In July, Garden Center readers were interested in the concept of bringing value to their plants - whether through communicating the benefits of green goods, educating novice gardeners or reevaluating their plant pricing system. The July issue's cover story, featured NYC-based plant retailer The Sill and its founder, Eliza Blank, who is dedicated to spreading a love of plants to urban consumers, was popular as well. Visitors to gardencentermag.com also stayed up to date on the latest developments among major garden retail suppliers, including the appointment of Colin Cruji as the new president and CEO of Sheridan Nurseries.
See what else ranked as the most-read posts of the past month, listed here by total page views:
1. Raise prices without raising eyebrows - 7 strategies independent garden centers can use to add value to plants.
2. Colin Cruji appointed CEO and president of Sheridan Nurseries - Cruji will replace Karl Stensson, whose career at the Ontario-based company spans five decades.
3. 'A plant on every Sill' - The Sill adds value to every plant it sells by “inspiring confidence in the next generation of plant parents.”
4. Danziger announces new Rooted Cutting Station partners - Danziger’s full catalog will now be available as rooted cuttings.
5. IGC Show announces Shop Talk Retail Discussions topics and schedule - Heath Watson will be facilitating the interactive forum.
6. Syngenta acquires Floranova - The two companies will continue to operate independently.
7. 2018 Farwest Show announces more speakers - Speakers will give insight on topics ranging from marketing and growing techniques to technology and women in the workforce.
8. Botany Lane Greenhouse welcomes new purchasing manager - The greenhouse is expanding operations for growers and retailers.
9. TreeTown USA acquires Hines division of Color Spot Nurseries - TreeTown USA's largest acquisition adds 2,000 acres in California and Oregon.
Photo courtesy of The Sill