Lawn & Garden Retailer

LGR August 2017

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4 • LAWN & GARDEN RETAILER • AUGUST 2017 DEPARTMENTS 06 Editor's Report Spotted Unexpectedly 08 Headlines/Calendar NGB Names Four Classes for 2018 The Grassroots' Responsibility: Be Involved! 48 Product Showcase/Ad Index 50 Pohmer On … Words Matter … By Stan Pohmer AUGUST 2017 VOLUME 16 NUMBER 8 WWW.LGRMAG.COM Cover photo provided by Debora Carl Landscape Design — L&GR (Lawn & Garden Retailer) accepts no responsibility or liability for the validity of information supplied by contributors, vendors, advertisers or advertising agencies. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION L&GR (Lawn & Garden Retailer) magazine (ISSN 1540-9023) is published ten times a year in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September/October and November/December by Great American Media Services, 75 Applewood Dr., Suite A, Sparta, MI 49345, Telephone: 616.887.9008 Fax: 616.887.2666. Subscription rates in the U.S. are $30 per year (Canada and Mexico are $50 and all oth- er countries are $60 payable in U.S. currency). Periodical postage paid at Sparta, MI and at additional mailing offices. Reproduction of contents is forbidden. Copyright 2017. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Circulation Department, Lawn & Garden Re- tailer, 75 Applewood Dr., Suite A, Sparta, MI 49345. PRINTED IN USA. MERCHANDISING 10 Six Displays Shine Bright Check out the final six garden centers in the running for Lawn & Garden Retailer's 2017 Merchandiser of the Year competition. By Abby Kleckler 22 Summertime Spa for the Birds Figure out how to enjoy extra gross profit dollars from your birding department. By Mel Toellner 24 Miniature Must-Haves In the July issue, we showed you snapshots from a recent trip to the Denver, Colorado, area, but we largely left one prominent category out: miniature gardening. Here's a look at what some garden centers we visited were doing in the department. By Abby Kleckler DIRTY SECRETS 20 Plants, Pride and Passion Read about an insider's visit to Spring Meadow Nursery and Walters Gardens. By Christina Salwitz ADVERTORIAL 30 The Inside Story Want to know what's new from some of the industry's leading vendors? Care to learn more about what makes them tick? Companies give Lawn & Garden Retailer readers a look at how they're unique and at some of their latest innovations. WWW.LGRMAG.COM AUGUST 2017 • VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 8 GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA SERVICES WWW.LGRMAG.COM 2017 Merchandiser of the Year F inalists Inside: Miniature Gardening Departments That Work Help Customers With Summertime Birding The Intangibles of Your Garden Center AUGUST 2017 • VOLUME 16 • NUMBER 8 WWW.LGRMAG.COM 10 24

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