August 2018

An Inside Look

In June I visited Seattle, Washington, for the Garden Centers of America (GCA) summer tour and ended up taking a tour of a different kind as well. I went to the Boeing factory up in Everett, Washingto... more

Top Trends from Overseas

Here are some great takeaways from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

When Serendipity Meets Strategy

Many of us have heard the old quote, “Success is when preparation meets opportunity.” But, so many people struggle in our industry as they are investing in either being busy without a real strateg... more

Going Natural

Read a firsthand experience of successful methods to attract birds, butterflies and bees.

5 Tips to Bring More Buzz to Your Store

Are you speaking the right language to your customers to help drive sales?

The ‘Garden” Part of Miniature Gardening

Skip the gimcrack and gewgaws to help your customers of all ages get an enchanting, realistic living world.

Stretching …

“Standing still” and “Breaking” are two polar opposites. It’s easy to visualize each end of the axis, whatever the activity. In between is stretching. Stretching is growth, Extending our r... more

Apple Tasting

Portland Nursery in Oregon has hosted an apple tasting for over 30 years, now amassing more than 50,000 people during the first two weekends in October. We sat down with owner Jon Denney to talk about the large event.

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