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 27, 2014
Jim Devereux has been hired as team member and sales manager at Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Devereux will play an instrumental part in... more
August 27, 2014
Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of outstanding plants that are new to the trade. This year was no exception. The 2014... more
August 26, 2014
The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry. SAF... more
August 26, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well... 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

TwineSTUDIO photo stations are the latest interactive entertainment and digital marketing tool for your retail store and events! Create a fun purchasing experience allowing your customers to become brand ambassadors. Customized to your brand. Compile data to analyze impressions and share details... more

  • TwineSTUDIO photo stations are the latest interactive entertainment and digital marketing tool for your retail store and events! Create a fun purchasing experience allowing your customers to become...
  • Dramm introduces a full array of Made in the USA ColorStorm Soaker Hoses that conveniently waters gardens and beds. The complete line of Soaker Hoses varies in sizes and diameters to fit any budget....
  • The Root Spa uses the deep water culture method of growing plants hydroponically. These 5 gallon bucket systems allow easy set up and simplified use. They deliver optimal levels of nutrient and...
  • The Sun Pottery Collection is now available exclusively through Arett Sales. Beautiful and elegantly designed glazed pottery and birdbaths as well as Italian terra cotta olive jars and planters....
  • Beautiful, eco friendly metal and glass bird feeder attracts birds all year long. Fill the glass container with mealworms, suet pellets or colorful jellies to attract blue birds, orioles, juncos and...
  • This Happy Turtle brings joy to every garden or patio. Handmade in mexico out of terra-cotta and ready to imported directly to your store. Happy Turtle may be ordered by the pallet or mixed with a "...
  • Heirloom quality art becomes an ongoing celebration of a winter’s wonderland. With pigtails and scarves flying, this embodiment of pure childhood glee manifests as a substantial, designer resin...
  • The same bright-colored, fun-loving, diverse group of fairies your customers have grown to love from the Fairy Flowers tags are now available as collectibles. The Fairies are perfectly sized for...
  • 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...
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
It's hard to believe Cultivate'14 is already in the rearview ... and AmericanHort is wasting no time getting... 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