Feb 19, 2018
Bring on the HeatJasmina Dolce

While winter is still in full effect in many parts of the country, spring is thankfully only 28 days away! Now is an opportune time to prep your business for the busiest time of the year. You proba... more

Feb 13, 2018
Roses Are RedAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

You are well aware that Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and hopefully you've had some great options for your customers as well as picking up something for the special people in your life. I came acros... more

Jan 23, 2018
Close to DeadlineAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

Are you under 40? Do you know someone in the industry who hasn’t hit that milestone birthday yet and is doing an incredible job? Our sister publication, GPN, wants to hear about them. You have ju... more

Jan 8, 2018
From the ProsAbby (Kleckler) McGarry

Happy New Year! I hope you've had a wonderful start to 2018. January is often seen as a time to reset, start fresh and plan for the upcoming year. I came across an article in Forbes that looks at t... more

Dec 22, 2017
Happy Holidays!Abby (Kleckler) McGarry

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) McGarry

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) McGarry

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) McGarry

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) McGarry

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) McGarry

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) McGarry

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