Garden.com to Shut Down Operations

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Internet garden-products retailer

Garden.com

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will begin to shut down its retail operations and sell its consumer business assets.

The company will also begin phased eliminations of its work force.

The Austin, Texas, company, which was founded in 1995, said "all possible avenues have been exhausted," including the search for additional funding and buyers for the company. The company plans to evaluate alternatives for its technology assets.

Shares of Garden.com were halted at 22 cents on the

Nasdaq

.