In Part One of this two-part series, we looked at certification programs now available to Canadian growers, participation levels and some of the differences among programs.
Our businesses are built on relationships – relationships with our customers, our staff, our bankers and our suppliers.
Did you know that plants improve concentration and memory, boost a person’s energy level, reduce stress-related depression, increase productivity in the workplace and help children learn?
Oct. 16, 2012 — It seems our society has turned dodging responsibility into an art form. From celebrities who insist that a brush with the law was all a big misunderstanding to political figures who use spin and double-speak to blame everything on the other side, no one wants to admit it when they mess up.
Parts One and Two in this three-part project management series were published in the June and July issues. You can refer to them by checking our archives at
The way to a Millennial’s wallet is through her stomach.
I would like to share with you some principles and guidelines of project management.
Good news for garden centre owners and operators: customers are coming back to your businesses, and they’re willing to spend.
The bedding plant season is in its last stretch, and it won’t be long before many greenhouse operations get into some kind of project to change their business.
The dust has not yet settled on the federal budget delivered on March 29.
“The independent garden centre can’t win the war on price; it has to differentiate itself on service.”

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Guide to horticulture management and supervision

Horticulture Management & Supervision is the only management book that is able to mesh current supervisory principles with an intimate day-to-day understanding of the green industry.
The best way to plan ahead is to look back. In the past year, the garden centre industry has been faced with a number of challenges – including but not limited to the weather.
Are you a good boss? And how do you know you are? Are you a better boss today than you were last year, and better than when you first were put in charge?

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