LiveTrends Design Group has captured movements sure to make for hot products on your shelves in 2015. Geranium: One jewelry boutique’s unique ideas can inspire signs for your garden center. As the Plant Something campaign adds more partners, garden centers see the value of the program as a marketing tool. The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas celebrates a big milestone with a new layout and more buying opportunities. WEBINAR: This free, 30-minute "Enchanting with Fairy Gardening" webinar is a look into one retailer’s success and commitment to this growing category. Consider the potential of mixed containers and packaged plant collections in a new and changing marketplace. 
April 22, 2015
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association board of directors has announced that CENTS 2016 will take place, Jan. 11-13 (Monday–Wednesday) with pre-convention workshops on... more
April 22, 2015
Arett Sales and AmericanHort have entered into a multi-year partnership that will further enhance the services offered to independent garden centers and hardware stores.... more
April 21, 2015
As of April 2015, The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) organization’s name has changed to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The association is... more
April 21, 2015
On April 15, 2015 Plant Select launched a new, more consumer-friendly website. Features of the new site include: An easy-to-use plant finder: Consumers can search for plants... more
April 01, 2015
  Geranium, an independently owned jewelry and accessories boutique based in the Midwest, boasts intrinsic signage with eye-catching designs and one-of-a-kind displays... more
April 01, 2015
Like many of you, especially those in the Millennial generation, I like to tinker and try to fix things on my own, without calling in professional help or taking the problem... more
April 01, 2015
When I begin to work with a client, the first thing I do is look for low-hanging fruit. What are the easy- to-pick-up profit dollars that are otherwise rotting on the vine?... more
April 01, 2015
  May is often a tough time for lawn and garden retailers to get away from their stores, but the National Hardware Show offers the perfect excuse for a quick (and... more
April 01, 2015
From bonus bucks to steep discounts, shoppers want to know what’s in it for them when they walk into a store. Products and services are important, but often they are hunting... more
Hot Skwash

Hot Skwash designs, makes and sells beautiful velvet pumpkins made with fine silk velvets and real squash, pumpkin and gourd stems. Working with local farmers, Hot Skwash harvests unwanted pumpkin and squash stems and recycles them into unique accents for in and outside the home. Each fanciful... more

  • Hot Skwash
    Hot Skwash designs, makes and sells beautiful velvet pumpkins made with fine silk velvets and real squash, pumpkin and gourd stems. Working with local farmers, Hot Skwash harvests unwanted pumpkin...
    Hot Skwash
  • CedarCraft
    CedarCraft has launched four new planters that deliver simple solutions to growing herbs, vegetables or flowers on patios, balconies, decks and other small spaces. The four shapes include Cascading...
  • Novelty Mfg.
    Developed by farming experts, the patented EarthBox gardening system is legendary for its ability to outperform and outproduce other gardening methods. This maintenance-free, award-winning gardening...
    Novelty Mfg.
  • Syndicate Home & Garden
    This innovative and chic Stackable Herb Garden is a unanimous favorite among urbanites. It is container gardening crafted for the kitchen with an emphasis on convenience and function for the smallest...
    Syndicate Home & Garden
  • Algreen Products
    Algreen’s Garden View Vertical Planter allows your customers to hang a planter on a fence, deck or wall. The Garden View includes integrated slots for customized positioning of the three planters....
    Algreen Products
  • Stone Age Creations
    Add a soothing melody to any outdoor setting. The Melody Bench, new from Stone Age Creations, encompasses beauty and tranquility through the combination of a hand-carved, natural stone top and...
    Stone Age Creations
  • ACHLA Designs
    This sumptuous Carlton Bench will likely become the favorite seat in the house. It has the pizzazz, the style and the heft to be the main attraction/focus of a garden, on a patio or in the courtyard...
    ACHLA Designs
  • LFS Glove
    This furniture-quality cherry wood rolling display, a $300 value, ships free of charge with minimum glove order. Buyers can choose one of three best-selling sets of Bellingham and Wonder Grip gloves...
    LFS Glove
  • Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs
    ‘Summer Skies’ butterfly bush is a high-drama plant destined for the summer garden. Its soft violet blue flowers contrast beautifully with the bright yellow and green variegated foliage. This is a...
    Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs
  • Proven Winners ColorChoice
    ‘Aphrodite’ sweetshrub has large, glossy foliage and beautiful, deep red flowers that bloom continuously throughout the summer. The magnolia-like blooms have a strong fragrance, unlike some...
    Proven Winners ColorChoice
It’s pothole season, and after a rough winter – especially in the Northeast – these craters are costly. A AAA... more
Yesterday, a friend of mine sent me a message with this link and the words, “My new home.” Having no clue... more
“Do Green. Do Good.” was the tagline for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show that ended Sunday, after nine... 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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