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Millennial gardeners are not so uncommon: Day

While some believe millennials don't have the patience for gardening, Sonia Day aims to set the record straight.

Gardening

Warm gesture from landscaping company - Kelowna Capital News

Staff at Creative Roots Landscaping saw a need to help the local homeless community and targetted one of Kelowna’s homeless shelters to help out.<p>The …

Landscaping

5 Landscapes Sales Tips that Work - For Landscape & Lawn Care Pros

<i>Author Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, one of the largest firms in the Midwest, gives his advice on making the</i> …

From Horticulture to Landscape Gardening: Marilou Morin talks about her journey to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) sat down with Marilou Morin, a member of WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 in Landscape Gardening, to discuss her …

Altman Plants purchases EuroAmerican inventory, in escrow on property - Greenhouse Management

Altman Plants, a wholesale nursery based in Vista, Calif., operating several locations in five states, has purchased plant inventory from the …

Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars

As city temperatures rise, with a negative impact on health, councils are coming up with some innovative solutions<p>When it comes to coping with heatwaves, our own cities are conspiring against us. Road surfaces, pavements and buildings all contribute to keeping urbanised environments three to four …

Five-Star Customer Service Depends On Treating Employees Well, Say Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons

Great customer service companies need to be great <i>employee</i> service companies as well. Obvious though this might seem, we’ve all seen the corners cut, the abuses that take place in the rough and tumble world of business. Don’t let this be you. The goal of treating employees well needs to be intrinsic …

Customer Service

Millennials take their turn at gardening

February means spring is sprouting soon and this year the newest trends and cool plants are being snatched up by younger gardeners — yes, the …

Gardening

Wild bees are trading in rural life for the big city

Powerhouse pollinators are finding urban places to nest and forage.

Bees

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

8 Tips To Jumpstart Your Sales Inspired By Psychology

If you can understand these insights, you'll be able to develop an even more impressive edge in selling.<p>Have you ever wished that you had a crystal ball that told you what your customers were thinking?<p>As salespeople, we can all benefit by understanding the customer’s exact needs in order to make …

Psychology

The root of the problem: What to know before you grow an urban garden

Recent bylaws in Victoria, B.C. and other cities across Canada mean that residents can now grow, harvest, package, store and sell unprocessed food …

Wellness Trend 'Forest Bathing' Influenced Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year 'Greenery'

Pantone announced that their 2017 color of the year is “greenery,” inspired by the calming benefits of nature.<p>“We know what kind of world we are …

Wellness

One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture

As extreme weather events become commonplace, landscape designers are helping cities lessen the impact.<p>In an era when cities are ravaged by drought, flooding, wildfires, and more, infrastructure projects tend to get most of the attention when it comes to resiliency. But good landscape design can be …

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives

Planting Healthy Air report quantifies health benefits of trees for 245 cities globally<p>October 2016Cities<p>Charles River, Boston, MA. Photo © …

Cities

How to be an apprentice

Everything you need to know about landing a lucrative skilled job, from sponsorship to Red Seal<p>Canada is desperate for more people who know how to …

CITIES WITH ‘LIVING GREEN’ ESSENTIAL FOR NEXT GENERATION – International Association of Horticultural Producers

Access to quality greenspace and horticultural landscapes is vital for the development of our children and the wellbeing of all city dwellers into …

Cities

New propagation trays improve tree health and growth

<i>By Kelly Daynard for AgInnovation Ontario</i><p>Vineland – The differences between two young oak trees in a greenhouse at the Vineland Research and …

Exploring new health and green-space links

Growing Innovation: Issue 16, <b>October 5, 2016</b><p>Exploring new health and green-space links<p>Can living among green-space bring better pregnancy health …

Let's put endangered plants in the spotlight

It’s time we started shouting about illegal sales of endangered plants: it’s just as barbaric as the ivory trade<p>When you think of the illegal trade in endangered species what do you envisage? Rhino horn? Elephant tusks? Coral maybe?<p>The world’s media feeds us images of tiger skins, turtle shells, …

It’s Official. Trees Are A Miracle Drug.

Researchers from the U.S., Australia, and Canada, have conducted a study on how trees impact the health of a city. Their research, which was …

Wellness

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, the Midlands villages of Moira, Donisthorpe and Overseal overlooked a gruesome landscape. The communities were surrounded by opencast mines, old clay …

Pink Grasses: 11 Ideas for Muhlenbergia in a Landscape

It’s no secret among clothing designers that a soft shade of pink will flatter most complexions. The same rule is true in a landscape, where a hazy …

Flowers

A thirsty Pasadena lawn morphs into a stunning, drought-tolerant habitat for hummingbirds

We're asking Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn-to-drought-garden makeovers. Here’s how one Pasadena homeowner did it:<p>Thirst is a relative term when it comes to David Rose’s Pasadena yard, as he exchanged water-hungry St. Augustine grass for a hummingbird habitat filled with …

Green infrastructure and urban flooding

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) in extreme weather events is needed as GSI may be more effective than …

How Grass Clippings May Change Our Industry Forever - Turf

Grass clippings are the <b>Rodney Dangerfields</b> of the turfgrass industry. Nothing gets less respect than lawn waste. Over the years professional …

The Case for Putting Your Employees in the Marketing Spotlight

Illustration: iStock<p>The ancient art of storytelling is a potent force in modern business. “Stories resonate with people on so many levels,” says …

What Every Business Can Learn from McDonald’s

Photo: Albert O'Brein/iStock<p>In his classic business book <i>The E-Myth Revisited</i>, Michael Gerber asserts that process is what differentiates successful …