• 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.
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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 »
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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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