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New Products: January/February 2006
Written by Canadian Garden Centre   
New Products
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New Plant Tag From Ball
Ball Horticultural Company introduces a new plant tag for its Simply Beautiful® program. This new tag clearly identifies all products that carry the Simply Beautiful brand name, a brand exclusively available through independent garden centres.

The tags feature a newly developed pictorial care system along with English, Spanish and French keywords, making them more gardener-friendly even in multi-lingual markets.
For more information, visit www.ballseed.com.

LOMEY® Hand-Tied Bouquet Wraps
OASIS® Floral Products announced the introduction of LOMEY Hand-Tied Bouquet Wraps, the newest time-saving alternative to traditional ribbon or other decorative wrapping for hand-tied bouquets.

The bouquet wraps are the first of its kind within the floral industry because they are a unique, decorative fabric wrap that contains a VELCRO® closure, which lets retail florists customize their bouquets with ease and also to add the wrap at the last minute, allowing flowers to remain in water as long as possible.

LOMEY Hand-Tied Bouquet Wraps are available in four stunning designs: White Satin with Ribbon, White Silk with Pearl Trim, White Ribbon Basketweave, and White Satin with Leaf Embroidery and Pearl Trim. Hand-Tied Bouquets Wraps are individually packaged with a four-colour header card with design ideas.

For more information, call (800) 321-8286 or visit www.smithersoasis.com.

Eco-Lawn – The Lawn of the Future
Eco-Lawn is an amazing, drought tolerant lawn that thrives in full sun, part shade, deep shade, and even under pine trees. It grows well in all soil types and only needs to be mowed once a month.  Once established, it doesn’t require watering, fertilizing or aerating.  A vibrant green, Eco-Lawn is slow growing with a fine-textured, dense, low-growing habit.  Left unmowed over the course of a full growing season, Eco-Lawn’s grass blades will grow to about nine inches long and then fall over to about four inches, creating a gentle, flowing, carpet-like appearance.

Eco-Lawn is available through Wildflower Farm.  For more information, call (866) 479-9453 or visit them online at www.wildflowerfarm.com.

Get Attached to Info-Pockets™
Grab some extra attention and boost the value of your products with Temkin International’s Info-Pockets™. Fill Info-Pockets with anything from flower food to product brochures. Create promotions, insert coupons, enclose cards, or provide free giveaways – the options are endless. All Info-Pockets come complete with resealable tape on the lip of the pocket and permanent tape on the back, making it easy to seal and attach securely to any plant or product.

Info-Pockets are completely customizable. Temkin International’s creative team can print custom logos or designs in up to eight colors. Choose from a wide range of sizes on clear, metallic, or pearl material to meet your needs.

For more information, call (800) 235-5263 or visit their website at www.temkininter-national.com.

Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed™
The new Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed Garden Feeder allows gardeners to feed as they water, with no mixing, measuring or mess.  It attaches to a regular garden hose to help feed the entire garden while watering.  The unique LiquaFeed bottle lasts for about 15 minutes and feeds 37 square metres.  It is easily replaced with a new bottle. 

For more information, call (905) 814-7425 or visit www.scottscanada.ca.

Experience the Mesh Sensation
Get in touch with the new texture sensation. Liven up floral arrangements with fashionable material that’s sure to stand out from the rest. Temkin International now offers Mesh, a stylish selection for any occasion. Not only does it present a fresh look to your customers, but also a value-added appearance.

With Mini and Mezzo styles, you can choose the best look to match your needs. Choose from Mini Mesh’s juicy brights in grape, cherry, raspberry, orange, and lime; or Mezzo Mesh’s soft pastels in rose, buttercup, cucumber, lily white, and lilac. Sizes include 24" sheets or 21.25" x 30" rolls.

For more information visit www.temkininternational.com or call (800) 235-5263.

Organza – It’s All About Style
Temkin International just added a new twist to decorative floral packaging with high-style Organza. This unique material combines an elegant appearance with a touch of flair to complete any bouquet. Organza’s high durability and variety of colours makes it ideal for every occasion. Complete with finished edges and a stiff construction, Organza is the new look you’ve been waiting for.

Choose from intense brights or soft pastels to liven up the look of any bouquet. Our colours include yellow, red, lavender, orange, purple, white, hot pink, lime green, or pink in 24" x 24" sheets.

For more information, visit www.temkininternational.com or call (800) 235-5263 ext. 305.

Scotts EcoSense
The Scotts EcoSense® line of products provides families with alternatives to traditional lawn and garden care products.  Derived from sources like chrysanthemum extract, father meal, diatomaceous earth, acetic acid (vinegar) wheat and insect pheromones, Scotts EcoSense was developed to meet the growing demand in alternatives to traditional pest control and lawn care products.  Products in the EcoSense lineup include a natural lawn fertilizer, ready-to-use weed and insect control sprays, insect dusts, as well as outdoor fly and yellow jacket pheromone traps. 
For more information, call (905) 814-7425 or visit www.scottscanada.ca.

Skin MD Natural
Skin MD Natural is not your typical hand lotion. It is, in fact, a completely new category of product that looks like a lotion, but acts very differently on the skin. Most lotions only attempt to artificially add moisture to the skin. Shielding lotions, instead, are designed to create an invisible, protective barrier that helps keep harmful chemicals out and natural moisture in, letting Mother Nature provide the necessary healing to repair skin at its deepest levels.

Many common workplace and household chemicals, pesticides, adhesives, fertilizers, paints, solvents and even soaps are absorbed directly into your skin, causing skin disorders or just plain dry, cracked skin. According to Dr. Peter Helton, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology, shielding lotions help prevent this by bonding with and protecting the skin. They not only add moisture to your skin, but also stop the loss of your natural moisture.

For more information, please visit www.SkinMDNatural.com
 
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