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

March 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

March 2023
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

March 2023
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 »
Top Feature Articles of 2022

December 19, 2022
Top 10 Garden Retailer Feature Articles of 2022

These 10 feature articles were the most read in 2022. 1. 10 Retail Merchandising Best Practices to Follow in Your Store Good retail merchandising optimizes how products are displayed in-store and ensures that their features... more »
Village Green Featured

January 2023
Garden Centers Provide Holiday Inspiration

There's no better place to be than home for the holidays, but after moving back to my hometown earlier this year, this Christmastime phrase takes on a whole new meaning. I took the opportunity to... more »
Suburban Lawn and Garden mulch wheelbarrows

November/December 2022
Touring the IGCs of KC

Here are some snapshots of what caught our eye at the Garden Center Group Fall Event tour of garden centers in and around Kansas City, Missouri. Family Tree Nursery Family Tree Nursery opened in Overland... more »
Heyden’s Gardens Cedarburg, WI flowers

November/December 2022
Trending in Milwaukee

A day ahead of The Garden Center Show, which took place this past August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pre-registered attendees spent the day exploring five area garden centers. The tour put on display fresh new ideas... more »
Cute and clever vignettes can be found throughout the Garden at Sheiyah Market.

September/October 2022
Snapshots from Amish Country

In June, the Cutlivate’22 Garden Retail Tour visited several independent garden retailers north of Columbus, Ohio. Baker’s Acres Greenhouse and Garden Center Baker's Acres is located in Alexandria, Ohio, about 25 miles east of downtown... more »