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Cute and clever vignettes can be found throughout the Garden at Sheiyah Market.

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Snapshots from Amish Country

In June, the Cutlivate’22 Garden Retail Tour visited several independent garden retailers north of Columbus, Ohio. Baker’s Acres Greenhouse and Garden Center Baker's Acres is located in Alexandria, Ohio, about 25 miles east of downtown... more »

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Back on the Show Floor

I’m ready to declare 2022 the Year of the Trade Show. No sooner had I unpacked from Cultivate’22 in Columbus, Ohio, than I was re-packed to jet to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for The Garden Center Show.... more »
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The Year of the Orchid

(Cattleya photo courtesy of Smithsonian Gardens) Luckily for all of us in the horticulture industry, it does not look like orchids are going out of favor anytime soon. Houseplants have seen a huge surge in... more »

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The Power of Engagement

Engagement…the act or process of creating emotional involvement or commitment. What a powerful word, one that we use all the time in many different situations. There’s a couple’s engagement, making an emotional commitment and agreement... more »
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5 Minutes With … Lindsay Farfsing

As the new owner of the multi-generational family business, Benken Florist Home & Garden, Farfsing brings over 30 years of greenhouse experience, floral and garden design, and event planning experience, as well as extensive experience... more »

Armstrong Gardens Case Study

{Sponsored} Implementing an Integrated System Pike Nurseries had been operating its locations using two separate, older computer systems — one for point of sale and one for... more »

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Pennsylvania Perspectives: A Garden Center Tour

Find merchandising inspiration in displays from these central Pennsylvania garden centers. Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses A Welcoming Entrance: Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is marking its 60th anniversary this... more »

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Expanding to Hemp/CBD in the Garden Center

Something new is growing at Pahl’s Market in Apple Valley, Minnesota. After the 2018 Farm Bill passed, Jack Pahl says they saw a new market open up for their family business and, at the beginning... more »
Cut flowers Bailey Nurseries photography by Tracy Walsh Photo

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Cutting Gardens in Vogue

We recently joined Bailey Nurseries for an action-packed media event in the heart of New York City. The main goal of the event was to meet the newest Endless Summer hydrangea, ‘Pop Star’, which will... more »
Pohmer poinsettias holidays kicker

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How Long is a Customer’s Memory?

What’s the scientific response to the question of how long a customer’s memory is? It depends! And the answer will become more critically important as it’s forecasted that inflation, stagflation and recession will all play... more »

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Holiday Musings and Tour Time

Working in magazine publishing means working months — and often a season or two — ahead. Take this issue, for example. I started reaching out for Christmas holiday content back in May, when I asked... more »
Mother's Day roses and tiaras at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery

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IGCs Get Creative to Avoid Holiday Burnout

When the holiday season is in full swing it can be hard to take a moment and enjoy it. Here, four independent garden centers share their tips and advice for avoiding holiday burnout themselves and... more »

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