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The importance of community relationships

Recently, I received an email from a teacher at one of our area high schools asking if I would be interested in having a student “intern” this com... more »

The winter farmers market helped to bring customers into the garden center and increase sales for other items as well.

Should you start a winter vegetable market?

Vic Vanik said starting a winter vegetable program and farmers market was “a game-changer” for Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. He and his wif... more »

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5 Minutes With … Bob Wasson

What’s the best part about your job? The best part of being in the garden center business is the seasonality. I love the buildup to Mother’s Day ... more »

Ship My Plants

Is Ship My Plants the new Amazon for garden centers?

It was by selling through Amazon that Rich Christakes, CEO of Alsip Home & Nursery — with locations in Illinois and Indiana — was inspired to ... more »

Natorp's Nursery joins Ship My Plants network

Natorp’s Nursery joins Ship My Plants network

Ship My Plants recently announced that Mason, Ohio-based Natorp's Nursery has joined its seller network. With a rich history dating back to 1916, N... more »

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Axiom survey finds home gardening interest continues to rise

Interest in home gardening continues to rise despite concerns about the economy, weather and increased time spent at work in 2023. The new study found... more »