Brooke N. Bates

Brooke is a freelance writer living in Cleveland and a frequent contributor to Garden Center.
The buzz about beekeeping

The buzz about beekeeping

April 4, 2017

Integrate pollinator promotion into multiple product categories and events to get maximum value from beekeeping supplies and butterfly gardens. Read More

No strings attached

November 7, 2016

Bryan Ring loaned accounts and equipment to an up-and-coming competitor without expecting anything in return. Read More

Triple threat

October 21, 2016

Park West Companies proves why three companies are better than one. Read More

History of growth

September 19, 2016

CEO Nola Wagner explains how Wagner Greenhouses Inc. and Wagners Garden Center keep the family tradition alive and juggle retail and wholesale businesses. Read More

Change you can see

September 19, 2016

Owner Ralph Esposito explains how he refreshed and revitalized his garden center with a front-to-back makeover. Read More

Two names, same service

September 19, 2016

Armstrong Garden Centers and Pike Nurseries are committed to elevating customer service, not just in their retail stores, but throughout the industry. Read More

Quality & quantity

August 26, 2016

Krisjan Berzins uses specialized crews to service thousands of small properties as he continues to grow Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape. Read More