Thursday, July 21, 2016

OPCOM® Farm Introduces Two High-Tech Hydroponic Gardening Systems at Cultivate ‘16

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

Bringing Gardening Indoors

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

New e-Book Reveals How to Achieve Social Media Success

“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!

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

Jourdan Cole Promoted to Account Manager at Garden Media Group

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

Start a Perennial Garden During Perennial Gardening Month With Tips From Costa Farms

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

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.