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Jun 10, 2019
What Are You Waiting For?Tim Hodson

Have you submitted your entry for the 2019 Merchandiser of the Year awards yet? If you haven't, you better hurry — you've only got two more days to send in your submissions. The official deadl... more

May 28, 2019
Take a Look into the FutureTim Hodson

Earlier this month, Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication GPN, debuted its 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. Now in its eighth year, GPN’s 40 Under 40 program is designed to provide the hortic... more

May 13, 2019
Less Than a MonthTim Hodson

Have you sent in your entry yet to be Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2019 Merchandiser of the Year? If you haven't, the clock is ticking. You have a little less than a month to submit your entries... more

Apr 22, 2019
Earth Month & PollinatorsAbby Kleckler

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter this weekend and an equally outdoor-filled Earth Day yesterday. The main campaign of Earth Day 2019 — according to Earth Day Network — was to "Protect Our Sp... more

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

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