Greetings from the New Managing Editor of L&GR!
As you might have already heard, I recently joined Lawn & Garden Retailer as the new managing editor. With more than 20 years of trade magazine editing experience, I am really excited to be joining the horticulture industry.
In fact, I just returned from my very first garden center tour, the Garden Centers of America 2019 Summer Tour, which took place June 23-26 in sunny (and humid!) Nashville.
While I was there, I met a lot of great people and saw some amazing independent garden center displays.
The photo above shows one of the planting demonstrations that took place during the event – in this one, Sharon Hadden of Allisonville Nursery in Fishers, Illinois, shows tour attendees how to create sun-loving grab-and-go containers at Moore & Moore Garden Center in Nashville. Look at how colorful the greenhouse is — from the hanging baskets to the benches, color is everywhere at Moore & Moore.
I’ll be sharing highlights from my trip in the August and September issue of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Also, be sure to visit the Inspiration Book to see tons more photos!
I’m looking forward to more tours and industry events and meeting more of you. Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or at 616.520.2163 with any story ideas or industry- or business-specific issues you’d like to see covered in the magazine in the future.
Is your business celebrating an anniversary or expanding? Does your garden center put on a noteworthy event that other garden centers need to know about? If so, we just might want to talk to you for our Event Central page. Did you find a solution to a problem that you think other independent garden centers could benefit from? Let me know!
After all, we’re here to help you — our readers — to succeed in your business.