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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 »

A cute help shed in the yard provides an easy-to-spot place to get plant help.

Finding inspiration in Milwaukee garden centers

The Garden Center Show tour began on a comfortably cool morning — but both the day and the retail inspiration heated up quickly. Attendees strolled... more »

Cincinnati Sights: Snapshots from 5 Cincinnati-area garden centers

Mad for Mixes Plenty of interesting combinations were spotted on the tour. [caption id="attachment_65611" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Berns ... more »

5 Minutes With ... Ashley Molion

5 Minutes With … Ashley Molion

Ashley Molion is director of marketing and communications at McDonald Garden Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. How did you get involved in horticul... more »

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Taking third place: Making your IGC a community gathering space

What do two plant sellers have in common with a sprawling indoor/outdoor shopping complex and a vintage reseller? They all focus on being a “third p... more »

How to engage with new and returning customers Ashcombe

How to engage with new and returning customers

Engaging with new and old customers is a challenging prospect for business owners in all industries. This age of constant media consumption and the ab... more »