Colonial Gardens: A modern approach to plant retail

Read about the Blue Springs, Mo., garden center, craft compost trends, the power of the Hispanic consumer and more in Garden Center magazine's June issue.

Don't miss out on Garden Center magazine's June issue, which can be read online and as a digital edition.

In this issue, we shared impressions from a recent visit to Colonial Gardens in Blue Springs, Mo., as well as an in-depth look at how the retailer is reinventing the garden center model with an focus on experiences, live entertainment, local food, agritourism and more.

We also compile the latest trends in bagged compost, examine the growing relevance of the Hispanic consumer demographic, explore the many sights and sounds of the 2018 California Spring Trials, share ideas to promote fall edibles and check in with retailers around the country about their spring seasons.

Read on for tips for building a fundamental approach to human resources, ways to keep your employees working toward the same goal, and ideas for updating your garden apparel section.

You'll also find an update on mobile point-of-sale technology adoption, consumer spending statistics from Mother's Day 2018, our yearly Increasing Profits Supplement and more.

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Photo by Adam Caselman.

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