US (TX): Watch a garden center greenhouse live stream

Eager to see what's happening in this greenhouse on a daily basis? See below the live feed of The Home & Garden Center's Greenhouse. For more information: The Home & Garden Center's Greenhousehttps://www.thgc.net 

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Selfridges launches in-store garden centers

Selfridges has launched garden centers at its stores in London, Manchester, and Birmingham in an attempt to capitalise on the pandemic-driven gardening boom. The luxury department store said the new garden centres form part of a creative theme for the year called Good Nature and are a response to recent…

Turkey: 1 million stems of seasonal flowers grown in Didim in the last 4 years

Pharmaceutical aromatic plants and ornamental plants greenhouse is established by Didim Municipality 4 years ago on an area of 54,400 square meters, where seasonal flowers are grown to decorate parks and essential oils are obtained from pharmaceutical aromatic plants. Mayor Atabay: “The seasonal flower…

On Floriculture

Garden mums: 2021 production and protection tips

Summer is getting underway, and so too are garden mums. Although generally an easy crop, there are several tweaks you can make to help save headaches and money. This post has updated information to help you optimize your irrigation, fertilizer, and pest management programs in garden mums. Track and even…

Pleasant View Gardens unleashes its new 2021-22 catalog

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has recently released its new Grower Resource Guide for the 2021-22 growing season.  “It’s exciting to present our customers with this new catalog,”…

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‘We are plantaholics’: Wedel’s Nursery continues family legacy 75 years later

Wedel’s Nursery, Florist, and Garden Center has been a staple of the lawn and gardening community for 75 years in Southwest Michigan.  “What we like to say is we created a destination store,” said Andy Wedel, general manager, and a third-generation Wedel. In 1946, the family legacy was born in Kalamazoo when…

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Survey finds many turned to gardening during the pandemic

Though exact numbers are still being crunched, a Scotts Miracle-Gro survey revealed that during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, 55% of all U.S. adults spent time outdoors gardening and caring for their lawns, and another 20% were seriously contemplating doing the same. Bonnie Plants…

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CAN: Business is blooming at local garden centers

The May long weekend is the traditional beginning of the garden season. Residents of this area are fortunate to shop for plant material locally and to buy directly from several local growers. Family-owned growers/retailers include Steyn’s Garden Centre on Yonge Street south of Bradford, Bradford…

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£10M Dobbies set for Northern Irish retail scheme

A Lotus Property-owned retail scheme in Northern Ireland has been named as the site for a new 110,000 sq. ft. Dobbies garden centre, cited to be among the largest in the chain’s portfolio. Plans submitted reveal details of the £10m deal for The Junction Retail and Leisure Park, in Antrim, which will…

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US (TX): Calloway's Nursery announces second grand opening in Dallas

Calloway's Nursery opened its 24th garden center on Lemmon Avenue in the historic Braniff Centre at Love Field. Their grand opening celebration will kick off on May 28th showcasing their blooms and door prizes all weekend long. The Lemmon Avenue Calloway's boasts a new sleek building design to enhance…

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UK: New partnership between Surrey Hills Enterprises and Squire’s Garden Centres

Surrey Hills Enterprises, the Community Interest Company that supports independent local businesses and a thriving rural economy within the Surrey Hills, is delighted to announce that they are now working with Squire’s Garden Centres, the family-owned independent business with 16 garden centres, 11 of…

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Hartman’s Town and Country Greenhouse owner: planting season is here, sort of

With people getting the gardening and planting itch, business has been brisk at Hartman’s Town and Country Greenhouse in Manitowoc. Co-owner and plant specialist Tom Hartman tells there simply aren’t “enough hours in a day somedays and business has been good and we can’t complain. The weather’s finally…

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UK: Call for garden centres to stop selling peat-based compost

A grower at a garden center near Burton has said he will have to stop selling compost using peat when it is banned but at the moment the alternatives are nowhere near as good. And he says he does not use the peat-free alternative compost himself as it is 'not as good as the real stuff. Bill Tucker,…

UK: Garden center customers keen to sample horticultural hospitality as restaurants and cafes welcome guests back indoors

As lockdown measures continue to ease across the UK, there is no sign of the incredible growth in sales by garden centres slowing. In Fact, overall sales for 12th April - 12th May 2021 are 22% up vs the same period in 2019; and garden/gardening sales within this are +34%. And as all nations except…

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UK: Brighton garden centre to help promote bee friendly gardens

Dobbies Garden Centre in Warren Road, Brighton will be inviting customers to join them online to get advice from experts on making their gardens more bee-friendly. The event will be hosted by Neal’s Yard Remedies, a natural, organic health and beauty company. Bees are a vital part in the ecosystem, but…

UK: Garden centre’s sales bloom as demand soars

Pershore College Garden Centre and Nursery saw the biggest sales month in its history as demand for plants soared across the country. Pershore College Garden Centre and…

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US (MI):Thumb Industries opens new greenhouse

