GREEN PROFIT - January 2018 Issue (Vol. 81 No. 9)
Buzz Worthy
The 411 on NYRs
Ellen C. Wells
Switch to decaf. (Ack!)
Cover Story
The Modern Landscape
Ellen C. Wells
It’s not your grandmother’s garden anymore.
Features
Six Faves
Chris Beytes
How do you pick favorites from among the thousands of offerings at the annual outdoor living extravaganza known as Casual Market Chicago? Easy—make a seat-of-the-pants decision!
Features
The Conversion Game
Valerie Nalls
In Part 2 of our series in attracting new gardeners, Valerie Nalls offers ideas for getting new customers in and converting them to gardeners.
Features
The Ideal Employee
Jennifer Polanz
In our 9th year compiling the annual Wage & Benefit report, we take a look at who you’re employing and why.
First
Common Sense
Jennifer Polanz
One thing common sense will tell you is the world of consumers is changing and retail needs to be along for the ride.
Friel World
O Canada!
John Friel
Fortunately for the green industry, the Great White North and the U.S. have much in common besides a border—like what we can put in our borders.
Front Lines
2018 AAS Winners Adds 11!
Ellen C. Wells
Making plant decisions for Spring 2018? Well, then All-America Selections (AAS) has some very worthy plant selections for you.
Front Lines
Beautify Your City
Jennifer Polanz
The deadline for cities to sign up for America In Bloom is February 28, so don’t delay if you’re considering signing your town up.
Front Lines
Ho, Ho, Ho
Jennifer Polanz
We’re into the New Year, but of course, January is the time to place orders for the 2018 holiday season.
Front Lines
Purple Haze
Jennifer Polanz
Prince fans rejoice—Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, a tone reminiscent of the singer’s legacy and a perfect color for our industry.
Guest Column
Why IGCs
Mason Day
Sometimes in the heat of the season we forget why independents matter. Here’s why.
Kiss My Aster
Make Your IGC Approachable to Newbies
Amanda Thomsen
The important thing here, is to let people know that YOU HAVE WHAT THEY NEED.
Profit
You Get What You Pay For
Bill McCurry
You should be paying for their overall job, not their time on the job.
THE GOODS
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Lampion Press
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Georgetown Home and Garden
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Bloem Living LLC
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Botanical Interests Inc.
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Spring Meadow Nursery Inc.
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Oglesby Plants International
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Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
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Tesselaar Plants
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Water Blossom Creations LLC
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