August 2016


Cover Features: Elevating public gardens

The High Line park in New York City serves as an inspiration for visitors, horticulturists and city planners, and more green spaces in unique places are in the works.


A natural fit

Soergel Orchards provides customers with hard-to-find organic, gluten-free options and diversifies its garden center business with a natural food store.

Make a holiday classic new again

Why the poinsettia dominates the Christmas market and how growers and retailers are putting a new spin on the traditional plant.


Birding Report

2016 Birding Report

An analysis of trends and the popularity of the hobby today, the best plants for avian species and a "new" form of birding.

Bank on birding

Call it a hobby, sport or passion, birding is undergoing an evolution that’s exciting birders and the businesses that serve them.

A different definition of birding

Backyard chicken keeping continues to grow. Contributor and consultant Leslie Halleck discusses what’s new with the hobby and how garden centers can determine if they should take on the department.