Independent garden center

5 Minutes With … Jennifer Hatalski

July 2023
5 Minutes With … Jennifer Hatalski

  What drew you to the green industry? I was forced into it, actually. From a young age, I spent the summers waking up early and going to work with my mom at the garden... more »
BEST Human Capital and PivotPoint’s Chris Cimaglio shares tips to prepare for your exit and the transition of your garden center — and the best time for succession planning

July 2023
Success strategies for succession planning

“By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.” This familiar quote from Benjamin Franklin is especially true when it comes to succession and exit planning for your business, says Chris Cimaglio, certified exit plan advisor (CEPA),... 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 »

June 14, 2023
Garden Center Show organizes virtual garden center tour

Garden Center Show organizers recently announced it will host a webinar, “Garden Center Adventure: A Virtual Tour of Garden Centers in Three Countries.” Attendees of the free webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT on June... more »
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begin summer garden center tour

May 22, 2023
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begins summer garden center tour

Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’, the newest introduction into the Endless Summer collection, is going on tour to celebrate its official retail launch for Spring 2023. The Pop Star Concert Series will travel coast-to-coast with musically themed... more »
Sakata displayed three-season crops at CAST 2023.

June 2023
3-Season crops for more sales

Three-season crops were a continuous trend at California Spring Trials. We caught up with some breeding companies to find out more about these season extenders and how garden centers can promote them to their customers.... more »
Video Tips and Tricks for Garden Centers

June 2023
Video tips and tricks for garden centers

Debbie Foisy is giving the presentation “Turn Your Boring Plant Expertise Into Fun, Catchy Videos” on Tuesday, July 18, at Cultivate’23. Here, she shares some tips from her more than 10 years of creating videos for... more »
Devon Klingman is co-owner of Rockledge Gardens with her partner Brendan Hayes-Morrison.

June 2023
5 Minutes With … Devon Klingman

Devon Klingman is co-owner of Rockledge Gardens with her partner Brendan Hayes-Morrison. They celebrate one year of ownership in June. Can you share a little bit about what you were doing before buying Rockledge Gardens... more »
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May 15, 2023
KidsGardening offers educational tools and materials to independent garden centers

KidsGardening has announced a new service to provide garden centers resources and the opportunity to connect and engage with their own community of caregivers, teachers, parents, and other garden educators. As the popularity of gardening... more »
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April 27, 2023
Calloway’s Nursery opens first central Texas location in Cedar Park

Calloway's Nursery recently opened its first central Texas location in Cedar Park at 1201 S. Bell Blvd. The new location has 4 acres of inspiring landscape and sales area, featuring a vast selection of flowering annuals and... more »
Beyond the Brick and Mortar: A Race for Revenue and Relevance

May 2023
Beyond the brick and mortar: A race for revenue and relevance

In Simon Sinek’s book “Start With Why,” he addresses the “Law of Diffusion of Innovation.” It’s a fancy way of saying there is a wide range of decision-making for IGCs who want to leap into... more »
PLNTD in the Community How one garden shop has become a platform for doing more, giving back and spotlighting other businesses in Jersey City, New Jersey.

May 2023
PLNTD in the community

Danielle and Lauren Gambino have always had a love for plants, but it wasn’t until 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic that these sisters decided to turn their hobby into their business. Danielle had a retail... more »