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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 »
Ball Ingenuity hydrangea 'Tabletensia'

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 »
Pottery displayed in a color wave at Sunnypoint Gardens in Wisconsin.

IGCs share successful merchandising strategies

Anyone in retail knows that merchandising isn’t a one-and-done procedure; it’s a never-ending process of refreshing and rearranging to make sure merchandise is seen. After all, if your customers can’t see it, they can’t buy... more »
Pacific Plug and Liner

April 1, 2023
CAST Day 3 retail inspiration

Setting the Table A cute vignette for Kitchen Minis tabletop vegetables — which now include... more »

March 31, 2023
CAST Day 2 retail inspiration

Telling a Story with Green Goods Dümmen Orange set up a corner display with a foliage... more »
Innovator Awards Featured

March 1, 2023
Deadline extended for garden center innovator awards

How innovative is your garden center? Share your story now for the 2023 Lawn & Garden Retailer Innovator Awards. These awards will recognize garden centers for excellence in categories such as: Community Involvement, Classes and... more »
TPIE 2023

Tropical plants take center stage at TPIE

The 2023 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) brought together approximately 6,500 attendees from 48 U.S. states and 44 countries for the 50th anniversary of the show in Tampa, Florida, in January. Many of the 365... more »
Merrifield Garden Center

Mastering garden center merchandising

The old cliche of “stack it high and watch it fly” couldn’t be further from the truth for independent garden centers. Effective merchandising takes much more planning; it’s an ongoing process to introduce your products... more »
Plant Vault plant boutique rare plants Karli Heineman TPIE

Tropical trendspotting: A boutique houseplant shop focuses on rare and unique plants

A background in fashion might not be commonplace in the plant retail world, but for Karli Heineman, it’s turned out to be a real advantage. Before moving to San Diego from Los Angeles five years... more »

December 19, 2022
5 Most-Viewed Garden Retail Inspiration

Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Inspiration Book continues to inspire garden centers with fun and creative ideas they can use in their own stores. In 2022, the five most-viewed categories were: 1. Signage 2. Green Goods 3. Staff... more »