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March 30, 2015
As the winter of 2014-15 finally begins to come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning projects — home improvement retailer Lowe’s is! The company recently announced that Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers plan to visit the “10...
March 23, 2015
Over the last few weeks, I've been sharing some of the latest introductions that will make their debut next month during the California Spring Trials. This will be my final sneak peek before the big event, which begins in just 18 days! The...
March 23, 2015
According to the calendar, spring is finally here! It supposedly arrived last Friday evening. But as I look out the window this morning and see 4+ inches of new snow I really have to wonder. It seems like this winter is never going to end and then,...
March 19, 2015
Are you ready for the madness? I’m not talking about March Madness and the Big Dance of the NCAA basketball tournament that gets under way today — I’m talking about spring in the greenhouse and garden center. With the first day of spring arriving...
March 16, 2015
Congratulations Boston ... um, I think. Or maybe we should be offering our condolences. Thanks to a couple of inches of fresh snow on Saturday, the winter of 2014-15 is officially the snowiest on record in Boston. As of 7 p.m. last night, 108.6...
March 10, 2015
And so the countdown continues. The annual trek down the California coast begins in just 32 days! The many breeder companies exhibiting this year have so much in store for attendees, and they've been kind enough to share some of their newest...
March 09, 2015
Doesn't it always seem like the weekend just flies by when you get to work on Monday morning?  And it really seems to fly by every March when daylight saving (there is no "s" on saving) time rolls around — like it did this weekend. Some people...
March 05, 2015
Do you know a college student working toward a degree in ornamental horticulture business or a degree in plant breeding? If you do, then you should tell them about Syngenta Flowers’ Goldsmith Scholarship Program — and you should tell them now!...
March 02, 2015
The deadline to apply for Syngenta Flowers’ 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program is next week — March 13 to be exact! If you know a college student studying plant breeding or ornamental horticulture they just might be interested in applying for one of...
February 24, 2015
Forty five... The 2015 California Spring Trials are just 45 days away! Have you put the finishing touches on your coastal itinerary? Have you even begun? If not, you better hurry! You've got just over a month before the big event begins. Last week,...
February 23, 2015
As the temperature hovered around -5°F this morning in the suburbs of Chicago, I couldn't stop thinking about California Spring Trials. Even though the Trials are still seven weeks away, they will be here before you know it. And I know Mother Nature...
February 19, 2015
Last week, growers from across the country converged on Orlando, Florida, for the eighth annual Big Grower Executive Summit. The theme for this year's event was "Surviving & Thriving" as attendees had the opportunity to learn about many of the...
February 18, 2015
Nelson and Pade Inc., a leading aquaponics supplier, has announced its 2015 training schedule. The purpose of the company's course offerings is to share science-based knowledge of aquaponics to help people get started and become successful in...
February 17, 2015
Does your community provide a "welcoming and vibrant place to live, work, and play" for residents as well as visitors? Is your community "benefitting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting...
February 10, 2015
I can't believe the 2015 California Spring Trials are almost here. I wasn't able to attend the big event last year, since I was at home figuring out this whole "mom thing" with my 6-week-old son, but that makes me even more pumped about this year's...
February 06, 2015
Are you up for a trip to Bloomtown? Do you know where Bloomtown is? You won't find Bloomtown on a map but it looks like a worthwhile destination for our industry. Bloomtown is a proposed reality web series about "the mud, sweat and tears of the...
February 04, 2015
Even though a good portion of the country is still dealing with the after effects of Winter Storms Juno and Linus, Lowe’s has got spring fever already. The No. 2 home improvement retailer recently announced plans to hire 30,000 seasonal employees at...
February 02, 2015
Have you noticed anything different GPN Weekly in recent weeks? At the beginning of the year we redesigned all of our e-newsletters using responsive web design. Responsive web design makes it easier to read and navigate our electronic newsletter...
January 27, 2015
All-America Selections has announced a third round of 2015 Winners, bringing the grand total this year to 25! The seven winners detailed below join the 12 varieties announced last November and six announced last July. This is a 75-year high for All-...
January 26, 2015
If you wanted to nominate someone to the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40 and missed last week's deadline, you are in luck. The deadline has been extended until THIS Friday, Jan. 30. So now you do not have any excuses to not submit your...
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