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What's on Tap for GILN Chats

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Jan, 29, 2016 @ 11:01 AM

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For over five years, Corona and its partners have been gathering on Twitter each week to chat live about topics in the horticulture, tree care and landscape industries. Here you will find a listing of upcoming chats and topic for discussion. All chats take place live at 11AM/ 2PM EST.

On Tap for GILN Chats


2/8 - #plantchat - Your Budget Herb Garden: Starting with Seeds with American Horticultural Society and guest host Geri Laufer. Tips for quick and easy seed-starting indoors, using grow-lights, hardening-off and transplanting, plus, herbs that are better grown from cuttings or small starts. Join us and share with us and you could win one of the garden giveaways from your hosts and Corona tools.

2/9 - #treechat - Smart Twitter Tips and Insight for Businesses, Organizations and Professionals on a special #SocialTuesday topics with Chris at Corona Tools

2/10 - #landscapechat - Demystifying Drip Irrigation with Jains USA and guest host Drip Depot. Whether you are considering if a drip irrigation system is right for you, or want to know how to make it more efficient, join the experts who can help.


 

2/15 - #plantchat Organics with Rodale Institute - tune in for an organic topic on better growing and sustainable gardening with the pioneers of the organic movement.

2/16 - #treechat  #Curating Tree Care Information with Trees Are Key, Paul Johnson curating quality tree care information to help get the word out to others. Learn how to curate it and share your insights with us.  

2/17 - #landscapechat How the original "Green Industry" leads with sustainability with Ewing Irrigation - an insightful discussion about how the industry advances with sustainable best-practices.


 

Monrovia_releasewhiteroses.jpg2/22 - #plantchat Preparing Seeds with Emergent Professionals, Brie Arthur - it's that time of year to be preparing and planning your seed planting strategy this season.

2/23 - #treechat  #Tree Fertilization and Soil Care with Bartlett Tree Experts join us for a timely topic on fertilizing and caring for your tree's soil.  

2/24 - #landscapechat 2016 Garden Trends with Monrovia - hear about what plant trends are big this season and share your favorites.

More topics to come so bookmark this page to see what's ahead on a GILN chat.  If you have questions for the host and topic, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!


Join the Conversation

Join the conversation via Twitter each week and don’t miss out on these exciting topics! Just sign into Twitter and search for #plantchat, #treechat or #landscapechat so you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or check us out on Tchat.io that will add it for you and hide retweets to make it easy to follow the conversation.

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About GILN

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. The Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Tags: #treechat, #Landscapechat, #Plantchat, GILN, Corona

7 Tools of Corona Confidence - BigLOAD™ Leaf Rake

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Rake More in Less Time

BigLOAD.jpgRake up your leaves twice as fast with the BigLOAD Rake. The oversized rake head has more surface area to collect leaves faster and get the job done fast. It's lightweight, with a 63-inch aluminum handle that extends your reach to help limit excessive bending at the waist while raking. 

Finish the sentence in the comments below for a chance to win.  

"The BigLOAD Leaf Rake gives me Corona Confidence because _________________"

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

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7 Tools of Corona Confidence - Razor Tooth Saw® - 7 inch Folding Saw

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Remove Medium to Larger Branches Fast

Corona_quickSaws0014.jpgRemove branches the easy way, with Corona's efficient Razor Tooth Saw®. First, the folding saw is ergonomically designed with a curved blade design that locks open, but folds into the handle for easy portability. Three-sided razor teeth for efficient cutting on the pull stroke are impulse-hardened for a long service life. The blade is curved for faster cutting, and is both taper ground with a replaceable blade when needed. It easily folds up for safe transport and can be used in the garden, on the trail or campsite. The only time you'll be lost is without it. 

Finish the sentence in the comments below for a chance to win the Razor Tooth Saw®

"The Razor Tooh Saw® makes me Corona Confident because _____________________________________. 

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

 

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools of Corona Confidence - Forged Dual Cut™ Bypass Lopper

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Power and Precision Cutting

GeriCoronaLoppers.jpgTackle limbs up to 2" in diameter with the Forged Dual Cut Bypass Lopper. It delivers 20% more cutting power and enhanced performance with large cuts due to its patented blade and hook design.

