Top 9 posts of April 2018

Top 9 posts of April 2018

A grand reopening for Colonial Gardens, Top 100 IGC applications, Bayer's Monsanto purchase and more.

May 10, 2018
Conner Howard
Association News Grower News Industry News Retail News

Major industry updates were widely read by the Garden Center audience in the month of April, including the Justice Department's approval of Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, a new website from Sakata Seed America and the unfortunate passing of Molbak's Garden + Home founder Laina Molbak, among others. Keep reading for the nine most popular posts on throughout the past month, as ranked by total page views.

1. Laina Molbak, co-founder of Molbak’s Garden + Home, dies at 92 - Molbak, who was also a registered nurse and passionate supporter of social causes, passed away March 30.

2. Colonial Gardens celebrates grand reopening after two years of renovations - The remodeled garden center includes event and workshop space, inspirational landscaping and a cafe that will open later this month.

3. Join Garden Center magazine's 2018 Top 100 Independent Garden Centers List - Complete the form by June 4, 2018, to be considered for this honor.

4. Fire reported at Martin’s Garden Center - Emergency crews responded to a blaze at the Tyrone, Pa., retailer on Tuesday, April 10.

5. Floralife 'Flowers Love Food Too!”' campaign launches in Europe - New multi-platform marketing campaign promotes expanded Floralife Express Technology product line in Europe.

6. Retail Product Showcase: Procidic [video] - Sponsored: Procidic from the Sarasota Green Group is an organic, 2-in-1, all-natural broad-spectrum bactericide and fungicide that can be used by professionals and home gardeners.

7. Zinfin Doll hydrangea crowned Shrub Madness champion - The hydrangea was voted the winner of the 2018 bracket competition.

8. Justice Department allows Bayer to acquire Monsanto - The $60 billion deal is expected to go through after the companies agreed to sell additional assets, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

9. Sakata Seed America launches new mobile-friendly vegetables website - Coupled with a new interface, the website allows for easy, responsive access from a phone, tablet or desktop.

Photo courtesy of Flintoft's Funeral Home, provided by the Molbak family. 

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