|American Beauties Native Plants|
Conscious Consumption. According to the 2010 Cone Survey, 83% of consumers still want to see more brands, products, and companies that support worthy causes.
We finally moved from “me” to “we” and consider our earth and each other when we purchase
Why use native plants? You can save your backyard with American Beauties Native Plants®. This partnership with the National Wildlife Federation is an example of this mind shift. Buy an American Beauties’ native plant and a donation is made to NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program.
Occupy Local. People are “occupying” local farmers markets and joining CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) for fresh produce, plants and products
Farmers markets are our new backyard veggie gardens and are becoming our local grocery store.
According to the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, sales of “locally produced food” reached $4.8 billion in 2008.They project that locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales dominated by fruit and veggies this year
In Living Color. From Tangerine Tango, the new Pantone color of the year, to deep purples and soothing greens, colors are all over the landscape.
Create a technicolor summer with new Bloomtastic! Bambino Bougainvillea and multi-colored bougainvillea Patio Trees that add intense tropical color to patios, balconies and poolside.
|Hines Growers Bloomtastic! bougainvillea|
|Costa Farms Tropic Escape Hibiscus|
With rich, gem like colors you can create your own personal paradise. Tropic Escape Hibiscus from Costa Farms produces huge flowers that last twice as long as regular hibiscus and are perfect for decorating patios and landscapes.
Techno-Gardening. With the rise of smart phone technology, QR-codes, apps and Groupon, social living is bringing power to the people and consumers into the buying experience. Gardening is going digital with free e-zines. Costa Farms’ GrowingStyle digital magazine brings designer tips and the latest plant info from growers 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.
|The Havahart Motion Activated Sprinkler|