Garden Center readers started the year with a broad range of news topics, including coverage of the National Retail Federation 2018 Retail's Big Show, supplier news like PanAmerican Seed's purchase of begonia lines from Golden State Bulb Growers, product awards from the 2018 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition and more.
We've compiled the most-read posts on gardencentermag.com from the month of January and listed them below as ranked by total pageviews:
1. 38 species of invasive plants now illegal to sell in Ohio - State officials who already inspect nurseries and garden centers will keep an eye out for the now-prohibited species.
2. The future of retail: experiences, customization and engagement - 12 takeaways from NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show, hosted by the National Retail Federation.
3. Boxwood blight arrives in Indiana - The holiday wreaths were shipped from North Carolina and sold as part of a Boy Scout fundraiser.
4. Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association names 2018 Plant of the Year selections - Prairie dropseed and Little Devil ninebark were selected for low maintenance, reliable performance in a variety of soil types.
5. PanAmerican Seed purchases begonia lines from Golden State Bulb Growers - Product will be available in April 2018.
6. President Trump says farmers can count on an on-time Farm Bill passage - The President spoke at the January American Farm Bureau Convention.
7. TPIE 2018 Cool Product Awards winners announced - 14 products from vendors at this year's Tropical Plant Industry Expo were recognized as stand-outs by industry associations.
8. Valentine's Day spending survey by Offers.com - Insights into consumer habits and trends based on survey data and keyword research.
9. Dering’s Garden Supply of New Jersey closes - The retailer, which has operated for more than 60 years, may continue business under new owners.
Pictured above: Ellen Latham of Orangetheory, right, David Oh of FabFitFun, center, during a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Thau, left, contributing retail writer for Forbes. Photo courtesy of NRF.