June 15, 2015
Dramm Corp. Will Be Seen on FYI Network

Dramm Corporation's Rain Wands will be spotlighted on the FYI Network's "Home Factory", in a segment airing July 25 at 9:30 p.m. CST. "It's going to be a very fun and educational feature," said Hans... more »

June 2015
Retail-Worthy Snapshots

Every year California Spring Trials guarantees breeders' new variety introductions, but here are some standout merchandising display ideas from this year's event. Syngenta Pacific Plug & Liner Explaining Edibles 1. Use "decision tree" signage to... more »

May 27, 2015
UK Trade Show Glee Reinvents Itself

As demonstrated by the hundreds of international buyers who return year after year, one of the best opportunities to source quality British gardening suppliers is to visit the UK's major annual garden retail trade show,... more »

May 2015
Heard on the Radio

The buzzword "superfood" is printed in nearly every magazine that lands in my mailbox. Whether it's the hottest nutrient-packed snack that "you need to try" or a celebrity's praise for a trendy "new" veggie, the... more »

April 2015
Rewarding Your Customers

From bonus bucks to steep discounts, shoppers want to know what's in it for them when they walk into a store. Products and services are important, but often they are hunting for an added incentive... more »

April 2015
Got Plants?

Five years ago, business slowed for garden centers across Arizona much as it did for the rest of the country. Looking for a way to increase sales for its members, the Arizona Nursery Association (ANA)... more »

April 2015
Tracking Up-to-the-Minute Trends

Over the last 40 years the green industry has been evolving in the most incredible ways: from the Flower Power days of the '70s to the big box explosion in the '80s and '90s, to... more »

April 2015
“Earned” Rewards

Last October, I crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon and, like the 40,801 other finishers, I quickly had a space blanket over my shoulders and a medal around my neck. Millennials are often... more »

February 9, 2015
Bloomtown Web Series Campaigns on Kickstarter

Bloomtown a reality web series about the mud, sweat and tears of the horticulture industry. It helps end-consumers better understand how, where and by whom our flowers and plants are grown, purchased and sold.Each eight... more »

February 9, 2015
Retailers’ Choice Awards Chosen at New England Grows

Retailers' Choice Awards were presented to six companies at New England Grows 2015, recognizing a range of products for innovation and distinction for independent garden retail. The Garden Center Group's Tom Kegley led a team... more »

January 2015
Create Curb Appeal Chatter

For this photo-heavy layout of traffic-stopping curb appeal, please view the attached pdf. Garden centers maximize space near the road to catch the eye of potential shoppers as they drive past. more »

January 2015
Discover the Power of Your Personal Sale

Brian Wheat says he "never misses an opportunity to tell people who I am." Who he is is the CEO of Lafayette Florist, one of Colorado's largest floral and garden centers. Who Brian Wheat also... more »


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