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Big Opportunities in Design/Build Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, May, 28, 2015 @ 09:05 AM



LawnLandscapeMag-Waterfall-5-27-2015No matter what aspect of the Landscaping Industry is your forte', Lawn and Landscape Magazine provides resources and a great sounding board throughout the industry. On the upcoming #landscapechat, we visit the resurgent Design/Build segment of our industry and discuss everything from customer wants and design trends, to staffing and bidding challenges. What do today's young homeowners want in their landscapes? How do we educate them as to the value of our services?  What's hot in the industry? Join in and add your experiences to the chat on Wednesday, June 3! 

You're Invited to Tweet

Join Chris Sabbarese @CoronaTools, and Kate Spirgen of Lawn and Landscape Magazine on #Landscapechat to discuss the important issue of the resurgence of Design/Build segment of the Green Industry. The live chat begins Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011. 

Discussion Key Points: 

1) Surge in Demand - Consumer confidence is up which means opportunities for design/build jobs are too. 

2) Staffing for Success - Hiring remains a main concern but there are ways to get around it.

3) 2015 Trends - Learn how design trends have changed from the standard flat patio and hot tub!  Hear what else is hot this year.

4) ­­­Something for Nothing - Show customers the passion that you and your team have for your work, find the right clients and be rewarded for your work!               

5) Wearing Your Psychologist Hat - Discuss how knowing your customer and their lifestyle needs are key.

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools LandscapechatDon’t miss out on these exciting topics and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat 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 landscapechat 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 Landscapechat

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. Landscapechat 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, #Landscapechat, Lawn & Landscape, Design/Build is Back

What's Hot in the Ultimate Backyard in 2015

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 15, 2015 @ 14:05 PM

NALPJust in time for Memorial Day #Landscapechat will be celebrating the best thing about summer: the #ultimatebackyard!  Landscape Management Magazine will guest host and talk to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Corona Tools about how Americans feel about their yards and about using professional landscape help. 

A new national consumer survey by Harris Poll and the National Association of Landscape Professionals will be reviewed, and Twitter Peeps are invited to share photos of their own, private #UltimateBackyard during the chat. Share you photos of the #ultimatebackyard and get in the mood for the "official" start of summer!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) tweeting as @The_NALP along with special guest Landscape Management Magazine for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T. / 2 p.m. ET. The topic is the #UltimateBackyard. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for the #ultimatebackyard: 

  • National Consumer Survey Results - Hear how Americans responded in a new national consumer survey by Harris Poll and the National Association of Landscape Professionals about their yards.
  • Yard Time is Quality Time - Americans also value spending time in their yards and many want help from the pros
  • Despite All Odds - Even with the lack of water in the West, there is no shortage of homeowners wanting to spending time outside in their yards enjoying them.
  • Sharing Trends and Photos - Discuss some of the hot trends and share photos of your#ultimatebackyard
  • Awards of Excellence - Recognizing the talents of landscape professional's award winning work with our Awards of Excellence.

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat 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 landscapechat 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 Landscapechat

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 landscapechat 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.

 (Photo credit, Greenleaf Services, Inc., Todd Bush Photography)

Cultivating the Next Generation of Gardeners

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 15, 2015 @ 13:05 PM

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Do you garden with kids at school, home, community gardens, or in gardening clubs? If you do, there is a whole slew of educational aids available – for both the kids and parents and educators.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to host a very special guest organization this week, the Junior Master Gardener Program, represented by Extension Specialist Lisa Whittlesey. It’s a very impressive group, doing good work with kids in the US and other countries too, with lots of substantial content on their site. 

This important #plantchat helps to cultivate and grow a new generation of gardeners who will love and sustain the Earth. We'll also provide a sneak peek at the latest research on how gardens affect children’s health. There's a lot of great information in store and you are invited to come share your experience gardening with kids on #plantchat! 

