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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

Jun 27, 2017
All AboardAbby Kleckler

I’m writing this letter on Day 1 of the GCA Summer Tour in Virginia (and you’re likely reading it on Day 2). The buses will head to approximately a dozen garden centers over three days— meani... more

Jun 20, 2017
Building Better Pollinator GardensJasmina Dolce

Although National Pollinator Week is coming to an end, it's important to still keep pollinators in mind all season long. This is a great time to promote pollinator health and celebrate bees, birds and... more

Jun 12, 2017
Your Last ChanceAbby Kleckler

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I do want to remind you one final time to submit your entries to become Lawn & Garden Retailer's 2017 Merchandiser of the Year. You only have until... more

May 24, 2017
Drought-Tolerant PerennialsJasmina Dolce

As temperatures warm up and summer begins, watering and maintaining plants become a daily chore for gardeners and homeowners. I'm not going to lie ... I take my garden maintenance extremely seriously ... more

May 22, 2017
Be RecognizedAbby Kleckler

I just got back from a trip to Colorado to visit garden centers. Every single one I talked to had similar sentiments: "We had our best Mother's Day in the past decade!," "The Saturday before Mother's ... more

May 8, 2017
Thanks MomAbby Kleckler

Sometimes it’s easy to be a skeptic about surveys, but when the numbers are higher than ever in a survey’s 14-year history, it’s reason to take at least a bit of notice. I’m referring to th... more

Apr 25, 2017
Let’s Move ThatAbby Kleckler

It's hard to believe that May is almost here, and hopefully you've had some time to pick up your April issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. If not, definitely make sure to do so when you have a moment... more

Apr 18, 2017
New Varieties at Spring Trials Have Huge Landscape PotentialAbby Kleckler

You've likely seen quite a bit of coverage from California Spring Trials, which took place the first week of April. We've been talking about new varieties, merchandising ideas, notable improvements an... more

Apr 11, 2017
Looking GoodAbby Kleckler

I’m back in Chicago after a week in California for Spring Trials and, although there’s a bit of jetlag, I’m feeling energized by all the amazing things we saw. Did you follow along with our h... more


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