When Instagram first launched in 2010, it was probably just a flash on most retailers’ radars, attributed to another social media fad like its predecessors Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. However, Facebook eventually flourished and the user-friendly interface made marketing a breeze for most garden centers. Even now, most garden centersRead More →

All photos courtesy of Russell’s Garden Center At Russell’s Garden Center, Russell-Skehan notes that they have been charged with surprise ocean and container surcharges. However, one of the biggest problems is that the merchandise hasn’t even arrived yet, which causes even more stress and frustration. As the industry grapples withRead More →

Only an April Fool could complain about the early spring that is offered to us. My daffodils have come and gone before, but it’s hard to resist the old adage, “Don’t plant anything before April 15th.” again.” Thank goodness a lot of orchids and onions to pass around: AN ORCHIDRead More →

Ornamental growers have a powerful tool to help manage difficult diseases such as Fusarium, leaf spots, Botrytis, powdery mildew and more with Syngenta’s Postiva fungicide registration. Postiva is approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for use in ornamental nurseries, greenhouses, and residential and commercial landscapes. Postiva is theRead More →

Erin goes Brach! It may be St. Patrick’s Day, but a lot of the greenery is onion grass, not clover. The island fields seem to be wearing camel hair coats. The Mourning Doves have arrived. large flowers Dormant plants of clivia and hippeastrum emerged from the basement in early February.Read More →

October 10, 2021 Pumpkin season is here Orange pumpkins now adorn roadside produce markets, fruit stalls and church lawn fundraisers in Surry County. One of the positive appeals of pumpkin is that it has a long shelf life and can be enjoyed throughout the long season from now until afterRead More →

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH – On Thursday, January 6, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), kicked off a milestone year, acknowledging and thanking donors, researchers and industry at a reception at the Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore, Maryland. September 19, 2022 marks the 60and HRI’s anniversary, horticulturalRead More →

Henry Meinke, a farmer, was working his land in Niles when he saw an orange light in the southeast sky. It was 1871, and the orange light was the glow of the great Chicago fire. More than 150 years later, Meinke Garden Center is still in operation on the formerRead More →

Grow Generation Corp. GRWG confirmed moving its store from Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday. New The 25,000 square foot Super Hydroponic Garden Center is in the Phoenix metro areaminutes from downtown and the airport. As the largest chain of specialized hydroponic and organic garden centers, GrowGeneration pointed out that this new hydroponicRead More →

By Susan Payne Gardens have a purpose, never more than now. For Geri Miller, Founder and CEO of Home Grown Edible Landscapes, that goal became a reality in 2013 on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, one of Los Angeles’ most upscale dining and retail streets. “My eyes fell on a weed-infested vacantRead 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 Walkers Nurseries show gardens. (Photo credit: Gary Longbottom) Register to our Business newsletter According to historical records, this garden center has been a “menagerie” since 1738. After years of curating the vast collection of seeds of all species of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, there are plenty of gardeningRead More →

Independent garden centers succeed for many reasons, including product selection, service excellence, effective marketing, beautiful facilities and engaging events. Having the technology infrastructure to support your operations is, increasingly, a critical part of a store’s success. Most CIGs were tested on many levels last year by the COVID pandemic. GardenRead 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 →

During Cultivate’21, Katie Dubow, President of Garden Media Group, shared the 2022 Garden Trends Report: Crisis to Innovation. As the industry emerges from COVID-19 and heads for a renaissance, customers are responding by spending more money. Retailers can capitalize on the revolution by focusing on the individual and emphasizing customerRead More →

During Cultivate’21, Katie Dubow, President of Garden Media Group, shared the 2022 Garden Trends Report: Crisis to Innovation. As the industry emerges from COVID-19 and heads for a renaissance, customers are responding by spending more money. Retailers can capitalize on the revolution by focusing on the individual and emphasizing customerRead More →

As the COVID-19 gardening craze continues to attract more sales and customers than in the past, Mother’s Day 2021 has broken all records. Heather Pariso, owner of The Garden Gurl Shop in New Philadelphia, Ohio, said her sales were up from a year ago, despite the “absolutely treacherous” weather. “AirRead More →

KITCHENER — As the Ontario government considers extending the provincial stay-at-home order, some Waterloo Region businesses allowed to stay open have seen a business boom. The Meadow Acres Garden Center in Petersburg had a full parking lot with cars coming in and out on Saturday. The owner told CTV NewsRead More →

By Haley Weisgerber Homestead Gardens was founded as a roadside plant stand in Davidsonville, Maryland in 1973. In the decades that followed, that stand grew into a successful independent garden center, with three retail outlets, a wholesale division, an award-winning landscape division and a horticultural supply center. Today, Homestead GardensRead 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 →

Garden centers can still ease the minds of their customers and employees despite the challenges of the pandemic. PHOTO © DMYTRO I ADOBE STOCK Insomniac, anxious, overwhelmed, forgetful, pissed off… grumpy COVID. This is what the pandemic has done to many of us and it is playing out in aRead 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 →

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: STÉPHANIE ANTAL | ADOBE STOCK PHOTO ELEMENTS It has certainly been a year like no other. What started out as another normal spring quickly turned into the weirdest season many of us have ever seen. Between increased sales, social distancing, mask mandates and a whole host of newRead More →