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Grow Daffodil Bulbs with Confidence

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Oct, 06, 2016 @ 17:10 PM


daffodils_on_plantchat.pngIt's that time of year when gardeners everywhere start planting bulbs to produce amazing flowers in Spring. On the next  #plantchat, 10/17, we'll dive into  the specifics of daffodils bulbs, varieties and tips for growing them with confidence.


The   American Horticultural Society and  Longfield Gardens will be sharing their knowledge and how-to tips for growing one of Spring's most beloved bulb flowers. We will also be awarding prizes during this #plantchat including the Longfield Gardens  Golden Glow Collection and a Corona ComfortGEL® trowel and transplanter with integrated depth gauges for precise bulb planting!  Here's how  you can win  one of these great prizes.


Win Longfield Bulbs and Corona Tools
  

ComfortGELTrowel3214.jpgA great way to learn how to grow is through asking questions. Just take a look at the topic highlights in the Discussion Overview below and submit  your question at the end of this post. Want to know which bulbs grow best in your zone? Or what should you do with daffodil bulbs once they have bloomed? You can also ask your question during the chat.

The experts will be on hand and answer all your questions live. We'll announce the lucky winner of the Longfield Gardens Golden Glow Collection and Corona garden tools during the chat. So come join us and hopefully see you name in tweets!

You're Invited to Tweet  

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager,  Charlotte Germane and Vivieka Neveln,  tweeting as  @AHS_Gardening, and special guests Kathleen LaLiberte and Marlene Thompson of Longfield Gardens tweeting as @LFGardens . Our topic is Growing Daffodil Bulbs with Confidence. The live chat begins Monday, October 17, 2106 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 great information  including:

  • When and How to Plant Daffodils  – tips for when to plant bulbs and proper planting methods.
  • Selecting  Daffodils – learn what the difference is between narcissus and jonquils varieties.
  • Bulb size relates to number of blooms – understand how size determines the number of stems many blooming stems.
  • Container Daffodils – growing in daffodils in containers creates brings bursts of Spring throughout the garden and patio.
  • Best Daffodils for Naturalizing – discover which cultivars multiply quickly and lead to more blooms.

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.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

Amaryllis: The Winter Showstopper Bulb

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 13, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

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

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.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

Growing Evergreens - In and Out of Containers

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Oct, 16, 2015 @ 16:10 PM

Evergreens can be reliable garden friends 12 months of the year, and we have clever ways to use them, both in and out of containers. Don't miss this informative #plantchat to learn about the best ways to grow evergreens in your cold OR warm climate.

The   American Horticultural Society , Monrovia , and   Corona Tools   will be sharing their knowledge of Evergreens: In & Out of Containers with you. Prizes awarded during this #plantchat will be a signed copy of Planting in a Post-Wild World , by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West (Timber Press) , 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 Content and PR Manager, Kate Karam of Monrovia, tweeting as @MonroviaPlants on the topic of Evergreens: In & Out of Containers. The live chat begins Monday, October 19, 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:

  • Best soil for evergreens in containers – The extra ingredient you need to add to potting mix.
  • Use evergreens as groundcovers – Why evergreens make great groundcovers in both Western drought and Eastern Polar Vortex.
  • Unusual containers where evergreens shine – The container you‘ve probably not thought of for evergreens.
  • Most dramatic evergreens – Which weeping form evergreens are most effective in your landscape.
  • An evergreen cutting garden – Plant some “sacrifice” evergreens to use in indoor and outdoor arrangements.

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.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Monrovia Growers

Enjoy Spring Color in Autumn With Fall Crocuses

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Sep, 14, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

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Did you know there are fall-blooming crocuses? Two major kinds are readily available and easy to grow in your garden. One is edible and one is poisonous, so you need to know which is which!  Don't miss this informative #plantchat to learn about growing these impressive fall flowers.

The  American Horticultural Society  and  Corona Tools  will be sharing their knowledge of Fall Crocuses with you. Prizes awarded during this #plantchat will be a bulb-planting trowel from Corona Tools, and a one-year membership from the American Horticultural Society.   

