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Tonkadale local pottery

January 2022
IGCs Share Merchandising Tips

Inspiration can come from many places — here, three garden centers share where they find ideas for merchandising and tips for other IGCs. Tonkadale Greenhouse Photos courtesy of Tonkadale Greenhouse L&GR: What do you plan to... more »
Selfie Spot. What do you do when you see the largest handmade live evergreen wreath in western Pennsylvania? Take a selfie! Customers can use the handy tripod stand set up to DIY their holiday photos.

January 2022
Merry & Bright

Here's a look at how four garden centers spruced up their retail space for the holiday season. Wallace’s Garden Center, Bettendorf, Iowa All Aboard! After taking last year off for COVID,... more »
Little Prince of Oregon Peperomia Photo

January 2022
2022: Year of the Peperomia

Each year, the National Garden Bureau designates specific crops to honor and promote at all levels of the industry. As part of its “Year of” program, the organization selects one annual, perennial, shrub, edible and... more »

January 2022
Growing on

Time and money — isn’t that something we can all use more of? As it turns out, it’s something homeowners plan to spend more of in the garden this year. According to the 2022 Gardening... more »
Pohmer On ... Who's Driving Your Bus?

January 2022
Who’s Driving Your Bus?

Who’s driving your bus? It’s a fairly straightforward question that most of you would answer, ‘I am!” After all, it’s your store and you get to set the rules, you get to select the merchandise... more »
stock NRF Reports Holiday Shoppers Took Advantage of Early, Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

January 2022
Beyond Holidays: Holiday Décor for Year-Round Sales

When many people picture the holidays, they imagine Christmas trees with ornaments, houses filled with décor, and home exteriors adorned in lights. These decorations are synonymous with the holiday season. Many people are teased by... more »
1.22 5 Minutes With…. Gail Vanik

January 2022
5 Minutes With … Gail Vanik

Gail Vanik is owner of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in southwestern Colorado. What brought you to the garden center world? It’s a funny story. When I was in high school, I had a part... more »
From Trial Field to Retail Bench — and Everything in Between

January 2022
From Trial Field to Retail Bench — and Everything in Between

I have been in the horticulture industry since a very young age, and whenever anyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would reply “A grower, just like my... more »

January 2022
Growing a New Brand

Today’s fastest-growing organic gardening company began with a simple question posed to two students by their college professor: Did you know mushrooms can grow on coffee grounds? Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora, then seniors at... more »
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January 2022
From Crisis to Innovation

The 2022 Garden Trends Report — From Crisis to Innovation from Garden Media Group outlines the shift that has occurred in the green industry and beyond. It goes past “The Great Reset” of 2021 and... more »

November/December 2021
A Drive Down Memory Lane

It’s not every day you drive your car into a garden center. But if you’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can do just that at Downtown Home and Garden, a century-old retailer located in the... more »

November/December 2021
Hitting the Road in Late Summer

While it was toward the end of season, these IGCs stepped it up with their indoor living and houseplants, providing customers with varied options and décor ideas with vignettes set up in and around their... more »


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