Are you tired of offering the same, boring fundraisers for your non-profit organization?
The 2014 Garden Trends Report by Garden Media Group states that Americans spend $58 billion on their lawns and gardens. That puts lawn and garden spending just behind the money spent on Christmas and weight loss methods, yet just ahead of the money we spend on our pets.
There are 85 million DIY gardeners in America, which is up 2% since 2011 per the National Gardening Association. Those DIYers shop equally at big box stores and their local garden centers.
Gardening is a wonderful childhood activity that improves cognitive and physical development in countless ways. Children are bound to remember the happy memories of their growing-up gardens for the rest of their lives. Planting a seed, taking care of the seedling, and watching a plant grow to a large, healthy plant is like magic for kids.
Ever wonder how Twinkies and other fun foods are made? There’s a show on one of the food channels that demonstrates how huge complex machines fill hundreds of cakes with yummy cream at one time. This technology allows Hostess to churn out thousands of Twinkies per day.
We run from drama in our personal lives, but we love it in our gardens. The best way to add that drama is to incorporate hanging baskets into your garden. Hanging baskets allow for an unusual and creative approach to gardening by providing height and complementary color combinations.
We sure hope everyone has a great holiday season and New Year’s celebration. Now the long sludge of winter is before us. Winter can represent a difficult wait for spring, especially for gardeners.