1. Armstrong Garden Centers Multiple locations; armstronggarden.com Orange County’s choice for favorite garden center has a long history in Southern California. In fact, Armstrong Garden Centers dates back to 1889, when John Armstrong began growing eucalyptus and olive trees in Ontario. Despite her background, Armstrong has developed a reputation forRead More →

UPTOWN – JT and Charlie Murray found the perfect Uptown storefront for their dream business, a home and garden showroom named Hearthstone & Terrace that combined their expertise. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck. With retail closings and furniture deliveries delayed due to factory closures, the Murrays have had to revampRead More →

For this week’s In the Garden, Sharon Meyer and Charlie Nardozzi discuss how to shop safely at garden centers and greenhouses during the pandemic. Sharon: Charlie we’re here! It’s garden season again, but it’s different – it’s very different now with COVID-19, so there are different rules. What have youRead More →

On April 10, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf denied a blanket exemption that would have allowed independent family garden centers across Pennsylvania to open this spring. The refusal means that garden centers, prepared for spring, will end up with millions of plants that they will not be able to sell. InRead More →

The expansion of Michigan stay-at-home orders announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer comes with additional restrictions intended to limit the spread of the virus – including the closure of certain sections of stores. The new stay-at-home order, which takes effect on April 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and ends April 30,Read More →

With reduced hours, limited staff wearing masks, and clients standing six feet apart, business isn’t exactly business as usual at Olson’s Garden Center, but that hasn’t stopped Melissa Ferreira from doing business. all she can to get through the spring season. Ferreira explained that Olson is allowed to remain openRead More →