January 2018

Eight Seconds

Humans have a shorter attention span than goldfish. I overheard this statement a few weeks ago from the opposite side of a bus, and naturally, I had to grab my smartphone and look it up for myself. ... more

Team Shift: The Two Ps to Changing Your Team’s Mind

Discover how common passion and purpose are the two most important components of exciting your staff.

Year-Round Workshops

Spark your creativity with some easy ideas to get customers interacting with your products and with your staff.

Holidays in the Garden State

Get a jumpstart on planning for your 2018 holiday season by seeing the November highlights from more than a dozen garden centers throughout New Jersey and Long Island, New York.

Growing Customers

Start this four-step program in the off season to have the internet helping you by spring.

Style Awakenings in 2018

On a recent morning as I was waking up, I turned on the radio to catch the headlines, and I heard that according to the Bloomberg Market Report (November 2017), residential construction starts are up ... more

Easy Tools to Sell More Plants

The National Garden Bureau has four “Year of the” programs that any retailer can take advantage of at no charge.

Get Your Shelves Ready

With hundreds of new or improved varieties each year, we’ve narrowed it down to 30 that might be just what you need to spice up your offerings.

Embracing Passions Beyond Plants

Hear from one research horticulturalist about how hobbies outside the industry can help spread the love of gardening.

A New Beginning

January, the dawn of a new year, is an opportunity to look back on 2017, processing what went right and what went wrong, identifying lessons learned and then looking forward with anticipation to the c... more

25 Years of Flower Power

Lawn & Garden Retailer sat down with Ashley Molion, marketing director at McDonald Garden Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to talk about its Outdoor Show, which celebrates a quarter of a decade this year.

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