GREEN PROFIT - September 2018 Issue (Vol. 82 No. 5)
Buzz Worthy
Cents and Sentiments
Ellen C. Wells
No glitter needed.
Container Series
The Perfect Pairing
Ellen C. Wells
Macramé is a no-brainer for promoting your houseplant department.
Cover Story
A Lifetime of Retail Experience
Jennifer Polanz
Amanda Bruce, this year’s Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award Winner, grew up in the family business. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Features
Caladium Combos for Every Season
Robin Heath
Want to make those mixed containers and cut arrangements stand out with fabulous foliage in every season? Look no further than the caladium.
Features
Death By (Over or Under) Pricing
Sid Raisch
Pricing incorrectly is the most frequent disabling—if not fatal—error in horticulture.
Features
Successful Events: Process, Places, People
Katie Elzer-Peters
Tips for hosting well-attended events and how to follow up to make them worth the effort.
First
Commitment
Jennifer Polanz
It takes a great deal of commitment to do more than just sell products.
Friel World
Retroactive Greening
John Friel
The creation of great beauty isn’t always pretty.
Front Lines
Ball FloraPlant’s New Website
Jennifer Polanz
Ball FloraPlant recently announced its redesigned website, www.BallFloraPlant.com.
Front Lines
Condolences
Ellen C. Wells
We received word that Maggie Geraldine (better known as Jerri) Coleman Pike passed away on July 18 following a brief illness.
Front Lines
Finding the Fun for Families
Jennifer Polanz
In a continued quest for “edu-tainment” opportunities, there’s now a series of “Spookley” messaging and products to go with a popular kids Halloween show that airs every October on the Disney Channel called “Spookley the Square Pumpkin.”
Front Lines
Invincibelle’s Milestone $1M
Jennifer Polanz
It’s taken less than 10 years for the Invincibelle Spirit Campaign for a Cure to surpass its million-dollar fundraising goal for breast cancer research.
Front Lines
Lambert’s Retail-Ready Mixes
Jennifer Polanz
Lambert Peat Moss has introduced a line of Retail-Ready Mixes for a variety of traditional and specialty crops.
Front Lines
News from Griffin
Ellen C. Wells
They’ll open their new facility in Salem, Oregon, in September.
Front Lines
Sheridan Nurseries’ New CEO
Jennifer Polanz
Executive Chairman of Sheridan Nurseries William Stensson recently announced the appointment of Colin Cruji as CEO and president of the company.
Front Lines
Swipe Fee War Coming?
Ellen C. Wells
The Mariano’s supermarket chain has stopped accepting Visa credit cards and now Kroger, the chain’s parent company, is considering expanding that ban.
Front Lines
What a Haul!
Ellen C. Wells
Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona, helped to raise more than $59,000 for the Prescott Frontier Rotary’s annual Grapes 4 Grades fundraiser.
Kiss My Aster
Make It Easy to be Green
Amanda Thomsen
So how do we act, while marketing ourselves, as more sustainable?
Profit
All We Need Are a Few Good People
Bill McCurry
“Performance management is a service to employees, not a burden.”—Emily Yankush, HR Professional, Youngstown, Ohio
THE GOODS
Autumn Greetings doormat
Entryways
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BioActive CannaCharger
Purple Cow Organics LLC
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Bloomify Terrariums
Orchid Gene LLC
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Brindabella Roses
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
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Citrus! Microbe Enhance Plant Food
The Espoma Company
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Coreopsis Electric Sunshine
Darwin Perennials
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Double Veg Ledge
Window Garden LLC
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First Saturday Lime Pest Barrier
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GROWinGARDEN Wall Garden
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Terra Nova Nurseries Inc.
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Horse Spirit Collection
Sloggers
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Lemon Lime Nandina
Southern Living Plant Collection
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MagniMoist Planter Inserts
Farmer You LLC
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Pilea Share Kit
Harster Greenhouses Inc.
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Preserved Flowers
Eternity Perfect Flowers
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Reclining Buddha Zen Palate
Georgetown Home and Garden
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Retail-Ready Soil Mixes
Lambert Peat Moss Inc.
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Rockin’ Fuchsia Salvia
Proven Winners LLC
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Royal Penguin
LiveTrends Design Group LLC
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Sierra Artisan Garden Planters
Featherock Inc.
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Starcluster Violet Pentas
Syngenta Flowers Inc.
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Sunflower SunBuzz
PanAmerican Seed
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SUPERthrive Plant Food
Plantation Products LLC