Thursday, March 15, 2012

Are you addicted to Techno-gardening yet?

Here at GMG's world headquarters for all things cool and groovy in the green living and garden world, we're busy spotting hot trends to make your lives a bit "greener" and gardening fun.

Okay, admit it. You're a teeny bit addicted to your smart phones and I-pads, notebooks and whatever new tech gadget is coming down the pipeline.  With so many of you clicking and scrolling and yelling at your smart phones throughout the day, you must admit, life HAS gotten a bit easier with the rise of technology.

Social media can often "jump-start" the news. We see the mainstream media picking up stories after tweets and buzz on FB, Pinterest or the latest social media platform hits. Many love to "discover" the coolest product and be the first to share with friends, then the world at large.

We're calling this surging trend that's growing in the garden world,  Techno-Gardening.

With the rise of smart phone technology, QR-codes, apps and Groupon, social living is bringing the power to the people and consumers into the buying experience.  Gardening is going digital with free e-zines.

Costa Farms' Growing Style digital magazine brings designer tips and the latest product plant info from gardeners and designers in this free app.

Garden products are going high tech, too. Now there's a cutting edge way to rid your yard of unwanted critters. The new motion activated sprinkler repellents from Havahart provide caring control solutions that safely rid unwanted animals from your yard. No toxic chemicals that can harm people, pets or the environment.

Let us know if you love this trend -- or hate it.  And if you love it, what is your favorite high tech gadget, digital publication, or app that you just can't live without? Share with us-- pros and cons. We'd love to hear from you.

Lynne
GMG
photo: Havahart Spray Away Motion Activated Sprinkler

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