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September 9, 2014

Grand Gardening Show On Mackinac Island Draws Huge Audience, Again

Dates are already set for Proven Winners' 2015 Grand Garden Show after the great response the 2014 show received in late August.

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August 27, 2014

New Gardening App GrowIt Connects Community Of Gardeners In Local Areas

Thanks to Ball Horticultural Co.’s Mason Day and Seth Reed, gardeners can now share photos of their plants, interact with other growers and learn about what grows best in their area with the duos new app, GrowIt!

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August 13, 2014

Kelly Norris Talks Gen X And Y And Future Of Gardening At Cultivate’14

In a talk at Cultivate'14, Gardening With a Y - Getting To Know Your Customers, Kelly Norris of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden touched on the issues surrounding Generation X and Y gardeners, and what the future holds for horticulture.

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July 30, 2014

How To Create A Content Plan Like An Editor

How do we at Greenhouse Grower put together a content plan? Here are some details

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July 29, 2014

“Social Media Is The New Garden Fence,” And Other Advice From Keynote Speaker P. Allen Smith At Cultivate’14

The gardening guru, television personality, philanthropist and motivational speaker urged growers, retailers, landscapers and florists to use social media to engage the next generation of buyers, and to invest in developing their respective audiences.

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July 18, 2014

Should You Be Selling Plants And Products Online?

It’s a loaded question, and one that you can’t answer overnight, but if you haven’t at least considered whether or not you should be selling plants and products online, you should devote some time to deciding if it is right for your business.

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July 3, 2014

Bailey Nurseries Wins the 2014 Medal Of Excellence For Marketing

Its famous Endless Summer hydrangea not only transformed the Midwest nursery, it also ushered in a new era of point-of-purchase marketing and high-octane variety launches.

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June 27, 2014

Perennial Combination Planters Sell

Corso’s Perennials, a member of the Lowe’s Growers Council for perennials for about five years, is a heavy supplier of Lowes’ perennial stock in the Ohio-Michigan region. Lowe’s counts on its vendors for new ways to expand its consumer base, and Corso’s pre-made, perennial combination planters are another way the operation has been contributing to the retailer’s growth. Ranging in price from $24.98 to $49.98, these planters are a favorite among consumers because the work is already done for them. Corso’s supplies about 15 different combinations each year. Shade begonias and grasses are the most popular this season. “We try to use something for height, something for filler and something for spiller,” says Gus Corso, president of Corso’s Perennials. “We like to get three different elevations, different colors and textures, ornamental grasses and nice planters to create a quality product that someone can just buy and display.” Coro says sometimes it’s tricky to get the right […]

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June 27, 2014

Corso’s Perennials Offers Pre-Made Sprite Gardens

Consumers still love fairy gardens, but growers can expand their customer base by supplying pre-made gardens to retailers.

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June 18, 2014

Marketing Ideas From California Spring Trials You Can Use

Retailers often look to their plant suppliers for ideas of how to increase their plants sales with smart marketing plans. The California Spring Trials were packed with great concepts you can pass along to your customers.

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Carol Miller

June 3, 2014

Consumer Success Is Key To Industry Success [Opinion]

Many breeders are aware of the problem and are striving to ensure that plants in a customer’s home garden will live up to the visual appeal the plant has on a store display bench. A lot of the resulting plants were on display in California.

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