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Dec 22, 2017
Happy Holidays!Abby Kleckler

It's the day after Christmas, and hopefully you're still in a bit of a cookie coma and suffering from family overload in the best way possible. There's no better time than now to sit back and mindl... more

Dec 12, 2017
Seeing UltravioletAbby Kleckler

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, fit seamlessly into our industry. I even saw a few garden center displays drawing attention to the company and highlighting plants with the yellow-green f... more

Nov 27, 2017
Holiday HypeAbby Kleckler

First things first, I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving followed by numerous Black Friday shoppers and lots of Small Business Saturday sales. Then, with Cyber Monday and now #GivingTu... more

Nov 13, 2017
Targeting All CustomersAbby Kleckler

Last month, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled "America's Retailers Have a New Target Customer: The 26-Year-Old Millennial." We often find ourselves trying to figure out how to get... more

Oct 23, 2017
A LegacyAbby Kleckler

Age, wisdom, knowledge and experience often go hand in hand, and in our industry, Ernest Wertheim is one individual that clearly has all four of these attributes. AmericanHort recently released a ... more

Oct 9, 2017
Fall, Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness and MoreAbby Kleckler

October has quite a bit going on with the changing leaves, temperatures that are (supposedly) cooling, fall decorations, apple orchards and Halloween at the end of the month. Halloween spending is... more

Sep 25, 2017
Top HonorsAbby Kleckler

Have you picked up the September/October issue of the magazine yet? If not, grab it now, or take a look at the digital edition. We have a winner for Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2017 Merchandiser of... more

Sep 19, 2017
2018: Year of the CoreopsisJasmina Dolce

Earlier this summer, the National Garden Bureau announced its "Year of the" crops for 2018. As always, NGB has selected crops that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with plenty of varieties to ... more

Sep 11, 2017
Talking TrendsAbby Kleckler

Each year, Garden Media Group releases its Garden Trends Report for the following year. Today is the first day you can download the trends for 2018! The theme this year is "Nature's Rx for Mental W... more

Aug 21, 2017
Easy to EngageAbby Kleckler

“Your garden center experience is like an amusement park, and the products are just the souvenirs customers take back with them.” The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs made this statement in the first 1... more

Aug 18, 2017
The Vertical TrendJasmina Dolce

Some homeowners may argue that their outdoor spaces are just as, if not more, important than their indoor spaces. After all, we use our backyards to entertain, to relax and even as a place to "staycat... more

Aug 8, 2017
Ready for the IGC Show?Abby Kleckler

The IGC Show is coming up next week (Aug. 15-17), and show organizers have a couple updates for you. First, they have added a fifth bus for the Monday garden center tour, meaning there’s now more ro... more


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