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Jennifer Polanz Managing-Editor-at-Large

Managing-Editor-at-Large for Green Profit magazine and editor of the Inside Grower e-newsletter. With a Master's degree in Journalism from Ohio University, Jen has been in horticulture for over 13 years. An experienced and talented horticulture trade editor, she revels in her geekiness and loves to read, garden and watch birds in her spare time. She's also a willing participant in discussions about "Game of Thrones."

Recent Articles

Features
Show Business
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells, Jennifer Polanz & Allison Westbrook
Over several hot July days, all of the movers and shakers in the horticulture world gathered in Columbus, Ohio, to attend the show of shows: Cultivate’18. More than 650 exhibitors were showing their wares, including 135 from outside the U.S.—which made this one of the most international Cultivate shows ever! We were glad we brought our walking shoes, as there was a lot to see.
Cover Story
Seattle: Sophistication in All Sizes
Jennifer Polanz
This year’s GCA Summer Tour provided display and merchandising inspiration through retailers ranging from small, urban locations up to sprawling destinations.
Front Lines
Beauty in the Bluegrass
Jennifer Polanz
Head to the top of the South for this year’s America In Bloom Symposium & Awards Celebration in Lexington, Kentucky.
Front Lines
Star Roses’ Winners
Jennifer Polanz
Star Roses and Plants recently won seven out of 11 awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (ARTS) program.
Front Lines
Travel to Asia with Glenhaven
Jennifer Polanz
Glenhaven is a direct import company that helps garden center buyers source high-quality holiday and garden products directly from Asian suppliers.
Front Lines
Home Depot’s Home Décor
Jennifer Polanz
Home Depot just recently purchased a “high-end linen e-tailer” called The Company Store and HD is indicating it will be a player in furniture, bedding and bath, wall décor, tabletop and home accents.
Front Lines
Sheridan Nurseries CEO Retires
Jennifer Polanz
Longtime Sheridan Nurseries CEO Karl Stensson announced in July he will step down as CEO and President of the organization.
First
Putting Out the Vibe
Jennifer Polanz
There’re lots of subtle ways to impact a customer’s shopping experience and their feelings toward your store.
GT in Brief
Philips Lighting Has a New Name
Jennifer Polanz
The Dutch company Philips Lighting N.V. is now Signify N.V., but it will still use the Philips brand for its products.
GT in Brief
Kickin’ It @Cultivate’18
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Polanz
Two Cultivate’18 insiders, Mary Beth Cowardin and Stacy Buttari, enjoy the fruits of their labor as they take in the New Varieties display at the big industry trade show, held July 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio.
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