No Resolutions In U.S./China Trade Talks As New Tariffs Loom

The potential trade war between the United States and China has manufacturers, retailers, and consumers concerned. The first round of tariffs affected more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion, mostly impacting electronics components. Another round of tariffs took place Thursday, August 23rd, affecting another $16 billion worth of goods. The next round of tariffs scheduled to hit, should they go into effect, will have a direct impact on core categories within the lawn, garden, and hardware categories.

Categories possibly affected during the next round of tariffs include:

Tariff ListCountry of OriginCategoryDescriptionTariff IncreaseHearing DeadlinesEffective Date
(arrival in USA)
1ChinaFountainsAll Fountains (with pumps). Birdbaths are not included (no pump)25%7/6/18
1ChinaPlant SupportMoisture/Soil/PH Meters25%7/6/18
2ChinaPlant SupportScare Tape25%7/24/188/23/18
2ChinaPlant SupportTie Tape25%7/24/188/23/18
2ChinaWateringSome Hose Couplings (depends on % of materials)25%7/24/188/23/18
3ChinaAccessoriesFolding Garden Stools/Garden Tote Bags10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaAccessoriesWheelbarrows10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaCuttingShears/Loppers/Pruners/Saws10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaDisplaysMetal Display Racks10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaLightingBamboo Torches/Steel Torches10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaLightingCandles/Decofire/TableTop Torches10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPatioMost Patio Funiture (without fire)10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportBamboo Stakes/U-Hoops10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportCork Saucers10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportHardwood Stakes10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportSteel Stakes10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportTies/Twine/Wire10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaPlant SupportWire Prop-up/Peony Ring/Grow-Thru Grid10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaToolsHand Tools (all with metal including aluminum): Transplanters/Trowels/Cultivators/Fan Rakes/Weeders/Scoops/etc.10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaToolsKids Tools10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaToolsLH Tools: Shovels/Forks/Bow Rake/Hoes/Cultivator/Weeders/etc.10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaToolsRakes10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaWateringHose Coupling/Connectors (remaining ones not on List 2)10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaWateringHoses10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct
3ChinaWateringNozzles/Wands10% or 25%8/20 - 8/23/2018Unknown, possibly Sept/Oct

The United States and China were scheduled to return the negotiating table on August 22 and 23, but reportedly, no progress was made.

According to an August 23 article on Bloomberg.com, “The two sides had met with low expectations for this week’s meetings and no further talks had been scheduled, a person familiar with the discussions said. The person, who requested anonymity to discuss the private deliberations, also said Chinese officials had raised the possibility that no further negotiations could happen until after November’s mid-term elections in the U.S.”

The article continues, “The lack of progress and the looming prospect of further tariffs from both sides adds to the uncertainty for businesses, who have to decide whether it makes sense to invest in China or the U.S., given the rising political tensions and risk of punishing new taxes on trade. A new round of tariffs could come as early September, but there is no guarantee that will be the last, or that there won’t be other measures.”

Additionally, according to Bloomberg, “The Trump administration is preparing a far larger tranche of tariffs covering some 6,000 products from China with an annual import value of $200 billion. That move and the anticipated retaliation from the Chinese would mark the largest escalation so far and start to hit American consumers more directly. The U.S. could impose the duties after a comment period ends Sept. 6.”

The United States is said to be imposing these measures in an effort to correct a $375 billion trade imbalance in China’s favor.

According to a May 3 Reuters article, “Trump has also demanded ‘reciprocity’ between U.S. and Chinese tariffs, frequently complaining about China’s 25 percent car tariff while the U.S. equivalent is 2.5 percent.”

“At the heart of the dispute,” according to Reuters, “are U.S. allegations that Chinese joint venture requirements and other policies force American companies to turn over their intellectual property, costing them billions of dollars annually and giving China’s state enterprises an edge in the race to develop new industries crucial to future growth.”

Earn Cash & Rebates At Open House With Passport To Profits

Attendees at the 2018 Arett Sales Open House can walk away with up to $100  in cash and enjoy a 2% rebate on all purchases from select exhibitors by participating in the Passport To Profits show-only program. Here’s how the program works:

STEP 1: EARN $25 IN CASH

Look for your Passport To Profits Tally Sheet in the 2018 Open House Show Guide. Visit all of the participating booths (see below) and get your Passport Tally Sheet stamped as you learn about their new and exciting products and deals. That’s it. You’ll earn $25.

