Vertical Gardens Are Growing Up

Vertical garden made from recycled grocery store pallets

The future of gardening is looking up and it’s vertical, not horizontal. Vertical gardens are becoming a growing trend as savvy gardeners with limited space look for new ways to enjoy the outdoors.  Additionally, modern tools and techniques are making these structures easy to install and maintain almost anywhere. Many of my clients are adding green walls to their homes and reaping their benefits all year long. Continue reading

Dutch Robotics Cuts the Guess Work Out Of Growing Flowers

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A few days ago I heard an interesting broadcast on BBC about Green Circle Growers, based in Oberlin, Ohio. The huge state-of-the-art company decided five years ago to shift a large part of their business to orchids. To make the change, they looked to Dutch experts for advice, adopting the “Dutch Method” to their facilities. The decision has paid off: Green Circle Growers is currently the biggest orchid grower in North America. Continue reading