January 2017


Cover Story

Protect your profits

Garden center owners share their stories of recovery and new strategies after thefts and break-ins. J.R. Pandy, a retailer in Ohio, explains how he’s continuing to fight for his business.

Special Section: Spring Profit Centers

Spring Profit Centers

Suppliers and supporters of independent garden centers share marketing and sales tips, tell the stories of their companies and spotlight what’s new for 2017.


Easy growing success in a retail-friendly package

Bailey Nurseries

Distylium: The hottest plant you’ve never heard of — yet …

Big Grass Living

Artisan-Made, Market-Tested and Infinitely Versatile: Décor and Planters by Big Grass

BioSafe Systems

Trusted results for water features and growing operations alike

Echo Valley

Celebrating 35 years of innovation and leadership

Flame Engineering

Change the way you garden with portable, clean and easy flame-based weed removal


Introduce home gardeners to hydroponics with the Salad Box

QMT Windchimes

Get the most out of your wind art sales with QMT products

The Brookfield Co.

Good design, fine craftsmanship make Brookfield Concrete products a wise choice

Top Land Trading

More than 500 fairy garden products to unleash your customers’ imaginations


Automatic hanging basket watering system: The perfect solution for your retail garden center!