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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

Apr 7, 2017
We Made ItAbby Kleckler

California Spring Trials has come and gone, and it was an incredible week, but we still have so many more things to share with you. I'll pick up where we left off: Day 5. We spent the morning at G... more

Apr 5, 2017
Two More Days of TrialsAbby Kleckler

Days 3 and 4 of California Spring Trials are in the books. The "weather gods" have been smiling down on us, and I hope you've been having as much fun viewing our videos from each stop on our Facebook ... more

Apr 3, 2017
Spring Trials Kicks OffAbby Kleckler

The 2017 California Spring Trials is underway, and Team Lawn & Garden Retailer and GPN has two days of travel under its belt. We're heading from north to south along the coast, and I'm excited to ... more

Mar 27, 2017
Feeling SpringAbby Kleckler

Last week I headed out to Navy Pier to see how “Chicago’s Blooming,” the theme for this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden Show. I went on a Monday, traditionally less busy, but there were ... more


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