Take a look at the five finalists for our 2015 Merchandiser of the Year competition. Streamline the components of your miniatures lineup for retail success. Carefully tailored signage encourages shoppers to wander Eataly's open floor plan. These varieties turned heads at the California Spring Trials. Winners Circle: A list of award-winning varieties to help you find plants perfect for your lineup.
July 29, 2015
Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, GPN, will present two Plant Health Management Conferences in October. On Oct. 6, GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference... more
July 28, 2015
IGC Show organizers announced the launch of new free apps for IGC East and IGC Chicago, available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Now you can map your... more
July 28, 2015
The 2016 National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will take place Jan. 24-29, in the Netherlands and Germany.   Meeting objectives include: Addressing issues of importance to... more
July 28, 2015
Monrovia has partnered with "Home Free", a new reality competition show where deserving couples vie to win the keys to a fully landscaped, renovated residence. Hosted by... more
July 30, 2015
Consumers have plenty of dining options in Chicago; a myriad of choices for places to learn how to cook; and an even bigger selection of stores to shop for groceries. But... more
July 30, 2015
Gardening and birding really do go together! Aside from the fact that a love for these pastimes generally indicates an appreciation for the great outdoors, statistically... more
July 30, 2015
Every gardener knows that plants are magical. The way a new leaf unfurls, the way a parched plant comes back to life with a bit of water, the way some flowers close at night... more
July 29, 2015
The 2015 Merchandiser of the Year competition is winding down with five retailers still in the running for the top honor. This year was the most competitive yet, with a... more
July 29, 2015
I worked at a small, family-owned coffee shop on and off for six years. From the day I turned 16, I learned that the more I smiled when customers walked in the door, the... more
Surreal Planters

Surreal Planters are molded in high-density polyurethane and hand-painted to match the appearance of natural birch or white oak logs. The closed-cell polyurethane is water tight and insulates plant roots from damaging heat in summer and from cold in cooler months. At just 4 ½ pounds for a 23-... more

  • Surreal Planters
    Surreal Planters are molded in high-density polyurethane and hand-painted to match the appearance of natural birch or white oak logs. The closed-cell polyurethane is water tight and insulates plant...
    Surreal Planters
  • Weed Recede
    Weed Recede is an all-in-one weed barrier mulch bag that is soil degradable. The packaging is safely installed in the soil and acts like a weed barrier. It helps retain moisture and eliminates...
    Weed Recede
  • Terra Verde Home Line
    Terra Verde, the brand that independent garden centers and hardware stores have known for the last 25 years, has introduced its new Terra Verde Home line. This line of outdoor living furniture,...
    Terra Verde Home Line
  • Neat-Feet
    Looking for a new item to differentiate your store? Neat-Feet is the quick and easy way for your customers to clean their shoes, boots or cleats and leave the dirt outside. Neat-Feet sells well year-...
    Neat-Feet
  • Empire Canning Jars
    Empire Canning Jars, a new joint venture led by Alliance Foods Inc., has introduced a new and independent line of true “Mason” jars, the first to reach the retail market in more than 25 years....
    Empire Canning Jars
  • Birdhouse & Nesting Pocket Cleaner
    This product is perfect for getting birdhouses ready for winter and for cleaning them after the summer brood. Birdhouse & Nesting Pocket Cleaner is non-toxic and made with food-grade enzymes that...
    Birdhouse & Nesting Pocket Cleaner
  • Dramm Corp, Rain Wand
    Gives you complete and total water flow control with just one touch of your thumb. Efficiently saves time and water while watering plants, flowers and shrubbery. The One Touch Rain Wand is made with...
    Dramm Corp, Rain Wand
  • Pro Grade Cutting Tools
    Terra Verde’s new line of Pro Grade Cutting Tools feature pruners and loppers with titanium-coated blades, comfort grip handles and a lifetime warranty. Contact Arett Sales, the Premier distributor...
    Pro Grade Cutting Tools
  • Burl Texture Entry Doors
    Living Sculpture fuses an organic aesthetic with eco-friendly cementitious polymers that boast an unparalleled flexible, tensile strength with limitless design potential. The Burl Texture Entry Doors...
    Burl Texture Entry Doors
  • Steel Chimenea
    This modern design balanced with a rustic, raw finish blends perfectly in any outdoor room. Its unique shape looks cool while it keeps you warm. Made from heavy duty 16-gauge steel, this wood-...
    Steel Chimenea
Cultivate’15 in Columbus, Ohio, wrapped up last week, and if you weren’t there, take my word for it: It was a... more
Hopefully a strong spring is behind you and you can get a little breathing room because it’s trade show... more
When this newsletter lands in your inbox, I’ll be on stop number 13 of the Garden Center’s of America (GCA)... 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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