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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the most frequently asked questions and answers. We're here to support you!

What's the best way to water my pouches?


Because of their vertical design, Al's Flower Pouches require thorough watering to ensure plugs at the bottom of the pouch are evenly watered. A repeat watering is always a good idea. Al's Flower Pouch works with automated irrigation systems, such as a dripper system. For best results and optimal water saturation to all root zones, we recommend a 10-minute slow drip twice per day, at 7 am and 7 pm. We also highly recommend the use of Thirst Quencher watering spouts to help evenly distribute water down to the bottom of the pouch. For best results, Thirst Quenchers should be inserted into pouches after filling and prior to planting. If your grower has not used a Thirst Quencher watering spout, no problem. You can insert them upon arrival at your garden centre. See how to insert Thirst Quenchers in this video. For wholesale orders of Thirst Quenchers, request a quote at amahort.com. Pouches completely dried out? Try dunking into a barrel of water, the same way you would with a dry hanging basket. Watch this How-To video to learn more.




My pouches looked amazing when they arrived from the grower, but now they look a bit leggy. What should I do?


Don't be afraid to give your pouches a haircut! Watch our How-To video on trimming pouches mid-season. After trimming, water thoroughly and use a 20-10-20 soluble fertilizer to give your flowers and foliage a boost.




What's the best way to display my pouches?


There are lots of ways to display Al's Flower Pouch at your store. Hang pouches in rows along greenhouse walls and eaves, creating a beautiful run of colour that also optimizes your space. Design a focal point for selfies or your garden centre cafe by clustering pouches to create a 'living wall'. Create unique lifestyle vignettes to help your customers imagine how they can hang the pouches at home. See examples of these ideas and many more in our garden centre inspiration gallery.




What are the most common plants for Al's Flower Pouch?


Al's Flower Pouch works with all kinds of plants. That's the beauty of it. You can get creative and try new trendy varieties to expand your offerings and put together interesting limited runs that will set you apart. Some common plantings include: Impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, begonias, petunias, calibrachoa, and strawberries. Be creative and stand out with niche plantings that customers love, including: Succulents, tropicals, fall mums, tomatoes, herbs/leafy greens, portulaca, decorative chilies and many others. Mixed cuttings help create a textured, colourful display. Find inspiration and see different varieties and combinations in our photo gallery.




Can I be added to the map of Al's Flower Pouch retailers?


Yes, of course you can! If you are selling Al's Flower Pouches at your garden centre and would like to be included on our map of retailers, please contact us and we will discuss opportunities.




Do you sell wholesale quantities?


Yes. We have been selling Al's Flower Pouch to commercial growers, horticulture distributors and garden centres since 1992. Request a quote on a wholesale order at amahort.com. We also sell wholesale quantities of Thirst Quencher watering spouts and many many other horticulture supplies and solutions for your success! Request a quote and talk to the A.M.A. team about your Al's Flower Pouch program or other garden centre needs. Visit amahort.com to get started today.




Who is Al anyway?


Al's Flower Pouch was invented by Allen Monsma, the founder of A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. Allen first created the pouch in 1992 and since then it has been sold in more than 20 countries worldwide. A.M.A. is the manufacturer of Al's Flower Pouch and a wholesale horticulture supply company located in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. The company is still family-run by Allen's daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Rick Bradt. Al's Flower Pouch is one of many innovations introduced by A.M.A. Learn more at amahort.com.




Do you have a reference sheet for growing in Al's Flower Pouch?


Yes, we do! Our reference sheet can be accessed by clicking here.





A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. is a dynamic, solutions-focused supplier serving the horticulture industry since 1982. Our team of experts understands emerging trends, opportunities and pain points. We work alongside our customers to deliver innovative, custom solutions for your success.

 

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