Garden Center web news and social media highlights from August

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Highlights include ways to improve sales and build a sustainable business, as well tips for emailing.

August 20, 2019


All sorts of horticulture professionals met up with old friends and made new ones at Cultivate’19 in July. To keep the connection going, and to see what you missed, check out the #Cultivate19 hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

See it here.

Garden Center Trivia

This month’s question:

What is the longest storage period known to have maintained a seed in a viable state?

Check back next month in this space for the answer!

Last month’s question and answer: What are the two main types of roots? Answer: Tap and fibrous

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We are BLOOM!

WeAreBLOOM is the movement to improve the world through the power of plants. At Cultivate’19, Anna Ball, president and CEO of the Ball Horticultural Company, updated attendees about how Seed Your Future is meeting the challenge of attracting young people to horticulture. A partnership with Scholastic has helped SYF reach 2 million kids already with the BLOOM! campaign.

Watch here: SYF has released 23 youth-focused videos on its YouTube channel. Check them here.

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Top industry news from our website

Proven Winners to drop out of California Spring Trials in 2020

The company plans to reach more industry members through technology and member company and licensee sites.


Proven Winners hopes to broaden the pool of horticulture industry professionals who can learn about its plant introductions.
Going green

Build a sustainable horticulture business with tips from Kathy Fediw. 

Emailing with a purpose

Try one of these 11 email campaigns to increase profits and consumer activity.

3 ways to improve sales

Matt Nelson, senior vice president of the National Interiorscape Network, gave these and other tips at Cultivate’19.


Retailers’ Choice Awards winners announced at Cultivate’19

Thirteen exhibiting companies won over the judges at the Garden Center Group’s annual contest.