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Feb 11, 2019
Flowers & Dog TreatsAbby Kleckler

Valentine's Day is this Thursday, and I've loved seeing some of your garden centers' Facebook and Instagram posts giving customers gift ideas: String of Hearts houseplants, containers with heart decal... more

Jan 22, 2019
T-Minus Six DaysAbby Kleckler

Do you know someone under the age of 40 who's a rock star in the horticulture industry? I've said it once before, but our sister publication GPN is looking for them to be a part of the 40 Under 40 Cla... more

Jan 8, 2019
On the HuntAbby Kleckler

January trade show season is here! Right now, the Southern Nursery Association Conference is taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, with the MANTS trade show starting tomorrow at the same location. I... more

Dec 20, 2018
The CountdownAbby Kleckler

Happy holidays! I can't believe it's only four days until Christmas, and a week and a half until we're ringing in the New Year. I hope your wrapping is complete, your stores are full of last-minute... more

Dec 11, 2018
Dolphin Succulents?Abby Kleckler

When something makes its way around to my friends' social media, friends who have nothing to do with horticulture for a career, I take notice. Often it's the Garden Answer videos that gain some tracti... more

Nov 27, 2018
Giving TuesdayAbby Kleckler

Just like that, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us. I'd say that was a busy five-day stretch. We took a family trip to our local garden center Sa... more

Nov 13, 2018
Holiday ReadyAbby Kleckler

This year more than ever, I feel as though Halloween led straight into the Christmas season starting Nov. 1. Maybe there's just more people posting about their tree decorating on social media or retai... more

Oct 23, 2018
Exciting RecognitionAbby Kleckler

I'm honored to share with you that Lawn & Garden Retailer has won a 2018 Eddie Award for Best Single Issue by Folio:, the magazine for publishing professionals. There were more than 2,500 entri... more

Oct 9, 2018
What We Have to OfferAbby Kleckler

I am currently at the AmericanHort board and community connector meetings in Columbus, Ohio. Among other things, this has been an opportunity for many segments of the horticultural market — greenhou... more

Sep 25, 2018
Looking into 2019Abby Kleckler

Each year Garden Media's Garden Trends Report looks at what's on the horizon for the next year — and often for years down the road as well. In 2002, the focus was on decorating with containers; i... more

Sep 11, 2018
The Best MerchandisersAbby Kleckler

Have you picked up the September/October issue of the magazine yet? If not, you're missing out on the six finalists for 2018 Merchandiser of the Year! We had a record-setting number of entries, and... more

Aug 28, 2018
The People’s SharkAbby Kleckler

The last couple weeks have been full of industry events including the IGC Show in Chicago and Farwest in Portland. I spent time at the IGC Show and wanted to share with you one of my highlights from t... more


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