June 8, 2015
Delaware Garden Center Installs Model Railroad

East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro, Delaware, has added a truly unique component to its store: a model railroad that depicts all aspects of the Cordrey family garden center.The Cordrey Railroad, as it's called, is... more »

June 2015
Retail-Worthy Snapshots

Every year California Spring Trials guarantees breeders' new variety introductions, but here are some standout merchandising display ideas from this year's event. Syngenta Pacific Plug & Liner Explaining Edibles 1. Use "decision tree" signage to... more »

May 27, 2015
UK Trade Show Glee Reinvents Itself

As demonstrated by the hundreds of international buyers who return year after year, one of the best opportunities to source quality British gardening suppliers is to visit the UK's major annual garden retail trade show,... more »

May 2015
Heard on the Radio

The buzzword "superfood" is printed in nearly every magazine that lands in my mailbox. Whether it's the hottest nutrient-packed snack that "you need to try" or a celebrity's praise for a trendy "new" veggie, the... more »

April 2015
Outside the Vines: A Signage Gold Mine

Geranium, an independently owned jewelry and accessories boutique based in the Midwest, boasts intrinsic signage with eye-catching designs and one-of-a-kind displays that supply customers with not only information but also a story. What started as... more »

April 2015
70 Years Young

M ay is often a tough time for lawn and garden retailers to get away from their stores, but the National Hardware Show offers the perfect excuse for a quick (and productive) escape. Sourcing what... more »

April 2015
Got Plants?

Five years ago, business slowed for garden centers across Arizona much as it did for the rest of the country. Looking for a way to increase sales for its members, the Arizona Nursery Association (ANA)... more »

April 2015
Tracking Up-to-the-Minute Trends

Over the last 40 years the green industry has been evolving in the most incredible ways: from the Flower Power days of the '70s to the big box explosion in the '80s and '90s, to... more »

January 30, 2015
Higgins Appointed President of MasterTag

MasterTag has announced the appointment of Andy Higgins as president, effective Jan. 20, 2015.Higgins brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role, having served as CEO and president of Ecke Ranch.... more »

January 2015
Shelf-Ready Sustainability

Eco-friendly and sustainable are commonplace terms, and that is nothing new. Especially in the lawn and garden industry, these terms define a more environmentally conscious consumer.Water responsibly. Grow your own vegetables. Use compost. Create a... more »

January 2015
5 Miniature Gardening Must-Dos

Miniature gardening is here to stay, and many retailers have been amping up their products in this category. Whether you haven't given miniatures much thought, or have fully embraced the offerings, Clark Hermanson, garden center... more »

December 4, 2014
Pantone Marsala is 2015’s Color of the Year

Pantone chose PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as its color of the year for 2015. "While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and... more »


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