STEP 2: EARN $25 MORE

When you place qualifying orders at ANY 6 of the participating booths and get a second stamp for your order, you’ll earn an additional $25.

STEP 3: EARN $50 MORE

When you place a qualifying order with 4 additional Passport booths, or 10 total orders with participating Passport to Profit vendors, you’ll earn an extra $50.

That’s $100 in your pocket for doing what you came to the show to do anyway! Bring your completed Passport To Profits Tally Sheet to the show bank to collect your cash.

STEP 4: EARN A 2% REBATE

Qualifying orders written in 6 or more Passport to Profits booths entitle you to a 2% rebate from Arett Sales on ALL purchases from those same manufacturers placed between September 10th, 2018 and August 31st, 2019. Some restrictions apply. See booths for details.

Participating Booths:

Look for booths with the Passport To Profits teardrop flag!
  • A01A – Greensmith – Advertising and marketing for your business. Earn extra SPIFF paid for by Arett. (see booth and bank for details)
  • A15 – HC Companies: Decorative indoor and outdoor planters.
  • B68 – Boss Gloves: Work gloves, boots, and rainwear.
  • B70 – Bonide Products Inc.: Garden naturals, weed, insect, disease and home pest control, repellents, plant care, specialty products, and more.
  • B80 – Bloem Living: Decor and accessories, bird baths, urns, bowls, railing planters, saucers, hanging baskets, window boxes, and watering cans.
  • C50 – Cole & Bright: A stunning decorative garden collection of lanterns, stake, path, spot and table lights, and lighted garden accessories.
  • D28 – DeWitt Co.: Landscape fabrics, ground cover, knitted/woven shade cloth, plant protection, erosion control, and more.
  • D40 – Dramm: A full assortment of watering tools and accessories, and brightly-colored cutting tools.
  • G07 – Origin Point Brands: Fences, trellises, baskets, borders, post hoops and urns, plant supports, hex netting, cage wire, wire rack systems, and merchandise displays.
  • G57 – Glamos Wire: Plant supports, border fences, and seasonal items in a variety of colors and styles.
  • H22 – Harbor Gardens: Decorative garden art, wall planters, furniture, and metal signs.
  • R11 – Gardman/World Source Partners: Decorative and eco-friendly
    product assortment that include hanging gardens, bird feeding supplies, plant accessories, arches, obelisks, fencing, edging, and greenhouses.
  • S20 – United Industries: Includes popular brands like Spectracide, Liquid Fence, Cutter, Hot Shot, Black Flag, Repel, and Garden Safe.
  • S84 – SunGro Horticulture: Sun Gro is North America’s largest producer of horticultural-grade peat and the largest distributor of peat moss and peat and bark-based growing mixes.
  • S99 – Supreme/Danner Mfg.: Everything water gardening! Pond kits, pumps, pump vaults, filters, water falls, pond lights, de-icers, and accessories.
  • T70 – Terra Verde Arett’s private label garden and cutting tools, plant supports, hoses and accessories, and watering tools.
  • T70 – Terra Verde Home: Outdoor furniture, seating groups, bistro sets, benches, swings, bird baths, raised beds, kinetic bird sculptures, plant stands, garden decor, and more!
  • U99 – The Sun Pottery Co.: Vietnamese glazed pottery and bird baths.

Register now at ArettOpenHouse.com.

2018 Open House Exhibitor Sneak Preview

Here is just a small sampling of the new products, new exhbitors, and special promotions you’ll see at our 2018 Open House.

Effective August 10, 2018, all customers are able to purchase Scotts/Miracle-Gro from Arett Sales regardless of where they’re located. They will be introducing new products for 2019, including Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action, Scotts Ultra Feed, Patio & Deck Zero Scrub, a raised garden bed plant food, and a home and patio mosquito repellent. WeedEX, MossEX, and GrubEx will also see new packaging. Don’t miss their show-only specials!

Bonide will be introducing several new products for 2019, including easy-to-use battery-operated Power Sprayers on several SKUs. Bonide will also be offering a number of promotions and program buys at the Open House. Their Bonide Super Store Incentives will include 8% co-op, free promo pieces, and a 2-day charity promotion, with 50% OFF all Bonide/Revenge sales, where proceeds will be donated to charity. They will also be offering 9/1/19 dating on their DuraTurf Dealer Program for orders placed through Arett Sales by 11/15 and shipped by 2/15. The DuraTurf Dealer Program includes items such as Annual Grub Beater, Insect & Grub Control, Crabgrass Preventer, Weed & Feed, Lawn Weed Killer, Insect & Feed, and more.

