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August 28, 2017

  • Petitti Garden Centers Opens Ninth Location

  • New Indie Garden Center In San Diego Builds a Name on Home Decor with Live Plants

  • Fire Destroys Greenhouse at Massachusetts Garden Center

  • GCA Announces Best Garden Center Bathroom Award Winners, Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery Takes the Gold

  • Monrovia Names Tristan Simpson Chief Marketing Officer

  • Arborjet Hires Mark Andrews as National Sales Manager, Retail & Indoor Growing Markets


August 21, 2017

  • Strong Demand, Order-Writing Focus 'Good for Business,' Say Store Buyers & Vendors Alike at IGC Show 2017

  • Retail Sales Hit Year's High In July, Up 3.5% Over 2016

  • Urban Garden Center Faces Lawsuit from NYC's Metro Transportation Authority Over Alleged Fire Hazard

  • Garden Center Employee Sues Monsanto, Claims Cancer Caused by Roundup

August 14, 2017

  • Master Nursery Garden Centers Adds Griffin As Vendor

  • IGC Show Keynote Robert O'Neill Lands on Bestseller List with Memoir

  • The Perfect Plant Selling Assistant Now Available for IGC Websites

  • Gardening Program Seeks to Enrich Lives of Urban Youth


August 7, 2017

  • Sam Bridge Nursery Fights Cease & Desist to Continue Landscape Services

  • IGC Show Announces Ballot Voting On Exhibitor Offerings In New Product Zone, New Plant Zone

  • Dümmen Orange Announces New Annuals Product Manager, U.S. Sales Manager

  • NRF's 'Hot 100' Fastest-Growing Retailers Thrive On Differentiation


July 31, 2017

  • Costa Farms Announces Acquisition for 'Permanent Capital,' Management to Remain in Place

  • Plantation Products Acquires SUPERthrive

  • IGC Show Garden Center Tour Adds Fifth Bus By Demand

  • Star Roses and Plants' E-Magazine Recognized with GWA Award

  • Industry Mourns Loss of Stanley Bachman


July 17, 2017

  • IGC Show Announces New Networking Lounge, 'Shop Talk' Retail Discussions on the Show Floor

  • Terra Nova Contracts with Dümmen Orange to Produce Unrooted Cuttings

  • Two Varieties Added to Bloomin' Easy Date Night Series of Weigelas

  • Fundraising Campaign from Sakata Seed, American Floral Endowment to Support 40 Organizations


July 17, 2017

  • Master Nursery Garden Centers Announces IGC Show As Exclusive Site of Summer Board, National Member Meetings

  • Bloomberg Reports True Value Is Weighing Sale, True Value Responds

  • Bower & Branch Opens Enrollment Period for IGCs

  • NRF: 'Retail Industry Job Growth Turns a Corner in June'

  • McHutchison Names Nathan Lamkey VP of Sales & Marketing


July 10, 2017

  • Des Moines-Area Indie Expands with New Store Build

  • New Owners of Utah Garden Center Plan Restoration of Historic Home, General Store On Property

  • Deadline Extended for GCA Best Bathrooms Competition, Entries Due July 14

  • National Garden Bureau Announces 'Year Of' the Tulip, Calibrachoa, Beet, Coreopsis

  • Moana Nursery Names New President/CEO, General Manager


July 3, 2017
  • California Adds Herbicide in Roundup to Carcinogenic Chemicals List

  • Petitti Garden Centers to Open New Store in Canton

  • Fire at Delray Beach Indie Destroys Greenhouse

  • All-America Selections Announces First Three Winners for 2018

  • Ball Adds New App Features for IGCs with Growing Operations


June 26, 2017

  • GRO-WELL Brands Acquired by Private Equity Firm

  • Mahoney's Presented with Honor by State of Massachusetts

  • VIDEO: Petitti 'Flower Bombs' Cleveland Parents Nominated by 13-Year-Old Daughter

  • VIDEO: New 'Floating Garden' Installed in Chicago River As Wildlife Habitat


June 19, 2017

  • Armstrong Garden Centers Opens Relocated San Diego Store

  • East Coast Indie Partners with Winery for Tasting Room On-Site

  • GCA Opens 'Best Garden Center Bathrooms' Competition, Entries Due July 5

  • Moana Nursery Promotes David Squier to Manager of Landscape Services

  • Bailey Nurseries Adds Dan McEnaney to Territory Sales Team


June 12, 2017

  • Chicagoland IGC Lurvey Garden Center Plans Greenhouse Expansion

  • New Urban IGC Opens in Tennessee with Focus on Small-Space Gardening

  • IGC Show Brings Back Free Education Sampler on Tuesday, Five New Tracks Announced for IGC Retailer Conference

