The Pallina and SeaMar Gloves, but I feel like I received a short course on glove manufacturing from representatives of both companies. The idea of the glove has been around forever, but these companies are constantly trying to "tweak the recipe" to make a better glove to make our gardening experiences more comfortable.
Moss Rocks" and are simply a patch of moss growing on a ceramic stone. David Spain from Moss and Stone Gardens said they need weekly watering and indirect light, but otherwise are a maintenance-free plant for inside the home. To watch people's excitement as they first experienced one of the Moss Rocks was incredible. Moss Rocks will initially come in three different sizes and will be available in October 2011. If the excitement for this product at IGC was any indication, they'll be showing up in local garden centers soon after.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be doing a few more in-depth posts about some of the products I saw at IGC. All the new products and enthusiasm at the show have me excited for the future of independent garden centers. The economic downturn hasn't been easy on them, and many of my favorite IGCs have shut their doors in the past year. So it's heartening to see such brisk traffic and exciting products at the IGC 2011 show.