As part of taking over the former location of McDonald’s Food and Family in Bad Axe, Thumb Industries will continue another of the traditions of the former business with a new greenhouse. Pete and Heather Drabek, two long-time supporters of Thumb Industries, opened Root’s Greenhouse on May 1 next to the…

Canada: COVID restrictions fuel boom in gardening

A Sooke landscaper believes a blooming boom in business results from people seeking color as a cure for the COVID blues. Tina Acosta Delgado, the owner of Elite Garden…

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Descanso Gardens honors Japanese Americans during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

One of Southern California's most beloved public gardens is rethinking and rewriting part of its rich history.  Descanso Gardens' collection of world-renowned camellias can now be traced back to Japanese-American growers who interned during World War II. "Japanese-American flower growers right before the war…

Canada: Local garden centers affected by supply shortages

Local garden centers have been a hot spot for those looking for a hobby during the stay-at-home order this spring. Yet they are dealing with major supply shortages. Bob Wink,…

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Sri Lanka invests in botanic gardens

A program is being set up in Sri Lanka to improve financial and marketing facilities for gardeners throughout the country and the Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga asserted that the Department of National Botanic Gardens will implement it as per his instructions. Under this, it is expected to organize…

US: Monrovia celebrates season with consumer video series for garden centers

With the selling season in full swing, it can be tough for retailers to create new content for their customers. If marketing teams are searching for ways to add more to their website, email blasts, and social content, Monrovia has a solution. A new series of videos introduces customers to new varieties,…

Sprouts Greenhouse seeing an increase in first time gardeners

It is the season for planting and a Fremont County greenhouse shared what they have experienced since last year, and what may be causing it. The owner of Sprouts Greenhouse, Griffin Sprout said the pandemic created something of a perfect storm for gardening, with many first-time gardeners showing up…

Canada (AB): Greenhouses prepare for a busy season and highlight benefits during pandemic

As spring-like temperatures arrive in southern Alberta, local greenhouses around Lethbridge are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Lethbridge has seen above seasonal…

Belgium: Garden center sells rare variant of Monstera Adansonii for 1799 euros

In the garden center Intratuin in Lovendegem, Belgium, a houseplant was sold for 1,799 euros, within half an hour reports the Dutch newspaper AD. The plant in question is the Monstera Adansonii Veriegata, a tropical plant with white and yellow leaves. It is a 15 centimeters tall plant and a very rare…

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Spring improvement: Maple Grove nursery sees increase in customers

Spring is the time of year to start thinking about flowers, gardening, landscaping, and backyard patio areas to gather at. Lynde Greenhouse and Nursery in Maple Grove has been owned and operated by five generations of the Lynde family. Since 1971, the business has been serving the Maple Grove community…

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One minute on the North Fork: greenhouse walk at Henpecked Husband Farms

This hidden organic flower farm just off of Northville Turnpike is in full bloom. Tulips, poppies and ranunculus of all colors — champagne, rose, violet — filled each of the four greenhouses with little bursts of colors. Henpecked Husband Farms offers pick up for bouquets at their Riverhead location.  Read the…

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Cold weather causes work and worry for nursery in Carbon County

It looked more like winter than spring in parts of Carbon County. That had workers at Seltzer's Nursery near Lehighton hauling flowers and plants into the warmth of the greenhouse. "You have to take everything in and out. Take it out during the day and bring it back in at night to get it hardened off.…

US: Even during the pandemic, flower shops stay steady with business

Floral shops are staying steady with business even during the pandemic. At Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, workers say April and May are typically some of its busiest times…

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The family business: series on area greenhouses continues

Norris Greenhouses in East Letart, Ohio in Meigs County is one of many family-owned greenhouses throughout the area. Darrell Norris began farming crops of cabbage and tomatoes, but turned his attention to growing annuals in 1980. Since that time the business has expanded to include over 500,000 square…

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The growing season... Series on area greenhouses continue

Roush Brothers Farm and Greenhouses on Hill Road in Racine, Ohio is a local favorite in the spring, with flowers and other plants in all colors and varieties. Gina Roush has always loved flowers, and received her first experience working at a greenhouse in Syracuse while still in high school. “I can…

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‘We’re always a season ahead’ Spokane florist in full stride

There are not too many places better to celebrate Earth Day than in the Inland Northwest. Between all of the beautiful parks and nearby nature escapes, living in this region provides a greater appreciation for the planet. Spring also kicks off another opportunity for local gardeners to get outside and…

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Petitti Garden Centers celebrates '50 years and growing'

Today, there are nine locations of Petitti Garden Centers across northeast Ohio, but it all started 50 years ago in Oakwood Village. The family-owned business bloomed from one man and a dream. “It’s like a miracle that happens every day,” Angelo Petitti said while walking through his original garden…

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Funding helps garden center bounce back during lockdown

A garden center group with three sites in the South West has used a six-figure bank funding package to help it rebound during lockdown. The Gardens Group, which owns Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens in Poundbury, has pivoted its operations over the last 12…

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The top floral and gardening trends to expect for summer

Backyard landscaping and gardening trends come and go throughout the seasons and while the first sign of last year’s perennials will always be a welcomed sign of spring regardless of this season’s trends, there are always going to be certain garden plant ideas and styles that you can expect to see more…

