This month, garden industry insiders gathered at Cultivate’19, AmericanHort’s annual conference in Columbus. Garden Media Group’s Katie Dubow explored what the future holds.
July is National Blueberry Month, a perfect time to celebrate the delicious and nutritious fruit.
We invite you to grow, eat, and cook with this powerhouse nature provides.
The health benefits of blueberries are widely known and continue to get attention as studies find even more super benefits from blueberries.
Among fruit, blueberries have the highest total antioxidant to help us fend off disease. They reduce belly fat, prevent hypertension, improve memory, and help to reduce the risk of colon cancer.
And let's be honest, they are delicious!
Read more to learn the Four P's of growing blueberries and two recipes.
We work year-round to source trends for our Garden Trend Reports. And this year, we couldn't wait a day past April 1 to share some of the biggest trends we’re predicting for 2020.
Grow a Garden on Your... Face
First it was garden crowns, and then it was garden beards, but the newest trend in flowers in your... garden brows. The trend features whimsical garden-themed accents fit for a fairy, including tiny flowers and butterfly stickers intricately placed on and around the brows, as well as a lush-green base that imparts a grassy effect.
GreenBiz just released their 12th State of Green Business report, which takes a hard look at where corporate sustainability practices stand worldwide, as well as outlining a number of trends to watch for in 2019.
Thank you to Jen White for bringing this report to our attention!Her newsletter, GreenTalks, is one of my must-reads.
In 2017, 85% of S&P 500 companies published a sustainability report, up 20% from 2013. This is good news and much like our 2019 Garden Trends Report, this State of the Green Business report looks positive.
Read more to see what the top 10 top trends in green business are.
If you run or manage a garden business, you want to be continuously thinking of new ideas and staying competitive. So, we believe it is imperative to stay on top of trends most relevant to you.
It’s ideal to find trends in their beginning stages before they reach the mainstream news and the general public. As soon as the mainstream public starts calling something a trend, it may be too late.
The key to effectively jumping on trend is preparation. You might not know exactly what is going to happen, but you need to have the tools in place so that you can recognize opportunity when it arises.
The perfect, enduring example of this is Oreo’s dunk in the dark moment.
When you capitalize early on emerging trends, you put yourself at the front of the line to receive the monetary benefits from the burgeoning market that a new trend could bring.
Read more to learn how to be prepared to capitalize on trends.
Pinterest is its own world. Clocking in at 250 million unique visitors a month from around the world, and more than 175 billion pins spanning home décor, DIY craft, fashion, garden, health and food, Pinterest has a pulse on which trends are sparking people's interest.
And we know you love trends so we've mined the trends from Pinterest’s 2019 report to give you the ones that pertain to gardening.
You’ll never guess which top-saved trends rose to the top.
Unlike other social media platforms, pinners don’t use the platform to connect with others. Rather, they are trying to improve their lives. A Nielsen report found that “Pinners” do actually try some of the items they pin—98 %, in fact.
Welcome to your sneak peek into Pinterest trends for 2019!
While they didn't take our color advice from our 2019 Garden Trend Report this year, the Pantone Color Institute has announced that 2019 will be all about Living Coral.
The color represents “playful expression,” and our “innate need for optimism.” (After this year, we can use all the innate optimism we can get.)
Living Coral is technically a “coral hue with a golden undertone”—a few shades louder than pink, but softer than red.
Read more to learn about how to apply Living Coral to your garden this year.
Kroger announced its top food trend predictions for 2019, curated by its team of Our Brands new product developers, chefs and innovators, focusing on flexible eating styles.
From regional tastes to plant-based alternatives, the year ahead will focus on flexible eating styles, predicts Kroger, one of the country’s largest grocery companies. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company’s team of product developers, chefs and others created this list of top five trends:
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The future for gardening looks joyful and holds a connection to Mother Nature that just may be the saving grace of the planet.
This bold prediction comes from the 2019 Garden Trends Report: Rooted Together – Reconnecting with the Natural World.
The 18th annual report dives deep into the intrinsic connection people have with nature and how banding together could be the best defense to protect the earth.
Today’s “social clock” society is online 24/7. In a desert of work, stress and the internet, nature - both indoors and outside - has become an oasis.
We are finding joy in nature to achieve peace and purpose. Our 2019 Garden Trends report showcases trends in design, color and technology that will strengthen our relationship with Mother Nature.
Read more to lean about the 2019 Garden Trends.
Topics: Garden Trends