I may be poking a huge bear here, but I believe a lot of the issues attracting Gen X/Y gardeners are created by the industry itself. At the nursery where I work, the older horticulturists practically ignore younger-looking gardeners based on the assumptions that 1) they don't know anything about plants and will inevitably buy flats upon flats of ugly annuals and 2) they will not spend the kind off money that "real" gardeners do. I've had friends sheepishly approach me for assistance on the sly, because they fear being judged by the older guys and gals.
Where Are the Gen X & Y Gardeners? The Gardenist
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