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join  @CoronaTools  and  #plantchat  co-partner,  American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane, tweeting as  @AHS_Gardening and Communications Manager & Associate Editor, Viveka Neveln, tweeting as @VivNevAHS , on the topic of Fall Crocuses. The live chat begins Monday, September 14, 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:

  • Some crocuses bloom in the fall – If you enjoy crocuses in early spring you can host their cousins in the fall too.
  • Choose the right spot for your crocuses – Get tips on garden location, planting, irrigation, and culture for fall crocuses.
  • Some autumn crocuses are poisonous – Learn which fall-blooming crocuses are poisonous to dogs and cats (and humans).
  • Some fall crocuses are edible – Find out which crocus is not only edible but a “gold mine” of an expensive seasoning.
  • Harvesting tips – Make the most of your crocus harvest with tips on the best time of day to gather, and how to store the harvest.

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.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

Attracting Beneficial Garden Insects with AHS, Jessica Walliser and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Aug, 21, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

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Do you have insect pests in your garden, munching on your favorite veggies and flowers? Come learn how to bring in “good bugs” that will get rid of those “bad bugs”.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to welcome their guest, Jessica Walliser, author of “Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden”. Jessica’s book won a 2015 AHS Book Award this spring.

Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and the author of four books. We are delighted to have her join #plantchat for the first time. We will be sharing tips on attracting beneficial insects to the garden.   

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane, tweeting as @AHS_Gardening.  Special guest, garden writer, Jessica Walliser, leads the topic, Attracting the Good Bugs to Your Garden,  and tweeting as @jessicawalliser. The live chat begins Monday, August 24, 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:

Two kinds of beneficial bugs - The pollinators, who help pollinate our plants, and the predators/parasitoids, who help us by controlling garden pest populations.

Three ways to encourage beneficial predatory bugs - Tips to make your garden a haven for the hunters of bad bugs.

How many bad bugs are there? – Learn the surprising statistic on how few “bad” bugs there are.

ID the good bugs – How to recognize the good guys.

Plants that feed the good bugs – Plant combos that will attract the good bugs to your garden, and keep them and their descendants there.

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.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS

Add Drama with Late Summer Garden Containers

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Jul, 17, 2015 @ 15:07 PM

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Revitalize your late summer/early fall garden with colorful, unusual container gardening. Whether you start with distinctive containers as planters, introduce intense colors via flowers or foliage (or both!), and create drama with dynamic plant combinations, you can make your garden pop until the first frost.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to welcome their guest, Nicholas Staddon, director of the New Plants Team at Monrovia. Throughout its 89 year history, Monrovia has introduced hundreds of fabulous plants that flourish in your garden. Nicholas has an international vision of plants, working with breeders, hybridizers and professional plant explorers as he scours the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world.

AHS2BNicholas Staddon is a popular speaker at garden shows and clubs all over the United States, and we are delighted to have him join #plantchat for the first time. We will be sharing tips for creating attention-getting containers, using the latest edgy items as planters, and choosing the plants that will thrive in your climate while putting on a big show until early fall.

photos courtesy of Monrovia

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural SocietyDigital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane, tweeting as @AHS_Gardening.  Special guest host, Nicholas Staddon from Monrovia, leads the topic, Container Gardening for Late-Summer Drama and tweeting as @MonroviaPlantsThe live chat begins Monday, July 20, 2014 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  

Share your thoughts and takeaway exciting tips and info including:

Unusual containers - Going beyond terracotta with 21st century choices

Container culture - Tips to keep your container plants thriving

Container combos - New ideas for thrillers, fillers, and spillers

Tropical color - Use tropicals now, get tips to over-winter them for next year

Containers for shade - Accents for shady patios or borderscitrus?

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.

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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. 

Topics: Corona Tools, AHS, Monrovia, Container Gardening for Late Summer Drama

Cultivating the Next Generation of Gardeners

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 15, 2015 @ 16:05 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. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Youth Gardening, Junior Master Gardener Program

'Slow Flowers' for Mother's Day and Everyday Gardeners

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 14, 2015 @ 13:04 PM

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The snow is gone, tulips are blooming, and Mother's Day is right around the corner -- let's talk cut flowers this week on #plantchat. Whether you grow them, or buy them -- or both -- cut flowers bring the garden indoors and are a treat for mothers everywhere.  Join us for this great topic and discussion packed with great hosts, some impressive floral eye candy and prizes throughout the chat!

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are delighted to chat about American-grown flowers, floral design and more with Debra Prinzing, the "Voice" of the Slow Flowers Movement and renowned author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet as a special guest on the upcoming #plantchat The "Slow Flowers" movement is akin to Slow Food, with an emphasis on following the seasonal products of local farms and gardens.

