GREEN PROFIT - November 2018 Issue (Vol. 82 No. 7)
Buzz Worthy
Kids Nowadays
Ellen C. Wells
What, your child doesn’t eat freeze-dried beef lung?
Cover Story
Czech List
Chris Beytes
What does the garden center industry look like in a country that was ruled by communists just 30 years ago?
Features
AAS All-Stars
Tom Johns
These past All-America Selections Winners have endeared themselves to food gardeners across the country and continue to lead the pack in retail sales.
Features
Communication in the Age of Omnichannel
Katie Elzer-Peters
In the second of a three-part series, we take a look at how IGCs can reach customers in the age of omnichannel retailing.
Features
DIY Signs
Todd Davis
Printing your own signage can save money, if you do it right. Here’s what to consider before making the investment.
Features
Ready, Set … Grow!
John Johnston
Grow your seed-starting department with these timely tips.
Features
Selling Citrus
Ellen C. Wells
An interior plant that both beautifies and produces food? Yes, please!
First
What Does “Success” Look Like?
Jennifer Polanz
A key of customer success is communicating efficiently.
Friel World
Speaking of Speaking
John Friel
Redundancy isn’t just for NASA: If multiple speakers highlight the same plant, maybe it’ll stick.
Front Lines
Fun New Floral Food
Jennifer Polanz
The new “Flower Food for Thought” packaging designs give consumers a fun way to feed their cut flowers.
Front Lines
IGC Show moving to McCormick Place
Chris Beytes
Faced with major construction at Navy Pier and the long list of inconveniences that would come with it, IGC Show founders Jeff and Cheryl Morey have announced their decision to move the event to a new permanent home in Chicago: the Lakeside Center hall at McCormick Place.
Front Lines
New Line from Dewar Nurseries
Jennifer Polanz
The new Life in Bloom Collection from a freshly created division of rose grower Dewar Nurseries will encompass potted house plants, holiday plants and roses.
Front Lines
White Pine Roping Shortage
Ellen C. Wells
According to M&M Wintergreens Vice President Shannon Kuhrt, there’s a white pine roping shortage.
Kiss My Aster
The Experiment
Amanda Thomsen
Hashtags are real AND ALSO kind of silly.
Profit
Different Opinions, Common Goals
Bill McCurry
The NDP’s admirable new rules were negated by the law of unintended consequences.
THE GOODS
3D Gazing Sun Wind Spinner
I-Spin
THE GOODS
5-Tray, 5L Indoor Worm Composting Kit
Homestead Essentials
THE GOODS
Brew Bird
Paul's Metal Petals
THE GOODS
Candy Sunblaze Rose
Star Roses and Plants
THE GOODS
Corona Dianthus
PanAmerican Seed
THE GOODS
Enhanced Sampler Kit
Pleasant View Gardens Inc.
THE GOODS
Evergreen Elf Water Monitor
Evergreen Elf
THE GOODS
Festuca Eilers Beauty
Emerald Coast Growers LLC
THE GOODS
Herb Garden kit
Gardenuity LLC
THE GOODS
Hoedag
Coleman Metalworks LLC
THE GOODS
Light ’n Go Bonfire
Essay Group LLC
THE GOODS
Oasis from Control Dekk
Control Dekk
THE GOODS
Pixel Garden Desktop
Watex LLC
THE GOODS
Skyscraper Salvia
Selecta One
THE GOODS
Speedy Chicken Garden Planter
SPI Home
THE GOODS
Stay Away Ants
EarthKind LLC
THE GOODS
Summer Wine Black Ninebark
Spring Meadow Nursery Inc.
THE GOODS
Troll Air Heads
Grass Flip Flops.Com Inc.