July 2023

Taking on trends at California Spring Trials 2023

Breeders have been hard at work launching new introductions that will shine at retail and help customers have success at home. New combinations, bright colors, better growth habits and more were found at many California Spring Trials stops this year.

5 Minutes With … Jennifer Hatalski

Jennifer Hatalski is vice president of marketing for Calloway’s Nursery Inc.

Success strategies for succession planning

Tips to prepare for your exit and the transition of your garden center — and the best time to get started.

Green gifting: Sustainable and eco-friendly trends in garden gifts

Reduce, reuse, recycle are at the heart of sustainable and eco-friendly trends.

Garden Center Show returns to Milwaukee

The 2023 event includes a garden center tour, several keynotes, a trade show and opportunities to network with other green industry professionals.

Getting it done

I’m all for multi-tasking — listening to a podcast while walking the dogs, washing dishes while cooking dinner, exposing my kids to the best ‘90s music on road trips — so when a press release... more

Staff training: Making safety a top priority in the garden center

Staff training on safety procedures is essential for worker safety, as well as the safety of customers.

What’s trending for the holidays

Four holiday merchandise suppliers share their predictions of what customers will want to deck their halls with this Christmas.

6 expert tips for setting customer expectations

Knowing what makes your customer tick allows you to provide them with a positive experience.

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