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  • Beth Gulley, Purchasing & Program Manager, Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center, Fort Collins, CO

    Beth Gulley, Purchasing & Program Manager, Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center, Fort Collins, CO
    What is a typical day like for you? I love going to the greenhouse early in the morning and doing a walk-through before most people are there. There is something so peaceful about it. After that, I head to the office, check in with our sales staff and look over orders for the day....READ MORE
     
  • DeHaven’s Event Rentals Generate Steady Income, New Foot Traffic

    DeHaven’s Event Rentals Generate Steady Income, New Foot Traffic
    When DeHaven Home & Garden Showplace isn’t using its 45,000-square-foot greenhouse in Lima to grow, it transforms the space into a venue for special events, like ArtSpace/Lima’s Jazz in the Greenhouse, pictured above. DeHaven provides the space, lighting, tables and decorations, and ArtSpace handles everything else....READ MORE
     
  • High Hand Transforms Dilapidated Fruit Shed with Unique Shops

    High Hand Transforms Dilapidated Fruit Shed with Unique Shops
    Once a cavernous, dilapidated building, the historic fruit shed at High Hand Nursery, now in the hands of Owner Scott Paris, has been transformed into a vibrant retail space filled with individual shops that complement the garden center and further establish High Hand as a destination....READ MORE
     
  • Turning Heads

    Turning Heads
    With bright, inviting mixes of plants, home decor, outdoor furniture, vintage finds and pottery, Ravenna Gardens in Seattle uses all of its outdoor selling space in the upscale University Village shopping center to turn the heads of shoppers bound for Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel and other upscale stores at the open-air shopping mall....READ MORE
     
  • ‘Family Harmony’ and ‘Good Business:’ It’s a Delicate Balance

    ‘Family Harmony’ and ‘Good Business:’ It’s a Delicate Balance
    Every family garden center should strive to preserve the wealth created in the business while maintaining, if not improving, family harmony. Situations that are unique to family businesses can make this a difficult balance. Some family members work in the business, some have ownership, and some fall in both fields....READ MORE
     
 
News and Opinions
  • Big Things In Store

    August 17, 2012

    New ideas, new products, new excitement at IGC 2012 - you’ve never seen anything like it! Spring sprang - and sprang big. Now garden center owners, managers and staff are making big plans

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  • ‘It Was Awesome,’ Say IGCs of the Season that Broke Records

    July 20, 2012
    Spring’s early arrival across the country, along with consumers’ willingness to open their wallets, made for a sunny selling season for many this year. “Weather-wise, it was awesome; sales-wise, it was awesome,” says Peter Bowden, Garden Expert and Public Relations for Hewitt’s Garden Centers, NY, ranked No. 49 in IGC Retailer’s 100 report with $10.4 million in sales....

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