Proven Winners Eco+ containers win sustainability award

September 12, 2023
2023 Sustainability Product award given to Proven Winners’ Eco+ Containers

Proven Winners Eco+ containers have been awarded 2023 Sustainability Product of the Year by Business Intelligence Group. The containers are comprised of 100% natural plant material instead of traditional petroleum-based plastic. “We are proud to... more »
TPIE 2023 Cool Product Awards Announced

January 23, 2023
TPIE 2023 Cool Product Awards Announced

The Garden Center Group recently released the recipients of its Cool Product Awards given at The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), which took place Jan. 18-20 in Tampa, Florida. A total of 67 plants or... 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 »
Tenth Avenue Holdings Adds Tusco Products to Portfolio of Home and Lifestyle Brands

October 28, 2022
Tenth Avenue Holdings Adds Tusco Products to Portfolio of Home and Lifestyle Brands

Tenth Avenue Holdings LLC (TAH) has acquired Tusco Products, a U.S. manufacturer of 100% recyclable rotation molded planters and accessories for home and commercial lawn and garden customers. Joel Citron, co-founder and co-CEO of TAH,... more »
Studio M Reengineers Art Planters to Be 100% American-Made

July 21, 2022
Studio M Reengineers Planters to Be 100% American-Made

Studio M recently announced it has reengineered its Art Planters to be 100% American-made. In addition to this redesign, the company also introduced over 600 décor accents for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Studio... more »
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Trends in Pots and Planters

What’s new in a product category that’s thousands of years old? A lot! I recently connected with four pots and planters suppliers on what’s currently trending, what they’re working on, and what garden centers can... more »
Selling More Pots & Planters Big Grass Living

Selling More Pots & Planters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reported a growth surge in the garden center industry since early March, likely due to travel restrictions throughout the country. Garden centers are often exempted from local closure orders,... more »

Half-Built on Success

Displays in Half BuildHill Country Water Gardens keeps a lot of pottery in stock — approximately four containers worth — and for good reason. We turn 40 to 50 percent of it into disappearing fountains,... more »

The Female Eye

"It's not about the basket!" McConkey Company has heard that statement countless times in its 48 years as a container manufacturer and distributor. "With most growers, an attractive, healthy plant is the main focus —... more »

Container Gardening: 365 Days of Sales Ideas

From New Year's Day to New Year's Eve, a well-designed container garden has the ability to impact sales in the nursery in innumerable ways. From trees and shrubs to miniatures, from edibles to art, the... more »

Garden State(ments)

From garden markets to a fourth generation family-owned garden center, the 2011 Garden Centers of America (GCA) Summer Tour in New Jersey offered tour attendees plenty of variety and industry history. What follows are useful... more »

Let Me Explain…

... what mannequin containers are and why they're an important part of our displays at A Proper Garden.The first time I'd ever heard the term "mannequin containers" in our industry was during a presentation given... more »