• August 2016

    Big Departments, Miniature Inventory

    Talk of miniature or fairy gardening as a trend started a handful of years ago in the industry, but for many of your customers, it’s still a new concept. The inventory is unique, but these four garden centers have found successful ways of creating miniature gardening departments that are both functional as well as inspirational.
  • August 2016

    Wildlife: A Good Thing in the Garden

    It's important for you and your staff to be knowledgeable about insects to position yourselves as experts for all of your customers’ needs.
  • August 2016

    Outside the Vines: Purpose in Mind

    Services and purposeful merchandising have helped furniture store Acme Mid- Century, in Alexandria, Virginia, boost sales and keep the store’s products — both big and small — at the center of it... more »
  • July 2016

    Outside the Vines: All About Community

    River Sports Outfitters (RSO), in Knoxville, Tennessee, has become a staple in its community as a resource and social gathering place. RSO began as an outdoor boating store in 1983 but quickly grew... more »
  • July 2016

    New Variety Standouts

    With hundreds of new introductions making their debut at the 2016 California Spring Trials, it can be difficult to pick favorites. Here’s a glimpse into the latest varieties that may make their way to your retail shelves.

IGC Chicago Hotels Selling Out

IGC Show Chicago organizers report six of the seven show hotels are now completely booked, but a limited number of discounted rooms are still available at the Red Roof Inn Downtown Chicago. "Adva... more »
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Farwest Show Has Retailers’ Choice Awards, App

The 2016 Farwest Show, Aug. 25-27, in Portland, Oregon, will sponsor The Garden Center Group’s Retailers’ Choice Awards at this year’s show. The Retailers’ Choice Awards take place at... more »
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Webinar to Provide Holiday Season Ideas

As consumer mindsets change, so does the way they decorate for Christmas. Join Shannon Kuhrt, vice-president of M&M Wintergreens as she takes an in-depth look at the industry as it relates to fres... more »

Farwest Show Adds Garden Center Tour

The 2016 Farwest Show, Aug. 25-27, in Portland, Oregon, has added a retail garden center tour as one of three pre-show tour options before the show opens. "Local Favorites and Must-See De... more »
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