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Ellen C. Wells Editor-at-Large

Editor-at-Large for Green Profit magazine, and editor of the buZZ! and Tropical Topics e-newsletters. Ellen's been in agriculture/horticulture for over 40 years, growing up on Wells Farm on Long Island, which has been in her family since 1661. It's the oldest continuously run farm in New York and the fifth oldest business in America! Ellen has a Master's degree in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University, and spends a lot of her time in the local community garden and teaching yoga.

Recent Articles

Buzz Worthy
What’s Got Me Feeling Optimistic
Ellen C. Wells
Well, what do you know—plants dying is acceptable!
Tricks
Behold, the Power of Printing
Ellen C. Wells
In July we visited Wilson’s Garden Center in Newark, Ohio, one of three stops on Cultivate’17’s Garden Retail Tour.
Front Lines
Houston-Area Report
Ellen C. Wells
At the beginning of September, we checked in on garden centers in and around the Houston area.
Front Lines
LiveTrends Breaks Top 500
Ellen C. Wells
LiveTrends came in at Number 256 in this year’s edition of the Inc. 5,000, the magazine’s annual listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America.
Front Lines
Let’s Hear It for the Bathroom!
Ellen C. Wells
The 7th Annual GCA Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards were given out at last month’s IGC Show in Chicago.
Columns
The Extras
Ellen C. Wells
“Your personality has to be as beautiful as your garden center.”
Features
Building On Experience
Ellen C. Wells
In Part II of our “what’s involved in building” series, we talk to a pro of renovations and new construction for a multi-location garden center.
Cover Story
A Keen Sense for Sales
Ellen C. Wells
Meet this year’s Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award winner, Andrea Snelgrove.
Front Lines
Shipping Foliage
Ellen C. Wells
There are commonly known issues within horticulture that we trade editor types don’t really know about, but the ones elbow-deep in the biz know about all too well.
Front Lines
All-America Selections
Ellen C. Wells
Last month, we told you about AAS’s first three AAS Winners for 2018, but the organization has a whole lot of new things going on.
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