Add sophistication to the landscape with The Brookfield Company

www.thebrookfieldco.com

The Brookfield Co. was founded by current owners and designers, John Cline and Hilda Jones. The company designs and manufactures fine cast concrete landscape furnishings, and features more than 70 styles and sizes of plant containers plus fountains, benches, finial and stepping stones. All products are hand cast and finished in fiber-reinforced, weather-durable concrete.

These well-designed products have lasting value in the landscape, adding a measure of sophistication and significance. Many beautiful finishes are offered, and custom work is available to enable the landscape planner unlimited possibilities.

Still run by the two founders and designers, the 30-year-old Brookfield Co. sells direct to landscape professionals, developers and retailers. All products ship from the company’s location in Ringgold, GA. Site delivery is available for all parts of the U.S.

Contact:brookfield@nexband.com

Phone: 706-375-8530

Fax: 706-375-8531

Celebrating more than 50 years in the landscape and retail business

www.colmet.com

COL-MET is the largest manufacturer of steel landscape edging and galvanized nursery sign holders in the industry. COL-MET offers steel lawn edging and accessories for retail and for landscape contractors, as well as a full line of galvanized steel sign holders for retail garden centers. Steel Landscape edging products are available in a variety of heights, thicknesses and finishes. COL-MET also offers commercial tree rings and a complete line of edging accessories to help with installation and limitless design opportunities.

COL-MET sign holders are made with prime galvanized steel for indoor or outdoor use. Durable galvanized steel and riveted construction will keep the sign holders usable and looking good for years. COL-MET also manufactures a variety of special purpose sign holders designed specifically for garden centers. From botanical plant markers to custom retail sign holders, COL-MET has the capability to produce a sign holder to exact specifications. They offer bedding plant signs, poster holders, table top sign holders, as well as face plates, vinyl cards and china markers. All sign holders can be powder coated in various colors for added customization.

STEEL PRODUCTS. American Made. American Strong. 800-829-8225

DeWitt – a trusted name and 40-plus years in the lawn and garden industry!

www.dewittcompany.com

Experienced sales and service team – we know the lawn and garden industry. From manufacturing to on-time delivery, the DeWitt Company prides itself on providing exceptional quality and service. Our philosophy: “The bitter taste of poor quality lasts long after the sweet taste of a cheap price is gone.”

Breakthrough Merchandising

We know our continued success is based on your continued success. We are constantly developing new and innovative merchandising systems to better serve your retail and landscaping needs.

Facilities and Location

DeWitt operates out of a 400,000-square-foot facility, which is located in the heartland of America. By continually investing in state-of-the-industry technology and equipment, DeWitt is able to consistently provide the highest quality products available in the lawn and garden industry.

A Dedicated Commitment to the Future

In the early 1970s, Larry DeWitt saw a need for a non-chemical, environmentally sound form of weed control that would assist homeowners and professionals in creating low-maintenance landscapes. That commitment to the environment continues today in our current product lines and in all the new products being offered by the DeWitt Company! One Company. One Call. Over 600 Products! 800-888-9669

Eaton Farms: Growing trees, launching technology to help retailers be profitable

www.eatonfarms.com

Eaton Farms, growers of Bower & Branch, Trees for Life, provides remarkable products and services to independent garden centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Bower & Branch is an e-commerce platform that allows consumers to shop more than 200 varieties of trees online, purchase them if they are suitable for their climates, and request to have them delivered to their local independent garden center. The partnership helps garden centers be profitable in a category that has labor and space challenges, and helps independent retailers offer their products online.

Eaton Farms is about work ethics and business ethics, being above accepted and expected standards, and will relentlessly strive to improve the quality of life of its employees, customers, and vendors through these standards.

We are committed to continued education of our team. We believe that each employee should truly enjoy their job, and take tremendous pride in the company they have built and the opportunity created for each other.

Eaton Farms’ partners, including employees, customers and vendors, are focused on doing more for their company, community, country, family and themselves.

Environmentally friendly, safe and simple weed control

www.flameengineering.com

The Mini Dragon™ offers homeowners an opportunity to experience flaming for natural weed control. Its effectiveness provides extreme convenience and portability in eliminating weeds safely without chemicals.

The Mini Dragon™ is powered by clean burning propane from a small propane cylinder (not included) providing up to 2 hours of flaming time. Flaming is a simple process of exposing the weeds to intense heat and vaporizing the water in the leaf cells. Just a split second exposure to the heat is adequate to kill weeds. Flaming is environmentally friendly, since the process kills weeds without the use of herbicides.

Garden Member testers made comments about their experience with the Mini Dragon™ such as:

“I would recommend this product because the ease of use and versatility. It is fantastic! Whether burning weeds in the garden or starting charcoal grills, it’s a valuable item to have.”

“Friends and family thought it was a great idea for weeding the garden because it made it less labor-intensive. They thought it was very useful.”

Being green is nothing new to Flame Engineering, Inc., based in La Crosse, KS. The family-owned business designs, builds and sells environmentally friendly propane powered equipment.

Visit our website above or call us at 800-255-2469.

The fairy gardening industry leader

www.georgetownusa.com

Georgetown Home & Garden, the creator of the Fiddlehead Fairy Garden® line, is the leader in the fairy gardening industry. The line has expanded from fairy houses and accessories to a whole new world that includes micro minis for teacup or small planter designs.

Teacup gardening allows a customer to create a desktop or windowsill garden in a compact space and fully enjoy the beauty of plants and fairies in a fun way. A small house with a 1-inch fairy and some colorful plants allows for a pop of color that everyone will enjoy.

