April 8, 2020
IGCs, Nurseries and Flower Shops Provide Safe Way to Celebrate Spring Holidays

People are being asked to hunker down even further this week and traditional springtime gatherings are all on hold. During this uncertain time, California nurseries, garden centers and flower shops are adapting, staying open and... more »

April 6, 2020
Proven Winners Creates Facebook Group to Help IGCs Meet Today’s Challenges

Proven Winners has created a new Facebook group to help independent garden centers meet some of the challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facebook group, Proven Winners IGC Connect, is set up... more »
Independent garden centers can benefit by joining an ecommerce network.

March 2020
Expanding Ecommerce

Passion, vision and ethics — it helps you visit the homes and lives of your customers and give them what they want and need. As of now, the horticulture industry has really stepped up its... more »

February 2020
Brand Aid

Many businesses are developing a new strategy to market their story. There is no one component to make it work, but a combination of many parts or building blocks that make up the whole. Vendor... more »

February 2020
It’s All About Engagement

One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel to see dynamic garden centers throughout North America. I’m on planes — a lot. As much as I’d love to regale you... more »

January 2020
Focused on the Future of Gardening

National Garden Bureau (NGB) Executive Director Diane Blazek wants people to know that the organization she leads is a source for not only garden centers, but for home gardeners, members of the media, social media... more »
Hitting the Target: Marketing to Shoppers Under 40

July 2019
Hitting the Target: Marketing to Shoppers Under 40

"Customer-centric” is a marketing buzzword that’s often used to describe the type of experience that attracts millennial and Gen Z consumers. Yet a recent slew of ridiculous crowd-funded campaigns — such as KFC’s Kentucky Fried... more »
Kitty Munger 10 Tips for Garden Retailers to Take Great Photos

June 2019
10 Tips for Garden Retailers to Take Great Photos

Whether snapping photos on your smartphone to post on your social media pages or staging plant product shots for your website, taking photos is key to your marketing plan. Here are a few tips you... more »
Collegiate Plant Initiative

April 22, 2019
Proven Winners Supports College Plant Initiative

For the second year, Proven Winners is supporting the Collegiate Plant Initiative (CPI), a student-run organization founded at the University of Florida with the goal of connecting college students with plants and opportunities in the horticulture industry.... more »
Customers Talking Reviews stock

April 2019
What Are Your Customers Saying About You?

Not so long ago you heard directly from your customer or word-of-mouth. Today, it is much more complex. A customer can say something (either positive or negative) about you and your business in an ever-increasing... more »

March 20, 2019
Latest Issue of Gardening Simplified Now Available from Spring Meadow Nursery

Volume seven of the popular Gardening Simplified magazine has been released by Spring Meadow Nursery, manager of the popular Proven Winners ColorChoice flowering shrub brand. The 100-page reference guide is part of the company’s direct-to-consumer advertising and... more »

March 18, 2019
PanAmerican Seed Launches Website for New Impatiens Series

PanAmerican Seed has launched a new website devoted specifically to its new Beacon impatiens, a series of I. walleriana with proven high resistance to impatiens downy mildew. The website appeals to many audiences, and includes special features, including the... more »


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