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October 23, 2014
On Wednesday, November 12, at 2 p.m. EST, Clark Hermanson, garden center manager of Chicago's Pesche's Garden Center, will present a webinar to help you get the most out of... more
October 21, 2014
According to a letter on the homepage of its website, Baker Nursery in Phoenix will close for good on December 31, 2014, after 46 years of service.     Founder Jim... more
October 21, 2014
Garden Centers of America (GCA) recently announced next year's GCA Summer Tour will spotlight the best in retail gardening from Milwaukee, WI, June 21-24, 2015. Tour-goers... more
October 21, 2014
Three years ago, All-America Selections (AAS) launched a new contest for almost 200 Display Gardens to encourage new and exciting landscaping ideas with AAS Winners. The... 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

For indoor gardeners, the Xtrasun 6 AC Kit includes an Xtrasun 6-inch air-coolable reflector, which offers bright and broad light and easy bulb exchange; a Plantmax 1,000-watt sodium bulb, for maximum flowering and fruiting; and a pair of LUMii Grow Room Glasses, designed to protect eyes from... more

  • For indoor gardeners, the Xtrasun 6 AC Kit includes an Xtrasun 6-inch air-coolable reflector, which offers bright and broad light and easy bulb exchange; a Plantmax 1,000-watt sodium bulb, for...
  • Today, Bell Jar Terrariums Cloches of glass or earthen-ware serve as versatile accent pieces either indoors or outdoors. They make excellent mini gardens or showcase a favorite collection — easy to...
  • Holds popular coroplast and corrugated poster displays up to 4-feet wide by 4-feet tall. Made of durable galvanized steel and comes 25 per case. American made. American strong.
  • Royal Nativity by Liz Dillon is featured in the newest product category, Designables! Designables yard stakes are powder-coated metal stakes with an interchangeable, two-sided vinyl image that can be...
  • Bring the joys of the Christmas season to your yard with these festive solar-powered candy cane garden stakes! These beautiful holiday accents will install in just seconds and their high-quality...
  • The new, award-winning Sugar Mountain Blue sweetberry honeysuckle produces bigger, tastier super fruit with a sweet flavor reminiscent of raspberries and blueberries. This native edible is super...
  • Rich exciting new color from DRAMM! Equipped with the 400 Water Breaker Nozzle for a gentle, full flow of water and the Touch ‘N Flow shut-off valve for easy on and off watering. Comes with 12 30-...
  • Princess Crapemyrtles are dwarf, reblooming shrubs with exceptional fall foliage, disease resistance and cold tolerance. These moderate growers are primarily desired for their extended bloom period...
  • Flower Crush is a fun free app from Suntory Flowers in the iTunes store. Use a picture from your photo library or take a picture with your iPad and decorate it with Suntory varieties. Or use a...
  • Unique 8-0-3 formula is phosphorus free and now contains Hydretain. Hydretain is patented technology that manages root-zone moisture. It reduces the water requirements of plants by as much as 25...
There are a lot of IGCs out there still on the fence when it comes to miniature gardening. Maybe you're one... more
On a recent east-to-west flight wrapping up a quick business trip, I found a retailer-friendly blurb in the... more
Just wanted to give a big digital pat on the back to hort industry stalwart Jonathan Bardzik. Jonathan's the... 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