March 24, 2016
Pollinator POP Materials Developed for Retailers

HRI donated in-kind design services to produce "Help Us Plant One Million Gardens" point-of-purchase (POP) materials, which can be printed on-demand through Garden Center Marketing. The colorful and educational marketing materials include hang tags, bench... more »

March 2016
Determining Your Profit Point

Want to hear a ridiculous fact? Many retailers don't know the amount of sales they need to cover all of their expenses and pay themselves. That is referred to as a break even analysis —... more »

March 2016
7 Apps to Boost Your Business

There used to be a time when you asked someone if they'd tried any new apps lately and they assumed you were talking about appetizers at a local restaurant.It's funny how in the course of... more »

March 2016
Fresh Perspectives: A Silo Above the Rest

The Barn Nursery may no longer have an old barn on its property, but its history still runs deep. One example is garden center manager Heather Moister who has been a staple at this Cary,... more »

February 5, 2016
GrowIt!, MasterTag Join Forces

The GrowIt! Garden Socially team has partnered with MasterTag to build a robust platform of information to help users learn to grow the plants they discover while using the mobile app. Now attached to the... more »

February 2016
Successful Social Media

One of the toughest things about social media for garden centers and other small retailers, aside from finding time, is getting your followers to engage, whether it be with shares, likes, comments or retweets.Especially on... more »

February 2016
Tech Tips for IGCs

Now that you are into the new year with your goals for 2016 in place, and you are preparing for spring, it is time for you to look at technology and how it can help... more »

February 2016
Clicks and Bricks

It started small when we ordered things online that weren't available in stores. A gift that could be shipped directly to your sister, a part for your refrigerator or year-round heartworm medication for your dog.Amazon... more »

January 2016
Hone in on the Healthy Homegrown Gardener

Homegrown is in full bloom across the country. According to GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, 67 percent of the 80 million U.S. adults who garden plant vegetables, herbs, fruits or berries. And about... more »

December 15, 2015
Terra Nova Introduces Garden Decorating Guide

Terra Nova Nurseries has launched its first Garden Decorating Guide, which was created to educate brokers, growers, retailers and landscapers about available Terra Nova Nurseries varieties. The concept of the guide's wheel-shaped design is based... more »

December 3, 2015
Pantone Names 2016 Color of the Year

Color experts Pantone have announced that the combination of Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz, is the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2016.The global authority on color and provider of professional... more »

November 24, 2015
AAS Launches New Cooking Videos

All-America Selections recently debuted five new garden-to-table ( #Garden2Table ) videos to help the gardening industry promote AAS Edible Winners. It is some of these many varieties that culinary storyteller, entertainer and horticulture industry veteran... more »


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