• May 2019

    Cider Festival

    Bauman Farms in Gervais, Oregon, started a Cider Festival three years ago tied to its massive Harvest Festival. It was so successful that the garden center now does two Bauman Cider Festivals each year, one in September and one in June. We talked with general manager Brian Bauman about how it’s a win-win for bringing in a lot of new customers and making money.
  • May 2019

    How to Start Your Journey of Change

    It’s May and you’re in the throes of the busiest part of the spring season. It’s scramble time trying to keep up with inventory management, customer service, staffing and just trying to keep ... more »
  • May 2019

    Creating an In-Store Experience

    This is part two of a series looking at the shopping traits of millennials and Generation Z — how brick-and-mortar retailers can market to them and, more importantly, create an in-store shopping experience that will keep them coming back.
  • May 2019

    When in Doubt … Simplify

    I’ll make this a quick and efficient read because I know you’ve already run 5 ½ miles of your 12-mile day today in the confines of the garden center, and you’re reading this while you attempt t... more »
  • May 2019

    Catering to Today’s Vegetable Gardener

    Break the myths of heirlooms and hybrids, and find the right mix for your store.

NGB Membership Hits All-Time High

National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, recently marked a significant milestone as it welcomed its ... more »
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Early Bird Deadline for GCA Summer Tour is May 31

Friday, May 31 is the last day to take advantage of early-bird discounts for GCA Summer Tour Nashville — a savings of $50 per person, plus $30 for each additional person registered, no quantity lim... more »

IGC Show Announces Destinations for Store Tour, Early Bird Discounts Available for a Limited Time

IGC Show officials have announced the full roster of dynamic host destinations for the IGC Show Store Tour, ready to roll with retail inspirations on August 12, the day before the trade show opens. ... more »

NGB ‘Year of’ Video Contest Deadline Nears

The deadline for National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) first-ever video contest, featuring #SNAPDRAGONLOVE is rapidly approaching. The #SNAPDRAGONLOVE video contest kicked off in February and the deadl... more »
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