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NY garden center growing for nearly a century

The Hafner family has farmed in central New York since 1922, at first in produce and now in the nursery and greenhouse business. The family’s longevity in farming stems from what farm owner Chuck Hafner describes as just doing the basics. “We go by the philosophy that if you provide the right value, and…

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Connecticut: garden centers seeing continued demand

As the days get longer and the sun shines a little brighter, the ground thaws from the long, cold winter, leaving gardeners around the region anxiously waiting to get their hands in some dirt. Last year, amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, people reconnect with nature and their own backyards,…

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Local florist industry is blooming, but supply can't keep up

On a warm Friday afternoon in April, business inside Roxie’s Florist was in full bloom. Within the store’s gray walls, the entire staff snipped a colorful array of flowers, greenery, and bows. Sherri Pass, a Roxie’s employee, hurriedly assembled a funeral arrangement, hoping to finish up before…

US (OH): Local nurseries see a rise in demand, supplies down

Many nurseries are struggling to keep up with a surge in demand. "A lot of the plants that were for this year's sale were sold last year. The amount of material that was sold…

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CAN (AB): Greenhouse owners warn public of bedding plant shortage this summer

Greenhouse owners in the Edmonton area are encouraging the public to purchase their bedding plants early this season due to a potential shortage in stock. Owners of Spruce Grove Aspen Grove Greenhouses, Cindy and Steve Craine told CTV News Edmonton their regular order of bedding plants, like flowers and…

UK garden centers run out of gnomes after Suez blockage

Garden gnomes and other outdoor furniture are running out due to supply chain issues and the popularity of garden centres in the UK during the lockdown. Raw materials have become increasingly difficult to come by and the recent blockage of the Suez canal has also contributed to the national shortage of…

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Timing and conditions ripe for Denton Plant Factory's opening, owners say

When customers walk into Denton Plant Factory, a bright mosaic of color greets them. Large gerbera daisy baskets, salvia, and dianthus populate the front section of the nursery for now, but the varieties are rotated regularly, making room for new life as more plants come in. As guests make their way to…

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National gardening day with river bend blooms

River Bend Blooms, a local flower truck, is helping celebrate National Gardening Day with their farm-fresh flowers. What started as a vegetable farm soon turned into the beautiful field of flowers it is today. “I really love flowers so we turned that passion into a business,” said owner Michelle Wheeler.…

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UK: Family campaigns to fund flower barn at 'paradise' site

Zanna and Jonny Hoskins have transformed a one-acre paddock they bought near Axminster in 2012 into a paradise of flowers and wildlife using permaculture. Now they are two-thirds of the way to raising £40,000 to build an environmentally friendly flower barn so that more people can enjoy this wonderful…

The Grocer

UK: Scotmid Co-op launches first ever pop-up garden center

Scotmid Co-op has opened its first ever pop-up garden center. The 1,700 sq ft pop-up launched at its Uddingston store in South Lanarkshire last week in partnership with Caulders Garden Centers. ’Caulders at Scotmid’ offers shoppers an array of gardening goods from 300 lines, including seasonal bedding…

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NY: Greenhouses preparing for busy growing season ahead

“If you asked me last year what I’d say was going to happen, I would say I was dreaming about throwing everything out because it was really scary,” said Jan Barendse, owner of River Road Greenhouses in Marcy, Oneida County. But for River Road Greenhouses, those concerns did end up going away, along with…

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Early spring weather and pandemic behind high demand at garden centres

After a week of double digit temperatures, coinciding with a stay-at-home order, many are turning their attention to gardening. It was time to get growing according to farmer Kevin Ward of Fernwood Farms near Stayner. He says spring came early and he’s already started planting in the fields. "Some of the…

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Flowers, plants and seeds order of day as garden centres re-open

Flowers, bedding plants and seeds were the order of the day as garden centres opened across Northern Ireland for the first time in almost four months yesterday. From 9am, a stream of customers filed through the doors of Hillmount Garden Centre in south Belfast, which had remained shut since December.…

US (ME): Nice weather sparks interest in gardening, and in garden centers

The sun was bright and shining on Saturday, and for greenhouse owners like Mike Skillin, nice weather translates to more green. "The great weather just gets people motivated," Skillin said. "Sales do skyrocket." Skills co-owns Skillins Greenhouses in Falmouth. He says he saw more customers than usual…

"Don't let unpredictable weather nip your crops in the garden center"

The pandemic, coupled with the cold winter has consumers demanding annuals, herb, and vegetable transplants weeks before the last average frost date. As growers, you obviously want to cash in and take advantage of these impulse purchases. But we all know this is risky! What can you do to prevent losses…

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Plant lovers ‘so happy to get out’ to garden centers as lockdown eases

It was a bright, cold day in April as the clocks struck 10 am and a popular garden centre opened to customers for the first time in three months. A steady stream of plant lovers visited the West End Garden Center in Glasgow on Monday after it opened its doors to the public in the latest relaxation of…


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