Articles

Adding the heat of tropicals

June 2019
Adding the Heat of Tropicals

If your garden center is not already riding the indoor plant wave, now is the time to take the dive and expand your foliage and tropicals department. The interior plant boom continues as people can’t... more »

June 2019
Tips from the Garden Center

These days, everyone should be focused on tropicals, as this category offers the highest dollars-per-square-foot return in our garden centers and is celebrating a renaissance which rivals the 1970s. Of course, the first things to... more »
2019 Spring Trials Sparks Retail Ideas

June 2019
2019 Spring Trials Sparks Retail Ideas

  All About the Pop 1. At Danziger, these tags further solidified Amore petunias as the perfect gift to purchase with ease for Mother’s Day. 2. Monrovia’s new ‘SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl’ helianthus had stunning... more »

June 2019
Competing Against the Amazon Effect

I came across an interesting statistic recently that amazed me, though after thinking about it for a bit, it really didn’t surprise me ... 78% of adults in the U.S. are registered or signed up... more »
Tools for seasonal hiring training and customer service

June 2019
Tools for Seasonal Hiring, Training and Customer Service

We’re in the food business at Zingerman’s, ranging from specialty foods and amazing sandwiches at the Deli, artisan breads and pastries at the Bakehouse, small batch cheese and gelato at the Creamery, to any of... more »
Recipe for Success: Meet Earl Lieske

June 2019
Recipe for Success: Meet Earl Lieske

If you take a generous heaping of Midwestern nice, a respectable quantity of service experience from a young age, throw in some well-seasoned family horticulture experience, add to that an impressive amount of education, and... more »

June 2019
Appreciation & Gratitude

A whopping 73% of Americans have a high appreciation for flowers. This statistic came from the Generations of Flowers Study a few years ago — by the Society of American Florists and the American Floral... more »

June 2019
10 Tips for Garden Retailers to Take Great Photos

Whether snapping photos on your smartphone to post on your social media pages or staging plant product shots for your website, taking photos is key to your marketing plan. Here are a few tips you... more »

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... more »

May 2019
Creating an In-Store Experience

Want to know something strange? Less than one-third of millennial consumers are motivated by advertising — according to a Retail Dive article — and Gen Z is more easily swayed by endorsements from what Forbes... more »

May 2019
language barriers

I just got back from California Spring Trials, a week-long trip down the coast seeing the latest and greatest breeders have to offer. In the June and July issues, we will be sharing with you... more »

May 2019
Catering to Today’s Vegetable Gardener

Vegetable gardening continues to surge in popularity. More and more consumers want the experience of growing their own produce. Some seek the satisfaction of producing the vegetables they use in their favorite recipes, while others... more »


FREE PRODUCT INFORMATION

Get fast and free information about the products and services featured within the magazine »
LGR May Cover Spring Trials Sparks Retail Ideas
Get one year of Lawn & Garden Retailer in both print and digital editions for free.
Preview our digital edition »

Interested in reading the print edition of Lawn & Garden Retailer?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check
out our sister site.