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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

Mar 22, 2017
Spring Trials: Look Out for Landscape PerformanceJasmina Dolce

The 2017 California Spring Trials begins in just nine days. Many of you will be in attendance, and if not, I'm guessing you still heavily rely on learning about all the new introductions and programs ... more

Mar 13, 2017
Growing With Minimal LimitsAbby Kleckler

I absolutely love seeing “non-traditional” gardens. There seem to be more and more vertical farms, rooftop gardens and unique commercial installations than ever before. The latest plans out of ... more

Feb 27, 2017
Paper or Plastic?Abby Kleckler

On Feb. 1 shopping in my hometown of Chicago changed a bit. I guess I hadn’t been paying close attention to the news because when I stepped foot in the grocery store, I was surprised by a new 7-cent... more

Feb 13, 2017
Trending UpwardAbby Kleckler

There are 34 more days until spring! Recent weather, however, has been all over the place. I’ve talked with a couple garden centers in the South and they’re already seeing some spring color. At t... more

Jan 23, 2017
Product HuntingAbby Kleckler

Since we last touched base, there have been some industry events worth mentioning. From MANTS in Baltimore to TPIE in Florida to the Atlanta and Dallas markets and a few others, there’s plenty going... more


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