GREEN PROFIT - March 2019 Issue (Vol. 82 No. 11)
Buzz Worthy
Be Like Gary and Brian
Ellen C. Wells
It’s not about “more,” after all. It’s about what matters.
Cover Story
Hot Winter Finds
Green Profit Editors
Our editors scoured the winter trade shows to find the newest and best products for spring and beyond.
Features
Bringing New Employees On Board
Katie Elzer-Peters
In the third of a five-part series dealing with creating a well-rounded workforce, we tackle training.
Features
Payment Methods Move Forward
Ellen C. Wells
New technology drives the options at checkout.
Features
Retail With Love
Linc Thomas
Since its birth in 2012, Urban Buds has continued to bring accessible agriculture and beautiful color to the greater St. Louis area.
Features
The Curse—and Opportunity—of the Uncommon Cold
John Johnston
A potential silver lining in the Polar Vortex of 2019.
First
Clear Vision
Jennifer Polanz
… sometimes you don’t see the things around you clearly until something changes.
Friel World
Beaks & Bucks
John Friel
Gardeners hang up their gloves in fall, but birders know no season.
Front Lines
“Living Décor” Dropping in March
Jennifer Polanz
A new book by Maria Colletti called “Living Décor” is set to be released March 19 by Cool Springs Press and is a modern indoor greenery guide of inspiration and ideas.
Front Lines
2018 Home Sales
Matthew Chappell
In 2018, home sales were down (compared to 2017) in every month except February, with numbers becoming worse as the year progressed.
Front Lines
A “Western” Legend
Jennifer Polanz
The Western Nursery & Landscape Association (WNLA) honored Spring Meadow Nursery Owner Dale Deppe with the 2019 Western Legend Award at this year’s trade show in January.
Front Lines
Are You New Here?
Jennifer Polanz
If you’ve opened your retail operation within the last year, shoot us an email.
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Bailey Wins at IPM
Chris Beytes
Minnesota breeder/grower Bailey has been expanding their international presence and this year they earned an Innovation Award at IPM Essen in Germany for their trouble.
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Cornelius Nursery Opens New Store
Jennifer Polanz
Cornelius Nursery opened its second Houston-area store in Katy, Texas, celebrating its grand opening on February 22.
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Fairfield Closing
Ellen C. Wells
We got word from a local New Jersey news organization that Fairfield Garden Center in Fairfield is closing after 52 years.
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Green Thumb Awards from DGA
Jennifer Polanz
DGA is the Direct Gardening Association, an association of website and mail order horticulture companies, and every year it presents the Green Thumb Awards for the best new ornamental plants, garden products and edibles.
Front Lines
GWA Rebranded
Jennifer Polanz
As of January 1, the organization representing garden communicators, GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators, has rebranded to GardenComm.
Kiss My Aster
Coral Arguments
Amanda Thomsen
You may ask WHY we might choose to worship a different color every year? It’s so we don’t get stuck … or even more stuck, as the case may be.
Profit
“I Have to Have It”
Bill McCurry
Customers must understand the value when seeking rational justification for an emotional decision. What’s most critical is making sure salespeople aren’t selling to their own wallets.
THE GOODS
Airlift Base Kit
Pave Tech Inc.
THE GOODS
Aloe ukambensis
Rancho Tissue Technologies
THE GOODS
Bloom Solar Luminaria
Allsop Home & Garden
THE GOODS
Coleus Under The Sea Red Snapper
Hort Couture
THE GOODS
Cultivate’19
AmericanHort
THE GOODS
Espresso Cup Flower Pot
CTW Home Collection
THE GOODS
Helenium hybrida Mariachi Ranchera
Plants Nouveau LLC
THE GOODS
Lavender Blue Spear
Kieft Seed
THE GOODS
Leaf Gulp
Leaf Gulp Inc.
THE GOODS
LED Light Terrarium
Flori-Design Inc.
THE GOODS
LivePicture GO
Devron Sales Ltd.
THE GOODS
Looking Sharp Doormat
Entryways
THE GOODS
Pennisetum alopecuroides Praline
Emerald Coast Growers LLC
THE GOODS
Petunia Headliner Starry Sky Burgundy
Selecta One
THE GOODS
Plentiful Potting Mix
PittMoss LLC
THE GOODS
Porcelain Musing Hare
LiveTrends Design Group
THE GOODS
Rico Suave Hollywood Hibiscus
J. Berry Nursery
THE GOODS
Sally Boulevard Evipo077 Clematis
Donahue’s Clematis Specialists
THE GOODS
Sierra Artisan Mini Planters
Featherock Inc.
THE GOODS
SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus
Monrovia
THE GOODS
Supertunia Blue Skies
Proven Winners LLC
THE GOODS
Surfinia Purple Starshine
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
THE GOODS
Vegepod Raised Garden Bed Kits
Vegepod USA