April 2016

Outside the Vines: A Go-To Community Resource

Independent retail stores have often become staples in their communities — whether it's due to engaging displays, recognizable staff or unique products. Peter Rossing, founder and owner of Muse Art ... more

“Brick-and-Mortar” Retail is BORING

Okay, here's my premise: if you can't excite and motivate your customer enough for him/her to make the conscious decision to get in the car and make a special trip to your store, then you run the like... more

Pros Outweigh the Cons

Next month's National Hardware Show in Las Vegas has made some big changes in the lawn, garden & outdoor living categories.

How Your Landscape Department Can Succeed

Retail and landscaping have inherent differences, but these pricing models can lead both to profitability.

10 Valuable Marketing Ideas

These tactics can be easy to implement in all aspects of your business.

The Power of Pink

Getting hundreds of people into the garden center while supporting a good cause seems like a win-win. Here are three snapshots of successful campaigns inspired by Spring Meadow Nursery's Pink Days/Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea campaign. Each garden center makes the fundraisers their own, getting people excited about everything from hanging baskets to paintings throughout the year.

The Anatomy of a Great Display

These four design factors can help any area go from invisible to being the center of attention.

Fresh Perspectives: Creating the Hype

Baker's Acres Greenhouse & Garden Center maximizes its rural location by offering unique plant material and an experience worth the drive.

Rush to Wait

People hate waiting in line. Right? Not so fast.Think about the thousands of people who line up at Apple stores across the country on the day the newest iPhone is released. Or think about all of the h... more

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