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Lurvey Home & Garden

September/October 2019
Ideas and Inspiration

Garden center tours can be a great way to see both new products and new ideas that you can take and personalize into your own store. From repurposed racks used to display products to signage... more »
Wall Greenhouse and Nursery 5

September/October 2019
2019 Merchandiser of the Year Finalists

The Final Five Our annual Merchandiser of the Year competition recognizes one independent garden center that used its creativity to build an eye-catching store display this year. Once again, we had some great entries and... more »
Salwitz Recipes for Fall Container Designs That Sell - opening

September/October 2019
Recipes for Fall Container Designs That Sell!

I’ve spoken at Cultivate (long before it was Cultivate) about how to sell more fall container designs so many times that I think my message has finally begun to sink in to the wider audience.... more »
Martin's Home and Garden

September/October 2019
Touring Music City, Part 2

Moore & Moore Garden Center, Nashville, Tennessee The Coco Hut at Moore & Moore provides a convenient place to store coconut fiber materials, as well as a prime location to display potted... more »
The fine art of watering garden center

August 2019
The Fine Art of Watering

After counseling another business owner about watering, warrantees and similar teachable moments in the challenges of watering, it occurs to me that this might be a good thing to talk about during our hottest season.... more »

August 2019
Merchandising and Display Tips & Tricks for Your Garden Center

Garden centers as well as other independent retailers face a unique challenge that sets them apart from typical department stores, big boxes and large chains: With such a specific market and depending on the time... more »
JVI Secret Gardens pots planters

August 2019
Touring Music City

In June, I had the opportunity to attend the GCA’s Summer Tour in Nashville, Tennessee, where I spent three days touring garden centers not as a customer, as I would have in my previous life,... more »

August 2019
A Sense of Balance …

Conventional wisdom says that with age comes knowledge and experience, and one should then be able to ferret out the answers and solutions to those deep, consequential questions and challenges that have eluded us. The... more »
Its small world after all - miniature house plants terrariums

August 2019
It’s a Small World After All

While retailers look for new ways to intrigue customers with unique products and events, plants still drive the majority of garden-center sales. And have you noticed? Small is fashionable! Or, at least, it can be.... more »

August 2019
Keeping an Eye on the Future

Every May for the last eight years, Lawn & Garden Retailer’s sister publication, GPN, has published its annual list of 40 young men and women who are really making a difference in the horticulture industry.... more »
Moore & Moore demonstration by Sharon Hadden of Allisonville Nursery

August 2019
Greetings!

As you might have already heard in last month’s issue, I recently joined Lawn & Garden Retailer as the new managing editor. With more than 20 years of trade magazine editing experience, I am really... more »
Ready for Retail California Spring Trials

July 2019
Ready for Retail

Each year, California Spring Trials (CAST) provides our industry with the opportunity to see and learn about the latest new variety introductions that are on tap for the coming year. This year, CAST took place... more »

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