Hard Goods

TPIE 2024 Cool Product Awards announced

January 18, 2024
TPIE 2024 Cool Product Awards announced

More than 50 new plants and products were selected and voted on at The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), with the top 15 receiving Cool Product Awards for 2024, according to The Garden Center Group.... more »
TPIE 2023 Cool Product Awards Announced

January 23, 2023
TPIE 2023 Cool Product Awards Announced

The Garden Center Group recently released the recipients of its Cool Product Awards given at The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), which took place Jan. 18-20 in Tampa, Florida. A total of 67 plants or... more »
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 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 »

August 27, 2015
NHS Announces 2016 Layout, Schedule Changes

The National Hardware Show (NHS) will once again host the event in the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central and North Halls, beginning in 2016 - returning to the 2014 Show floor layout.The NHS had occupied... more »

August 11, 2015
IGC East Continues to Build

IGC East's second annual show at the Baltimore Convention Center drew more than 1,500 verified independent retail buyers, who shopped the latest product offerings from nearly 300 exhibiting vendors across the floor. "We appreciate the... more »

July 28, 2015
SNA 2015 Retailers’ Choice Awards Chosen

Retailers' Choice Awards at SNA 2015 were presented to nine exhibiting companies during a presentation on the SNA Stage. The Garden Center Group's Sid Raisch led the retailer search. Products were selected specifically for garden... more »

June 30, 2015
MNGC Expands Organic Soil Line

Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) will introduce an expansion of the Bumper Crop Line of organic soils and soil amendments at Cultivate'15 in Columbus Ohio, July 12-14.These products will continue the co-op's orientation towards "Organic... more »

June 15, 2015
Dramm Corp. Will Be Seen on FYI Network

Dramm Corporation's Rain Wands will be spotlighted on the FYI Network's "Home Factory", in a segment airing July 25 at 9:30 p.m. CST. "It's going to be a very fun and educational feature," said Hans... more »

December 3, 2014
Retailers’ Top Products Hosted by The Garden Center Group

The Garden Center Group has announced it will be in search of the best new products for retail at three trade shows this winter: MANTS 2015, in Baltimore; TPIE 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale; and New... more »

May 8, 2012
Study: Popular Gardening Products May Contain Toxic Chemicals

In a recent study, researchers at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, MI, tested nearly 200 gardening necessities - gloves, knee pads, hand tools, and hoses - for heavy metals and chemicals known to pose... more »

December 14, 2011
Organic Mechanics Founder Featured In Entrepreneur Magazine

The December issue of Entrepreneur magazine features Mark Highland, the founder of Organic Mechanics Soil Company, which gives an in-depth look into the company's decision to compete in the specialty soil market with an alternative... more »