The fully forged steel construction provides strength and the comfortable handle with contoured soft grip fits various hand sizes, ending in no-fail metal end caps. The integrated bumper is efficiently shock-absorbing

Finish the sentence in the comments for a chance to win this great lopper:  

“Corona's Forged Dual Cut™ Bypass Lopper will make me feel Corona Confident because . . . " 

 

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools of Corona Confidence - Micro Snips

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Micro Cutting for Fine Greens and More

Hydroponic_Tools_SMALL-1.jpgMake precision cuts for mincing herbs, hydroponics, micro greens, flower prepping and other fine work.  It's easily accomplished with this trio of micro snips. All of these precision stainless steel cutting tools can be sterilized between cuts to limit cross contamination. 

First, the Finger Micro Snip FS 4110 are the smallest Snip, with sharp, 1 1/4-inch stainless steel blades and a pointy tip that allows for precision cutting.

Next, the versatile Micro Snip FS 4120 has a heavy-duty spring for reliable performance and a double-sided lock that's good for right or left hand use. Compact 2 5/16-inch stainless steel blades are double beveled with tapered tips for precision cuts.  

Finally, the Scissor FS 4130 have 2-inch stainless steel blades with double beveled tapered tips for precision cuts, and durable lightweight handles.

Finish the sentence in the comments for a chance to win these great micro snips:  

“Corona Micro Snips will make me feel Corona Confident because _________________” 

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools of Corona Confidence - Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruner

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

One Size Does Not Fit All

Corona_Forged_Aluminum_Bypass_Pruner.jpgThe perfect fit is available now among this trio of Corona Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners, whether you have a small hand, a large hand or are a Lefty! With a replaceble blade option, this is one bypass pruner that will last you for many seasons to come.

Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners for SMALLER HANDS BP 6310

Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners for LARGER HANDS BP 6360

Forged Alminum Bypass Pruners for LEFT HANDED USERS BP 6340  

To win a Corona Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruner, finish the sentence in the comments below; 

“The Forged Alminum Bypass Pruners specifically chosen for ME will make me feel Corona Confident because __________________.” 

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools of Corona Confidence - Corona Files

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

9-Piece File Set With Handle 

fs0003cs_smFileSet9Pieces.jpgHere's the perfect opportunity to maintain your cutting edge on your pruning and digging tools. A sharpened blade makes garden tasks easier and helps minimize body fatigue by requiring less physical effort. The comort grip also makes it easy to control files while sharpening blades.

This complete 9-piece set of quality files handles every type of blade, nick or cut  and deburrs and finishes with ease. The set includes the following 9 files: 8" Mill bastard cut; 8" Mill smooth cut; 8" Round bastard cut; 8" Round smooth cut; 8" Half round bastard cut; 8" Half round smooth cut; 8" Taper slim; and 8' Taper extra slim, plus the handle and mounting inserts. 

Finish the sentence in the comments below for a chance to win.

"The 9-piece File Set gives me Corona Confidence because ____________" 

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

 

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools for Corona Confidence - Stainless Steel Long Straight Snips

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM


ag4930ss_LongStraightSnipStainlessSteel.jpgAn Essential for Every Gardener

Corona's Long Straight Snip with stainless steel blades is the versatile answer to so many holiday demands! Snip holly, ribbon, wire, cord, packaging, wrapping, decorations, cut flowers and more during the holiday season with the Long Straight Snip.

Don't be fooled, these easy-to-use snips are well built and go from holiday decor to the garden. Thoughout the year you will be reaching for them to snip off a fresh bunch of herbs, deadhead your shrubs and harvest fruit.  Keep one indoors and one out in the tools shed and you will always have them at your finger tips.  We're confident that no garden tool bag should be without them. 

