August 1, 2023
ThinkPlants releases 2023-24 New Varieties Catalog

ThinkPlants announced it is releasing a 2023/24 New Varieties catalog as a supplement to its 2022/23 book. ThinkPlants has launched more than 40 new introductions this year and is highlighting these new varieties in a... more »
Proven Winners Hosts Retail Roadshow Jessica DeGraaf

July 26, 2023
Proven Winners schedules fall 2023 Roadshows

Proven Winners recently announced it has scheduled fall Roadshows for Oct. 10 in Schaumburg, Illinois, and Oct. 17 in Syracuse, New York. Proven Winners' team of plant and retail experts will share their insights on... more »
Pen & Petal Olivia

July 6, 2023
Pen & Petal makes team changes

Pen & Petal Inc. has promoted Olivia Kaatz as account coordinator and project manager, while Joli Hohenstein is leaving her role as marketing and PR specialist. “Olivia Kaatz has been with us for a while,... more »
National Garden Bureau 2024 “Year of the” crops

July 6, 2023
National Garden Bureau announces the 2024 ‘Year of the’ crops

National Garden Bureau (NGB) recently announced the 2024 “Year of the” crops. The “Year of the” program chooses crops specifically for the North American market that are easy to grow, genetically diverse, and with a... more »
Reduce, reuse, recycle are at the heart of sustainable and eco-friendly trends.

Green gifting: Sustainable and eco-friendly trends in garden gifts

Sustainability is not just a moment; it’s a movement. Both consumers and brands place value on products that are environmentally friendly and are sustainably sourced, and the gift market is no exception. Green gifting benefits... more »
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What’s trending for the holidays

From new and novel to the traditional, holiday décor is a hot category for retailers. Read on to see what holiday décor suppliers predict to be top sellers this Christmas. L&GR: What are your best-selling... more »
unn-Edwards Corporation has announced its 2024 Color + Design Trends

June 9, 2023
2024 Color + Design Trends released

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has announced its 2024 Color + Design Trends, a collection of 48 hues across four inspired color palettes: New Dawn, Time of Comfort, View to Wonder and Cinematic Heritage. The expert-curated palettes project confidence... more »
Yellow Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a Orange Zinnia

June 9, 2023
Pollinator Week begins June 19

Starting June 19, AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will be celebrating pollinators through webinars for the green industry. The first webinar will focus on pollinator-friendly Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. Decline of several insect... more »
Women in hort week returns

May 25, 2023
Women in Horticulture Week returns

For the first time in history, female gardeners have outnumbered their male counterparts competing for medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Some 58% of designers participating in this year's event are women, placing men... more »
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begin summer garden center tour

May 22, 2023
Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’ begins summer garden center tour

Hydrangea ‘Pop Star’, the newest introduction into the Endless Summer collection, is going on tour to celebrate its official retail launch for Spring 2023. The Pop Star Concert Series will travel coast-to-coast with musically themed... more »
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Merchandising inspiration from California Spring Trials

A little rain didn’t dampen the mood at California Spring Trials, where breeding companies had their new and notable varieties on full display. On the following pages is some creative inspiration you can bring to... more »

3-Season crops for more sales

Three-season crops were a continuous trend at California Spring Trials. We caught up with some breeding companies to find out more about these season extenders and how garden centers can promote them to their customers.... more »