Canadian garden centers battle the coldest climate of all regions. They have the highest percentage of garden centers that reported they have a gift shop and also offer apparel, and survey respondents reported more divisions than U.S. IGCs. Fairy gardening also does well here. Canadian garden centers most likely offer more than just plants because the growing season is so short. Indoor gardening supplies are more popular here than in any other region, as well, as 25% of respondents indicated sales of the category increased from 2015 to 2016. Staples like vegetables and hanging baskets are popular, too. Canada, like the Northeast, also experienced drought, and a majority of respondents cited it as the most impactful weather event.
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