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.
August 13, 2014
Novelty officials expect this acquisition to improve the EarthBox brand and widen its customer base. In addition to decorative planters and a broad range of watering cans,... more
August 13, 2014
IGC East’s first year, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from Aug. 5-7, has been described as a “solid success,” according to... more
August 12, 2014
The National Garden Bureau recently announced the three crops that will be featured in the 2015 “Year of the” program. For annuals, 2015 will be the Year of the Coleus. For... more
August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers has announced the creation of the first rooting network for Princettia euphorbias in partnership with Dümmen Group. Princettia has been available as unrooted... 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 SunPatiens family is growing with the five newest members: Compact Pink and Royal Magenta, Spreading Clear White, Scarlet and Shell Pink. Sun or shade, rain or shine, spring thru fall, SunPatiens won’t quit! These colorful, low-maintenance performers mean more color and less work. Super easy... more

  • The SunPatiens family is growing with the five newest members: Compact Pink and Royal Magenta, Spreading Clear White, Scarlet and Shell Pink. Sun or shade, rain or shine, spring thru fall, SunPatiens...
  • New Designables by Custom Décor feature a two-sided vinyl image on a 24-inch powder coated stake (sold separately). Over 50 interchangeable images attach with magnetic strips and show on both sides...
  • Wall suns bring joy to any outdoor or indoor space. Handmade in Jalisco, Mexico, with many varieties and sizes to choose from, the center is pottery then a decorative metal frame is made. Then each...
  • Holiday Globe Lights by Woods International are a unique way to decorate for any special occasion. These lighted holiday globes are inflatable and lightweight for easy hanging. They deflate quickly...
  • The gray zinc, olive bucket lamp shades are great for indoor and outdoor use. They are available in both gray zinc and rusty finishes as well as in 9- and 12-inch sizes. They are great for decorative...
  • The AquaFarm is now available as a direct-sale item. The all-natural ecosystem is a tabletop system, which requires minimal maintenance. The system includes the 3-gallon acrylic tank, organic herb...
  • Aqua Ultraviolet has always been known for its UV Sterilizers that control algae and the spread of fish disease. Did you know that the Ultima Bio Mechanical Filter paired with the matched UV...
  • Are all your baskets round? Don’t be such a square. Try the new hexagonal Cage Baskets — set of three. This nesting set of three includes a 9-by-11, 10½-by-14 and 12-by-17-inch diameter basket. Like...
  • Have you ever had a magical tea party? These Fairies have one every day, complete with a sunflower table and toadstools for seats. The Fairy Fantasies collection from Safari Ltd. gives life to the...
  • The summer edition of Suntory’s “Easy Gardening Tips” app is available in iTunes. The interactive digital publication inspires consumers to freshen their outdoor living spaces while providing a...
Last weekend, the Virginia Beach location of McDonald Garden Center hosted an indoor herb garden workshop.... more
It's hard to believe Cultivate'14 is already in the rearview ... and AmericanHort is wasting no time getting... more
As the summer heat sets in and foot traffic at your store begins to wane a little, the foot traffic on your... 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