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Here at Garden Center magazine, we’re committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus and its impacts on independent garden centers. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news, and feel free to tag or tweet us with your concerns or advice for other IGCs. We want to hear from you to serve you better!

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Webinar: Zero-contact sales

Learn how to give your customers new shopping options during the coronavirus outbreak. Rob Sproule, founder of DIG Marketing and co-owner/marketing director at Salisbury Greenhouse, shares his ideas and resources for new ways to do business.

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Which plant names comes from the English word dægeseage, meaning “day’s eye”?
Check back next month in this space for the answer!

Last month’s question and answer: What’s the national flower of Scotland?

Answer: When Vikings invaded Scotland, they were slowed by patches of wild thistle, allowing the Scots time to escape. Because of this, the wild thistle was named Scotland’s national flower.

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Top industry news from our website

Many Garden centers, greenhouses and nurseries deemed ‘essential businesses’

State governments are allowing green industry businesses to remain open amidst closure of ‘non-essential’ operations to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read it here

Alternative shopping options

Curbside pickup, delivery options, online events and virtual shopping are what’s on tap for IGCs during the viral outbreak. Read it here.

How to protect your business during the coronavirus outbreak

Economist Charlie Hall provides ways to combat the current economic uncertainty. Read it here.

SBA offers relief funds

Here’s how small businesses in designated states affected by COVID-19 can apply for a low-interest loan. Read it here.

Nominate someone deserving for the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards

HILA nominations are due by May 1 with honorees to be recognized at Cultivate’20. Read it here