You're Invited 

Join Chris Sabbarese, the "voice of @CoronaTools " and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, along with guest host Extension Specialist Lisa Whittlesey tweeting as @jmg_lisa This week's topic is Youth Gardening Skills. The live chat begins Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were 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 

During the live chat, Junior Master Gardener Program and American Horticultural Society will cover:

  • Empowering Kids - Find out about the Junior Master Gardener Program and how it empowers kids
  • Garden Tips and Games - access free, online gardening games and tips for kids of varied ages
  • Finding Help State by State - Learn how to find your state’s Junior Master Gardener coordinator
  • Annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium - Preview the upcoming National Children & Youth Garden Symposium co-hosted by the Junior Master Gardener Program, AHS, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin this July, 2015
  • Research Results - Get a sneak peek at the results of a four-year study on how school gardens affect kids  

Let’s help cultivate a new generation of gardeners who will love and sustain the Earth!

Join the Conversation

PlantchatDon’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, Youth Gardening, Junior Master Gardener Program

How to Leverage Mobile Broadcasting for Your Business

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, May, 14, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

meerkatImagine that you are out at the job site and you come across the most interesting and bazaar looking creature, inhabiting a tree.  Or just heard some breaking industry news that you just need to report and broadcast to the world?  A well-written blog post to share the information is a great way to share it.  But what if was as easy as taking out your mobile device and instantly broadcast your message?  Individuals, businesses and brands are flocking to live mobile broadcasting apps like Meerkat and Periscope and becoming independent broadcasters to the world.

Wondering how mobile broadcasting works and could be used to promote your brand?  Join us on this special #SocialTuesday topics on #treechat via Twitter.  And watch our live broadcast during the chat to see how if all works!

PARTICIPATING ON TREECHAT

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 join "the Voice of Corona Tools", Chris Sabbarese tweeting as @CoronaTools for a great Q&A discussion on the hottest trend in social media, Live Mobile Broadcasting. The live chat begins at 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

TOPIC DISCUSSION OVERVIEW

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include:

  • Live Mobile Broadcasting - What is it and what's hot about live broadcasting versus live streaming
  • Mobile Broadcasting Apps - A look at Meerkat and Periscope interfaces
  • How Brands Can Leverage the New Technology - Discuss ideas how businesses could benefit from live mobile broadcasts
  • Which App Reigns Supreme - Discover what makes each app unique and works best with your mobile broadcast strategy
  • What's Hot on Mobile Broadcast - Understand what audiences are tuning in for and how to stand out above the rest

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

If you are actively involved in the developing or implementing a social media plan, you should definitely check out the #treechat on this latest video trend.  

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It's easy to join the conversation on our treechat discussion.  Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.  We'll also be broadcasting the chat live on Meerkat and Periscope.

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

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!



Tags: #treechat, mobile broadcasting, social media, socialTuesday

How to Identify and Diagnose Tree Pests and Diseases

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, May, 13, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Bartlett-AnthracnoseOnAsh-5-26-2015So your tree, shrub or woody ornamental is ailing, but you can't figure out what is causing the problem or just what to do. The first step is to determine the type of attack, before the next steps can be taken to help it. 

#Treechat partner Bartlett Tree Experts will be joining Corona Tools to explore the possibilities. Each year, Bartlett's Diagnostic Clinic receives more than 2,000 plant samples for analysis for insect pests, tree diseases, and cultural and environmental problems. The Bartlett Experts diagnose the problem, and can send their team to treat the problem! ( At right, see characteristic symptoms of Anthracnose fungus on Ash leaves. )

Bartlett-AppleScab-5-27-2015Participants can also submit photos of tree disease/insect issues during the chat. Lab Diagnostician Lorraine Graney will be online and can ID if enough information available, or instruct how to obtain a better sample for ID.(At Left, symptoms of Apple Scab on Apple leaves) 

Don't miss this great #treechat topic and opportunity for a diagnosis of your tree's healthcare issues from Bartlett Tree Experts.  Have your photos ready for this upcoming discussion, identifying and analyzing plant healthcare issues

    

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp tweeting as @BartlettTreeExp along with Lab Diagnostician Lorraine Graney from the Bartlett Research Labs. The live chat begins Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Key Takeaways from Bartlett’s Research Lab for woody plant pest and disease issues.

