January 2018
Year-Round Workshops

My favorite part of winter is looking through all of the seed catalogs that are arriving daily and thinking about my spring garden. Well, you can bet that many of your customers are doing the... more »

January 2018
Holidays in the Garden State

Click on the images below to expand. Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop Freeport, New York Each scene at Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop was unique. A tree bark shower curtain... more »

January 2018
Growing Customers

The next time you're in traffic behind someone looking at a cell phone or watching an employee hide in a bathroom stall to change their Facebook status ... be grateful. You see, this little device... more »

January 2018
Style Awakenings in 2018

On a recent morning as I was waking up, I turned on the radio to catch the headlines, and I heard that according to the Bloomberg Market Report (November 2017), residential construction starts are up... more »

January 2018
Easy Tools to Sell More Plants

Every year since 1980, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) board of directors has chosen one annual, one edible, one perennial and one bulb (added in 2015) as the selected classes for our "Year of the"... more »

January 2018
Get Your Shelves Ready

1. Lupine Lupine is known for massive, eye-catching flower spikes. Traditionally, it’s a mid-spring flower flush followed by nothing till next season. The lupine Staircase series (pictured above) responds remarkably well to this problem by... more »

January 2018
Embracing Passions Beyond Plants

Running is one of my passions. I haven’t always been a runner though. In fact, I didn’t start running until I was in graduate school. What prompted me to start? A friend was rehabbing a... more »

January 2018
A New Beginning

January, the dawn of a new year, is an opportunity to look back on 2017, processing what went right and what went wrong, identifying lessons learned and then looking forward with anticipation to the clean... more »

January 2018
25 Years of Flower Power

What Is It? The McDonald Garden Center Annual Outdoor Show is a massive event that takes place the first weekend in March, rain (snow) or shine. It’s meant to set the tone for the year... more »

November/December 2017
Where Food Comes From

We as an industry are always looking to capture that elusive millennial demographic, and I get it. There’s a need for that next generation of plant lovers, or at least plant purchasers. I see among... more »

November/December 2017
10 Ways to Create a Dynamic Customer Experience

The way you design and brand your retail space can impact your customers' perceptions and influence their behavior. Creating an engaging environment that reflects your brand, tells your story and caters to your target market... more »

November/December 2017
Summertime in Virginia

Anderson’s Newport News, Virginia At Anderson’s Newport News, creative miniature gardens offered inspiration with shop-able displays like 1. this whimsical creation in the top of a yellow wheelbarrow and 2. numerous ideas such as this... more »


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