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Ultra Violet named 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted By MNLA eNews, Wednesday, December 27, 2017

As part of a yearly tradition renowned across several design-centric and creative industries, Pantone has announced that Ultra Violet will be its 2018 Color of the Year. Each year's decision is based on comprehensive trend analysis and a specific theme - this year, Pantone looks out toward the unknown and undiscovered.

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Natives vs. Nativars

Posted By MNLA eNews, Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Enthusiasm for habitat and pollinator gardening has ignited new interest in native plants as consumers discover relationships between gardens and the wildlife they support. Straight native species aren’t the only plant options in the limelight. Ornamental native plant cultivars, increasingly referred to as “nativars,” are gaining attention, too. But that popularity comes with a few questions. Having your staff ready with answers can help both you and your customers reach native and nativar goals.

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Tags:  commercial flower growers  garden center  nursery grower  Nursery Management  plants  pollinators  retail 

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New Plants for 2018 Roundup

Posted By MNLA eNews, Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Each year, American Nurseryman features an entire magazine dedicated to the latest and most beautiful new and improved plants for the upcoming new year. That is, brighter color, renewed fragrance, improved disease resistance and more. For 2018, this is no different. Below, we’ve highlighted one new plant from each company. Click the links below to find our complete listings of new plants for 2018, divided by company. Be sure to check out each and every one of them — so many have captured our eyes!

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Plants with a Purpose

Posted By MNLA eNews, Friday, November 17, 2017

The concept of plants "with purpose" is not a new thing, but thanks to the magic of social media and a younger generation eager to share, word is getting out.

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Tags:  American Nurseryman Magazine  garden center  plants  retail 

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10 Ways to Create a Dynamic Customer Experience

Posted By MNLA eNews, Friday, November 17, 2017

The way you design and brand your retail space can impact your customers’ perceptions and influence their behavior. Creating an engaging environment that reflects your brand, tells your story and caters to your target market is key for business success.  Consider all of the elements that impact the way customers feel and behave in your retail space — layout, signage, fixtures, displays, lighting, etc. — and be sure they are positively showcasing your brand while simultaneously delighting your customers from beginning to end.

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NGB declares 2018 the 'Year of the Tulip'

Posted By MNLA eNews, Friday, November 17, 2017

Tulips function in the landscape as an ideal spring flower, the National Garden Bureau says.  The vivid, paint-box colors of tulips are a feast for winter-weary eyes. These members of the lily family (thus, a relative of onions) typically grow a single stem and flower from teardrop-shaped bulbs that are planted in fall for spring flowers. Tulip bulbs require a dormancy period with cool, winter-like temperatures. During this time, the bulbs sprout roots and the embryonic leaves and flowers inside the bulb begin to develop.

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7 Ways to Get Customers to Remember You So They Return to Your Store

Posted By MNLA eNews, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Many online stores are opening their own brick and mortar shops. Those online retailers know the shopping experience in a store has the ability to stick and be memorable where online does not. Brick and mortar retailing at its best offers the stickiness that shoppers remember so they return again and again. It's one of the best ways to attract customers to a retail business. To accomplish that, you have to be thinking like a customer.

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Much of the world’s honey laced with pesticides, study finds

Posted By MNLA eNews, Thursday, October 26, 2017

The tests revealed 75 per cent of the honey samples were contaminated by at least one variety of the pesticide used in agriculture, flower growing and even flea collars worn by pets, according to the research.

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Tags:  garden center  honeybees  pesticides  pollinator research  retail 

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Appealing to Foodies

Posted By MNLA eNews, Thursday, October 26, 2017

How can the retail garden center appeal to the foodie and entice them to grow some of their own food? How can plant retailers help their customers enjoy more social aspects of growing and eating food?

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Tags:  edibles  garden center  Green Profit  marketing  retail 

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Garden Media Group’s 2018 Trends Report Highlights Nature’s Contribution to Mental Wellness

Posted By MNLA eNews, Friday, September 22, 2017

The report includes information on:

  • What is driving the increasing consumer desire for mental wellness
  • How the climate is changing the way we garden globally and locally, indoors and out
  • How to inspire Millennials to garden year-round
  • The hottest color of the season

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Tags:  garden center  gardening  Greenhouse Grower  mental wellness  retail  trends 

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