November/December 2023

Is Ship My Plants the new Amazon for garden centers?

Ship My Plants founder and CEO Rich Christakes talks about why a new multi-vendor platform is the next big thing in consumer horticulture — and how garden centers can benefit.

Crafting an outdoor oasis

Americans want more stylish outdoor living spaces with both big-ticket pieces and economical accents.

Making connections

The Garden Center Group Fall Event included thoughtful (and thought-provoking) ideas and a garden center tour in the Cincinnati area.

Finding inspiration in Milwaukee garden centers

The Garden Center Show tour made five stops to IGCs in southeastern Wisconsin, each providing inspiration and ideas to attendees.

Cincinnati Sights: Snapshots from 5 Cincinnati-area garden centers

Fall was in the air — and on display — at the five IGCs included in the Garden Center Group Fall Event tour.

Winners’ circle: 14 award-winning varieties to stock your benches

Industry associations have recognized these 14 varieties for their triumphant performances in trials across the country.

What will give you the most juice for the squeeze?

Prioritize and focus your time, effort and resources on activities that provide the maximum payback.

Trending in ‘24: 6 home gardening trends to watch for next season

6 home gardening trends to have on your radar for next season.

5 Minutes With … Ashley Molion

Ashley Molion is director of marketing and communications at McDonald Garden Center.

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