We spent the last few days at another garden center buyer’s convention, this time in Wisconsin. This was the second buyer’s show we have been to in the past month as we spent a couple days at a show in Chicago in early August. Both shows had a lot of great items that are truly unique to specialized stores such as Cedar Lake Gardens & Gifts. The companies that setup booths at these shows pride themselves on selling to smaller businesses rather than the large box stores. We have gotten a lot of great ideas and put in some exciting orders for the upcoming Spring. We are really excited about a Spring contest that we came up with while we were there, but we are going to leave that as a surprise until we get closer (hint: it involves the guy in the picture). We received several shipments of Fall gift items at the store while we were gone, so we will be busy setting that all up over the next several days. Stop in sometime to see some of the great new gift items and pick up one of our amazing mums while you are here.