Jun 24, 2015
Hop OnBy Abby Kleckler

When this newsletter lands in your inbox, I’ll be on stop number 13 of the Garden Center’s of America (GCA) summer tour. From public gardens to retail operations, there has been no shortage of gorgeous plants and fun merchandising ideas.

The stops have been impressive. Buzz on the bus is that stores are still so green for June 20-something. Yes, they knew we were rolling in, but it sounds like late-season sales are even more of the reason.

There are some photos from the trip in the Inspiration Book and on the Lawn & Garden Retailer Facebook page. Stay tuned for many more!

Speaking of GCA, do you want a spot on the bus for next year’s tour? One way to get that is to be the top winner of the GCA Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards. You have until Friday, June 26 – two days from now – to submit your spotless, quirky or standout bathroom. Click here to enter.

Game On

Is Cultivate on your agenda for July? If so, we need your help (and, of course, there’s something in it for you!) The Minute to Win It – Retail Challenge will feature three people just like you practicing their speedy combo and display skills. You could be just three minutes from Visa gift cards and other prizes from AmericanHort.

Send me a message at [email protected] if you’re interested. It promises to be a little friendly competition!



Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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