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National Indoor Plant Week was a huge success in September and happened just in time to kick off the changing seasons! Now that autumn is here, people are preparing for the chillier temperatures by stocking up on succulents and other indoor plants. Check out some of our indoor plant care tips by visiting the #NationalIndoorPlantWeek hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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IGCs should apply now

Every year, Garden Center magazine compiles a list of the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers in North America. Each retailer is ranked based on its reported sales volume. The results will be in our December issue. The deadline for consideration is Nov. 1.

Fill out the form here.

Garden Center Trivia


What large flower has an unpredictable blooming cycle and unleashes an odor compared to rotting flesh?

Check back next month in this space for the answer!

Last month’s question and answer: What is the longest a cactus can survive without water? Answer: Some species can survive for two years without water.

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Top Industry News from our website

1. Onward and upward
Why garden centers are embracing market change to propel business forward. Click here to learn more.

2. Proven Winners announces 2019 Horticulture Scholarship Program winners
Recipients are enrolled in four-year universities, as well as post-secondary classes and received a combined $25,000 in scholarships. Click here to learn more.

3. E-commerce connections
Three IGCs share how online sales can extended their reach and strengthened local bonds. Click here to learn more.

4. Dümmen Orange and Bremkens Orchids announce collaboration
The sales teams of both companies will work together to bring products forward in Europe. Click here to learn more.

5. State of the Industry 2019 Report
Check out the latest trends in plants, marketing, digital trends and more in our annual report. Click here to read the latest report.