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 17, 2015
Attendees at the National Hardware Show, May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will have an opportunity to learn more about generational buying patterns, succession... more
April 17, 2015
Daniel Klittich has been honored with the 2015 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). Klittich will be awarded with $5,000 for two consecutive... more
April 17, 2015
Armstrong Growers (a division of Armstrong Garden Centers) has acquired the business assets of Do Right’s Plant Growers in Santa Paula, California. Armstrong Growers, in need... more
April 14, 2015
Farwest 2015, which takes place Aug. 27-29 in Portland, Oregon, has opened its online show registration. Farwest has an expanded exhibitor list, a full menu of seminars and... 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
Hydrofarm Inc.

Available exclusively from Hydrofarm, the Mini Sunburst Complete Light System is available in two budget-friendly versions to suit different growing situations: 100 watt with MH lamp and 150 watt with HPS lamp. The Mini Sunburst is super quiet, lightweight and compact, and hangs easily with the... more

  • Hydrofarm Inc.
    Available exclusively from Hydrofarm, the Mini Sunburst Complete Light System is available in two budget-friendly versions to suit different growing situations: 100 watt with MH lamp and 150 watt...
    Hydrofarm Inc.
  • Acme United Corp.
    Miracle-Gro Titanium Bonded Bypass Lev-R-Lopper features a compact 18-inch design that can expand up to 23 inches with secure shoulder locks. Expand one handle for extra leverage when pruning....
    Acme United Corp.
  • Summit Chemical
    Summit Year-Round Spray Oil is an OMRI-listed, eco-friendly, all-season horticultural oil that kills aphids, scale, whiteflies, spider mites, mealybugs, thrips and other insect pests. The product...
    Summit Chemical
  • TDI Brands
    Tierra Pro, an exclusive line of tools from TDI Brands, offers high-quality cutting tools to suit every gardener’s needs. Crafted from SK5 Japanese steel, the ergonomically designed pruners, loppers...
    TDI Brands
  • Growe Industries
    The Joseph Bentley Hand Tool Gift Set includes three of a gardener’s most versatile tools: a hand trowel for light digging, a transplanting trowel for planting and a hand fork for cultivating in...
    Growe Industries
  • Dimex LLC
    EasyFlex No-Dig Landscape Edging is an innovative new product from Dimex LLC. EasyFlex provides homeowners, landscape contractors and retailers with an improved and substantially easier solution...
    Dimex LLC
  • Ferti-Lome
    The Weed Free Zone line of ferti-lome products controls over 80 of the toughest broadleaf weeds in your lawn, including clover, ground ivy, spurge, chickweed, dandelions, henbit, oxalis, poison ivy,...
  • Dr. Earth
    Rose growers everywhere are looking for a fast and effective organic product to keep their plants healthy and bouquets of gorgeous blooms coming all season long. Dr. Earth Total Advantage Rose &...
    Dr. Earth
  • Aqua Bella Designs
    Copper Fountain Trees by Aqua Bella Designs create rich, vibrating sounds of raining water. These trees are handmade by a designer in the most tranquil place in the midst of the deep woodlands in...
    Aqua Bella Designs
  • Landscapers and other pond building professionals have long recognized Firestone PondGard Rubber Liners for their unmatched ease of installation and ability to conform to the shelves needed for...
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
Over the last few weeks, I've been sharing some of the latest introductions that will make their debut next... 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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