Fresh Perspectives

May 2017
Creating a Garden-Landscape Fusion

The “foodscape revolution” is all about making the most of the square footage you cultivate. From large traditional landscapes to lots with limits, every area of open mulch space is a chance to grow something... more »

February 2017
Green Beyond Christmas

A few quick Google searches will produce a plethora of articles on the trendiness of “green living” in home and garden design. In fact, maybe you are totally on this bandwagon when it comes to... more »

April 2016
Fresh Perspectives: Creating the Hype

Businesses can change a lot in 35 years. What started as a single greenhouse growing produce has turned into a 15 greenhouse operation that grows 90 percent of the plants in its retail store. Baker's... more »

March 2016
Fresh Perspectives: A Silo Above the Rest

The Barn Nursery may no longer have an old barn on its property, but its history still runs deep. One example is garden center manager Heather Moister who has been a staple at this Cary,... more »

February 2016
Fresh Perspectives: Making a Statement

A lot can change in a decade. Farmers at heart, Craig and Kathy Canoyer opened up a greenhouse next to their home near Griswold, Iowa, to sell some extra plants in 1986. Canoyer Garden Center... more »

July 2015
Fresh Perspectives: Gardening with Magic

Every gardener knows that plants are magical. The way a new leaf unfurls, the way a parched plant comes back to life with a bit of water, the way some flowers close at night to... more »

July 2015
Fresh Perspectives: Growing the Menu

Milaeger's grows its own microgreens in one of its more than 90 greenhouses before they are showcased in soups, salads and sandwiches at the Java Garden Café, located in Milaeger's Racine store and Sturtevant store.... more »

June 2015
Fresh Perspectives: Lights, Camera, Expansion

Business is all in the family at Barlow's in Sea Girt, New Jersey, about 60 miles outside of New York City. Second-generation president and general manager Stephen Barlow has first-class ideas for the grower/retailer. "My... more »


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