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Nov 13, 2017
Targeting All CustomersAbby Kleckler

Last month, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled "America's Retailers Have a New Target Customer: The 26-Year-Old Millennial." We often find ourselves trying to figure out how to get... more

Oct 23, 2017
A LegacyAbby Kleckler

Age, wisdom, knowledge and experience often go hand in hand, and in our industry, Ernest Wertheim is one individual that clearly has all four of these attributes. AmericanHort recently released a ... more

Oct 9, 2017
Fall, Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness and MoreAbby Kleckler

October has quite a bit going on with the changing leaves, temperatures that are (supposedly) cooling, fall decorations, apple orchards and Halloween at the end of the month. Halloween spending is... more

Sep 25, 2017
Top HonorsAbby Kleckler

Have you picked up the September/October issue of the magazine yet? If not, grab it now, or take a look at the digital edition. We have a winner for Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2017 Merchandiser of... more

Sep 19, 2017
2018: Year of the CoreopsisJasmina Dolce

Earlier this summer, the National Garden Bureau announced its "Year of the" crops for 2018. As always, NGB has selected crops that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with plenty of varieties to ... more

Sep 11, 2017
Talking TrendsAbby Kleckler

Each year, Garden Media Group releases its Garden Trends Report for the following year. Today is the first day you can download the trends for 2018! The theme this year is "Nature's Rx for Mental W... more

Aug 21, 2017
Easy to EngageAbby Kleckler

“Your garden center experience is like an amusement park, and the products are just the souvenirs customers take back with them.” The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs made this statement in the first 1... more

Aug 18, 2017
The Vertical TrendJasmina Dolce

Some homeowners may argue that their outdoor spaces are just as, if not more, important than their indoor spaces. After all, we use our backyards to entertain, to relax and even as a place to "staycat... more

Aug 8, 2017
Ready for the IGC Show?Abby Kleckler

The IGC Show is coming up next week (Aug. 15-17), and show organizers have a couple updates for you. First, they have added a fifth bus for the Monday garden center tour, meaning there’s now more ro... more

Jul 24, 2017
Buses, Keynotes and New ProductsAbby Kleckler

Cultivate’17 is in the books. It’s crazy how fast four days can go when there’s so much to see and so many places to be. Did you attend? Whether you were there or not, we’ve got you covered. ... more

Jul 19, 2017
Florida’s Top Trial PerformersJasmina Dolce

In the June and July issues of our sister publication, GPN, columnist and trusted industry consultant Vaughn Fletcher gave his analysis of the top-performing new variety introductions at Costa Farms' ... more

Jul 10, 2017
Cultivate BoundAbby Kleckler

Who’s heading to Cultivate’17 in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend (July 15-18)? If so, you should hop on my bus for AmericanHort’s Garden Retail Tour Saturday. We’ll be stopping at Oakland Nurs... more


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