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September 5, 2007
Park seed Co. is the newest sponsor of the National Gardening Association's (NGA) GROW campaign. GROW is a year-round promotional campaign that raises awareness for gardening and demonstrates its importance to individuals, schools and communities.
July 25, 2007
We received quite a response to Laurie Scullin's views on turning new product development over to women, our primary customer.
July 18, 2007
Fire all the boys! Boys have been great stewards of the industry for many decades. We did okay and grew the business when it was easy to grow. But today it is hard. We need the real pros in that space - girls.
July 5, 2007
Yesterday, towns throughout America were full of civic pride that comes with 4th of July celebrations. Our industry is uniquely positioned to plant more civic pride on a grassroots level and make our towns more vibrant places to live, work and play.
June 20, 2007
The promotional program Plants At Work will now be known as Green Plants For Green Buildings. A rollout of the new name will include more details at the OFA Short Course.
June 20, 2007
In response to Vinny Naab's views last week on merchandising services, Dave Hutsell of Gro-ECO, Fraleigh Nursery in Madison, Fla., wrote:
June 6, 2007
Garden Centers of America (GCA) has formed a strategic partnership with Better Homes & Gardens to promote hot new plants.
May 30, 2007
The Novalis consortium of perennial and woody ornamental growers will receive Greenhouse Grower's Medal of Excellence for Marketing during our awards reception at OFA's Short Course July 16 in Columbus, Ohio. The award recognizes Novalis' achievements
May 23, 2007
Floral importers have asked the Floral Marketing Funding Initiative Coalition to put the push for a promotion order on hold for a year.
May 9, 2007
Just in time for Mother's Day, The Home Depot has partnered with National Gardening Association to promote Do-It-Herself Workshops for women. One concept that debuted Monday was "Building Relaxation: Creating Backyard Retreats." How-to projects include
May 2, 2007
Plants At Work, an organization that promotes the value of plants in the workplace and at home, will change its name in the coming months because of trademark issues.
April 4, 2007
Petitti Garden Centers celebrated the opening of its newest location in Avon, Ohio, last week, which transformed a family fun park into a first-class destination garden center with unique features.
March 21, 2007
Randy Pike announced yesterday he is assuming new responsibilities as vice chairman of Pike Family Nurseries, a 28-store chain based in Norcross, Ga.
February 28, 2007
Today is the deadline for communities of all sizes to participate in the 2007 America In Bloom (AIB) competition. So far, there are about 30 cities, 14 of which are new to the program and will expand AIB's reach to Arizona and Nevada for the first time
February 28, 2007
Whole Foods Market just purchased competitor Wild Oats Markets for $565 million, adding 110 stores to Whole Foods. Both are natural-foods grocers that appeal to a trendier, upscale, enlightened and environmentally conscious clientele.