Garden Decor

June 2015
Retail-Worthy Snapshots

Every year California Spring Trials guarantees breeders' new variety introductions, but here are some standout merchandising display ideas from this year's event. Syngenta Pacific Plug & Liner Explaining Edibles 1. Use "decision tree" signage to... more »

April 2015
Tracking Up-to-the-Minute Trends

Over the last 40 years the green industry has been evolving in the most incredible ways: from the Flower Power days of the '70s to the big box explosion in the '80s and '90s, to... more »

January 2015
5 Miniature Gardening Must-Dos

Miniature gardening is here to stay, and many retailers have been amping up their products in this category. Whether you haven't given miniatures much thought, or have fully embraced the offerings, Clark Hermanson, garden center... more »

January 2, 2015
Transpac Adds Staff, Product Category

Transpac and Foreside Home and Garden have hired three new team members and created an Everyday category of year-round products. Alicon Lee, senior director of product development, is responsible for product development and design, licensing... more »

November 14, 2014
Miniature Gardening Webinar Now Available Online

If you missed Lawn & Garden Retailer's recent webinar "Go Big with Miniature Gardening," you can now view the archived presentation online.On November 12, Clark Hermanson, garden center manager of Chicago's Pesche's Garden Center, presented... more »

November/December 2014
Miniature Gardening – Advice From The Pros

Wasn't it five or six years ago when many of us were turning our noses up to miniature gardening? We didn't take it seriously. We called it a fad. Said it wouldn't last. Said it... more »

March 2014
Scaled Down

This layout is packed to the brim with great merchandising photos of miniature gardening from locally-owned garden centers. Click on the PDF link below to get inspired. more »

March 2013
My Favorite Things

1 Create Buzz Social media, local newspaper, local news channels, weekend radio shows — your pick. Each outlet is always in need of trusted, respected and seasonal content. Consider seeking out and building a relationship... more »

May 2012
Not Your Typical Pop-Up

For a floral design business that focuses heavily on the art of container gardening, Nectar & Company of Macon, Ga., sure has another art form down pat — the art of inspirational merchandising.Need proof? Just... more »

March 2012
Miniature Waiting Lists

Two retailers explain what makes their ever-popular miniature garden workshops fill up fast every spring. With deserts, mountain ranges and plains between them, Southern California's M&M Nursery and Red Cedar Gardens of Eastern Kansas are... more »

January 2012
The 10-Year Trend

On the heels of its 10th anniversary, Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center, Seattle, has proven that miniature gardening is much more than a flash in the pan. Creating a business without a market is... more »

March 2011
Small Concept Goes Big

Thanks to staff creativity and customer interest, the fairy gardening department at Tonkadale Greenhouse provides gardeners a reason to shop no matter the season.About five years ago at Tonkadale Greenhouse in Minnetonka, Minn., I started... more »