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Spring is a season of fresh starts in the garden centre as well as in the garden.
If your cottage is a sanctuary, then the outdoors should be an extension of that idyll, right?
Good employees can truly make or break a business, and this is especially true with customer service.
Summer is a curious time in garden stores. Many good operators simply close because the financial numbers dictate doing so may be the most effective means to maintain spring profits.
With summer winding down, many garden centres are already turning their thoughts to 2014.
The bulk of condo dwellers are empty nesters who, in many cases, have sold a home to downsize and enjoy life at a different pace.
The gardening season got off to a slow start in my little corner of southern Ontario this year. A few eager green thumbs got busy planting in early April, only to watch their fledgling gardens fall victim to an ice storm a few weeks later.
Growing into new markets is good business. If you have a niche product, and the demand is developing, you’ll be quite busy for some time.
United Flower Growers (UFG) held its 50th anniversary celebration in Burnaby in March.
More than 30,000 visitors flocked to Christmasworld in late January to scope out the latest products and discover the top trends for the year ahead
More than 30,000 visitors flocked to Christmasworld in late January to scope out the latest products and discover the top trends for the year ahead
It’s no secret that the sale of all horticultural plants in the United States has been in decline since the year 2000.
It’s no secret that the sale of all horticultural plants in the United States has been in decline since the year 2000.
We’ve rolled Canada’s only magazine for independent garden centres into our sister publication, Greenhouse Canada, in order to serve both industries better.
With technology advancing daily, people are getting more and more of their information via computers, smartphones and tablets.

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