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Archive: Feb 2019

  1. IGC 2019

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    Now in its 13th year, the Independent Garden Center Show will be held from August 13-15, 2019 at Lakeside | McCormick, a modern facility with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
    The IGC Show is the country’s only show dedicated to independent garden centers, and Sun Gro Horticulture will be at the industry trade show, along with hundreds of other vendors, highlighting the best new products and services we have to offer. The event will also include great keynote speakers, educational seminars, tours, concerts and other networking events.
    One of the notable keynote speakers includes Jeff “Skunk” Baxter who will present on the topic “So what can a classic rock star do to help your store?” Plenty! Jeff is a founding member of Steely Dan and a Grammy-winning guitarist with The Doobie Brothers in addition to being a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense !

    Hundreds of green vendors attend!

  2. Farwest Portland 2019

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    Sun Gro Horticulture will be at Farwest Portland 2019, the largest green industry show in the American West. This year’s event will be held from August 21-23, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. We will be there with over 400 green industry exhibitors. This exciting event features a grower’s showcase, a new plant varieties showcase, workshops and seminars, and a new products showcase. There are also lots of fun and exciting networking events for its thousands of attendees.

  3. Cool House Plants for Hanging

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    Tropical pitcher plant (Nepenthes spp.)

    Are you a house plant fanatic who wants new and different ways to show even more green specimens? Do you live in a small space with limited room for indoor greenery? Are you looking for new and different living accents to perk up your decorating scheme?
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  4. Late-Winter Garden Cleanup in Six Steps

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    Cleaning your garden tools is one more way you can prepare for the garden season.

    A bit of garden housekeeping in February and March can literally help clear the way for the floral exuberance of April and May. With that in mind, here are some spring cleaning projects for late winter, on days when the Polar Vortex isn’t visiting.
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  5. Hardy Terrestrial Orchids for the Garden

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    If you love orchids and outdoor gardening, then it’s time to welcome some beautiful hardy orchids into your garden this season! There are a surprising number of garden-grown orchids available at garden centers and specialty nurseries these days and many are surprisingly easy to grow. Once they put forth their first delicate blooms of the season, you’ll be hooked.
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