June 14, 2016
Sakata and P. Allen Smith Partner for Cut Flowers

Sakata Seed America has expanded its partnership with P. Allen Smith to create the P. Allen Smith Home Grown Flower Collection, including an assortment of cut flower varieties bred exclusively by Sakata. This new collection... more »

June 14, 2016
AAS Winner Edibles Expand Availability

Six All-America Selections vegetable/edible winners are now more accessible to North American growers and gardeners. Three patio/container tomatoes from Pro-Veg Seeds Ltd. from the United Kingdom are now available to order in smaller quantities directly... more »

June 14, 2016
Dümmen Orange, Succulent Company Make Deal

Wander Tuinier B.V., a company specializing in production and sales of succulents, is joining Dümmen Orange. Wander Tuinier is joining Dümmen Orange because of the possibility to increase the production volume, the entrepreneurial spirit and the... more »

June 6, 2016
Skagit Gardens is Up for Sale

Skagit Gardens, located in Skagit Valley in western Washington, is now available for purchase. Skagit Gardens has two growing locations totaling more than 50 acres, with nearly 13 acres of covered greenhouses. Current production includes:... more »

June 6, 2016
Webinar Gives Washington Update

On June 21, Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort’s senior vice president, will present a webinar on “Everything You NEED to Know about What’s Going On In Washington!” During the one-hour webinar, Regelbrugge will provide an update on... more »

June 6, 2016
Ball WebTrack Adds New Capabilities

The latest update for Ball Seed’s WebTrack To Go mobile app now includes full ordering capabilities for the industry’s largest assortment of seeds and plants. App users can also complete order fulfillment via seed count... more »

June 6, 2016
Dramm Turns 75

The Dramm Corp. is celebrating its milestone 75th anniversary. In 1941, Manitowoc florist John G. Dramm designed a product that was to become the cornerstone of the Dramm Corp. The 400 Water Breaker Nozzle is a... more »

June 2016
Lead to Succeed

There is a saying in life that the “days are busy but the years are short” and when it comes to retail, this is absolutely the truth. After all, how often have years flown by... more »
Exit Your Business Stage Right

June 2016
Exit Your Business Stage Right

A good rule for life is to begin with the end in mind. Too bad most of us don't get this message when we're younger. I’ve heard it said that only approximately 30 percent of... more »

June 2016
Sell More Container Designs

After working in garden centers for the last 25 years as a salesperson, container designer, buyer, crew lead and any other position under the sun and snow, I learned an important lesson: Knowing and understanding... more »

May 23, 2016
Loyalty and Customer Engagement Webinar Online

If you missed Lawn & Garden Retailer’s recent webinar "Marketing gets them in but Loyalty and Customer Engagement keep them coming back!" you can now view the archived presentation online. On May 12, Keith Lam and... more »

May 2016
Macromanaging and Leadership

As a (albeit “old”) student of business and in working with retailers of all sizes, from corporate big box to locally owned garden centers in my consultancy, I’m always looking to identify those factors that... more »


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