Green Goods

NGB Announces 2023 Green Thumb Award Winners

January 3, 2023
NGB Announces 2023 Green Thumb Award Winners

National Garden Bureau has announced six live goods and two hard goods as winners of the 2023 Green Thumb Award.  Award recipients were chosen based on these four criteria: uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve... more »

December 28, 2022
AFE Shares Ways to Increase Cut Flower Sales for Valentine’s Day Success

The National Retail Federation reports that 40% of Christmas shopping beginning right after Labor Day, so it’s no stretch to say that garden centers should begin their Valentine’s Day marketing before — or immediately after —... more »

December 19, 2022
5 Most-Viewed Garden Retail Inspiration

Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Inspiration Book continues to inspire garden centers with fun and creative ideas they can use in their own stores. In 2022, the five most-viewed categories were: 1. Signage 2. Green Goods 3. Staff... more »
Top 10 Lawn & Garden Retailer News for 2022

December 19, 2022
Top 10 Lawn & Garden Retailer News Stories of 2022

These garden retail news items were the top 10 most viewed news stories in 2022. 1. Bailey Reveals New Endless Summer Hydrangea Bailey is kicking off 2022 by introducing ‘Pop Star’ hydrangea, the newest variety... more »
Danziger Kicks Off 2024 Season With InnovationFest

December 13, 2022
New 2024 Genetics Introduced at Danziger’s InnovationFest

  Danziger’s InnovationFest kicked off 2024 by celebrating the beauty of nature. Customers and partners from more than 50 organizations around the world visited the company’s R&D facility in Israel during the month-long celebration. In addition... more »
NGB Publishes 2023 New Varieties Resources

December 7, 2022
NGB Publishes 2023 New Varieties Resources

National Garden Bureau (NGB) has added its members' new plant varieties for 2023 in its “New Plants” section. December is when many growers and retailers are finalizing or planning their product line-up and garden selections... more »
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December 6, 2022
Plant Development Services to Unveil New Brands, Varieties at MANTS

Plant Development Services Inc. (PDSI) recently announced it will unveil two new brands and two new varieties within their Sunset Plant Collection and Southern Living Plant Collection brands during MANTS 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. New... more »
Bailey Nurseries Hires Trade Communications Specialist Matt Olson

December 5, 2022
Bailey Nurseries Hires Trade Communications Specialist

Bailey Nurseries announced that Matt Olson has joined the company as trade communications specialist. In this role, Olson will lead the charge on industry-related communications, creating content and tools to support Bailey customers and industry... more »

December 1, 2022
Plants Nouveau Takes over Management of Chicagoland Grows

Plants Nouveau announced it has signed documents to assume management of the royalty administration, supply chain and marketing of the Chicagoland Grows Plant Introduction Program. Chicagoland Grows was founded in 1986 as a corporate partnership... more »
J. Berry Nursery Relaxes Branded Container Requirements for Hibiscus

November 30, 2022
J. Berry Nursery Relaxes Branded Container Requirements for Hibiscus

With ongoing supply-chain issues experienced by the horticulture industry, J. Berry Nursery announces the discontinuation of the company’s branded container requirements for its Hollywood Hibiscus tropical hibiscus brand. J. Berry Nursery no longer requires branded containers... more »
Quality Gardens poinsettia

November 28, 2022
Dispel the Poinsettia Toxicity Myth

It's time to take poinsettia off Santa's 'naughty' list, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. He says its pretty bracts and leaves pose no danger to people and pets, other than possible allergic... more »