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March 24, 2014
Despite the fact that it was only 18 degrees this morning when I left my house in the Chicago suburbs, spring really did arrive last Thursday. And on Friday, Wal-Mart really got into the swing of spring by launching its first-ever Black Friday-like...
March 19, 2014
Researchers at  Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley and the United States Treasury recently addressed the question, “Is the United States still a land of opportunity?” in the  National Bureau of Economic Research (...
March 18, 2014
Hydroponics and icebergs are not two words you hear together very often. But that could change in the future. Arctic Harvester, one of the entries in the 2013 Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition has proposed the...
March 14, 2014
Top o' the morning to you! And a Happy St. Paddy's Day to all of you and yours! Being of Irish heritage, St. Patrick's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays — for many different reasons. One of the main reasons, though, is that when...
March 07, 2014
Didn't this weekend feel like it flew by? As you should know by now, for most Americans (except in Arizona and Hawaii), this weekend was one hour shorter — thanks to Daylight Saving Time (FYI, there is no "s" on the end of Saving). If you haven't...
March 02, 2014
Well, it looks like March 2014 came in like a lion. For most of the country, Mother Nature had a hard time taming the beast over the past few days. Some parts of California got more rain this weekend than they received all of last year creating new...
February 23, 2014
If you plan to grow your business this year and for years to come, you need to continually cultivate ALL of your resources. For 85 years, the horticulture industry has relied on OFA Short Course as the place to do that. Well, that is going to...
February 19, 2014
The 2014 California Spring Trials are almost here! Just a week and a half until the big event begins. Over the past several weeks, I've been sending you sneak peeks into some of the new varieties that will debut at the trials and today will be the...
February 18, 2014
And the countdown continues! Only 25 more days until the 2014 California Spring Trials begin. If you're attending, have you finalized your travel plans? If not, be sure to check out GPN's Spring Trials Companion to help set up your appointments and...
February 14, 2014
Even though Mother Nature has been brutal to pretty much every part of the country this winter, spring is still going to arrive in 2014 — eventually. Hopefully, the record cold and snow that has been bestowed upon us this winter will lead to a lot...
February 10, 2014
Nowadays, everyone knows there is a menagerie of animals that feast on flowers. Hungry deer, rabbits, squirrels, moles are just a few of the critters that gardeners do battle with each spring. But how would you like to deal with a wooly mammoth in...
February 06, 2014
The countdown to the 2014 California Spring Trials continues with only 38 days left until the week-long event commences! Many of the breeders that will be participating in the trials this year have been kind enough to share some of their newest...
February 06, 2014
In my last e-newsletter, I shared some sneak peeks from the breeders that will be on display this year at the California Spring Trials. Today, I'm going to continue the sneak peeks. If you're planning on attending the trials, be on the lookout for...
February 03, 2014
While the actual Super Bowl game turned out to be not so super (especially if you are a Broncos fan), there still were some entertaining moments that took place during yesterday’s game — the commercials. Companies were shelling out a reported $4...
January 27, 2014
I know it's hard to believe with pretty crummy weather in many parts of the country but spring is just around the corner, and with that comes the 2014 California Spring Trials! With hundreds of new variety introductions from dozens of breeders on...
January 21, 2014
Hydroponics and controlled culture are on the rise in our industry, and we want to keep you informed on all the latest trends in this category. Last year, GPN conducted a reader survey to get a feel for the use of hydroponic methods in horticulture...
January 20, 2014
I think we all know that time is a precious commodity — and none of us probably have enough money to buy the amount of time we would like to buy.  Well, we are giving you some time — one more week to be exact — to nominate individuals for the...
January 14, 2014
I can't believe it — the California Spring Trials are just around the corner (April 5-10)! It seems like just last week Team GPN was trekking up the California coast for the 2013 trials. Time sure does fly!  You may have gotten numerous news...
January 13, 2014
Last week, temperatures dropped to nearly -20 degrees Fahrenheit in the Chicago area. And that Arctic plunge came AFTER we got 18 inches of snow during the first week of the year!  I know it was even colder in other areas and some places got...
January 06, 2014
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014! On Jan. 1, AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s newest trade association, officially began operating. AmericanHort’s debut is the culmination of a two-year effort of the leaders at OFA and the American Nursery...
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