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It’s Not Easy Being Green – Gardeners in Danger

In the famous words of someone we can all learn from (Kermit the frog) “it’s not easy being green” and it seems that, in this fast-paced environment and with the consolidation of retail outlets for garden products, one of the key items of our horticulture lifestyle is in danger. When it comes to endangered species […]

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Creating Your Own Balcony Garden

You’re flipping through your favorite home design magazine and notice a balcony garden. The fruit trees, lush vegetable beds, and potted herbs look beautiful and impressive. Before you have time to reconsider, you run out to your local garden center to buy a few beginner plants for your own balcony. After hauling them up three […]

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Eco Garden Trends from Europe

What’s hot in gardening?   Well, here’s my annual report on what I saw at IPM Essen (the World’s largest horticultural trade show) and what the key trends influencing the industry are this year. Horticulture has always considered itself to be “the green industry” but this year, more than ever, the major trend at the show […]

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