November/December 2022

Talkin’ to (and About) Plants

This issue features something you’re sure to be talking about around the garden center — 15 varieties that have earned recognition from notable industry associations.

Touring the IGCs of KC

Attendees of the Garden Center Group Fall Event in September toured garden centers in the Kansas City, Missouri, area.

Trending in Milwaukee

The Garden Center Show’s IGC tour explored five different garden centers in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Winners’ Circle

These 15 varieties have earned recognition from various industry associations for their strong performance, bold colors and resilience.

Tips for Educating Your Garden Center Customers

Your IGC is much more than just a place to buy plants and mulch; it can serve as a key source of information.

5 Minutes With … Lawson Thalmann

Lawson Thalmann is business technology manager at Chalet in the North Shore of Chicago.

Engaging Plant Purchasers

Both online and in-person communications can help your garden center connect with new and existing customers.

Don’t Let Commodities Ruin Your Season

Garden centers should emphasize the message that they have something a low-cost provider doesn’t or can’t provide.

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