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Green Industry Trends for Spring As the days get longer and temperatures rise, customers will soon be searching for ways to start or spruce up their gardens. From houseplants to rainwater harvesting, TNLA Green talked to a horticulturist, a grower, and an academic to get the scoop on green industry trends this spring. By SUSAN JOHNSTON TAYLOR

Leslie F. Halleck, CPH, owner of Halleck Horticultural in Dallas Foliage houseplants and succulents are hot right now, says Halleck. “People have gotten seriously houseplant crazy,” she says. “The more plants they can cram into their space, the better!” She sees this return to nature as a reaction to current financial and political stress and a way for younger consumers who don’t own homes to bring nature indoors and express their need to nurture. “You’ll see this playing out in architectural and landscaping trends as well,” she adds. “Vertical living walls are still gaining in popularity, and interior living courtyards and plant installations are making a comeback.” Among the most popular indoor plants are Monstera plants, unusual cacti, and small succulents such as Lithops spp. and Haworthia spp. “But you should be looking to different varieties of peperomia gaining in popularity, as well

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TNLA Green March/April 2019

Profile for TNLA GREEN Magazine

TNLA Green March/April 2019  

TNLA Green March/April 2019