SBM Life Science will feature their new NutriOne plant fertilizers. NutriOne’s proprietary formula helps plants metabolize nutrients more effectively so they can access energy stores more readily. It will be available as a 33.8 oz. liquid, 8.8 lb. granules, and 0.66 lb. “Essence” super-concentrated water soluble granules. They will also introduce their new Mosquito Killer Fizz Tabs branded under BioAdvanced, formerly Bayer Advanced. Other new BioAdvanced items include All-In-One Rose & Flower Care, Lawn Weed Killer, Extreme Crabgrass Killer, Insect, Disease & Mite Control with Ergo-Grip Sprayer, and a new EZ Grip One-Touch Sprayer on select SKUs. The Mosquito Fizz Tabs kill all 4 larval stages of mosquitoes. Look for new packaging on their entire Natria line.

Espoma will be featuring their new Velco Press-LOK closures on select SKUs, as well as their new BerryTone, 18 oz. Tomato!, new 8 qt. Cactus Mix, a newly improved soil mix, and a new Indoor Liquids display.

Terra Verde is going to have 5 Doorbuster Deals up to 50% off and over 30 Hot Buys at a savings of at least 20%, as well as a wide range of new additions to the Terra Verde Splash and Terra Verde Home product lines.

World Source Partners will have new products on display for all lines, including Gardman, Harbor Gardens, Cole & Bright, and Sun Pottery. Gardman will introduce their new collapsible Laurel Leaf Trellis. The trellis expands to 70.87″ H. Three versions will be available: blue flower, white flower, and no flower. Gardman will also feature an updated Premium Kneeler Display, and an all-new watering can assortment. Harbor Gardens will introduce new rustic planters and an assortment of beaded garden stakes, as well as featuring garden stake and kinetic spinners displays in Power Alley. The rustic planters include coco liners and can be used indoors or outdoors. The beaded garden stakes are made of durable steel and are accented with colorful gems. Cole & Bright will introduce 5 new solar stake lights, including convenient multi-packs and displays.

Southern Patio will be expanding their pottery line and adding Italian clay options.

New exhibitor, Global Outdoors, will feature lawn and garden planters from Malaysia. They will offer a wide variety of nested pots and single-stackable pots in a range of exclusive glazes and colors.

Register now at ArettOpenHouse.com.

Open House Exhibitor Spotlight: Thermacell (T83)

Thermacell provides zone mosquito protection that keeps mosquitoes up to 15 ft away, stopping them before they can bother or bite you. Thermacell’s zone repellent technology eliminates the need for messy lotions or sprays, so you and your family are free to enjoy the outdoors, without worrying about mosquitoes or the harm they may cause.

Thermacell repellent devices are either powered by a small fuel cartridge or a rechargeable battery, providing effective and efficient scent-free mosquito protection. If you love the outdoors, but don’t love mosquitoes, get a Thermacell repeller.

Thermacell also provides relief from ticks. Thermacell Tick Control Tubes are the easy, no-spray way to kill deer ticks with Lyme disease and reduce the tick population in yards. These biodegradable tubes don’t harm kids, pets, or the environment. Thermacell Tick Tubes work with nature to kill young ticks before they can harm people and pets. Each tick tube can kill hundreds of ticks per season.

Be sure to stop by the Thermacell booth at the 2018 Arett Sales Open House.

Stop Deer In Their Tracks With Deer Scram!

Shade trees among summer gardens provide great respite and retreats from the summer sun. Dahlias spread color. Day lilies glow. Hostas rise. Fruit trees sparkle. Vegetables promise favored treats. Deer destroy.

All across North America, homeowners, landscapers, and farmers enjoy summer gardens overflowing in colors, textures, and produce close to their gardener’s heart. But all too often their passions are quickly dashed as the deer’s seemingly insatiable appetite perennially destroy these and many other valuable plants, shrubs, and trees. The promise of blooms aplenty and a fall harvest of succulent treats will be dashed by foraging deer unless your customers take action now!

It matters little where you live. Deer are plentiful across North America, and summertime promises additions to local deer herds as the fawning period is engaged and whitetails, blacktails, and mule deer give birth to what can be triplets!

