Category Archives: Garden Centers

Spring is Sprung with Leaf Magazine

I hope you’re not tired of hearing about the new issues of Leaf and my involvement with them.  I think the latest issue–out today– Spring 2013–is as good, if not better, than those that have come before it. It’s a great … Read more

LABELS: Garden Centers, gardeners, Gardens, Hamamelis x intermedia, Landscape Design Leave a comment

Field Trip: Urban Jungle

When I went to Philadlephia last weekend, I made a side trip to Urban Jungle with fellow garden bloggers Robin Horton and Laura Matthews. Located in the Passyunk section of South Philly, the three year old organic garden center has embraced … Read more

LABELS: Garden Centers, Gardens, organic, Philadelphia Leave a comment

Plants and Gardens as Merchandise

A couple of weeks ago I went to PANTS10 (Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) which is a pretty big show regionally. About a week after that, pictures started surfacing of the IGC (Independent Garden Center) show in Chicago which is … Read more

LABELS: business, Garden Centers, Marketing, plants 4 Comments

They Give Great Shop

On my recent trip  to the San Francisco Bay area I visited  a quartet of garden shops.  Having worked in the fashion industry, I understand the power of  visual merchandising and have a healthy respect for the best of it … Read more

LABELS: architectural salvage, Garden Centers, Garden Styles 8 Comments

Field Trip: Atlock Farm

I’ve known Atlock Farm and its owner Ken Selody for years.  We were comrades in arms at the New Jersey Flower and Garden show for several seasons where each time I created a display garden, I gave Ken the forced … Read more

LABELS: Garden Centers, Garden Design, garden ornaments, inspiration, Landscape Design, Outdoor Furniture and Accessories 7 Comments

Field Trip: Terrain at Styer’s

I don’t participate in the latest fads.  I keep current with what  the newest trends, destinations, colors or even plants are, but unless the opportunity to experience them is temporary I don’t feel the need to go in the first … Read more

LABELS: Garden Centers, Garden Design, Landscape Design 16 Comments