They would never be called a “garden center.” They would not be a place to go to for buying annuals in the spring. They have very few hard goods; it is unlikely that a customer would find garden chemicals, fertilizers, gloves and other items. Their locations are usually not in a metro area and they […]
Gardening is a constantly changing hobby for many of us. When we visit garden centers, we are often not only buying plants that are familiar to us, but we are on the lookout for something new. Many private gardens have signature plants that might be a tree or shrub, or perhaps it is a plant(s) […]
Gardeners are often awestruck when they experience climbing vines in bloom. “It takes so long for a plant to get out into the public,” said Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon. “It takes an encounter to fall in love with it. You turn the corner, and there it is. Then you […]
Content marketing may not be a phrase you’ve heard — or maybe you’ve heard it and wondered, “What does that mean?” Wonder no more! Content marketing, simply put, is a way of marketing your own products and services not by directly promoting them, but by offering your knowledge and expertise to the public and letting […]
From produce stands and cafés, to expanded product lines and cooking demonstrations, retail garden centers are trying novel approaches to attract new customers.
The new issue of Digger magazine features stormwater management and a deluge of educational opportunities.
From retail sales to scholarships, this third-generation nurserywoman keeps her eye on the bottom line.
Schools and retail garden centers can help nurture a new generation of plant lovers.
The matriarchs of family-owned businesses are the glue that keeps both the family and the business together.
A is for April — and Annuals.