Fun in the Sun

Summer is here, and the garden center is filled with customers looking for that summer idea that will blow them away. Only so many plants are heat tolerant, and now that the spring peak is... more »

Rooted in the Future of Retro

"Place man in relationship to nature," said architect Richard Neutra. "That's where he developed and where he feels most at home!" The words of this renowned name in the modern movement shows how little we... more »

A Pack Trial Adventure

Can you imagine anything more fun than riding around California with a busload of garden center owners during the beginning of their spring rush? We couldn't either, so with a lot of planning, a little... more »

Creating an Employee Handbook

Most small companies, and especially small retailers, are unable to invest in a full-time human resources (HR) expert as part of their staff. And while it makes sense to allocate tight resources where they are... more »


You polished, planned and prayed all winter long, and now it's finally here — spring. Those glorious eight weeks that can either make or break your budget for the rest of the year. If the... more »

Winner’s Circle

The award-winning varieties selected by All-America Selections (AAS), All-America Rose Selections (AARS), Fleuroselect and FloraStar are judged on many characteristics. Every new variety released on the market does not undergo rigorous trials conducted in test... more »

Products by Category

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Vendor Directory

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I love speaking to groups of people. It doesn't matter if it is a group of 10 in a sales meeting or a group of a thousand at a conference; my goal is always the... more »

Much More than A Buyer’s Guide

Welcome to the second annual Lawn & Garden Retailer Visual Sourcebook. You'll notice that our Sourcebook has grown since last year. We've added more companies to the vendor directory and the product listing and more... more »

Winter is for the birds

Why is it that people don't think to feed birds until summer is a buzz with insects? Perhaps it's that birds fly south for the winter... don't they? This is the great myth that leaves... more »