Oldcastle APG Acquires B&B Bedding to Extend Midwest Reach

July 16, 2020
Oldcastle APG Acquires B&B Bedding to Extend Midwest Reach

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, extends its geographic reach with the acquisition of B&B Bedding, a leading regional manufacturer of lawn and garden products. As a long-time co-packing partner, the company fits seamlessly into APG’s... more »

August 27, 2018
AmericanHort to Debut Landscape Operations Tour This Fall

This fall AmericanHort is introducing a new Landscape Operations Tour that will take place in Southwest Ohio. The new two-day event is scheduled for Nov. 5-6. Landscape owners and operators interested in increasing the efficiency... more »

July 19, 2018
Spotlight on Salvia and Snapdragon

As you're likely aware by now, the National Garden Bureau (NGB) has announced the four plants that will be featured in its "Year of the" program for 2019. And I'm very excited for two in... more »

June 18, 2018
Spotlight on Spring Trials

Each spring, breeding companies and various industry suppliers come together in California to showcase their latest and greatest offerings for the upcoming season. There is so much to take in at the California Spring Trials,... more »

May 14, 2018
Perennials with Season-Long Impact

The perennial category continues to gain steam at the consumer level. Homeowners want "permanent" landscape fixtures. They also want low maintenance and season-long color. Vaughn Fletcher, a regular contributor to sister publication GPN, visited Colorado... more »

April 17, 2018
An Ultra Violet Garden

As you're probably well aware by now, Pantone declared Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year. But I wanted to take this opportunity, as peak gardening season is about to begin, to discuss how... more »
Design integration: Welcoming stone walkway with low perennials in walk, color echo of perennials and painted chairs on porch; complex, colorful landscape beside – Crow (Michigan) 8/99

Evaluating a Landscape

When a customer walks into your garden center, your opening line is: "How may I help you?" What do you reply with when that person says that he or she wants to make changes in... more »

March 19, 2018
A Spring Trials Preview

The 2018 California Spring Trials is just 25 days away! With more than 60 exhibitors along 15 locations, the Spring Trials experience can seem overwhelming. That's why we've created the 2018 California Spring Trials Companion,... more »

February 19, 2018
Bring on the Heat

While winter is still in full effect in many parts of the country, spring is thankfully only 28 days away! Now is an opportune time to prep your business for the busiest time of the... more »

September 19, 2017
2018: Year of the Coreopsis

Earlier this summer, the National Garden Bureau announced its "Year of the" crops for 2018. As always, NGB has selected crops that are easy to grow and genetically diverse with plenty of varieties to choose... more »

Nature’s Reservoir

Any visit to a local garden center comes with a good dose of anticipation that you will find something new, pretty or useful. Ideas are inspirational and you can find lots of them. Indoor gardening... more »

August 18, 2017
The Vertical Trend

Some homeowners may argue that their outdoor spaces are just as, if not more, important than their indoor spaces. After all, we use our backyards to entertain, to relax and even as a place to... more »


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