February 2018
East Coast Ideas By Abby Kleckler

Last month, we showed you holiday scenes from New Jersey and Long Island, New York, but they provided much more inspiration than just red and green.


Sea Girt, New Jersey

1) A large display for Barlow’s Dirty Glove Club was hard to miss and allowed people to sign up right away before a $5 price increase in the spring. 2) Tillandsia are hot, and Barlow’s combined the plants with décor pieces, spray bottles and care information.

Bob’s Garden Center

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Bob’s Garden Center did a nice job of taking some of the hottest trends and making them unique to the area such as 1) coastal-themed miniature gardening and 2) some of the succulent combinations.

Fairfield Garden Center

Fairfield, New Jersey

Fairfield Garden Center does a large business in ponds and water gardening, which you can see 1) throughout the store with multiple ponds, 2) including something I’d never seen before: a night-time garden pond room.

Hicks Nurseries

Westbury, New York

At Hicks Nurseries, 1) succulents and cacti had a desert backdrop to draw attention, 2) pallets made for an easily constructed way to display bulbs and 3) a café was full of people on a weekday for lunch.

Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop

Freeport, New York

Basic, simple messages with few words and images carried through from 1) signage to 2) stake tags at Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop.

Reynolds Garden Shop

Manahawkin, New Jersey

1) Reynolds Garden Shop took the shelving for pots and planters to a whole new level with stone and wood. 2) Similar to Barlow’s, Reynolds uses quick, key words to let customers know what they are getting into with air plants.

Abby Kleckler

Abby is the managing editor of Lawn & Garden Retailer. Contact her at [email protected]


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