Oct 9, 2018
What We Have to OfferAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

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

Sep 25, 2018
Looking into 2019Abby (Kleckler) McGarry

Each year Garden Media's Garden Trends Report looks at what's on the horizon for the next year — and often for years down the road as well. In 2002, the focus was on decorating with containers; i... more

Sep 11, 2018
The Best MerchandisersAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

Have you picked up the September/October issue of the magazine yet? If not, you're missing out on the six finalists for 2018 Merchandiser of the Year! We had a record-setting number of entries, and... more

Aug 28, 2018
The People’s SharkAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

The last couple weeks have been full of industry events including the IGC Show in Chicago and Farwest in Portland. I spent time at the IGC Show and wanted to share with you one of my highlights from t... more

Aug 14, 2018
All Things IndependentAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

The IGC Show is here. Are you in Chicago for it? When this e-newsletter lands in your inbox, I'll be at Navy Pier checking out the trade show for new products, listening to some education and keynote ... more

Jul 24, 2018
The New Product HuntAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

Cultivate'18 is in the books, which is hard to believe after months of planning. The event was a major success, from education sessions to the Retail Peer2Peer Workshop and much more. Today, I, howeve... more

Jul 19, 2018
Spotlight on Salvia and SnapdragonJasmina Dolce

As you're likely aware by now, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) has announced the four plants that will be featured in its "Year of the" program for 2019. And I'm very excited for two in particular. ... more

Jul 10, 2018
Cultivate’18 BoundAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

In just a few days I'll be heading to Columbus, Ohio, with many of you I bet. If Cultivate'18 is already on your agenda — or if you live nearby and are still on the fence — you won't want to miss ... more

Jun 26, 2018
Hydroponic HappeningsAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

This week I'm in the Seattle, Washington, area on the Garden Centers of America (GCA) Summer Tour. This is my first time in Seattle and day one did not disappoint. I'll be sharing a lot of business... more

Jun 18, 2018
Spotlight on Spring TrialsJasmina Dolce

Each spring, breeding companies and various industry suppliers come together in California to showcase their latest and greatest offerings for the upcoming season. There is so much to take in at the C... more

Jun 12, 2018
10 Days LeftAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

Do you have any creative displays or a standout group of displays in your store? Then what are you waiting for? The deadline to enter Lawn & Garden Retailer's Merchandiser of the Year competiti... more

May 22, 2018
On the RoadAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

I'm currently learning my New York state geography as I'm driving around to garden centers in Central and Western New York and the Finger Lakes — at least looking at a map I think that encompasses t... more