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.
February 26, 2015
RNO Exhibitions and the National Hardware Show are working together on the inaugural launch of the Spring 2015 Outdoor Supply Auction (OSA) to be held as a new buying... more
February 26, 2015
National Garden Bureau (NGB) met recently during the ASTA Flower & Vegetable Seed Conference in Florida to plan future activities. At that time, NGB members elected four... more
February 24, 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
February 23, 2015
Each year, Garden Media Group releases their Garden Trends Report and supports it with an in-depth whitepaper, weekly blogs and infographics. This year, it has expanded with... 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

The Mini-Dragon offers an opportunity to experience flaming for natural weed control, effectiveness with extreme convenience and portability in eliminating weeds safely without chemicals. The Mini-Dragon is powered by clean burning propane from a small propane cylinder (not included) providing... more

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    ACHLA Design
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