Oct 23, 2018
Exciting RecognitionBy Abby Kleckler

I’m honored to share with you that Lawn & Garden Retailer has won a 2018 Eddie Award for Best Single Issue by Folio:, the magazine for publishing professionals.

There were more than 2,500 entries for the Eddie & Ozzie Awards, along with six finalists in our category. Lawn & Garden Retailer’s March 2018 issue came out on top for editorial excellence. The awards were presented at the New York Hilton Midtown on Oct. 9.

This award is extra special to us as well because it’s the second year in a row we’ve been honored.

Surprising People with Flowers

Are any of you participating in the 2018 Petal It Forward Event tomorrow, Oct. 24? Florists and garden centers nationwide will randomly surprise people on the street with flowers in more than 400 cities in all 50 states, plus D.C., according to the Society of American Florists.

Recipients will receive two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker or even a complete stranger.

I remember last year my mom called me on the day of Petal It Forward excited because someone had brought flowers into the coffee shop where she works. She had no idea what the event was, but it put a smile on her face.

Let me know if you’re doing anything for the event at [email protected].





Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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