• 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.
  • July 2016

    Bringing Gardening Indoors

    A new garden center department called Modern Homesteading at Homestead Gardens in Maryland has seen lots of traffic.
  • July 2016

    Evolution Before the Store

    The road a plant must travel to reach a retail bench is a long one. Here’s an inside look at the breeding of this month’s cover star, the dahlia.
  • July 2016

    Selling a Better Hanging Basket

    The commitment to quality starts now for next year.
  • July 2016

    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 »
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EIGC/IGC Shows Have Sold Out Booth Spaces

IGC Show organizers announce exhibitor space is now sold out and the trade show floors are booked full of vendor booths at both IGC Show Chicago and EIGC – The Eastern Show for IGCs. First up at ... more »
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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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Fire Damages Wisconsin Garden Center

Oconomowoc Landscape Supply and Garden Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, about 35 miles west of Milwaukee, suffered from a fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 22. According to the ABC... more »
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Bring Pollinators to Landscapes

As you probably already know, last week was National Pollinator Week. According to the Pollinator Partnership, Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what growers... more »
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