Georgetown “shrunk” some of their best selling houses in the full scale fairy line and added over 100 new micro items to create themes for everyone to enjoy.

New seasonal merchandise has been added and makes the perfect gift for your favorite teacher, babysitter, pet sitter, and more. They can create their own little world to enjoy for months to come!

Georgetown’s Fiddlehead Fairy Garden line is high quality, well priced, and easy to buy with low minimums. We are constantly designing and innovating, giving our customers something new all year round.

Contact: 877.213.6279 or sales@georgetownusa.com

Hydretain: Less Water, Less Stress, More Revenue

www.hydretain.com

Reduce wilt and drought stress while minimizing the overall watering requirements of lawns and landscapes. Hydretain is a unique blend of hygroscopic and humectant compounds derived from plant extracts. Unlike wetting agents and superabsorbent polymers, Hydretain is the only water management technology that actually captures moisture vapor in the soil that would otherwise be lost to evaporation. Once applied, Hydretain attaches to plant root hairs and attracts moisture like tiny water magnets. Captured moisture vapor is converted into water droplets that are passed to plant roots. This process effectively reduces the overall watering requirements of lawns, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables by as much as 50 percent or more.

Hydretain technologies have been tested by major universities and used in professional applications like golf courses, sports fields, and parks for years with spectacular results. Offered in both Liquid and NEW Granular options, Hydretain is the perfect addition to any lawn and garden assortment. Available in eye-catching displays, Hydretain can be used to reduce water bills, improve landscape quality during periods of drought or watering restrictions, increase seed germination or sod establishment and ensure transplant success. It’s safe to use around kids and pets. One application lasts for up to 3 months.

Learn more by visiting us at IGC Show Chicago, Booth #520.

Make an Impression & Generate Growth! 3 ways The Perfect Plant® kiosk benefits your business

www.themarketinggarden.com

A unique new concept for independent garden centers, The Perfect Plant® is a customizable, interactive kiosk providing a personalized guide to finding one’s ideal plant – or pest – solution, and recommended cross-sale items. This powerful system is gaining support from customers and benefits your business in three key ways:

Helps find plant and pest solutions within seconds based on the plants and products you carry. Customers like the easy-to-use format and say it’s an experience they’ll share with friends.

Completely customizable to your store. Information can be tailored, key plants promoted, and targeted products recommended. Customers who use The Perfect Plant® purchase additional items more than 50 percent of the time.

Appeals to customers and employees. The Perfect Plant® provides information at the customers’ fingertips and makes gardening decisions less intimidating. It also frees up staff and empowers newer employees to help customers. And they love it! 97 percent of customers say The Perfect Plant® influences where they shop in the future.

Call or email to start making an impression with your customers and generate new growth with The Perfect Plant®!

Suståne Natural Fertilizer: Empower your gardeners with the very best in organics

www.sustane.com

Just as garden centers want to make the very most out of their busy seasons, gardeners want to make the most out of the growing season as well. That’s why serious gardeners choose Suståne. As demand for sustainable products continues to rise, gardeners are becoming increasingly savvy. They don’t just want just want something eco-friendly, they want something that truly works.

In nearly 800 independent research studies, Suståne fertilizers have consistently demonstrated superior results. Suståne delivers abundant growth, strong root development, and healthy, hardy plants. Our consumer products are all OMRI listed, representing the highest standards in organics. Moreover, Suståne’s retail line offers the same formulas as our professional products that are used by commercial growers around the world. With Suståne, gardeners can trust they are using nothing but the very best – and the productivity in their gardens will prove it!

Suståne is only available to professional growers and independent garden centers – for those who want the very best in organic fertilizers.

Keep your money where your roots are! Let our mom and pop business help your mom and pop business

www.trunkmat.com

Our new "SHOP LOCAL" trunk mat design promotes mom and pop garden centers! Promote a strong, local economy by educating your customers about the importance of keeping their money where their roots are. The SHOP LOCAL trunk mat helps mom and pop garden centers grow!

Dave and Leez Garlock created The Trunk Mat Company 30 years ago, right out of their dining room. Dave's vision was building a company based on products that support strong customer service and would help mom and pop garden centers survive the big box trend. He believed that a plastic sheet could go a long way to keeping customers loyal to their local garden centers.

Dave, with the help of his children, Shannon and Chip, then took The Trunk Mat Company a step further by creating custom trunk mats, which are now a common staple in successful mom and pops across the nation.

Just one return customer pays for your roll of trunk mats! Let our American-made Mats help you build your business and educate your customers about the importance of where they choose to spend their money!

QMT Windchimes: We make the wind sing

www.qmtwindchimes.com

QMT Windchimes® is the premier domestic manufacturer of hand-tuned wind chimes. We’ve been crafting chimes since 1980 and continue to be an industry leader for premium wind chimes. Our Corinthian Bells® wind chimes set the standard for high-end tuned chimes, and our additional brands offer a variety of styles suited for varying consumers. Corinthian Bells® use heavy-walled aluminum tubes and a high-density striker to deliver superior resonance and sound quality. Arias®, our original brand, offers a quality economical chime that remains a customer favorite.

We’re excited to offer two new brands: Arabesque® and Kromatix®. Arabesque® chimes build upon the success of our Corinthian Bells® formula with added finesse and style. They feature a lacy textured finish and engraved rings on the tubes and dome. Our Kromatix® chimes are built with a flair for fun. They boast four bold colors in a lively summer palette. Whether it’s our bestselling Corinthian Bells®, our original Arias®, or our new introductions, we have the chimes you are looking for. All QMT wind chimes are made in the USA using American raw materials. At QMT Windchimes, We Make the Wind Sing!®