Few homeowners are immune to the damaging effects of browsing deer. Regionally divided by their natural range, the three species of deer in North America roam at will across city parks, suburban neighborhoods, and rural communities, where they have no fear. Natural predators are few, and hunting seasons are months away. In most cases, suburban homeowners are no threat to deer. Park officers on patrol by car or horseback pose no danger. Deer often won’t run unless chased. They learn the limits of controlled dogs and they even learn the noises associated with those who feed deer. Preventing damage by foraging deer is easier than breaking the pattern of deer foraging after it starts.

Deer Scram attacks a deer’s sense of safety. Blended from selected all-natural organic components, Deer Scram will keep deer off plantings because, through their uncanny sense of smell, Deer Scram convinces deer that harm is nearby. Deer Scram will change deer behavior. As they near the applied barrier of Deer Scram, deer actually become alert to a sense of danger – even death! Its unique blend of organic ingredients targets a deer’s remarkable sense of smell. As the scent of death reaches the deer, a genetic biological defense mechanism to flee from predators is triggered. Deer will flee from the area or avoid it completely. The association of the fear of death with Deer Scram will lead to a profound learning experience for the deer and, with proper re-application of Deer Scram, the deer will not return to the area.

So, how do you begin a summer-season plan to protect valuable flowers, shrubs, and trees from foraging deer?

  1. Learn where deer eat. Deer prefer to feed in open areas near cover. Clear-cuts, parks, and suburban neighborhoods are the perfect habitat, where rich mixtures of vegetation produce abundant food and cover. They’re easily attracted to areas of open lawns, succulent summer gardens, and plentiful ornamental shrubs where patches of forest cover stand nearby. Deer opt for variety over quantity and they prefer a variety of tender new shoots and lush foliage, which they find in abundance during the warm months in landscaped yards and gardens. They prefer to eat browse – leaves, twigs and various shoots and vines – and “green types” of foliage. Deer frequently feed on flowers, fruits and vegetables, and the buds and twigs of fruit trees and ornamental shrubs.
  2. Identify the damage. Damage to landscape plantings and ornamentals may occur at any time of year, but it’s most disheartening when established plants are hearty and in full display.  You can distinguish the damage caused to plants by feeding deer by the ragged, broken ends of branches of plants and trees that have been browsed by deer, which do not have incisor teeth. Rabbits and rodents have incisors and leave clean-cut surfaces where they have nibbled upon plants. The height (up to 6 feet) the damage is found off the ground is another indication that rules out small mammals.
  3. Assault their sense of security. While deer are herd animals, bucks are rarely seen with does except during the annual breeding season, which generally occurs in the fall. Does, fawns, and yearlings, however, are very social, congregational, even predictable animals. Fawns are dependent and learn from the does, including how to use their remarkable sense of smell for locating food and survival. As summer sets in, does give birth to fawns and their noses will lead them to return over and over again to areas where food is tasty, abundant, and safe to forage. Their noses will also alert deer to nearby danger. Disrupt their sense of security and you’ve achieved the primary factor for turning deer away from valuable plants, gardens, shrubs, and trees. Deer have good memories and learn from each other. When one deer is afraid to return to an area, other deer – including fawns – also will be reluctant to enter the area.

Deer Scram is an all-natural, biodegradable deer repellent that guarantees pesky white-tailed, black-tailed and mule deer – rabbits, too – will stop feeding on prized gardens, shrubs, and trees for 45 to 60 days per application. Deer Scram is a fully organic granular deer-control product that contains no harmful chemicals or toxins that could hurt the animals, environment and, most importantly, you or your family.

Order Now Using Program Number: E72F1

Arett’s 2018 Open House Special Events Update!

Our 2018 show theme of “Coming Together For Extraordinary Results celebrates the rewards of interaction, networking, and responsiveness in our wonderful industry!

When you enter Hall D of the Convention Center – please take a look at  our “LIVING MURAL” that will be “in progress” by mural artist, Ali Williams. Ali will be creating a mural that depicts the strengths of our industry – and we will be soliciting input from you!

Ali M. Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and muralist. She has exhibited her work internationally and has created an art-based curriculum for use in schools and community workshops. After receiving her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design, her love of painting, public art, and design brought her to work with Mural Arts Philadelphia. She later co-founded the award-winning mural collective, Chroma Dolls LLC.  Ali is currently focused on creating her own body of work as an independent muralist and fine artist.

Network and enjoy the company of your peers at the MONDAY NIGHT ‘FUN & GAMES’ DINNER EVENT!

