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August 2021
Spread Your Wings

During the early days of the pandemic, many people found solace in being outdoors, whether gardening, hiking or birdwatching. In fact, the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count broke more records and attracted more participants than... more »
Gina and Caitlin Miller are sisters who own and manage Miller Flowers in Greenville, Ohio, a business their parents founded more than 27 years ago.

August 2021
5 Minutes with … Gina and Caitlin Miller

Gina and Caitlin Miller are sisters who own and manage Miller Flowers, a business their parents founded more than 27 years ago. You grew up in the industry, as your parents started a pig-farm-turned-greenhouse; how... more »

July 2021
Rising Stars in the Industry

Every May for the last 10 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 »

July 2021
Planting for the Fall

Though fall may seem a long way off, the time to sow for fall harvest is May to early August. When back-to-school promotions appear, retailers should begin offering large packs and pots of vegetable transplants.... more »

July 2021
Marketing Trends to Avoid in 2021

In a world where digital has become an integral piece of every garden center’s marketing strategy, there is only one thing worse than having no strategy at all — having a bad digital marketing plan... more »

July 2021
Raising the Bar

While we may have thought the growth seen in 2020 was an anomaly, indications so far point to continued growth for 2021. With more Garden Center Group members reporting in our weekly department review (WDR),... more »
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July 2021
My Money Is on You

As I write this column a few weeks post-Mother’s Day, the spring results have ranged from uninspired to good to outstanding, depending on your varied expectations and perceptions as compared to 2020. To help put... more »
Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa

July 2021
Spring Inspiration

As things slowly returned to normal in late April and early May, Lawn & Garden Retailer ventured out to several different garden centers to see what retailers were showing off this spring. We made stops... more »

July 2021
What’s New for ‘22

It’s so fun to keep up with trends in horticulture — whether it’s growing tomatoes upside down or new plant cultivars bred for improvements. And when the new year’s new varieties are announced and plant samples... more »

July 2021
5 Minutes with… Travis Knoop

Travis Knoop is owner of Laughing Owl Greenhouses in Benjamin, Utah, which opened in early April, as well as a GPN Magazine 40 Under 40 alumnus. What inspired you to start your own garden center/greenhouse... more »
Quick & Easy MARKETING SOLUTIONS FOR GARDEN CENTERS

June 2020
Quick & Easy Marketing Solutions for Garden Centers

When it comes to helping your garden center stand out in the crowded retail industry, a well thought-out marketing strategy and proper execution can be what sets the good retailers apart from the great. And... more »

June 2021
Short Staffed?

A recent Gallup poll revealed that at the height of the pandemic, 68 percent of employed U.S. adults were working from home and only 26 percent felt they were emotionally ready to return to their... more »

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