  • Signs that a tree pest or disease may be present on a property
  • How and why plant samples are analyzed to identify pests and diseases 
  • Photos and videos of various plant and insect samples 
  • What to do when a pest or disease issue is identified on a property  
Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat 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 chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

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 treechat 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: #treechat, Corona Tools, Bartlett Tree Experts, Identifying Tree Healthcare Issues

Tips for Adding Water Features to Gardens and Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, May, 13, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Ewing-PondWaterfall-5-2015Small"Water is the soul of the garden," noted Gertrude Jekyll, the influential British Horticulturist and Garden Designer who created more than 400 gardens in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. in the early part of the twentieth century.

On the upcoming #Landscapechat on Twitter, the folks at Ewing Irrigation will cover water features, ponds, and waterfalls. and give tips and tricks to creating an oasis in your home or clients' gardens. Discuss both still and moving water, and the delights of sound that a fountain or waterfall can add.

Do you know how to calculate the size pump that will work best? Or the best practices if algae invades your water feature?  Join Corona Tools for this excellent topic and conversation.  It's a great forum to come and share your experiences, successes and failures using water in the landscape. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Water Features and Ponds: 

Conservation - Learn tips to prevent water waste

Features and Benefits - Review the types of water features and benefits

Pump Smart - Learn how to pick the right pump

Pond Maintenance Tips - Discover some easy how-to tips from the pros

Green Slime - Discuss how to deal with algae in your garden water feature

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat 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 landscapechat 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 Landscapechat

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 landscapechat 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, #Landscapechat, Ewing Irrigation, Water Features and Ponds

How Arizona Copes with Long-Term Drought

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, May, 12, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Jain-HaleyPaul-5-13-2015Jain Irrigation Systems LTD is the largest manufacturer of irrigation equipment in the world. Their corporate philosophy is " Leave this world better than you found it." Jain is joining with guest Haley Paul of the town of Gilbert, Arizona for the upcoming topic, "How Arizona Copes with Drought". 

Since the Colorado River Basin has been in drought for 15 years, drought is part of everyday life. Thirty-five years ago, Arizona passed the Groundwater Management Act, imposing water use regulations on all sectors of the population: from homeowners to municipal, agricultural and industrial. So now, Arizona is not seeing the type of restrictions that have appeared in California.

Since no one knows  how long this drought will last or how intense this drought will be, water efficiency and conservation must be a part of everyday life. 

Indoor conservation is increasing across the nation, due to improved technology, conservation messaging, and conscious consumers. However, outdoor irrigation must be addressed, particularly with consumers, next. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Jain Irrigation with VP Richard Restuccia @JainsUSA , along with @haleyepaulWater Conservation Specialist for the Town of Gilbert, AZ, pictured above, on the upcoming #Landscapechat! Tweet with us on Wednesday, May 13 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Haley Paul's Key Takeaways will emphasize the "Coping With Drought" mentality that exists in Arizona:  

  1. Dire Conditions - Arizona is in a 15 year long drought in the Colorado River Basin.
  2. Surviving Long-Term Drought - How Arizona has coped with and survived in spite of short supplies of water.
  3. Making Every Drop Count - Water efficiency and conservation needs to be part of everyday lives.
  4. Progress is Being Made - Improved technology in water conservation, public service announcements and conscious consumers is making a difference.
  5. We Can Do Better - Residents and businesses across the U.S. can save water by watching their outdoor water use in their landscape.
Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat 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 landscapechat 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 Landscapechat

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 landscapechat 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!

Feeling #CoronaProud With My Corona Garden Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 08, 2015 @ 13:05 PM

CoronaProudThere's something incredible that happens after spending the day in the garden.  Whether its the feeling of a great workout, enjoying a digital detox and planting flowers, or feeling accomplished after taming the wall of vines.

When you think about it, there is one thing in common with all those great moments.  The garden tools you use to make it all happen.  That's right, gardeners know, tools are an important part of making what they do more enjoyable and satisfying.

A Crowning (Corona) Acheivement 

Among the many things I take pride in my garden are my roses.  I have collection of hybrid teas and I have the luxury of enjoying year round beauty in my backyard. Last Mother's Day, one of my wife's favorite rose, Marilyn Monroe (pictured right) was in full bloom.  I cut an impressive bouquet and gave them to her. Besides having such beautiful fresh flowers which bring her great joy, it made me proud to be able to grow them for her.

I Am #CoronaProud.  Are You?

