Independent garden center

5 Minutes With Ben Polzin

5 Minutes With … Benjamin J. Polzin

Benjamin J. Polzin is owner of Down to Earth Garden Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. What brought you to the garden center world? I started the comp... more »

Tonkadale local pottery

IGCs Share Merchandising Tips to Boost Sales

Inspiration can come from many places — here, three garden centers share where they find ideas for merchandising and tips for other IGCs. Tonkadal... more »

Selfie Spot. What do you do when you see the largest handmade live evergreen wreath in western Pennsylvania? Take a selfie! Customers can use the handy tripod stand set up to DIY their holiday photos.

Merry & Bright

Here's a look at how four garden centers spruced up their retail space for the holiday season. Wallace’s Garden Center, Bettendorf, Iowa [caption ... more »

Hitting the Road in Late Summer

While it was toward the end of season, these IGCs stepped it up with their indoor living and houseplants, providing customers with varied options and ... more »

Cam Rees is general manager of Skinner Garden Store in Topeka, Kansas.

5 Minutes With … Cameron Rees

Cam Rees is general manager of Skinner Garden Store in Topeka, Kansas. Could you share a little about your background? I grew up on a family orchard... more »

Groovy Plants Ranch plant and box

Considering E-Commerce for Your Garden Center?

Are you considering e-commerce for your plant business? For many growers and retailers, website construction and maintenance is a daunting task, let a... more »


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