Jul 27, 2016
2017: Year of the PansyJasmina Dolce

As you may have heard by now, the National Garden Bureau recently announced the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2017 "Year of the" program. Today, I'd like to just focus on its annuals... more

Jul 26, 2016
On the RoadAbby Kleckler

Summer is a busy time for travel, and between all the garden center tours and trade shows, I return from each trip with a plethora of ideas (that I hope you'll find useful). Text codes were a doub... more

Jul 13, 2016
That’s a WrapAbby Kleckler

Trade show season is well underway with Cultivate'16 in Columbus, Ohio, wrapping up yesterday at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. Let's talk about two sessions, both with a similar messa... more

Jun 29, 2016
Bring Pollinators to LandscapesJasmina Dolce

As you probably already know, last week was National Pollinator Week. According to the Pollinator Partnership, Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what growers... more

Jun 20, 2016
Perennials Pack a PunchAbby Kleckler

Summer officially started on Monday, and although foot traffic is likely slowing in your garden center, there are still many reasons customers should come through the door. June is Perennial Garden... more

Jun 7, 2016
Your Last Chance (Honestly)Abby Kleckler

There’s one thing I can promise you: The next time you open up the Retail Report I will not be reminding you that you could be Lawn & Garden Retailer’s next Merchandiser of the Year. Why yo... more

May 26, 2016
Begonias: The Perfect Landscape PlantJasmina Dolce

By now, we all know that begonias are a staple landscape plant. From sun to shade, backyards to commercial plantings, they work. That's why it's no surprise the National Garden Bureau named 2016 "Year... more

May 24, 2016
Fifteen DaysAbby Kleckler

What are you waiting for you? You have 15 more days to submit your entry to become Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2016 Merchandiser of the Year and have a chance at bringing home prizes that will boos... more

May 10, 2016
On Your Own TimeAbby Kleckler

Mother’s Day is in the rearview mirror, and there’s no doubt it has been a busy time for you (and hopefully still is)! If you need a break from the sales yard, join us tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 ... more

Apr 28, 2016
Breeders Continue to Focus on Landscape MarketJasmina Dolce

It's one of my favorite times of the year. Homeowners, businesses and anyone with a landscape bed are getting busy beautifying their outdoor spaces. For the past couple of weeks, I've seen gorgeous... more

Apr 26, 2016
Combo CrazyAbby Kleckler

My very first trip to California Spring Trials is behind me, and my goodness was there so much to take in. I’m not going to focus a lot here on what I saw, but check out all the blogs while at Sprin... more

Apr 14, 2016
Finishing UpAbby Kleckler

Day 4 and Day 5 of California Spring Trials have been jam-packed with great stops. Since last we met, we started Tuesday at the Dümmen Orange North location at BarrelHouse Brewing Co. in Paso Robles.... more


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