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Kurt S. Adler Inc. Décor Trends for 2021

January 2021
Décor Trends for 2021

Trends are constantly changing, and it’s essential to always offer the newest and latest products to your customers. Our product development team goes through an extensive process to determine the new trends for the upcoming... more »
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January 2021
Golden Plants to Add Sparkle to Winter Gardens

Why settle for stark, barren winter landscapes when designing a gorgeous, vibrant, sparkly view is so easy? Creating a winterscape filled with color and golden cheer is a sure way to cure winter humdrums. Who... more »

January 2021
The Latest & Greatest

Do you know a hort rock star? Now in its 10th year, our sister publication GPN is accepting nominations for its next 40 Under 40 class — the Class of 2021. GPN’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes... more »

January 2021
5 Minutes With … Jennifer Moss

Could you share a little about your background? I’m fourth generation family ownership. I’m the oldest and my brother Dewey is my business partner. We were both literally raised right outside of a greenhouse, and... more »
stock Woman with kokedama in garden center

January 2021
Rev Up an Exhausted Customer Base with New Varieties

Collectively, we’ve been through a lot in the last year. Whether you’re a business owner questioning your own future, an employee with kids you’re trying to teach at home while working full time, or a... more »
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January 2021
Exploring the Future of Gardening Post-COVID-19

For the past 20 years, Garden Media Group has looked into the crystal ball for future trends. And this year is no different. The 2021 Garden Trends Report, “The Great Reset,” offers a peek into... more »
Gardener planting flowers

January 2021
Who Coulda Thunk it?

As I sat down to write this column in mid-November 2020 and thought about the 2021 season before us — with all of the challenges and opportunities that we’ll face — it was impossible not... more »
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November/December 2020
Winners Circle

It can be difficult to select which varieties to add to and remove from your product offering each season. Consumer needs change, and new trends emerge. There are hundreds of thousands of beautiful plants to... more »
Outdoor Living Kicker Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois

November/December 2020
Trends in Outdoor Living

Tom Partipilo, outdoor living buyer at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, says IGC customers want to buy products that will bring warmth to an area for family and friends to gather around —... more »
Dirty Secrets Kicker Tips and ideas IGCs can use to merchandise holiday items.

November/December 2020
The Four C’s of Christmas Trends

After what we’ve all been through this year, I might be suspicious of someone who honestly believes they KNOW what’s in anyone’s shopping brains for the 2020 holiday season. However, I’m also enough of a... more »
Organic Kicker Inside the World of Home Gardening

November/December 2020
Inside the World of Home Gardening

In this article, I interview Jeff Lowenfels. Jeff holds the distinction of being North America’s longest running garden columnist. He is also the author of the popular home garden book series including the three titles... more »
5 Minutes With … Bob Berbee Kicker

November/December 2020
5 Minutes With … Bob Berbee

Could you share a little about your background? I was born in the Netherlands and moved to the U.S. as a baby. My first job was counting flower bulbs in our wholesale warehouse (Leo Berbee... more »

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