Green Goods

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Managing Editor Paige Worthy's Garden Getaway Tour to Scotland and England was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the gardens of the UK with a group of unforgettable fellow travelers and garden enthusiasts.Back in May, I... more »

California All-Stars

Couldn't make it to this year's Spring Trials? Here are some of the major players for 2010-2011. Abutilon 'Lucky Lantern Tangerine' We were first introduced to the Lucky Lantern series at last year's trials, where... more »

The Charisma of Chrysanthemums

Mums first appeared more than 2,500 years ago, and they've come a long way since then. Inspire your customers by showing off mums' range of colors and universal appeal!It's hard to find a single plant... more »

Strike a Pose

Floriculture's fashion week got a little makeover for 2010: This year, armed with a new name and many exhibitors in fresh locations, the California Spring Trials had plenty of trends to flaunt along with some... more »

Perfect 10s for 2010

These gorgeous garden performers stood out in trials. Will they make their way to your retail benches? As an independent garden center, it is crucial to set yourself apart with outstanding plants. You want to... more »

Pure Added Value

Show your customers the bright color and beauty of this low-maintenance crop that's sure to withstand the summer heat.It's spring! That means we are on the highway to summer, a time to revive the garden... more »

Cover New Ground

Embracing the newest trends in breeding, branding and merchandising groundcovers can help improve long-term sales as customers turn to this eco-friendly, robust option for problem landscape areas.Groundcovers are rising in popularity as plants with eco-friendly... more »

In the Landscape, It’s All About Quality,

These are tough times, no doubt. There's little room for mistakes, so save yourself time and money by choosing the best products from the start — and guarantee success and satisfaction for your customers at... more »

Poinsettia Picks

The 2009 National Poinsettia Trials, held at four sites throughout the United States, offer growers and retailers insight into how poinsettias perform in their respective locations — and what consumers want for the next holiday... more »

New Poinsettias for 2010

It's never too early to start planning for next holiday season, especially if you do your own growing. These new varieties stood out at this year's National Poinsettia Trials and are sure to stir some... more »

Houseplants: More Than a Pretty Face

Indoor plants promote healthy living for your customers and a healthy bottom line for your garden center.Nothing says soothing like the color green. And the granddaddies of all things green are certainly the members of... more »

Here Comes Cyclamen

Poinsettias are classic holiday plants for a reason, but for the fashion-forward shopper and creative gift giver, cyclamen are it for this holiday season. Here are some marketing and merchandising ideas.Now that we're well into... more »