Interesting, Informative and Inspiring. That was the IGC Convention in Chicago. Here are some highlights. Air Plants, also called Tillandsias are perfect for the college student, the brown thumb club and many other non gardening persons. These unique ones are from Plantaflor USA, Inc.http://plantaflor.com Cards don’t usually do it for me, but these are really […]
Email Marketing and social media marketing are now essential for small businesses. With my background in the garden center and horticulture industry, I am able to create and implement marketing plans focusing on increasing business and maintaining and cultivating important relationships. I am a “Solutions Provider” with Constant Contact, a leader in the email industry. […]
Meet Eden Market and Garden Center owner Dee Dice as she talks about her garden center business on Martha’s Vineyard.
The down and dirty marketing workshop for landscape contractors was a great success. It was a very brief overview of how they could market their new storm water management knowledge and products. We had fun, notice the pirate in the top right of the picture. I will be happy to send you the marketing worksheet, […]
Your children learn that in school, with an emergency. Stop, drop and roll. At the Garden Center, we don’t have to learn it, it just happens. They just stop. Sales, customers, ideas, motivation. Yes, almost everything about the Garden Center drops too, if you let it. Ways to Start Rolling. That’s our learning for August. […]
It’s the popular plant syndrome. Spring and early summer perennials are past their prime. They looked great and were sassy, bold, colorful and popular. Then popularity shifts and they are pushed to the side, still healthy and vibrant, but just out of the limelight. It is like that with plants. The popular blooming ones get […]
Hello Garden Center Owners It’s bugging you, right? The Internet and how everyone can just order inventory, check pricing and even quote the Internet as the almighty source. How about those people who say, “Just Google it”, any time you ask a question. I heard that quote from a garden center employee last week and […]