July 2012
Three Years From Now?

This feature is packed with colorful and informative photos. Please click the PDF link below to see this feature. International trends are rarely overnight sensations on U.S. soil. That said, here are a few new... more »

July 2012
Ladies’ Night … Done Right

Over the last three years — and with some lessons learned along the way — Girls' Night at Molbak's Garden + Home, Woodinville, Wash., has grown into an event that we expect to sell out.... more »

May 2012
Lone Star Standouts

This magazine layout has a ton of inspiring photos. To fully appreciate this feature in its entirety, please click on the PDF link below. From themed display gardens to simple signage strategies, a quick visit... more »

May 2012
Not Your Typical Pop-Up

For a floral design business that focuses heavily on the art of container gardening, Nectar & Company of Macon, Ga., sure has another art form down pat — the art of inspirational merchandising.Need proof? Just... more »

May 2012
Become The Buzz

A lot has been written about all the ways you can get buzz for your business — from putting discounts on your Facebook fan page, to reaching out to mommy bloggers, to offering Groupons.You don't... more »

May 2012
The World’s Largest Hanging Basket

The Garden Corner's Jonn Karsseboom is one passionate guy. He'll be the first to admit that he's also a bit of a daydreamer. Sometimes when you mix those two characteristics, extraordinary things happen — particularly... more »

May 2012
The Consumable Consumable

We've taken them for granted all these years, but they didn't mind. Tasty, delicious, aromatic and oh so versatile, herbs and veggies are good for the mind, body, spirit and business.Edibles bring customers back time... more »

May 2012
Inspiring Through Edible Exhibitions

Whether you are an advertiser, an exhibit designer or a retail store manager, your first set of questions should always be:What is your image? What is your message? Who is your audience/consumer base?We have a... more »

May 1, 2012
Marketing & Merchandising Webinar Now Available Online

If you missed GPN's webinar on "Marketing & Merchandising Ideas from Abroad," you can now view the archived presentation online.In April, Dave Edenfield, president of The Visions Group, presented some of the latest horticulture marketing... more »

April 11, 2012
Dates Set for 2013 and 2014 California Spring Trials

The Steering Committee for the California Spring Trials has announced the dates for 2013 and 2014 California Spring Trials - April 6 to April 11, 2013 and April 5 to April 10, 2014.The Steering Committee... more »

April 2012
Merchandising Step By Step

From coordinated patio accents to container gardening, Pamela Crawford explains why keeping it simple is simply the best way to go as a merchandiser. When it comes to signage and displays, you've undoubtedly heard the... more »

March 2012
Let me explain…

Merchandise Buying In Today's Economy Like many independent garden centers, we here at Countryside Flower Shop & Garden Center, Crystal Lake, Ill., have also witnessed our sales trends mirror industry trends. Compared to 2010, our... more »


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