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April 22, 2012
Yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day was created back in 1970 to help increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. According to news reports, more than 1 billion people around the globe...
April 13, 2012
Are you looking for fresh, new ways to present and sell your products at retail? Would you like to learn about innovative methods to help increase your sales? If you answered "Yes" to either of these questions, then be sure to check out  GPN's...
April 10, 2012
Now that the California Spring Trials are over, I'll be rummaging through my notes and thousands of photos and reading through piles of catalogs over the next few months so I can share with you all the new and exciting things breeders and suppliers...
April 06, 2012
The early arrival of spring in most parts of the country has really given a shot in the arm to many growers and retailers as consumers have been consumed with early spring fever. In the Chicago area, we have already had a stretch of days where the...
April 02, 2012
It's hard to believe but the 2012 edition of California Spring Trials is already starting to fade in the rear view mirror. It was an incredibly busy week as we made our way up to coast but it was great to see all of our friends at the various stops...
March 30, 2012
I can't believe the week is already over! I've seen so many new varieties and learned so much about new breeding programs. I can't wait to share it all with you over the next few months in GPN magazine and in this newsletter. But for now, I'd just...
March 28, 2012
Today, Team GPN is embarking on the final leg of our California Spring Trials coastal journey. But I wanted to share with you some of the new varieties and programs I've seen over the past couple of days, from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo. Our first...
March 26, 2012
It's now Day 3 of the California Spring Trials, and I feel like I've already seen so much! Days 1 and 2 were busy with color, and I've got some pictures below to show you. Our first stop on Saturday was Suntory, which was set up at Plug Connection...
March 22, 2012
We are on Day 3 of our California Spring Trials adventure. We started at Plug Connection in Vista on Saturday visiting with the folks at Suntory, Benary and Cultivaris. From there, we headed off to Ecke Ranch to see their new introductions including...
March 20, 2012
Happy first day of spring! Here in Chicago, it feels more like the first day of summer...but I'm not complaining! I never thought I'd see the day when it's almost 30 degrees warmer in Chicago than in Southern California, especially in mid March!...
March 16, 2012
It's finally here! California Spring Trials, here we come. Starting on Saturday morning, the GPN Team will be starting in Vista and hitting all the stops throughout California finishing in Gilroy at the end of next week. We'll be posting photos of...
March 09, 2012
Developing new flowers or improving existing varieties can be a slow and arduous task, as most plant breeders pour their heart and soul into the development of a new product. They spend countless hours in the greenhouse (or out in the field)...
March 06, 2012
Only 18 days away, the California Spring Trials will be here before we know it! If you plan on trekking along the California coast the final week in March, I hope you're making use of GPN's Spring Trials Companion. Flip through the digital edition...
March 02, 2012
Quick response (QR) codes are continuing to surge in the U.S advertising market. According to Competitrack, a company that monitors more than 30,000 national and regional advertisers, in January 2011, less than one percent of all print ads had a QR...
February 24, 2012
We’ve always known that gardening is a healthy hobby. Gardeners can get plenty of fresh air and exercise to help maintain their physical health while getting their hands dirty and beautifying their backyards. But gardening is also good for one’s...
February 21, 2012
With the California Spring Trials just over a month away, I figured I'd start a countdown and give you a sneak peek into some of the introductions attendees should expect to see throughout this one-week coastal journey. California Springs Trials...
February 19, 2012
You’ve probably heard of “yellow journalism,” -- newspaper writing and reporting that is designed to inflame or incite readers with incendiary jargon, screaming headlines and gratuitous photos. Well at the Boston Globe, if one company has its way...
February 12, 2012
Have you ever heard of Jack Mills? I hadn’t until last month when I ran across an article about him that appeared in a British newspaper. I think he’s the kind of guy everyone in our industry would like to know. Mills is an 88-year-old Englishman...
February 07, 2012
Welcome to GPN’s latest newsletter, Culture Connection! Each month in GPN, we feature all sorts of informative articles and coverage on new variety introductions, how to grow them, and how to be successful with them in GPN’s Culture Connection...
February 06, 2012
It looks like there are changes ahead for ANLA Management Clinic. The recently concluded 2012 Management Clinic has been a hot topic of discussion for attendees and non-attendees alike as people want to know what the future holds for the event. Last...