Finish the sentence in the comments for a chance to win these great Snips:  

“Corona Long Straight Snips will make me feel Corona Confident because ___________" 

For more info and giveaway details see the 7 Tools of Corona Confidence

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

7 Tools For Building Corona Confidence

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Dec, 16, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

7 Days, 7 Tools and Many Seasons of Confidence

Corona_Confidence.jpgAs the holidays approach, gardeners and landscapers are preparing for the winter months ahead and dreaming about next year's season. They look forward to getting back out in the soil, trimming the hedges, planting new vegetable seeds and hoping they are on Santa's "nice list" for all kinds of new garden gadgets and gifts. 

In case you miss the "nice list" this year or prefer to not to tempt fate, we have a holiday garden giveaway just for you, 7 Tools For Corona Confidence. Every Corona tool is designed and engineered to make your tasks easier. With greater comfort and durability, we have the tools to give you the confidence to achieve your gardening goals!  

Be Confident and You Could Win

Tell us how you could be Corona Confident using each of the tools on the 7 Tools For Corona Confidence list below. Click on each tool to see how it builds confidence, then add your remarks and opinions to the Comments Section on each of the specific pages. This holiday giveaway runs through 12/22/15 and you will be entered to win one of the Corona Christmas Week Tools. Winners will be judged on their comments and their description of how the tool will help them build confidence in their garden and landscape. Tool prizes can only be shipped to continental US, HI, AK and Canada, sorry no PO Boxes.

7 Tools for Building Corona Confidence 

Stainless Steel Long Straight Snips The handy pair of snips you'll rely on for harvesting herbs, deadheading, and more. 

Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners Choose a pruner for the perfect fit; whether for large or small hands or lefty!

BigLOAD Leaf Rake Rake up leaves twice as fast and have more time for fun.

9-Piece File Set Keep your cutting edge on your pruning and digging tools with Corona files. 

Micro Snip  The ideal trio of snips for cutting herbs, flowers, harvesting micro greens, craft projects and more. 

Forged Dual Cut™ Bypass Loppers  Easily remove branches with 20% more cutting power. 

7-inch Razor Tooth® Folding Saw  Medium to large branches are history with this saw.

NOTE: We welcome your comments on this page however to be eligible to win tools you must comment on each tool you would like to win by clicking the links above.

Share Your Favorite Corona Confidence Tool

For nearly 90 years Corona has been making tools that gardeners, landscape professionals, arborists, the aspiring hobbyist and everyone in between, have relied on and developed confidence to get the job done.  If you are a long time Corona user with your own favorite tool, share it with us in the comments below and how it's made you Corona Confident.  We'll select one to receive a $100 worth of Corona tools from our website.  Be sure to include the tool name/ number in the comments and good luck!

Tags: garden tools, landscape tools, Corona Confidence

Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 13, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Ready to be a kid again this winter? Watch amaryllis bulbs push up their sturdy stems so fast you can almost see the growth with your naked eye. Then enjoy the trumpet-shaped blooms on each stem. This coming week on #plantchat, find out the best amaryllis bulb varieties, and the best ways to grow them (and get them to rebloom the next year).

The   American Horticultural Society , Longfield Gardens, and   Corona Tools  will be sharing their knowledge of Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb with you. Prizes awarded during this #plantchat will be a Longfield Gardens amaryllis gift kit, and a  one-year membership  from the American Horticultural Society. 

You're Invited to Tweet  

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager,  Charlotte Germane, tweeting as  @AHS_Gardening,Communications Manager & Associate Editor, Viveka Neveln, tweeting as @VivNevAHS, and special guest Marlene Thompson of Longfield Gardens tweeting as @LFGardens  on the topic of Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb. The live chat begins Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Share your thoughts and takeaway exciting tips and info including:

  • How to plant amaryllis – Pros and cons of growing the bulbs in soil or water.
  • Which amaryllis bloom first – It’s the source of the bulb, not when you plant them.
  • Bulb size relates to number of blooms – How many blooming stems do you want?
  • New varieties of amaryllis – When you want more than just solid red, there are many options.
  • Reblooming year to year – Tricks of the trade to give your amaryllis such a good summer it will rebloom the following winter.
  • Amaryllis versus hippeastrum – Find out what to call these fabulous flowering bulbs.

Join the Conversation

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Tags: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS