Garden centers maximize space near the road to catch the eye of potential shoppers as they drive past. Texas ice cream shop owners promote working with and purchasing ingredients from local businesses. With shoppers focusing on eco-friendly gardening, water-wise plants have the potential to be some of your top sellers. Five tips for scaling up your scaled-down offerings Using today’s technology is imperative if you want to attract project-oriented shoppers.
January 30, 2015
MasterTag has announced the appointment of Andy Higgins as president, effective Jan. 20, 2015. Higgins brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role,... more
January 27, 2015
Syngenta Flowers has moved up the dates for its 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program. The company will again be awarding two $7,500 scholarships to college students who have... more
January 26, 2015
The Planter Pickers' 2015 design and photo contest is meant to promote the creative recycling, upcycling and reuse of everyday items as flower planters. Entering is easy:... more
January 26, 2015
All-America Selections (AAS) has chosen seven more 2015 AAS Winners, bringing the grand total of introductions for the 2015 gardening year to 25. The seven additional winners... more
January 30, 2015
Anthony Sobotik, co-owner of Lick Honest Ice Creams, grew up in South Central Texas enjoying ice cream from local, small town shops and making his own with his parents. His... more
January 30, 2015
Anyone who turned on their TV from early November through Christmas Day was bombarded with commercials touting virtually every product and service known to man. (And I... more
January 30, 2015
People look at the workers moving around the lawn and garden center, hefting bailed trees and pushing carts with potted flowers. But when it comes to the lawn and garden... more
January 30, 2015
It’s super frustrating to be in line to pay for something after I’ve decided what I want. I’ve always believed that when someone is taking my money for something they want me... more
January 30, 2015
For this photo-heavy layout of traffic-stopping curb appeal, please view the attached pdf. more

Mills Magic Rose Mix is a 100 percent natural product formulated and developed by Ted Mills, accredited consulting rosarian and Rose Show judge of the American Rose Society. This product is a combination of alfalfa meal, fish meal, steamed bone meal, cottonseed meal, blood meal, activated sludge... more

  • Mills Magic Rose Mix is a 100 percent natural product formulated and developed by Ted Mills, accredited consulting rosarian and Rose Show judge of the American Rose Society. This product is a...
  • The Pond Log and Mini Pond Log bind together the excess phosphorous in a pond, thereby reducing the algae’s food source. The two can be installed on the steps of a waterfall, beneath a floating...
  • Home Grown Ponics has a new trade-dress design for their natural aquaponics/hydroponics care-product line. The product line’s labels have changed to a more organic design. The new green color palette...
  • The new TT-Series TidalWave3 Pumps are the next generation of ultra-high efficiency asynchronous pumps. Offering more water moved per watt than ever before, these pumps are also specifically designed...
  • Engineered with you in mind, the Apex Flexalloy hose features patented Flexalloy compound which provides outstanding flexibility at 40° F for unsurpassed maneuverability and handling. Reinforced...
  • This folding green and gray canvas tool bag and stool makes a great carry-all. Several pockets give you a place for all of your tools and equipment in one easy-access location, and the comfortable...
  • Perfect for planting bulbs at just the right depth, making elegant transplants from one container to another and setting seedlings into their new homes in pots and borders, the Joseph Bentley...
  • This simple, re­usable shield is made of high-impact Polystyrene and keeps the ground warm and moist. Water and nutrients flow towards the plant, so plants grow much faster. A few saved vegetables...
  • By popular demand, Novelty welcomes “Lucky” to its cast of character watering cans. With a comfortable handle and easy pouring features, this 1-gallon darling is sure to be a winner in 2015. Made in...
  • The Palace Pot is a stately urn, both elegant and generous in volume. The expansive mouth makes it versatile for showcasing flower arrangements. Also striking as a stand­alone urn, it will beautify...
Some people are just plain hard to shop for. Whether they’re the type of people that go out and buy something... more
Last week I got a crash course in wayfinding at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.... more
It’s Christmas Eve! All of the shopping is done (or like me you're frantically running around), businesses... more
  There comes a time in your life when you realize that you’re not that smart or creative; there are... more
  I’m sure that, like me, you leave educational events and trade shows, such as the OFA Short Course,... more
    Let’s see… while I have one daughter who isn’t yet engaged, I do have a son and a daughter who... more

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