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Poinsettia trends: red & beyond

Read one of my latest articles published in Greenhouse Management magazine: http://www.greenhousemag.com/article/poinsettia-trends-red–beyond/

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Are you telling your story? Ten topics to write about

  An orchid grower I talked with recently told me about how she gave up teaching at a major university to go into the orchid business. She says it started out as a six week stint between teaching gigs, helping … Continue reading

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How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life

Gardening as we get older can be a little more challenging, but no less enjoyable. At least that’s the premise of a smart little book called, Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half … Continue reading

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Words and phrases that should rightfully be banned

Every year since 1976 Lake Superior State University, my alma mater, has published  a list of banned words and phrases, sent in from people from around the world, that are misleading, misused or simply worn out. Many of these words … Continue reading

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Grow your profits with white papers for the green industry

Learn why you should consider using white papers in your marketing and what it takes to write one Are you selling pricey items to green industry businesses like landscapers, greenhouse growers, nurseries or garden centers? Do you have a white paper … Continue reading

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GardenFrames offer elegance, ease of assembly for raised beds

I love plants and can grow about anything. I even know the botanical names of things like a birch tree (Betula) and plants in the cabbage family (Brassicas). However, when it comes to carpentry, I’m the gardening equivalent of a … Continue reading

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Hardy ornamental grasses for the northern region

I’ve always been a little jealous of the folks in warmer climates who have the tall, flowing ornamental grasses growing in their yards. Here in the zone 4 region, tall, hardy ornamental grasses are hard to come by. Some do … Continue reading

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