The Wall Street Journal published an article April 27 titled “The Garden Gloves Come Off,” describing an “annual war” between Home Depot and Lowe’s over the discovery and development of new plants for their stores.
“We want to be better than the other guy,” Mike DuVall, Home Depot’s chief plant merchant for the southern U.S, tells The Wall Street Journal. “It could be a flower with a stalk that sits up a little higher or has eight blooms instead of four. But we want to sell something that the other guy doesn’t.”
Reporter Miguel Bustillo dives into plant exclusives each home improvement chain has had over the years and the greatest finds of both Home Depot and Lowe’s.