I think you may be interested in it after I tell what it's about.
I started the Garden Center TV web series three years ago and have released a few select videos to my Youtube channel of the same name.
Recently, I've developed a partner website where gardening fanatics like you and me can upload and share photos and videos of garden products and plants that we have used and recommend..or don't recommend!
Screenshot of Garden Center TV community website.
I love it when people "tell it like it is!"
Back to the Independent Garden Center Show….
The "IGC Show," (as it is referred to by people who shorten their phrases to save time), is among the top rated garden industry shows in the nation and is starting to enjoy more press coverage these days.
Once a year, local garden center owners trek to Chicago to attend this world class show to preview and purchase the latest gardening products and plants for their stores.
A tomato shaper? Yes, I found this at the IGC Show last year.
With full video crew in tow, I tape segments of some of my favorite product finds, I interview garden product creators, ( usually a gardener with a great story to tell) and I get other garden bloggers and experts involved in the show!
Have you heard of the UCAN watering can? It's beyond "normal."
Gardening fans, you can follow my garden product and plant discoveries on my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I'm at the world's largest gardening tradeshow in Chicago, the "IGC Show" andÂ I'm "twittering" and updating my facebook daily and posting photos of some of the products that I will be videotaping today for my online garden product series, "Garden Center TV!"
So far, I've got the new "Moss Milkshake" on my list,"invisible plant hangers," the new drought tolerant lawn, "Eco Lawn" and much more.
Stay tuned for more Garden Center TV updates from Eden Maker, Shirley Bovshow!
The streets of Chicago may be congested, but I’m impressed with the beautiful streetscapes of this old windy city.
The gardening world will be descending upon you this week for the world’s largest garden trade show. The Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) is where local, independently owned garden center owners preview and purchase products for their stores.
I have nothing against big box stores, but I do my best to support my local nursery.
How about you?
Last year, I was introduced to some clever and useful gardening products and videotaped many of them for my Garden Center TV website.
One of these products was “Cowpots”, aÂ plantable pot made from what else? Cow dung! You can plant and fertilize at the same time!
If you haven’t visited Garden Center TV yet, I invite you to do so. I will be posting a whole series of video blogs in the upcoming weeks featuring the latest and best for your garden- according to this Eden maker!
Check out this video highlighting “Potlifters” a low-tech but very efficient strapping system that helps you lift heavy objects in the garden.
GCTV is a video sharing site for the gardening industry, but “curious gardeners” are always welcome!
Gardening can provide a great physical workout especially when you are involved in sustained gardening activity. I Â even enjoy lifting heavy objects because I can skip my weight lifting routine at the gym and build muscle mass while outdoors! While these benefits are great, I’ve also been known to be a little over-zealous lifting the heavy stuff and have ended up with hernias and back aches.
While at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago recently, I came across a product that must have been made especially for me- the “Potlifter.” The Potlifter is a versatile lifting tool designed to help move heavy and awkward-to lift objects such as large flowerpots, landscaping stones, tree root balls, heavy soil, cement or mulch bags and much more.Â
Designed to be used by two people, the Potlifter is an ergonomic lifting tool that uses a strap system that will help you lift up to 200 pounds and comes with a lifetime warranty.Â
Check out my video interview with the inventor of the Potlifter, Dan and watch us lift a heavy boulder together with ease!
The Potlifter is available at Independent Garden Centers throughout the United States and is affordable with prices averaging about $30.- this Â is a lot cheaper than back surgery!
Watch the whole video series of Â Garden Center TV posts!
The name is a play on the word "haute couture," or "high fashion" as it is referred to in the fashion design world.
Jim and Jennifer Monroe, founders of Hort Couture, had a clever idea to create a "fashion-inspired" line of plants that would capture the attention of the non-gardening market by appealing to their "inner plantanista" and desire for stylish living.
Stylish living, after all, includes beautiful outdoor living "spaces," or as us dirty hand gardeners refer to, "gardens."
Their vegetable and herb collections have names such as "Designer Basils," "Connoisseur Veggies," (tomatoes), "Salsa in the City," (cilantro, garlic, jalapenos and tomatoes), and other names borrowed from the fashion design vernacular.
Bio: "EdenMaker" and "Foodie Gardener" are my online monikers because I design landscapes and edible gardens. I've got lots of kids, lots of dogs and one husband! My passion is design, growing food, and of course, eating! Catch me on the Home & Family show on Hallmark channel as the garden lifestyle expert.
Enjoy my videos and please visit my other blog at FoodieGardener.com