January 2019

A Sweet Premium

How much are you willing to pay for a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries? On Thanksgiving morning, I was gathered with family around a continental breakfast table at the Comfort Inn in Tomâ€... more

7 Steps to Craft a Merchandising Plan in 2019

Displays, end caps and signage are primary elements for increasing sales through visual merchandising.

Seen in Salt Lake City

Here are highlights from our visits to Cactus & Tropicals, Glover Nursery and Sun River Gardens during The Garden Center Group’s Fall Event.

Rooted Together

The Garden Media Group's eight garden trends for 2019 are important to your business as retailers and highlight people’s desires to reconnect with the natural world.

Truck Driving Designers Call to Action

As a garden and container designer of many years, I keep my eyes and ears open for design trends as keenly as possible; it’s a big part of my job. My clients are the types who want to be ahe... more

The Holidays in Pennsylvania

The 2018 holiday season may be behind us, but these Pennsylvania garden centers have ideas that will have you bookmarking pages and thinking about the 2019 season already.

The Wind Beneath Our Wings

Winter is the perfect season to evaluate your birding department and discover what to do differently for your customers before the birds return in the spring.

Yours to Use

Did you know that the National Garden Bureau’s “Year of” program can provide you with easy-to-use (and free) tools to drive awareness, foot traffic and sales?

New for You

These varieties are ready for retail in 2019 and could be just what you’re looking for to freshen up your benches.

Attracting and Empowering New Customers

The Collegiate Plant Initiative is exciting students throughout the country, and garden retailers are the next stop for their newfound plant love.

Time to Re-Think Your Success Formula?

January is the month of good intentions, new resolutions, the beginning of a new season and a new year, a clean slate to write our new history on, all abuzz with exciting new plans and strat... more

Georgia Peaches

The Georgia Peach Truck has been rolling into garden centers along the East Coast all the way from Atlanta to Boston since 2016. Lawn & Garden Retailer spoke with owner Brandon Smith about how it’s taken off and why it works for retailers.

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