video will post the first week of every month on Garden Media’s YouTube channel and on social outlets with #LightsCameraGarden and #GardenTrends. 

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Espoma Teams up with The Edible Schoolyard Project for National Garden Month

Happy National Gardening Month! Of the ways we're celebrating is by participating in The Espoma Company's new initiative to spread the word about the health benefits of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. 

Espoma is helping to support school gardening efforts to get the word out. For every new like the company receives on Facebook page during the month of April, the company will donate to The Edible Schoolyard Project. The nonprofit’s mission is to create and sustain an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into a school’s curriculum, culture and food program.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tips for Instant Container Style

We love nothing more than a beautiful container overflowing with colorful plants. It serves as the perfect decor for porches, patios and balconies. Costa Farms makes coordinating plants for containers simple and fun. 
The new “Grow Gorgeous Container Gardens” ebook from Costa Farms covers all of the basics. It helps gardeners and outdoor decorators learn how to choose, plant and care for potted gardens for every season.
Here are some expert tips.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Celebrate World Water Day with New Keyhole Garden Collection

We think the best way to celebrate World Water Day is to honor the brands that are doing their part to reduce consumption and make a difference. 
Vita Gardens is doing just that. The company is on a mission to help gardeners from North America to Africa grow organic, healthy food in less space with less water. This spring, the company expands its line of Keyhole Gardens with four new portable versions.
Originally developed in Africa as a way to grow food in extreme heat and drought conditions, the keyhole gardening technique works by creating a space for both composting and growing in one raised garden bed. Keyhole gardens use up to 70 percent less water than a typical raised bed and produce more vegetables in a shorter amount of time.
Available for pre-order online, the new line expands on the popular Classic 6x6 African Keyhole Garden Bed by offering the same keyhole garden technology in a variety of sizes and styles. The Classic 4x4, 3x5 and Urban keyhole garden beds provide the same benefits of the traditional bed in compact, portable designs. The minimalist Urban garden comes in a sleek, wood finish with a 10- year warranty while the other options are backed by 20-year warranty.
Eddie DeJong, Vita Gardens’ head of business development and design, says the expanded collection meets the needs of gardeners who are looking to utilize small spaces.  
“The new Keyhole Gardens fit in smaller garden spaces allowing gardeners to grow more food efficiently in a tighter space,” says DeJong. “We want to inspire people by giving them options to grow healthy, organic vegetables, fruit and herbs whether they live on a small plot of land in the city or on several acres in the suburbs.”
For more information about Vita Gardens and its new line of water saving products, visit http://www.vitagardens.com/


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 Garden Bloggers Recap

The 6th annual 2016 Garden and Design Bloggers Conference was held Atlanta last week. This two- day conference packed in amazing speakers, great sponsors (Including The Davey Tree Expert Company) and leaders in the garden and design world. Stacey and Katie attended, took copious amounts of notes and wanted to share their top 3 takeaways. 

Thursday, March 03, 2016

New Vibrant Plants & Products for Spring 2016

The best way to reverse those winter blues is to get back in the garden. To get you excited for spring, Garden Media Group has released its 2016 Garden Superstars for Spring. This year’s list features delicious edible plants, safe organic fertilizer and innovative gardening beds.

“This season, let someone else do the work for you. These outstanding products make gardening easier and you more successful,” says Susan McCoy, president of Garden Media.
These superstar plants and products are sure to inspire everyone from the beginner gardener to the seasoned plant professional.


Here is Garden Media’s list of Garden Superstars for Spring 2016. 

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

'Syncing with Nature' connects the garden industry and its consumers

We released our annual Garden Trends Report for 2016! Syncing with Nature identifies eight consumer trends that will shake up the garden and outdoor living industry this coming year.

The industry trends report finds gardening has transformed into a connected lifestyle in 2016. The rising millennial generation is constantly plugged in.

These eight new trends show ways the gardening and outdoor living industries can lure future consumers – and their digital accessories – outside and connect garden hobbyists with a broader community.

“Consumers are seeking experiences that enhance their wellbeing and support their busy lifestyles,” says Susan McCoy. “When used together, technology can bring people into nature and connect one to the other.”


The report says that consumers are merging technology with nature, not as a distraction, but as a way to explore, educate and entertain. 

Check out our 2016 trends infographic and download our full report here


Sunlight Supply Inspires Gardening 52 Weeks a Year

The kitchen counter is just one of the many places plants will pop up in 2016. With a mission to inspire more people to garden 365 days a year, Sunlight Supply is partnering with Garden Media  to introduce its indoor growing systems to new markets. 

“Sunlight Supply is very excited about the exploding indoor gardening trend,” says Craig Hargreaves, founder of Sunlight Supply, one the largest garden wholesalers in the country. “With Garden Media’s reputation and key relationships, we’re introducing our products to new audiences.”

Based in Vancouver, WA, Sunlight Supply is the largest and most experienced manufacturer and supplier of indoor gardening products. The extensive catalog features more than 5,000 horticultural, organic, hydroponic, aquaponic and lighting supplies. They even sell indoor greenhouses under the Sun Hut™ brand.

Susan McCoy says Sunlight Supply’s eye for innovation makes the partnership meaningful, adding that indoor gardening provides another opportunity for people to blend technology and nature.

Hargreaves wants everyone to enjoy the benefits of growing year round. “By making gardening a 365, 24/7 hobby, people are finally able to integrate nature into their everyday lives.”


From hydroponic food production to small space gardening solutions, Sunlight Supply is leading the way in innovation, inspiration and supplies. Products are available online and at your local garden center. For more information, visit www.sunlightsupply.com.




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Costa Farms Named International Grower of the Year

It's not every day that your client wins the International Grower of the Year award, so we were thrilled when we heard the news about Costa Farms. Edging out other acclaimed ornamental plant growers from around the globe, Miami based Costa Farms took home the coveted International Grower of the Year award presented by The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). They were presented the coveted Gold Rose during the Gala Dinner, which took place on January 28th during the IPM Trade Fair in Essen, Germany. 

Costa Farms, one of North America's largest growers of ornamental plants, grows a wide range of plants including houseplants, orchids, indoor and outdoor cacti and succulents, tropicals, and annual and perennial plants.

Congrats to Costa for this amazing achievement!


Here's the Costa team accepting the award in Germany!