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Management

May 2018
All About the Neighbors

Swansons Nursery has a long history in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, opening at its current location more than 90 years ago. A lot has changed from the Roaring ‘20s to today, but... more »

March 9, 2018
The Perfect Plant to Feature AAS Winners

All-America Selections and The Perfect Plant have teamed up to help garden centers by featuring AAS winners on The Perfect Plant’s website and in-store kiosk plant database. “We are very appreciative to All-America Selections for making The... more »

March 2018
Art in the Garden

Driving up to Calgo Gardens, I first noticed a large painter’s palette near the road, and I immediately knew I was in for a treat. A tour of the grounds from owner Mark Estomin unearthed... more »

March 2018
10 Essentials to Include in an Employee Handbook

As a business owner, rules can be a difficult thing to implement. At the beginning, it may just be you running your garden center or website. However, as you grow, and that is the goal, rules... more »

March 2, 2018
AmericanHort Webinar to Address New Trucking Regulations

AmericanHort will host a free webinar about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate and the impact on the horticulture industry on March 15, at 2:30 p.m. EST The webinar will feature Andy Bruney from T.... more »

February 9, 2018
The Perfect Plant to Feature Bloomin’ Easy This Spring

Bloomin’ Easy has announced its line of improved, low-maintenance plants will be featured in The Perfect Plant beginning spring 2018. The Perfect Plant is a complete, interactive visual expert for garden centers to give shoppers... more »

January 8, 2018
GPN Accepting 40 Under 40 Nominations

GPN, Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. In May, the magazine will introduce its seventh 40 Under 40 class.  GPN is looking for... more »

January 2018
Team Shift: The Two Ps to Changing Your Team’s Mind

This past fall, I was grateful to be invited to present at the Garden Center Group (GCG) fall event in Burlington, Vermont. The approach to crafting the agenda and workshops was both insightful and innovative.... more »

November/December 2017
Garden Centers Sell More When Foliage Is First

Name a position in any garden center, and I have pretty much worked it. After 30 years in this industry, working through booms and busts, before computers and social media, even before there were box... more »

October 6, 2017
Applications Now Being Accepted for GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year

Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, GPN, is looking for the 2018 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year. Each year GPN recognizes an exceptional college student who is working on a horticulture-related degree and who participated... more »

September/October 2017
Permission to Sell More

How do you know when you’re presented with an opportunity to take a seemingly basic sale to the next level? Or make a dull client request rise to the level of dramatic transformation? It can... more »

August 21, 2017
Monrovia Hires New CMO

Monrovia has hired Tristan Simpson as the company’s new chief marketing officer. She will join the company Oct. 2, and be based in the company’s Azusa, California headquarters. Simpson has more than 20 years of... more »

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