Management

April 5, 2019
Dümmen Orange Names North American President

Keith Cable has assumed leadership of the North American region for Dümmen Orange, as the breeding company continues to expand its product portfolio and explore new opportunities to engage with a wider range of growers... more »

April 2019
Growing the Youth Gardening Movement

KidsGardening's mission is to create opportunities for kids to play, learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. Many garden centers share in this same mission. Asheville, North Carolina, garden center B.B.... more »

March 11, 2019
Home & Garden Fulfillment Inc. Launches E-Commerce Services for IGCs

Home & Garden Fulfillment Inc. has announced a new program designed to help retail garden center stores expand into e-commerce sales. Using the services provided by Home & Garden Fulfillment makes it possible for independent... more »

March 2019
What Do Your Customers Think of You?

Normally the answer to this question is "We really don’t know” or “I’m not really sure.” A garden center can certainly study sales and product movement. We can get into transaction counts, average sale, and... more »

February 12, 2019
Pantone, PMA to Present Webinar on Color Trends

On March 28, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the color experts at Pantone LLC will present a free, hour-long webinar on “Color Trends for 2019/2020 That Can Grow Your Business.” The webinar will be presented... more »
cornelius nursery

February 11, 2019
Cornelius Nursery Opens New Location

Cornelius Nursery has opened its second Houston-area store in Katy, Texas. The store, located on a 2.5-acre site, will celebrate its grand opening on Feb. 22. Cornelius Nursery is owned and operated by Fort Worth-based Calloway's... more »

February 2019
From Roots to Garden Center

Roots are necessary for soil stabilization, proper nutrition and plant growth. Our personal roots influence our personalities, ideas and beliefs in life. My family, especially my grandmother Helen Lane, aided the growth of my roots... more »
succession

February 2019
Planning Your Succession

While attending an industry succession planning seminar last summer, we were surprised when a young man stood up and said, “What if the current leadership [his father] doesn’t want to get out of the way?”... more »

January 4, 2019
Spring Meadow – Proven Winners HRI Scholarships Awarded

Spring Meadow Nursery and the Horticultural Research Institute have announced the recipients of 2018-2019 Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Endowment Fund scholarships. Horticulture students Yufei Qian, Aaron Sledge and William Lewis were each awarded $3500 scholarships for the 2018-2019... more »

January 2, 2019
40 Under 40 Nomination Deadline Approaching

Each year in the May issue of our sister publication GPN, we highlight the achievements of 40 young men and women who are making a difference in the horticulture industry’s future. Now it is time... more »

December 13, 2018
English Gardens Purchases Plymouth Nursery

English Gardens has acquired Plymouth Nursery in Plymouth, Michigan. The announcement was made jointly by John Darin, president of English Gardens; and Jeff Jones, owner of Plymouth Nursery. This marks English Gardens sixth location in the... more »

November 13, 2018
Lightspeed Adds New Board Members

Cloud POS system Lightspeed has appointed Patrick Pichette, Marie-Josée Lamothe, Rob Williams and Paul McFeeters to its board. The additions come in the midst of pivotal growth for the company, and usher in diverse perspectives and advisors as the company continues its... more »


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