February 2019

A Major Facelift

The timing always seems to work out where on my flight back from the Atlanta International Home & Gift Furnishings Market I write my note to all of you to include in the February issue. ... more

From Roots to Garden Center

Fiddleheads Garden Center in Dalton, Georgia, has been around for less than a decade, but in this time, it’s faced everything from unimaginable tragedy to innovative expansion.

Gardening and Chickens Go Hand in Hand

Raising chickens is no longer exclusive to those with acres of rural land. Many garden centers are getting into the category, and relaying the correct information to customers is key.

New Cravings

February reminds me of a few things in the garden center business and few of them have to do with hearts and chocolates. Flowers yes, but not imported fragrance-free roses and certainly not ... more

Planning Your Succession

The future of a business can be particularly tricky when there is no succession plan. Here are some tips for both the transition and transaction of moving on from your garden center.

It’s a Two-Way Street

The retail marketplace as we've always known it is irreversibly changed, driven by a shift in the consumers’ sensibilities, value perception and expectations. I’m a firm believer that cha... more

Winter Farmers Market

For the past six years, Primex Garden Center in Glenside, Pennsylvania, has been using its greenhouse space for an indoor Winter Craft and Farmers Market from the weekend before Thanksgiving through February. Fourth-generation owner Katelyn Ginsberg discusses why it works.

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