  • Roomba Inventor's 'Gardening Bot' In the Works for Automated Weeding


June 5, 2017

  • Strong Consumer Spending Numbers In for April

  • Early Bird Savings for GCA Summer Tour Virginia Just Extended

  • Molbak's Butterfly Garden, Microsoft Pollinator Patio Open at Seattle Zoo

  • Chelsea Flower Show's Top Prize Goes to 'Abandoned Maltese Quarry'

May 30, 2017

  • Scotts' Blossom Smart Watering Controllers Integrate with Google Home

  • TDI Brands Donates Portion of Annual Warehouse Sale to Special Needs Summer Camp Program

  • Northwest Indiana Times Newspaper Recognizes Alsip as 'Best Garden/Nursery Store'

  • Rockledge Gardens Opens Education Center On-site in Memory of Founders

  • Seoul's New 'Sky Garden' Brings More Green to Urban Landscape


May 22, 2017

  • USDA Flags Genetically Engineered Petunias in Ongoing Investigation

  • BWI Companies Adding 80,000-Sq.-Ft. Distribution Center in Mississippi

  • Multi-faceted Retail Center Breaks Ground in Palm Springs with Garden Center in the Plans

  • New IGC Opens in Upper Midwest, Seasonal Produce Part of the Mix

  • GCA Summer Tour Virginia Early Bird Discounts Set to Expire May 31

  • J . Frank Schmidt & Son Announce Jay Kelly as New Sales Rep


May 15, 2017

  • McDonald Garden Center to Open New Virginia Beach Store at Site of Atlantic Garden Center

  • Williams Nursery Partners with Local Garden Clubs to Create 'Pollinator Center' On-site

  • Missing Mountain Lion Turns Up at Los Angeles-area Garden Center

  • New Indie Garden Center Opens Near Syracuse

  • 85,000 Plants Cover World's Largest Vertical Garden


May 8, 2017

  • House Passes Bill to Change Overtime Rules from Pay to Comp Time

  • Robert J. O'Neill, Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Set to Motivate with Management & Team Leadership Keynote @ IGC Show

  • Decker's Nursery Joins Bower & Branch with Initial Focus on Container-Grown Shrubs & Evergreens

  • McDonald Garden Center Shifts Focus to Virginia Beach, Seasonal Market Locations


May 1, 2017

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Launches High-End Gardening Shop at Goop Website

  • Endless Summer Partners with Pandora for 'Artists Rebloomed' Music Station

  • Most Long Islanders Headed to IGCs Over Boxes This Spring, Survey Shows

  • Alsip Discontinues Dog, Cat Adoptions Over Cost Concerns

  • Thief Takes Off with $11,000 in Trees & Supplies from Ohio Indie


April 24, 2017

  • IGC 100er Opens New Location South of Portland

  • Former Frank's Greenhouses to Reopen as Creekside Greenhouses

  • Bergman Nurseries Unveils First Phase in Renovations for Spring

  • Midwestern IGC Opens with Special Focus on Organic Heirloom Varieties

  • Industry Mourns Loss of Richard Salmon of Arbordale Nurseries

  • Trax Farms Employee Arrested for Calling In Bomb Threat


April 17, 2017

  • New Garden Center in Oregon Opens with Food in the Mix

  • Early Registration Nearly Double Year-To-Date as IGC Show 2017 Gears Up to Strong Start

  • Private Events a Focus for New Midwestern Indie

  • Emeril Opens Kitchen House & Culinary Garden to Give Kids an 'Edible Education Experience'

April 10, 2017
  • New Mixed-Use Urban Garden Center to Open In Milwaukee
  • Tulsa Heirloom Tomato Seller Expands to Open IGC Focused on Edibles 
  • North Carolina Town Mayor Opens Indie Garden Center at Site of Parents'
    Former Plant Nursery 
  • Heritage Farm & Garden Opens in Long Island at 42-Acre Site of Former
    Martin Viette Store
  • IGC Opens Near Indy with Focus on Midwest Native Plants 
  • Earl May Files Plans to Expand Outdoor Selling Footprint at Lawrence Store

April 3, 2017

  • AAS, Crescent Garden Make Consumer Container Gardening Videos Available to IGCs

  • Darwin Plants Acquired by Dutch Flower Bulb Supplier

  • Wholesale Nursery Opens IGC Retail Biz: 'We Don't Want to See the Plant Sales Go to Box Stores'

