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April 29, 2013
Do you know someone who is truly making a lasting impression and a real difference in our industry? Someone whose contributions are helping to move the horticulture industry forward? If you know an individual that is paving the way for the...
April 23, 2013
I can't believe it's already been two weeks since the California Spring Trials came to an end. I'm still shuffling through thousands of photos and pages of notes. If you received my newsletters from the road, you had the chance to see some of the...
April 22, 2013
If you haven’t heard already, today is Earth Day. According to www.earthday.org, in 2013, more that 1 billion people in 192 countries will be celebrating Earth Day! This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day — reportedly “the largest secular...
April 15, 2013
Team GPN made it! We survived our annual trek to California Spring Trials and now it is back to our “day jobs” putting out the latest edition of GPN. During our weeklong journey, the weather was good and the new variety introductions were plentiful...
April 12, 2013
Our trek up the California Coast has finally come to an end. We've seen so many new introductions and learned about new programs; I can't wait to share it all with you in the June and July issues of GPN. But in the meantime, I'd like to show you...
April 10, 2013
Team GPN has officially crossed the halfway mark of the California Spring Trials, but before we complete the coastal trek, I'd like to share some of the new varieties we've seen with you. Day three began at Ball's facility in Santa Paula. Although...
April 08, 2013
It's been only two days, and we've already seen so much at this year's California Spring Trials. Our first stop was Plug Connection in Vista, which also played host to several breeding companies.The first new introduction to grab our attention was...
April 07, 2013
It's Day 3 and the half way point of our journey at 2013 California Spring Trials. We started out on Saturday morning at Plug Connection in Vista and then made our way northward. Yesterday we began in Santa Barbara visiting with Skagit Gardens...
April 01, 2013
On Friday, Team GPN will be headed to California for the 2013 edition of California Spring Trials. We will start our journey first thing Saturday morning at Plug Connection in Vista and conclude our adventure six days later at Pacific Plug &...
March 26, 2013
Over the past few weeks, I've been sharing some sneak peeks into the 2013 California Spring Trials, and I have just one more left until the big event begins in 11 days! The participating breeders have so many new varieties and programs in the works...
March 25, 2013
Last week, I read an article about how Ace Hardware is introducing a new marketing campaign called, “Meet the Aces.” The retailer-owned hardware cooperative wants its customers to know whenever they have questions or dilemmas in their homes, they...
March 18, 2013
The first day of Spring is just a couple of days away. Are you ready? California Spring Trials is just a couple of weeks away. Are you ready? While the weather experts aren't predicting very spring-like conditions this week for much of the country,...
March 12, 2013
Can you believe the California Spring Trials begin in less than a month? Over the past few weeks, I've been sharing some sneak previews with you. The Spring Trial exhibitors have so many introductions in the pipeline and they have been kind enough...
March 11, 2013
Did you know that registration and hotel reservations for 2013 OFA Short Course open up tomorrow? Before you know it, the industry's biggest event of the year will be here. The dates for Short Course this year are July 13 to 16, at the Greater...
March 04, 2013
After watching a full slate of college basketball games over the weekend, it is pretty clear what is on the minds of every team, coach and fan — the Big Dance. Everyone is focused on getting into the NCAA tournament. Previous champions have...
February 26, 2013
The countdown to the 2013 California Spring Trials continues with only 38 days until the week-long event begins! In my last newsletter, I shared some of the new varieties that will be introduced at this year's Spring Trials. And today I wanted to...
February 25, 2013
As February winds down and March gets ready to enter like a lamb or a lion (we'll know this time next week), Team GPN has turned its sights on 2013 California Spring Trials. We booked our appointments weeks ago and bought our plane tickets, made our...
February 15, 2013
It looks like the Home Depot and Lowe's plan on having a good spring because the two retailers recently announced they will be hiring more than 130,000 employees in the coming weeks. The Home Depot announced plans to hire 80,000 workers for its...
February 12, 2013
With the 2013 California Spring Trials beginning in just less than two months, I figured now would be a good time to share some sneak peeks with you. Hopefully those of you who will be attending have all your travel plans in order. If you have yet...
February 11, 2013
That question is often used as an innocuous conversation starter. But if you were to ask that question to people across the country today, be prepared for a detailed weather report. Mother Nature has made her presence known over the past few days...