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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. 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
September 15, 2014
For a comprehensive collection of must-have garden products and retail services for your independent garden center, please click the PDF link below. more
September 15, 2014
A little offseason trendspotting can do a world of good for your garden center displays. It might even make you Lawn & Garden Retailer’s Merchandiser of the Year.... 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

Another flea market-inspired riff, Vintage Drawers are as much décor as they are planters. In a variety of sizes and heights, and in a sleek, rustic, wood grain finish, these are the sort of gems you’d have to scour estate sale after estate sale to find. Vintage drawers are accessible and... more

  • Another flea market-inspired riff, Vintage Drawers are as much décor as they are planters. In a variety of sizes and heights, and in a sleek, rustic, wood grain finish, these are the sort of gems you...
  • HomeStone’s recycled and reclaimed teak wood planter boxes are an example of a new line of recycled teak planters arriving for 2015. For more information on this exciting new line, please email from...
  • The Ergogarden elevated ergonomic garden features a warm, contemporary design. This innovative and versatile elevated garden features durable weather-resistant treated wood, self-watering planter and...
  • Poly-Tex pallet sign holders are perfect for pallets of taller merchandise. Park your pallet on the large base plate and rest assured it won’t tip over in the wind. Two-sided industry standard 11-by-...
  • Brand your business! Make your bags work for you! Reinforced handle bag with 4-inch tear off at the bottom of the bag for your custom coupons, this promotes return business! Customize coupons and the...
  • Each Battery-Operated Wreath Light Set has 20 clear, mini LED lights that really draw attention. Use for decorating centerpieces, holiday decor, wreaths, arches and garland. Three AA batteries will...
  • This handcrafted angel is one of several in Jeremie’s new Gilded Botanical Collection of angels, ornaments, candle holders and nativities. She comes dressed with painted tin leaves, gilded gold...
  • The East Malling Research Station in England evaluates hops for the brewing industry. While Summer Shandy hop didn’t make the cut for beer production, it was ornamental enough for them to graciously...
  • The world’s leading vegetative petunias just got bigger with the introduction of the Surfinia Sumo series. As the name implies, Surfinia Sumos from Suntory Flowers are big and bold. Plants produce...
  • This is a new, compact, four-color series of Veronica available in dark blue, light blue, mauve and pink. They begin blooming in late spring and will rebloom into the fall if cut back in midsummer....
I just returned home after spending three days in Atlantic City for the Arett Sales Open House. This was my... more
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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