  • Safer Brand Donates Organic Gardening Supplies to Cancer Survivor Program

  • TDI Brands Names Kellems GM of Stone Age Creations Division

March 27, 2017

  • Organic Indie Opens New-Build in Ventura

  • Kaw Valley Greenhouses Expands with New Missouri Retail Site

  • Bachman's Ideas House Opens with 'Urban Farmhouse' Theme

  • Second Fire in Four Months at Denny Wigger

  • Two-Alarm Blaze Ravages New Jersey Garden Center

March 20, 2017

  • Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square Receives New Garden Shop

  • Your Customers Want Sustainable & Tech-friendly Landscapes, Says ASLA Survey

  • Ball's GrowIt! App Now Answers Consumers Gardening Questions

  • Costa Farms Expands Indoor Houseplant Offerings With Delray Plants Acquisition

  • Cliffrose Garden Center Opens Smaller Urban Branch in the City Next Month

March 13, 2017

  • New Owners Reopen Seattle Indie Garden Center with Emphasis on Edibles, Organics

  • IGC Retailer Specializing in Heirlooms Opens in Louisiana

  • Cordelia's Garden Center Opens Near Hilton Head, SC

  • Grogg's Green Barn Starts Spring with Garden-To-Table Dining

March 6, 2017
  • Outdoor Living Tops Boom in Home Improvement Spending, According to New Survey

  • Knock Out Roses Now Come In Three New Colors

  • Contest Puts Out $25,000 in Cash & Prizes for 'Best Main Street'

  • Industry Mourns Bill 'The Farmer' Meadows of Meadows Farms

February 27, 2017

  • IKEA Lab's 'Growroom' Takes GYO to New Level, Plans Available Now for Download

  • Arett Adds 70,000 Sq. Ft. to Ohio Warehouse, Extends Lease Five Years

  • Bayer Announces Call for 'Feed a Bee' Proposals, Plans New Pollinator Forages Nationwide

  • Retail Industry Added 39,400 Jobs Last Month

February 20, 2017
  • Ticketed 'Plant Nite' Events Bring Gardening to the Bar, Sell Out Nationwide

  • Fleuroselect Selects Four 2018 Gold Medal-Winning Ornamentals

  • Syngenta Launches Two New Flower Series for 2017

  • Holcomb Garden Center Mourns Founder Bill Holcomb

February 13, 2017

  • Retail Sales Will Increase 3.7% to 4.2% This Year, NRF Forecasts

  • Bob Phibbs, 'The Retail Doctor,' to Speak On Customer Experience at IGC Show

  • All-America Selections Names Eight New Winners

  • Schmidt's Garden Center Announces Passing of Walter Martin Schmidt

February 6, 2017
  • California Tentative Ruling Puts Roundup One Step Closer to Requiring Cancer Warning Label

  • McDonald Garden Center Expanding Open-Air Markets in Virginia Beach

  • Christmasworld Wraps with Record Numbers at Messe Frankfurt

  • Perennial Plant Association Exec Director Steven Still Announces Retirement

  • Valley View Farms Mourns Co-founder Billy Foard

January 30, 2017

  • Alsip Plans Greenhouse Expansion, Addition to St. John Store

  • Millennials the Focus of Savor Edibles & Fragrants' New Website

  • Ball's GrowIt! App Invites IGCs to Participate as 'Garden Shops' with Paid Subscription

  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill Announces COO Jere Stauffer's Retirement


January 23, 2017
  • Fire at Spring Meadow Nursery Causes $1M in Damages to Office Building

  • Asclepias Tuberosa Named Perennial Plant of the Year

  • Walters Gardens, Garden Debut Add Plants to Indie Kiosk Library

  • Skagit Gardens Names New Western Sales Rep

January 16, 2017
  • Invincibelle Spirit Campaign Approaches $1M for Breast Cancer Research

  • Bailey Nurseries Spring Previews to Feature Retailer Supports, New Varieties

  • Dickman Farms Names Stephanie Whitehouse Retail General Manager

  • Former Sun Gro Hort Account Manager Joins Sakata Seed America

January 9, 2017
  • SBM Agrees to Purchase Bayer Production Facility

  • Griffin Opens Western Hardgoods Distribution Center

  • Shop Local Alliance Expert to Lead Education Track at IGC Show

  • Suntory's Sun Parasol Now Available As Unrooted Cuttings

  • Historic Homes on Mahoney's Property to Be Demolished

January 4, 2017
  • World Exclusive: Industry's First Look at Results from International 'Indie Think Tank' Will Be Revealed during John Stanley's Keynote at IGC Show 2017

  • Mulhall's Fire Costs $60,000 Worth in Damages

  • Natorp's Joins Bower & Branch's Network of Growers

  • IGC's Jeff Morey Named 'Person of the Year' by Gardener News

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