Five tips to attract more wild bird business. Check out the final five in the running for our 2014 Merchandiser of the Year competition. The owners from Portland's Voodoo Doughnuts and Chicago's Doughnut Vault share a half-dozen of their most delicious branding tips. Jennifer Schamber of Greenscape Gardens shares her experiences with Square — a mobile credit card processing app.
September 10, 2014
The 2015 All-America Selections Summer Summit will take place in conjunction with the Home Garden Seed Association’s annual meeting next October in Texas. The Urban Ag... more
September 10, 2014
Minnesota is looking for two companies to be the state’s only certified marijuana growers, and the owners of Bachman’s Inc. plan to apply. The garden center, based in... more
September 05, 2014
Bailey Nurseries has introduced a new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas to offer consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. EndlessSummerBlooms.com... more
September 05, 2014
If you grow and sell perennials and are always on the lookout for solutions to growing the healthiest crops possible then you should mark Sept. 16 on you calendar. At 2... more
August 04, 2014
The craving to satisfy a sweet tooth has led to many crazes throughout the last few years: cupcake bakeries, frozen yogurt stores, novelty doughnut shops. Although people’s... more
August 04, 2014
I think I’ve been around just long enough to consider myself a seasoned trade show veteran. With that said, it takes a little more today than it did, say, five years ago... more
August 04, 2014
Lawn & Garden Retailer’s 2014 Merchandiser of the Year is down to five finalists. Thanks to support from contest sponsors — Dramm, Braun Horticulture and MasterTag — we... more
August 04, 2014
Feed the birds? Chances are your customers do. After all, an estimated 40.5 million U.S. households participate in backyard bird watching.  Considering bird feeding... more
July 03, 2014
An edibles explosion hasn’t just captivated backyard gardeners looking to grow a few fruits or vegetables alongside ornamentals. Consumers want their favorite local... more

The new Tranquil Décor Basalt Bench is a beautiful, lasting addition to any landscape. These basalt benches are sure to set your next project apart from the ordinary. Approximately 20 inches tall and 5 feet long.

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  • The new Tranquil Décor Basalt Bench is a beautiful, lasting addition to any landscape. These basalt benches are sure to set your next project apart from the ordinary. Approximately 20 inches tall and...
  • These wrought-iron triangular tables are handmade and Roman Bronze powder coated. Use as three separate side tables or plant stands or as a group of three at variable heights as shown. For indoor and...
  • New for 2014, ACHLA Designs’ Boot Tray features decorative scrollwork stamped on durable rubber. It’s great for keeping muddy boots off the floor at home and also works as a trunk mat, ideal for...
  • Found from Canada to South America, befriend Safari Ltd’s delightful Incredible Creatures Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Baby with its fluffy “cotton ball” tail. This baby rabbit is life-size at 4¼ inches...
  • Since 1976, Jeremie has been creating unique, handcrafted home and garden accessories for independent garden centers, gift shops and specialty retailers. From the recycled steel collection of wall...
  • Solar-powered garden art with charming detail, Exhart’s Solar Fairy House/Cottage lights up the evening while adorning any garden — day or night. Available in numerous designs of various shapes and...
  • Inspired by two artists in Denver, Echo Valley introduces its line of Crooked Creations solar-lit homes to its Enchanted Gardens collection. The three models comprising the initial offering are...
  • Since 1976, Jeremie has been creating unique, hand-crafted home and garden accessories for independent garden centers, gift shops and specialty retailers. From the recycled steel collection of wall...
  • Plant Picket “sprout” planting kits for children are the all-in-one, low-cost solution for retailers to complement premium decorative garden markers. Choose from flowers or vegetables. Each kit comes...
  • An alternative to unsightly plastic and metal rainwater harvesting vessels, Ong Jars are made from dense concrete and collect hundreds of gallons of rainwater and A/C condensate. Big Grass now offers...
I just returned home after spending three days in Atlantic City for the Arett Sales Open House. This was my... more
Is your garden center's bathroom ready for the in-laws? Or your favorite local celebrity? You never know who'... more
Last weekend, the Virginia Beach location of McDonald Garden Center hosted an indoor herb garden workshop.... 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