Gifts

Reduce, reuse, recycle are at the heart of sustainable and eco-friendly trends.

July 2023
Green gifting: Sustainable and eco-friendly trends in garden gifts

Sustainability is not just a moment; it’s a movement. Both consumers and brands place value on products that are environmentally friendly and are sustainably sourced, and the gift market is no exception. Green gifting benefits... more »
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July 2023
What’s trending for the holidays

From new and novel to the traditional, holiday décor is a hot category for retailers. Read on to see what holiday décor suppliers predict to be top sellers this Christmas. L&GR: What are your best-selling... more »
Star Roses and Plants hydrangea 'Cherry Explosion'

May 2023
5 Floral trends for 2023

Bright and flashy colors, dried and preserved blooms, and a nod to nature are among some of this year’s floral trends. Read on to see what trends you’ll want to promote in your garden center.... more »
AmericasMart Winter Market

January 19, 2023
Winter 2023 Atlanta Market Attendance Posts Double-Digit Growth

Atlanta Market attendance posted double-digit growth over the Winter 2022 staging, International Market Centers (IMC) reported, attracting buyers from all 50 states and 56 countries. International traffic significantly increased, nearly doubling year-over-year with a notable... more »
Expand Your Garden Center Profits with Gift and Lifestyle Products

January 2023
Expand Your Garden Center Profits with Gift and Lifestyle Products

Gift and home markets offer opportunities for garden retailers to explore new revenue streams to grow their businesses. With expansive product offerings comes a marketplace scale that can seem daunting even to longtime attendees and... more »
Village Green Featured

January 2023
Garden Centers Provide Holiday Inspiration

There's no better place to be than home for the holidays, but after moving back to my hometown earlier this year, this Christmastime phrase takes on a whole new meaning. I took the opportunity to... more »
Transpac

November 14, 2022
Transpac Acquires Season’s Designs

Transpac, a supplier of seasonal and everyday gift and home décor, is acquiring Season’s Designs. Transpac has bought all Season’s Designs product offerings other than the sports-licensed portion of the business. Season’s Designs compliments Transpac’s... more »

February 18, 2021
Kurt S. Adler Celebrates 75 Years of Business

Kurt S. Adler Inc. recently announced it is celebrating 75 years of business this year. While serving in the U.S. Army, Kurt Adler worked in the procurement department securing necessary goods from all over the... more »

October 23, 2018
‘Garden Patch’ Picked as 2019 Color of the Year by Dutch Boy

Reflecting growing optimism in the U.S., Dutch Boy Paints has released its 2019 Color of the Year, Garden Patch 326-5DB, and three eight-color design palettes — Homestead, Studio and Sanctuary — that embody a happier, more... more »

August 29, 2016
New Book Outlines How to Rethink Gardening

In "Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life", garden designer Jan Coppola Bills shows how to rethink approaches to gardening. The book is due out in... more »

February 2016
Fresh Perspectives: Making a Statement

A lot can change in a decade. Farmers at heart, Craig and Kathy Canoyer opened up a greenhouse next to their home near Griswold, Iowa, to sell some extra plants in 1986. Canoyer Garden Center... more »

November 3, 2015
Bardzik Publishes Second Cookbook

Jonathan Bardzik, formerly of AmericanHort and the American Nursery & Landscape Association, has released his second cookbook, Seasons to Taste – Farm Fresh Joy for Kitchen and Table. A storyteller, cook and author, Bardzik's cookbook... more »