It started me thinking that without the proper tools, I wouldn't have been able to plant those roses in the first place.  Or prune them to encourage new growth and blooms.  Or scoop and spread mulch to help retain moisture and prevent weeds.  I was proud of what I accomplished and appreciated my Corona's for helping me to do it.  Yes, I am #coronaproud of what I can accomplish with them.

How have Corona Tools helped you become #CoronaProud in the garden? What's your story how Corona tools have helped you be proud of what you've accomplished?  Did that Dual Cut Lopper empower you to prune back that tree?  Does your ComfortGEL Trowel help you to plant your favorite vegetable? Share your story with us on your favorite social networks and you could win a $100 shopping spree on CoronaToolsUSA

Share Your Story and Win

coronaproud2Throughout May, you can share your story with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, G+ or in comments below. Be sure to use #coronaproud hashtag in any post or posts. Hit us with pictures of what you planted with your Corona tools. Show us how much pruning you accomplished last weekend with your Forged Aluminum Bypass Pruners.  Tell us how your Mother's old Corona tools make you feel like she's there in your garden with you. What ever it is that makes you #CoronaProud, we want to hear from you.

Submit as many as you would like since you probably have more than one thing your are proud of.  As the winner, your story will be featured in the Season After Season monthly newsletter. Not to mention a $100 shopping spree on our website for new Corona tools.  Not getting Season After Season?  Sign up now!

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See Your Story on #CoronaProud

Stories are more fun when you can share them with others.  We set up a #coronaproud Tagboard where you can see posts across all the social networks too.  See who else is #coronaproud and interact with others who share in your passion for what they can accomplish with great tools. What makes you #coronaproud?

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Corona Tools, gardening, tools, #CoronaProud, garden tools, tool, Corona

How H-2B Bill Can Impact the Landscape Industry

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, May, 04, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

IMG_1541Lawn & Landscape Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. On the upcoming Twitter #Landscapechat, L&L and Corona Tools discuss the implications of congressional bill H-2B on landscape businesses. 

The H-2B program permits employers to temporarily hire non-immigrants to perform labor or services in the United States. The employment must be of a temporary nature for a limited period of time such as a one-time occurrence, seasonal need, peak load need or intermittent need. Currently, Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with plenty of legalese surrounding the program. 

Cut through the mass of regulations and find out what H-2B means to your company with Lawn and Landscape Magazine and special guest, National Association of Landscape Professionals on this week's #Landscapechat  on Twitter.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. Special guest includes Tom Delaney, Director of Government Affairs @the_NALP to discuss The Impact of H-2B. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key takeaways for Understanding the Impact of H-2B will include:  

  • Why the green industry uses the H-2B program
  • The impact of immigration legislation and H-2B on the green industry
  • Understanding the latest ruling on immigration
  • Where H-2B stands now and a forecast for next season
  • The next steps for Washington DC and green industry
  • What you can do to help

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat 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 landscapechat 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 Landscapechat

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 landscapechat 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!

photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Tags: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Lawn & Landscape, Impact of H-2B on the Green Industry

4-1-1 on New Plant Introductions for 2015

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Apr, 27, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

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New plant varieties are always exciting to the gardener or landscaper, as we search for just the right accent plant or component for the border. An understanding of some of the new varieties, what the breeders are aiming for, how the new plants have application in our own home gardens, and what to think about the endless parade of new plants will be covered on the upcoming #Plantchat. 

Find out more about new plant varieties for 2015! This Twitter chat is a way to unravel some of the finer points with Proven Winners Stacey Hirvala and the voice of Corona Tools, Chris Sabbarese.

PLANTASTIC PRIZES

The most active tweeter will win* a new Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrub! (Limited to the U.S. only). *If the most active tweeter resides in another country, Proven Winners will send a Plant Geek t-shirt. 

This week on #Plantchat ask questions or share favorite stories about new plants of 2015 with the team at Proven Winners!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Stacey Hirvala representing Proven Winners @Proven_Winners on this week's topic, New Plants for 2015. The live chat begins Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were 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 

  • New plant varieties on the market for the 2015 Season 
  • What makes new varieties special and different?
  • Share what you're looking for in new plants
  • What new varieties are you excited about? 

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

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, Proven Winners, New Plants for 2015