Answer: Consider attending some trade shows and flower shows, to get an idea of what's out there. The National Hardware Show in Chicago in August has a large section devoted to "Home and Garden". It is sponsored by the American Hardware Manufacturers Association; their number is 708/605-1025. The New England Flower Show will be held March 8-16; the contact number is 617/536-9280. Other organizations to contact include: The American Horticultural Society at 703/768-5700, Garden Supply Retailer -- a monthly magazine -- Miller Publishing Co., 12400 Whitewater Dr. Ste 160, Minnetonka, MN 55343, Garden Centers of America (a trade association) 202/789-2900. Also, consider visiting the gift shops at local parks and botanical gardens.
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