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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...
January 28, 2013
Last week and this week are what I call "planes, trains and automobiles" weeks. On Wednesday I flew down to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for the 2013 TPIE Show. I spent two days at the Broward County Convention Center checking out the latest products...
January 22, 2013
With growing interest in perennials among consumers, more universities and growers are conducting perennial trials to evaluate new cultivars' performance and appeal. Colorado State University recently announced its "top performers" from its...
January 18, 2013
...that today is the deadline for nominating someone to GPN's 40 Under 40 Class of 2013? I've been telling you this now for several weeks and today's is the day that nominations are due. Once again, we will be recognizing 40 men and women under the...
January 14, 2013
In last week's edition of GPN Weekly, I asked if you had made any resolutions for the new year. I heard from a few of you who have resolved to get 2013 off to a good start and some who were still procrastinating. The National Garden Bureau has...
January 08, 2013
In my last blog, I shared some of the new varieties that caught my eye during my recent visit to the Florexpo production facility in Costa Rica. I had the opporunity to participate in Florexpo Week, an event that brings together breeders, growers...
January 06, 2013
Happy New Year! The holidays and all but one football bowl game are now history and it is time to get back in to the "normal" routine -- whatever normal means to you. Even though 2013 is only a week old, how's it going so far? How are the next 51...
December 21, 2012
This is the last edition of GPN Weekly that you will be receiving in 2012. In the coming days, I hope that you are able to take a little time and reflect on everything that has happened this year. It was quite a year, wasn't it? I think many...
December 17, 2012
...to be making your trade show travel plans. Even though we are still in the holiday home stretch, there is another season right around the corner — the Trade Show Season. January is loaded with them. Check out the Calendar page on www.gpnmag.com...