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How Even An Overworked Plant Retailer Can Predict Consumer Trends

Years ago, I read an article about Pottery Barn and the women who were making it a success. It was eye-opening to realize that a glossy, national chain like Pottery Barn used to buy products in a similar way garden retailers do. There was one section of that article that really caught my imagination. It was the profile of Celia Tejada, the woman who moved Pottery Barn from buying products from outside vendors to designing their own products. When Tejada joined Pottery Barn, she instructed her entire staff to begin keeping an eye out for things they liked, no matter how minor. So if they were at a restaurant with friends, or walking along a street and something caught their eye, they were to either buy it or photograph it and place it in a room set aside for these kinds of inspiration. When it came time to select themes for the […]

Terrain’s Parent Company Breaks Impass For Waterloo Gardens Project

There’s been a development in the stalled plans for a new Terrain garden store from Urban Outfitters on the former Waterloo Gardens location. In a letter to Easton Township, PA, officials, Urban Outfitters’ Chief Development Officer J. David Ziel says the company is removing a key element that had met strong resistance from the community around Devon Yards, its term for the development plan on the former Waterloo Gardens site. Devon Yards will no longer include a four-story apartment building in its “lifestyle center” project, Ziel wrote. But it will still include its third Terrain store, a large format Anthropologie, and several eateries. The planned apartment building had created friction with local residents, Mainline Media News reported back in April. While residents welcomed the retail aspects of the plan, they felt a large apartment building would change the character of the community. The developer who will work on the project, […]

Peace Tree Farm Hosting Biocontrols Event In October

“Advanced Greenhouse Biocontrols for Ornamental and Vegetable Producers” will feature advice from biocontrol authorities Lloyd Traven and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans.


Consumers say: Container grown crops should stay organic

More than 91 percent of consumers that purchase organic produce favor the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy that allows organic farmers to grow organic produce in containers, according to a survey conducted on behalf of The Coalition for Sustainable Organics.This November, the National.....

Kenya: Subati to add herb and fruit production

The large Kenyan rose grower Subati Flowers will expand their catalog with herbs and fruits. A new 20 ha greenhouse is now under construction and they expect to start the herb cultivation by next year. As well as this, their fruit trees are just planted and these will be harvested in five years. Ravi Patel.....

Mexico: APR installs first 14,40 meter APR Lux structures

Over the last two decades the plastic greenhouse industry has seen a major change with the increase of the standard bay size. Where 6,4 meters was the standard 20 years ago, a width of 8, 9,60 and later on 12,80 meters became more popular when growers started their search for more light. Also Spanish.....


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