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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

Jan 9, 2017
The Next GenerationAbby Kleckler

People are some of a company's best assets, and we want to give you a chance to recognize those up-and-coming stars in the industry. Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, GPN, is now acc... more

Dec 27, 2016
Readying for 2017Abby Kleckler

Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday weekend and are recovering from way too many Christmas cookies — we have a few more days until our resolutions begin, right? We'll soon be ringing in the new... more

Dec 6, 2016
High-Tech ShoppingAbby Kleckler

We hear that brick and mortar retail is changing all the time, and it’s our jobs to figure out what customers are responding to. I became aware of a new grocery store concept by Amazon as I flip... more

Nov 22, 2016
Shop Till You DropAbby Kleckler

The countdown to Thanksgiving is less than 24 hours away. Hopefully you will all have the day to indulge in family and food before those with a Christmas shop might have one of their busiest days of t... more


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