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From Cultivate’18 to you

Cultivate, AmericanHort’s annual trade show in Columbus, Ohio, is a veritable buffet of people to learn from and connect with, products to discover and events to attend. The GIE Media Horticulture Group made the most of this year’s show, producing videos covering bus tours, keynote addresses, new varieties and much more. Find the videos at, and be sure to check out our other takeaways from the show on page 32.

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What's trending on social media

Facebook July’s cover story introduced readers to The Sill, a plant retailer with two locations in New York City and a robust e-commerce presence. Eliza Blank, founder of The Sill, shared her thoughts on communicating the value of plants by “inspiring the next generation of plant parents.” The issue also focused on the broader topic of the valuation of plants and garden products, including conversations on plant pricing, outside industry perspectives and more. Announcing the digital edition of the July issue on Facebook was well-received by Garden Center followers.

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Your Turn

Each month, we ask readers a different question about their retail operations, inviting them to answer via email or social media. You can send your answers to associate editor Conner Howard at


“Do you have a specific succession plan in place? If so, what is it?”

Answers to this question will be published in a future issue of Garden Center.

5 stories in brief

Top industry news from our website

Dr. Charlie Hall at Cultivate’18:

AmericanHort’s chief economist reviewed the economic factors shaping the industry during the trade show in Columbus, Ohio.

Karl Stensson steps down:

Karl Stensson, who has served as president of Sheridan Nurseries since 2009, announced his retirement in July.

DCA Outdoor expands:

The DCA Outdoor family of brands purchased Fishback Nursery of Oregon and Valley Hill Nurseries, a 350-acre nursery in Kentucky.

Cultivate’18 Retailers’ Choice Awards:

Twelve different exhibitors were recognized by independent garden retailers who voted for their favorite products on the show floor.

IGC Show industry outlook:

Dr. Charlie Hall will forecast the future of garden center retailing during a keynote address at the 2018 IGC Show in Chicago.