Monrovia 6418 Hesperaloe parviflora 'Perpa' Brakelights_1909

November/December 2021
Adapting to a Changing Climate: Garden Centers are Finding Long-Term Eco-Friendly Solutions to Adjust to Climate Challenges.

Hotter-than-average summers have brought new challenges not only to home gardeners but to garden centers as well. Garden centers and growers are addressing the issue by adapting more eco-friendly practices and promoting drought-tolerant and native... more »
coleus ‘Fancy Feathers Copper'

September/October 2021
Hot Market, Cool Houseplants

Amid the red-hot, got to have it, forget ever buying a home, houseplant market, are a few notable and inexpensive alternatives. Can’t fill an order for 1,000 philodendron ‘Caramel Marble’ that sells for an average... more »
NHS preview Ground Rules

September/October 2021
Ground Rules

Call it the greening trifecta of 2021 — everyday gardening meets self-sufficiency meets food origin awareness. The result? A backyard and balcony edible garden boom, where no space is too small for the “foodscaping” movement.... more »
Pohmer stock It’s All About Making Choices florist gardener holding potted flower

September/October 2021
It’s All About Making Choices

The fall months are filled with both reflection on what transpired in the peak months of last spring and early fall, and looking forward with anticipation as we begin thinking about 2022. And it’s difficult... more »
5 Minutes With … Kit Leider Pierri

September/October 2021
5 Minutes With … Kit Leider Pierri

Kit Leider Pierri is garden center manager/communications director at Leider Greenhouses and an alumnus of GPN Magazine’s 40 Under 40. Could you share a little about your background? I’m a fifth generation family member of our... more »

September/October 2021
Reunited …

…. and it felt so good! For the first time in two years, the green industry convened in Columbus, Ohio, for AmericanHort’s Cultivate’21. After being forced to go virtual in 2020, the team at AmericanHort... more »
Selecta One Christmas Mouse B-horiz

August 2021
New Poinsettia Varieties

Here are 11 new poinsettia releases to consider adding to your garden center for the 2022 holiday season. ‘Biancaneve’ Lazerri ‘Candy Cane’ Dümmen Orange ‘Christmas Magic Red’ Selecta One ‘Christmas Mouse’ Selecta One ‘Early Polly’s... more »
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan Halloween

August 2021
Finding Holiday Inspiration

Established in 1945, Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland is open 361 days a year and features more than 50,000 products for all seasons. It’s size and variety have made the store a must-see destination for customers in... more »

August 2021
Garden Pharmacy 101

To the consumer, garden centers are the epicenter of their gardening world. For most of them, it’s where they find the plants they need, the soil to fill their pots, and even sometimes the new... more »

August 2021
Keeping Your Brand Fresh

I recently came across a fairly succinct definition of a brand: “The intangible sum of a retailer or product’s attributes: its name, packaging and price positioning, its history, its reputation, and the way it’s advertised.”... more »

August 2021
Adding Hemp as a Product Category

North Carolina-based Fifth Season Gardening Co. has found success in marketing its current product selections to the expanding hemp market. The family-owned business specializes in hydroponics, homebrew and organic gardening equipment at its five locations.... more »

August 2021
A Too-Quiet Summer

It’s the height of summer, and my flower gardens are a riot of color. But it’s a decidedly quieter riot here in the mid-Atlantic region, both thanks to the fact that cicada Brood X stayed... more »


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