Newsletters   >>   August 2012 Newsletter (vol.10)




On September 13, 1922, the temperature in the shade in the Libyan Desert reached 136 degrees fahrenheit. That is hot enough to fry an egg on a rock!


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Bamboo U-Hoops


Flat Card Holders

Flat Card Holders


Dyna Mix Raised Bed Brackets

Dyna Mix Raised Bed Brackets


More Than Mums: Ways to Boost Fall Sales

Fall Sales: More Than Mums

The madness of spring has come and gone and fall is drawing near, so it is time to think about ways to boost fall sales. While garden mums are still the most popular fall plant, price competition can be cutthroat and consumers are demanding more options than just the traditional fall items. Give your customers what they want by offering more than mums.


Provide your customers with plant options that offer seasonal color and texture other than just mums. Pansies and cabbage/kale are a great addition. Focus on flowers, foliage, and fruit colors in orange, yellow, red, and purple. Don’t just limit yourself to cold hardy herbaceous plants. Customers are less concerned with hardiness as long as the plants can offer interest for 4-10 weeks.

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Pre-Book Your Grass Seed and Fertilizer Today

(Grass Seed & Fertilizer)

Grass Seed prices will be increasing due to drought!

Dyna Green Products

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Step Out of the Classroom and Into a Greenhouse

Typical School Greenhouse


Do you have a school greenhouse and want to make it more of a useful learning tool? Do you have a greenhouse that has fallen into disuse and would like it restored? Is your school contemplating building or purchasing a new greenhouse? If you answer yes to any of these questions, what are you waiting for?


When students step into a greenhouse, it is clear that the classroom walls have disappeared and there is an opportunity to study new and exciting things. Within a greenhouse, students can experiment with water movement, pollination, nutrition, different plant species and cultivars, and so much more.

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Hummert's Grand Expo 2012

Hummert's Grand Expo September 12-13

The Power of Plants

Horticultural Therapy

Everyone knows that plants are pretty, but did you realize that they have a more functional purpose? Plants have been proven to reduce crime, increase property value and increase traffic safety. Plants can also improve health along with many other benefits. Gardening or even just observing a lush landscape holds a powerful ability to promote improvements in mental and even physical health.


An increasing number of hospitals, correctional facilities, and nursing homes are installing therapeutic gardens for the sole purpose of the mental health benefits. Whether they are for observation only or for the occupants to physically maintain the garden themselves, the benefits are obvious. These gardens not only benefit the occupants at the facility, but also the employees. It provides an escape from the day to day grind, even if it’s just for a brief moment during passing.

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Order Your Pot Covers and Sleeves Now for Early Order Discounts


(Pot Covers & Sleeves)

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Pot Covers

Greenhouse Preventative Maintenance

Greenhouse Maintenance

Hummert International’s Greenhouse Department offers a Preventative Maintenance Program. Let Hummert do the work for you. Our expert engineers and technicians can perform basic maintenance procedures either 2-4 times a year depending on your needs. The following is a general checklist of procedures. Please call 1-800-325-3055 and ask for Brooke Renberg for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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