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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
American Made
Jennifer Polanz
This month, we celebrate companies that make their products right here in the U.S. These are just some of the options available to garden retailers.
Cover Story
Retail in the Time of COVID-19
Jennifer Polanz
This year’s Young Retailer Award nominees showed they’re up to the task when it comes to just about anything, including pivoting the business during a challenging pandemic.
Front Lines
Mother’s Day Memories
Jennifer Polanz
More than 700 Monrovia garden center customers created a memorable Mother’s Day for first responders and members of the healthcare community by giving away Pink Splendor Hydrangeas.
Front Lines
Infographics & Signage for Retail Use
Jennifer Polanz & Ellen C. Wells
There have been several infographics released recently that can help retailers get a variety of messages about plants out to their customers.
Front Lines
GIE+EXPO To Go On
Jennifer Polanz
Organizers recently announced the GIE+EXPO—an international landscape, outdoor living and equipment expo—will be held as planned October 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, with all the necessary safety protocols in place needed to respond to COVID-19.
Front Lines
Postponed and Rescheduled Events
Ellen C Wells & Jennifer Polanz
While some communities are easing their businesses open, the restrictions imposed on gatherings are canceling or postponing many events.
First
New Beginnings
Jennifer Polanz
… in adapting so quickly to the threat of COVID-19, we created new habits for customers.
Features
Insta-Worthy Houseplants
Jennifer Polanz
We checked in with a few sources to find out what’s trending in this ultra-popular segment.
Front Lines
Our COVID-19 Resource Page
Jennifer Polanz
Since March we’ve been compiling a multitude of resources on the Green Profit website in a section called COVID-19 News & Updates.
Front Lines
Proud Parent
Jennifer Polanz
Mark Landa, proud father of co-owners (2019 Young Retailer Award winner) Madison and Casey, wrote to us about how, when the world had to turn to online sales, his daughters had already hit the ground running.
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