Story, a New York City gift shop, reinvents its space on a regular basis. Stick with a simple recipe to elevate your tiny garden program at retail. During the hot summer months, garden centers across the country brought their A-games. See some snapshots. View a free, 30-minute, on-demand webinar titled "Maximizing Miniature Gardening." The 2015 Merchandiser of the Year has been announced!
November 24, 2015
All-America Selections recently debuted five new garden-to-table (#Garden2Table) videos to help the gardening industry promote AAS Edible Winners.  It is some of... more
November 24, 2015
Attendees at the University of Florida's Poinsettia Field Trial Day will have the opportunity to earn three pesticide CEU credits in the Ornamental and Turf category for the... more
November 24, 2015
L’Olivier Floral Atelier, an award winning floral design firm, is teaming up with Dümmen Orange to create a pop-up shop in New York City. The pop-up shop, Brookfield... more
November 24, 2015
People can now register for the 2016 Garden Center Symposium, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 20-21, 2016. This annual event, now in its 52nd year is held at the... more
November 06, 2015
Tell a story. Every retailer has its own story: its own history, its own merchandise, its own staff. It’s not news to you that telling your story is what sets you apart from... more
November 06, 2015
My wife and I just returned from another “once-in-a-lifetime” 23-day adventure starting in Switzerland, then an eight-day river cruise down the Rhine River through Germany... more
November 06, 2015
In this world of “always open,” do your current customers and potential customers receive exceptional customer service at every possible point of connection 24/7?   I... more
November 06, 2015
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November 06, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if life were as seemingly easy as it is in a whimsical fairy garden? Peaceful, breathtaking, enjoyable, relaxing, soothing, perfect. These are all... more
haiku basket sign display

Used as a point-of-purchase display or as directional signage, this sturdy fixture brings it all together. Ballasted with concrete and equipped with casters, you can roll them around to direct customers, while displaying flowering baskets in high-traffic areas. This unit is part of the Pole... more

  • haiku basket sign display
    Used as a point-of-purchase display or as directional signage, this sturdy fixture brings it all together. Ballasted with concrete and equipped with casters, you can roll them around to direct...
    haiku basket sign display
  • proven winners ceanothus
    ‘Marie Gold’ ceanothus continues the mission of the Marie series to combine the hardiness of East Coast varieties with the vivid flower color of the West Coast. With golden foliage and rich pink...
    proven winners ceanothus
  • PanAmerican Seed dianthus
    New Jolt interspecific dianthus from PanAmerican Seed puts out a powerful surge of all-season performance with electrifying color. Durable Jolt stands up to the heat in containers and landscapes,...
    PanAmerican Seed dianthus
  • ACHLA Designs offers the Trestle Plant Stand in two sizes (21 ¾ inches high and 27 ¼ inches high) which create a tiered effect when paired together. Each is comprised of a coir rope-handled bin which...
  • surreal planters
    Surreal Planters from Nature Innovations are durable, fade resistant, light and portable. Perfectly formed for planting and incredibly realistic. Painted to match the appearance of natural birch or...
    surreal planters
  • jeremie angels
    Handcrafted tin Botanical Angels accented with mother-of-pearl are lovely on a mantel or table, and are a perfect gift for a special gardener. The stunning 16-inch high Magnolia Angel holds a glass...
    jeremie angels
  • w r fun board games
    Can’t live it? Play it. Life on the Farm is a unique impulse Christmas gift item for your DIY customers. Created from hilarious real-life experiences, easy to play and loved by grandparents, parents...
    w r fun board games
  • maine bucket composter
    Maine Bucket presents its lightweight, rot-resistant cedar compost bin. With dimensions of 36 inches wide by 26 inches high by 36 inches deep, it provides ample room for all composting material while...
    maine bucket composter
  • dr earth planting mix
    Shady areas require just the right plants and those plants require just the right soil in which to thrive. With a target pH of 5.5, Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Planting Mix is the perfect mix for azaleas,...
    dr earth planting mix
  • metal bird exhart
    Exhart’s line of metal statues includes a variety of sizes, from small tabletop designs to 4-foot tall metal sculptures. A variety of designs include: cranes, roosters, peacocks, cardinals and...
    metal bird exhart
Coming to your inbox the day before Thanksgiving, I can only imagine you’re in the airport (it’s the busiest... more
I’m currently travelling around rainy North Carolina looking at garden centers, and although my normal M.O.... more
Everyone has a loyalty program. OK, not everyone, but a lot of airlines, coffee shops, gas stations and... 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