GREEN PROFIT - December 2018 Issue (Vol. 82 No. 8)
Buzz Worthy
Yee Haw, Hee Haw!
Ellen C. Wells
There’s nothing more stylish than an honest smile.
Cover Story
Guys in the Garden Center
Jennifer Polanz
Shopping patterns for men may be changing. Here’s what you need to know for 2019.
Features
An Affair to Remember
Shane Pliska
How to rent plants for weddings and events.
Features
Designing Emotion
Bisser Georgiev
How will your business respond in a post-industrial future that relies more on emotional connections?
Features
Finding Their Wings
Jennifer Polanz
Hard to pronounce, easy to love: Planthropy has taken flight and found success with its unique moss installations.
Features
Jacob McCall (AAF AIFD CFD FSMD)
Chris Beytes
Five Questions with …
Features
Stuff We Love
Ellen C. Wells, Jennifer Zurko, Jennifer Polanz & Chris Beytes
Every year the editors pick products, concepts or trends that we dig. Here’s what we chose this year.
Features
The Trifecta of Fashion
Ellen C. Wells
Sure, plants are great, but color, texture and finishes are the gold that gilds the lily. What’s trending with each?
Features
Trendy & Accessible
Jennifer Polanz
Here are 5 things I learned from the owners of STUMP, a collection of stores designed for indoor plant enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience.
First
Seeing All the Potential
Jennifer Polanz
Why limit your store’s customer base (and potential profit), even inadvertently?
Friel World
Armchair Botanizing
John Friel
Each group has this in common: They really know their plants.
Front Lines
2019 Culinary Trends
Ellen C. Wells
A recent piece in Progressive Grocer highlighted what one of the country’s biggest grocery chains, Kroger, believes will be the top culinary trends for 2019.
Front Lines
Control Solutions to Buy Bonide
Jennifer Polanz
Texas-based Control Solutions Inc. (CSI), which trades in multiple markets, made the move to buy Bonide Products Inc. in late October.
Front Lines
The Next “It” Plant
Jennifer Polanz
Peperomia will be the next hot plant for 2019.
Front Lines
Winter Outdoor Décor Tips
Jennifer Polanz
Porch pots for the winter holidays and modified for January and February are getting more popular.
Kiss My Aster
Future Business Model: Kids Getting Dirty
Amanda Thomsen
If you hold a planting party for adults, you may have a handful of people show up, but if you have a planting party for kids—word will travel like wildfire.
Profit
… And Goodwill to All
Bill McCurry
How often do our words and actions reflect (goodwill)?
THE GOODS
Blue Spear Lavender
PanAmerican Seed
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Color Spots Collection
Georgetown Home and Garden
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ColorRush Petunia
Ball FloraPlant
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Crazy Plant Lady Apron
Studio M
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Picking Pouch
GardenFreak
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Princettia Pure White Euphorbia
Suntory Flowers
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Succulent Bowl
Anamese Garden & Home
THE GOODS
Urban Legend Rosa
Spring Meadow Nursery Inc.