Nov 30, 2021
Keep an Eye on These Trends in ’22 By Tim Hodson

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) recently released its top six consumer gardening trends for 2022.

The PHS is an internationally recognized organization founded in 1827 and the producer of the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show.

“Adopting new trends offers gardeners the perfect way to revamp home gardens with new ideas and inspiration, while using gardening to promote year-round health and well-being. This list of garden trends for 2022 is ideal for gardeners of all interests and experience levels to incorporate into their own gardens,” said Andrew Bunting, vice president of public gardens and landscapes at PHS.

According to the PHS, these are the consumer trends you need to keep an eye on in the coming year:

  1. Utilize Native and Pollinator-Friendly Plants
  2. Consider Turning Lawn Space into Garden Space
  3. Attend a Plant Swap and Make a New Friend
  4. Try Gravel Gardening, Waterwise Gardening or Xeriscaping
  5. Grow Your Own Fruit
  6. Cut Flowers Are Trending

You can learn more about these trends by clicking here. 

Don’t Forget

You can get even more insight into 2022 on Thursday, Dec. 2, when GPN will be presenting a free 90-minute webinar on “Outlook 2022: What’s on the Horizon in the Coming Year for the Economy, Consumers and Legislation.” The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EST.

Join me along with Bridget Behe, Craig Regelbrugge and Charlie Hall as they examine the top issues facing the horticulture industry in 2022.

Click here to register for the free webinar.

— Tim


Home Depot Hosts Virtual Corporate Career Day

On Nov. 30, the Home Depot hosted its first-ever virtual Corporate Career Day. The home improvement retailer is hiring for roles across the organization, including positions in technology, marketing and operations, as well as for its Contact Centers. The event provided jobseekers with insight into a broad spectrum of open corporate positions at the company. Participants also had the opportunity to network with hiring teams and associates in virtual booths dedicated to a variety of corporate functions across the company. Jobseekers met the teams, explored job openings, and gained a better understanding of what it’s like to work at one of Forbes’ World’s Best Employers.

Lowe’s Program Makes Holidays ‘Twice as Nice’

Throughout December, Lowe’s is offering new ways to make the holidays “twice as nice” through its first-ever “Hometown Secret Santas” project, benefiting 100 local communities. Earlier this year, Lowe’s launched 100 Hometowns, identifying community advocates to receive Lowe’s help in an impactful community project to accelerate recovery from the pandemic. Lowe’s is transforming each grant recipient into a “Hometown Secret Santa,” proving it is “twice as nice” to give as it is to receive. Each Hometown Secret Santa will receive $2,000 in gift cards to purchase the perfect gift for deserving individuals or local organizations, helping to spread more holiday merriment in their community.

Sam’s Club, Laugh Out Loud and Kevin Hart ‘Bring the Merry’ to Community Organizations

Last week, Sam’s Club continued its campaign to Bring the Merry this holiday season along with Laugh Out Loud and actor Kevin Hart when they celebrated five organizations making a big difference in children’s lives and surprised them with $100,000 each. In addition to the monetary contribution, select families and children benefiting from the organizations were also surprised to have a unique holiday wish – from laptops to karaoke machines to dollhouses – fulfilled by the trio. The organizations that received the donations are Special Needs Network of Los Angeles, Calif., Houston Child Advocates of Houston, Texas, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield, Missouri, Positive Tomorrows of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida in Orlando.



Tim Hodson