Given American's love for their pets, it is no wonder that now garden centers are planning to make room for pets. They want your pet to get pampered and for some garden centers, pet specific products make up 20%-50% of their sales and profits.
So what can you expect to see besides bird baths and feeders, flower pots and hanging baskets?
Pet costumes rang up $370 million this Halloween so no doubt you'll see those, too.
What about pet grooming at your favoriet garden center? Would you go for that? Drop off the dogs and wander through the plants, fertilizers, pots and fountains?
Here's another interesting combination: Merrifield Garden Center in Gainesville has bird supplies and a wine store.
Teske in Bettendorf, Iowa has soil, plants, pet foods, tools, pet pictures, and animals to take home.
What do you think? Good idea or do you prefer your garden center to be purely plants and the products that support your garden?