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Apr 8, 2019
Ready for the SeasonAbby Kleckler

Spring is in full force as far as the calendar is concerned, and let's hope that even the northern parts of the country start seeing warmer temperatures soon! I know your stores are getting stocked an... more

Mar 29, 2019
California Spring Trials — The Final DaysAbby Kleckler

California Spring Trials 2019 has ended, but we have so many more retail ideas and variety introductions to share with you. We last left off on Day 4 of the trials with some highlights from PanAmerica... more

Mar 27, 2019
California Spring Trials — Middle of the RoadAbby Kleckler

The journey continues down the California coast, where we've been seeing a lot of new introductions and having fun along the way. Day 3 started at American Takii in Salinas, where they were exhibiting... more

Mar 25, 2019
California Spring Trials — Starting Up NorthAbby Kleckler

The first two days of California Spring Trials are in the books, and so far we've seen lots of great plants and displays from breeders. The next three Retail Reports will take you through some of the ... more

Mar 18, 2019
Westward BoundAbby Kleckler

The countdown is on for California Spring Trials. We're headed out at the end of the week to The Golden State where we'll be met with new varieties galore. With 18 stops and more than 50 exhibiting co... more

Mar 11, 2019
Flowers, Butterflies & National HolidaysAbby Kleckler

Guess what day it is? It's National Plant a Flower Day! I must confess that I had no idea we celebrated such an occasion on March 12 every year until a note appeared in my inbox, but this seems like a... more

Feb 25, 2019
All Eyes on ProfitabilityAbby Kleckler

Hopefully you're familiar with AmericanHort, the association that represents all sectors of the horticulture industry. AmericanHort puts on the Cultivate trade show every July in Columbus, Ohio — an... more

Feb 11, 2019
Flowers & Dog TreatsAbby Kleckler

Valentine's Day is this Thursday, and I've loved seeing some of your garden centers' Facebook and Instagram posts giving customers gift ideas: String of Hearts houseplants, containers with heart decal... more

Jan 22, 2019
T-Minus Six DaysAbby Kleckler

Do you know someone under the age of 40 who's a rock star in the horticulture industry? I've said it once before, but our sister publication GPN is looking for them to be a part of the 40 Under 40 Cla... more

Jan 8, 2019
On the HuntAbby Kleckler

January trade show season is here! Right now, the Southern Nursery Association Conference is taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, with the MANTS trade show starting tomorrow at the same location. I... more

Dec 20, 2018
The CountdownAbby Kleckler

Happy holidays! I can't believe it's only four days until Christmas, and a week and a half until we're ringing in the New Year. I hope your wrapping is complete, your stores are full of last-minute... more

Dec 11, 2018
Dolphin Succulents?Abby Kleckler

When something makes its way around to my friends' social media, friends who have nothing to do with horticulture for a career, I take notice. Often it's the Garden Answer videos that gain some tracti... more


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