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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

Nov 27, 2018
Giving TuesdayAbby Kleckler

Just like that, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us. I'd say that was a busy five-day stretch. We took a family trip to our local garden center Sa... more

Nov 13, 2018
Holiday ReadyAbby Kleckler

This year more than ever, I feel as though Halloween led straight into the Christmas season starting Nov. 1. Maybe there's just more people posting about their tree decorating on social media or retai... more

Oct 23, 2018
Exciting RecognitionAbby Kleckler

I'm honored to share with you that Lawn & Garden Retailer has won a 2018 Eddie Award for Best Single Issue by Folio:, the magazine for publishing professionals. There were more than 2,500 entri... more

Oct 9, 2018
What We Have to OfferAbby Kleckler

I am currently at the AmericanHort board and community connector meetings in Columbus, Ohio. Among other things, this has been an opportunity for many segments of the horticultural market — greenhou... more


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