Photos courtesy of Klein Flowers and Greenhouses As the Omicron wave continues to decline in the United States, garden centers have seen steady sales for Valentine’s Day this year. Additionally, in-person purchases appeared to be higher compared to the previous two years. Projected data from the National Retail Federation’s 2022Read More →

DENVER, December 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), (“GrowGen” or the “Company”), the nation’s largest chain of hydroponic and organic specialty garden centers, today announced the move of its Phoenix, Arizona shop. The new 25,000 square foot super hydroponic garden center is located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area,Read More →

The way you decorate your home means everything as you spend a large part of your life in this private space. And nothing can brighten up your rooms like a few carefully selected houseplants. If you live here, in the nation’s capital, or elsewhere in the greater metropolitan area, beRead More →

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 →

News Advocate Staff September 22, 2021 1of5 Japanese barberry. (Courtesy / Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org) Pioneer Photo / Olivia FellowsShow moreShow less 2of5 Japanese barberry covers the forest undergrowth. (Courtesy / Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org) Pioneer Photo / Olivia FellowsShow moreShow less 3of5 4of5Read More →

“These two stores, the largest hydroponic garden centers in Southern california, positions GrowGen to sell to the highest concentration of commercial indoor cannabis growers in California. Our downtown Los Angeles location is 52,000 square feet, with a full yard and over 50 parking spaces where growers can easily shop andRead More →

Innovator in hydroponics GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG) announced Monday the acquisition of Hoagtech Hydroponics, one of the leading hydroponics and indoor gardening equipment stores serving the Bellingham, Wash. area. This acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers nationwide to 59 stores. “We are delighted with our acquisitionRead More →

“As the cannabis and hydroponics industries continue to evolve at a rapid pace, we are working to define what the next generation of garden centers will look like. Our Super Hydroponic garden centers will offer the widest choice, expert advice from our professional staff and first-rate customer service. They willRead More →

It is tempting to shop for the garden at places like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, as their prices are sometimes lower than those at small garden centers. However, a garden gnome once said that the information and greenery available at smaller “mom and pop” centers goes beyond the shackles –Read 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 →

Bay Area nursery owners are reacting with cautious optimism to a report that health workers in several counties may ease restrictions on garden centers and landscaping companies starting May 4. “We are considering lifting the restrictions on some low-risk, mostly outdoor activities,” said Santa Cruz County health officer Dr GailRead 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 →

Landscaping, nursery and garden center workers are considered non-essential workers and will not be exempt under the March 27 update to Governor Tim’s COVID-19 emergency order Walz. Yet the overall impact of the current closure of local garden centers, nurseries and landscapers is unclear. “It’s far too early to tell,”Read More →

Design-build landscaping has been our calling since the late 90s, but until three years ago we also had a commercial garden center and nursery. Owning an independent garden center is as cumbersome and risky as farming; just as subject to the vagaries of the weather. It is also very dependentRead More →

Whether you’re looking to spruce up a small patio or planning some extensive landscaping, a good garden center is a must. The best centers employ experts and, perhaps most importantly, emphasize quality. Buying plants is not like buying, say, power tools. Plants are alive, each unique and each vulnerable toRead More →

MADYSON WINN Laura Tetley, Tammy Behm and Laura Caldie bring Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop to Webster Groves in May. Anyone who gardens knows how coffee grounds benefit certain types of plants. However, three local entrepreneurs are taking this idea to a whole new level with their future concept, MaypopRead More →

Image: National Plants of the Year 2018, courtesy of Proven Winners Proven Winners has partnered with four leading consumer flower shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, Grand Rapids and Toronto to increase visibility and energize home gardeners for the spring shopping season. Proven winners will promote their three national plants of theRead More →

Garden center owners and managers from across the country traveled to Burlington, Vermont, September 18-21 for the Garden Center Group’s 2017 fall event. Attendees were eager to learn from each other through workshops and group discussions, as well as visits to local retail businesses. Throughout the third day of theRead More →

Garden art tends to be more sophisticated, as does the landscaping around sculptures and other items. Photo of Chihuly’s sculptures taken at the Dallas Arboretum. LESLIE F. HALLECK Anticipating and leading trends is the key to a successful garden center business. One green industry trend that is emerging, or re-emerging,Read More →