Garden Center Touring

From curb appeal to succession plans, garden center tours can provide owners, managers and staff motivation to improve, beneficial industry connections and long-lasting memories.While working with such great people to get ready for the 2011... more »

Getting Warmer

Think warm thoughts. Why? Because the Garden Centers of America (GCA) Holiday Tour in Minnesota is upon us, and depending on where you are in the country, warm spring weekends might feel light years away.... more »

America in Bloom 2010

The 2010 America in Bloom Symposium & Awards Program, which will take place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in St. Louis, Mo., has been set, with a full program of education and events. This... more »

In Columbus, Retail Takes Center Stage

This year's OFA Short Course, which will take place July 10 to 13 in Columbus, Ohio, features a special focus on retailers that will put garden centers in the trade show spotlight more than ever... more »

Unplanned Moments

Many trade show organizers say that the best networking comes after the sessions are over, in the hallways, during coffee breaks, out on the street and in after-hours mingling.It always seemed a bit counter-intuitive to... more »