April 2016
The Power of Pink

Pink Days in Bloom, Newfoundland, Canada It's rare that we take a trip across the border, but Pink Days in Bloom has become a mainstay on the small Canadian island of Newfoundland, thanks to avid... more »

April 2016
The Anatomy of a Great Display

It's no secret that attention spans are growing shorter. In all likelihood, you will only have 30 seconds of attention from a customer at any one of your displays. As the marketplace is flooded with... 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 »

January 2016
Holiday Wrap-Up

For this photo-heavy look at North Carolina garden centers, see the PDF below. more »

December 3, 2015
Pantone Names 2016 Color of the Year

Color experts Pantone have announced that the combination of Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz, is the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2016.The global authority on color and provider of professional... more »

November/December 2015
Heating Up

For this photo-heavy feature, please see the attached layout. During the hot summer months, garden centers across the country brought their A-games. See some snapshots. more »

October 1, 2015
The 2016 Garden Center Symposium Releases Speaker Line-Up

The 2016 Garden Center Symposium, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 20-21, 2016, promises to provide plenty of ideas ready to help IGC's increase their income stream. This annual event, now in its 52nd year,... more »

August 25, 2015
IGC Chicago Wraps Up Ninth Year

IGC Chicago's ninth annual show extended the excitement across Navy Pier, from the expanse of new and proven products for independent garden centers in the exhibit hall to the retail inspirations found in the IGC... more »

August 25, 2015
Poly-Tex, WaterPulse Team Up for Irrigation Mats

Poly-Tex Inc. and WaterPulse Inc. have signed an agreement that authorizes Poly-Tex to distribute WaterPulse Retail Mats along with its display systems in the United States and Canada. WaterPulse manufactures the only commercially available capillary... more »

August 18, 2015
Farwest Plans Off-Site Tours, Retail Idea Center

The Farwest Show has retailers on the mind with planned tours for attendees on Wednesday, Aug. 26, and the Idea Center for Retailers during the show. The three tours will take place simultaneously giving participants... more »

July 2015
Give This a Try

I worked at a small, family-owned coffee shop on and off for six years. From the day I turned 16, I learned that the more I smiled when customers walked in the door, the more... more »


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