Relax after a hard day on the show floor and enjoy a wonderful dinner in a beautiful spot with great people! This year we are featuring fun & games, all compliments of Arett Sales!

REMEMBER TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER!

Included is a gourmet dinner, 2 FREE drink tickets, and $250 in FUN GAMBLING BUCKS for our Casino Night of Fun!

To accommodate our group, we will utilize both the GEC ballroom and the Grand Ballroom of the Tropicana Hotel for this event. One room will have a DJ and the other room will have large screens showing Monday Night Football. The same delicious gourmet dinner and all the fun-loving casino games will be in each ballroom. Each room will have Black Jack Tables; Poker Tables; Double Roulette Wheels, Craps Tables and 2 Money Wheels.

And the three “big winners” of the evening will get prizes!

Note: This is an adult function, must be 18 to attend.

SUNDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR ON THE SHOW FLOOR WITH LOCAL FLAVORS!

Enjoy local Atlantic City flavors in the food, the drink, and the music from 5 PM to 6:30 PM! (Note: This year, the show closes on Sunday at 7 pm.)

Enjoy  the company of your peers, manufacturer experts, and the Arett Sales’ team and relax to the music of the EDDIE MORGAN TRIO as you stroll the Open House or hang-out in one of our Comfort Areas on the show floor.

Delicious snacks and lively bars will be open from 5 pm – 6:30 pm.

Receive 2 FREE drink tickets per person upon entry to the show.

KONO PIZZA – YUMMMMM – A BETTER WAY TO DO PIZZA!

These Pizza cones were created to provide an authentic Italian pizza made from only high-quality ingredients, with mobility in mind! Experience a progressive new way to enjoy your favorite Italian dish – engineered to ensure that all of the product ends up where it’s supposed to, not on your shirt or on your face!

LITTLE WATER LOCAL DISTILLERY

Taste, watch, and learn! Come and enjoy a demonstration of how they instill their liquors with care and expertise. Located in the heart of prohibition-unfriendly Atlantic City, Little Water Distillery is a craft distillery owned and operated by brothers Mark and Eric Ganter, producing small batch rum, whiskey, vodka, and other artisan spirits for thirsty souls in the Garden State and beyond. The brand 48Blocks are the 48 blocks in Atlantic City!

Visit ArettOpenHouse for more information and to register!

Merchant’s Picks For August

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for August 2018.

Merchant Picks - August 2018

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
B70 197Beetle Bagger Japanese Beetle TrapA dual-floral and pheromone lure system that protects more than 5,000 sq. ft. all season long. The hourglass-shape disposable collection bag traps beetles securely.
D07 DX7Deer-X NettingA strong and durable black polypropylene mesh with UV inhibitors that protects shrubs, trees, and vegetable gardens from destructive deer.
L51 B550110Bobbex Deer Repellent And Plant NutrientEnvironmentally compatible and harmless to all wildlife including fish, pets, humans, birds, insects, etc. Can be sprayed on any ornamental including flowering shrubbery. Long lasting, non-burning and will not wash off in rain.
L46 HT2EZ Yard Butler Two-Wheeled Hose TruckBuilt to last, one of the best features of the Hose Truck is the clever flo-max reel design guarantees hoses will not kink. Virtually no assembly.
N15 8590031001Turbo-Heart Oscillating Sprinkler - 2,250 Sq. Ft.Oscillating sprinkler provides rectangular watering coverage area up to 2,250 sq. ft. Turbo heart cams reduce water waste by eliminating puddling at the end of the oscillation.
S09 38605DScotts Turf Builder Winterguard Fall Lawn Food 5MBuilds strong deep grass roots for a better lawn next spring. WaterSmart improves the lawn's ability to absorb water and nutrients versus an unfed lawn. 5,000 sq. ft.
S09 38615Scotts Turf Builder Winterguard Fall Lawn Food 15MBuilds strong deep grass roots for a better lawn next spring. WaterSmart improves the lawn's ability to absorb water and nutrients versus an unfed lawn. 15,000 sq. ft.

Gardening Care Tips While On Vacation

It’s vacation time. You’re customers are taking a breather from work, but all the container plants, flowerbeds, and houseplants they’ve worked so hard to plant and keep beautiful this spring are staring them in the face. How can they take time away from the garden without disrupting all the progress their garden has made? Suggest the tips below to make sure their garden thrives even without daily TLC.
Get Hip to Drip Irrigation

They should stock up on drip-irrigation materials, mulch, and a timer or two to connect to their outdoor faucet. Vegetable gardens and flower beds are the easiest to drip irrigate. They can weave lengths of drip tape or “leaky pipe” through the plants and cover the beds – including the irrigation – with a 3″ layer of mulch. Shredded bark, such as Scotts® Nature Scapes® Triple Shred Mulch, is excellent mulch for retaining moisture and keeping weeds at bay. Attach the irrigation system to a timer at the faucet. Set it to turn on in the early morning hours to reduce evaporation.

How Much Water Do Plants Need?

Ideally, plants need at least one inch of water per week. They can calculate how much water their sprinkler, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system puts out with a rain gauge or a small, straight-sided can. Lay the can under the irrigation system and time how long it takes to fill it one inch.

Taking Care of Container Gardens

Container gardens and houseplants require a bit more attention and planning to ensure they survive a vacation. The goal is to keep water loss through the leaves to a minimum by keeping the humidity high around the plants and reducing stress caused by intense sunlight and temperature. If they’re going away for a just a few days, they can simply give plants a thorough soaking. They can group them together to retain humidity and position them in a shady location outdoors or in the bathtub. Or, they can add Miracle-Gro® Water Storing Crystals to the plants’ potting mix. These crystals store many times their weight in moisture and can help reduce the amount of watering plants will need.

Container Gardens During Longer Vacations

A longer-term strategy for container plants is to gather plants together in an empty kiddie pool placed in a shady spot in the backyard. By adding 1 to 2 inches of water to the bottom of the pool, plants should do well for one to two weeks.

Other Strategies

There are several clever vacation watering devices on the market that use recycled 2-liter soda bottles as water reservoirs with attached plastic or clay cones, which gradually send water to the plants’ root zone. They can also simply use a plastic bottle, poking small holes in the bottom with a nail and filling it with water, then placing it on top of the soil in their containers. The water will slowly seep into the soil. Adjust the size of the bottle according to the size and water needs of individual plants. These are free or inexpensive methods and work well for individual plants. With a bit of planning and ingenuity, they can enjoy their vacation knowing that the plants are happily taking care of themselves.

To Order Scotts’ Products, visit Arett.com or contact your Arett Salesperson.

Pacific Home & Garden Pottery On Display Now

Pacific Home and Garden, based in Hayward, California and Decatur, Georgia, has been designing, developing, and manufacturing their pottery since 2002. They create new shapes and styles regularly to meet the constantly changing tastes of the marketplace. Trends and traditions in the landscape and design industries, plus feedback from dealers, guide their decisions in creating a viable range of new products. Each year they introduce new colors, some of which are the culmination of years of development. Many of their unique vessels are part of display groupings that afford the retailer plenty of merchandising options.

Pacific Home and Garden Brands

  • Le Beau – hardy and beautiful line of Vietnamese pottery that includes planters that are frost resistant, fountains, garden accents, and indoor pots that include orchid pots and hand-thrown table top planters. This line offers a full array of vibrant colors in high fire glazes.
  • Chelsea Gardener – is a modern interpretation of English gardens. Decorative motifs and shapes are transformed by artists’ hand creations of fun and colorful containers and accents. This design-oriented line offers planters, containers, water bowls, and newly introduced tall strawberry/herb planters.
  • Verandah – simple, urban, and affordable are the main features of this newer brand. These new rustic planters have a flair for design yet sturdy looks for the landscape.
  • Seasons – conceived with popular two tones and finishing glazes, very feminine yet exuberant and light in weight. Affordability with extraordinary value this line includes planters and containers, fountains, indoor pots, and accessories including a selection of decorative farm animals.
  • Origins – this pottery line offers a modern version of what Chinese pottery craftsmen have been perfecting for the last century. This outstanding line of planters, containers, urns, and vessels are made by generations of artisans who still hand throw each pot in hundreds of years old wood-fired dragon kilns. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind!
  • Tuscan Sun – the beauty of Tuscany and French county gardens has influenced the design of this pottery line. Hand works and color variances characterize every piece and convey a sense of uniqueness to these products.

Come see the Pacific Home & Garden Pottery display at Arett’s New Pottery Showcase for great deals on pallet displays and drop ship programs now through July 27th.

Pacific Home and Garden is available through Arett Sales as a drop ship program and a warehouse pallet program. To place an order, contact your Arett Sales Rep or call 800-257-8220 and mention vendor #P40.

Order Now Using Program Number: P40F1 or P40F2