Debra Prinzing is an award-winning author, speaker and leading advocate for American-grown flowers. She is the creator of Slowflowers.com, a free online directory that helps consumers find florists, designers, studios and farms that supply American grown flowers. Debra's book Slow Flowers (St. Lynn's Press, 2013) received a Silver Medal from Garden Writers Association in 2014. She is the producer and host of the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing, which is available for free download on iTunes or at debraprinzing.com.

Join our conversation with Debra, tell us your favorite flowers of each month, and which blooms you discovered in the "off seasons" in your garden.

This week there are great prizes for the top tweeters during the #plantchat hour.

Our prizes this week can all convert into great gifts for Mother's Day too! Win a one-year membership in the American Horticultural Society, Debra's books "Slow Flowers" and "The 50 Mile Bouquet", a Slow Flower bouquet shipped anywhere in the U.S., and Debra's favorite flower snips from Corona Tools, ComfortGEL Snips.

Bring your experience with floral design and American grown flowers to #Plantchat and bring your questions too!

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, along with special guest Debra Prinzing @DKPrinzingThis week's topic is 'Slow Flowers' and Prizes with Debra Prinzing. The live chat begins Monday, April 20, 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  

5 KeyTake Aways from Debra during #Plantchat: 

  • Learn where most grocery store flowers are grown 
  • Discover how local flowers are different from imported flowers
  • Discuss the impact of local flower farms on the U.S. economy 
  • Hear about unusual local flowers you can order, each month of the year 
  • Tips for sending local flowers to Mom on Mother's Day

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 hastag 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. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Slow Flowers, Floral Design, American-grown Flowers

It's Cherry Blossom Season in Gardens and Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Mar, 16, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

CherryBlossomsMake it a Pink Party with American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools discussing cherry trees and cherry blossoms on the upcoming #Plantchat. What’s the appeal of cherry blossoms? Is it that we’re starved for spring, or is it their ephemeral beauty?

Join us for a Cherry Blossom edition of #plantchat on Monday, March 16 in a bevy of pink petals as we get ready for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and also look at both fruiting and ornamental cherry trees in our gardens. Bring your cherry blossom photos to share. 

On the Chat, please share your own advice from your experience with cherry trees and cherry blossom festivals with the other Peeps.

Check out the countdown calendar to Spring! Coming THIS WEEK! 

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening to Think Pink! with Cherry Blossoms.  The live chat begins Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, 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 get information from the American Horticultural Society on #Plantchat: 

Pruning fruiting cherry trees - Hint: not the "three-winter-holidays" formula

Container-Grown Cherries - New dwarfing rootstock

Climate and Culture - Can you do well with cherries? 

Ornamental cherry trees -  Origin, tradition and importance of Hanami in Japan 

National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC -  enjoying in person or as an armchair visitor
Cherry Blossom Blitz - a citizen website to photograph and track cherry blossoms as they bloom across the U.S.


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. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Cherry Blossom Festival

Gardening Success with Seedlings

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Feb, 06, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

SeedlingsInHeartMargaret Roach Shares Seed Starting Tips and How-Tos

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are proud to have famed garden author Margaret Roach as their guest once again on #Plantchat.  

Starting seeds is an enticing and cost-effective way to expand your garden, but that particular garden path can be lined with lanky, drooping seedlings. Learn how to grow robust seedlings that will be prepared for the rough and ready world.

The American Horticultural Society is honored to host Margaret Roach as a special guest on #plantchat this week. Margaret blogs at A Way to Garden, based on experiences in her Hudson Valley garden and her years as Garden Editor and Executive Vice President/Editorial Editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Margaret is the author of three books on gardening and transformation

On the Chat, please share your own advice from your experience in starting seeds with the other Peeps. This week there are great prizes in store for tweeters during the #Plantchat hour.  Just show up and tweet with us and we'll have random winners throughout the chat. 

Check out the countdown calendar to Spring!

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, and guest host Margaret Roach @MargaretRoach to share seed starting tips. This week's topic is How to Succeed with Seedlings: Margaret Roach’s Seed Starting Tips. The live chat begins Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, 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 get information from Margaret and the American Horticultural Society about:

Starter homes - Choosing seed trays or soil blocks

Heating mats - When to turn them off

Lighting must-haves - You're not as bright as you think

Watering - How to avoid drowning

Almost grown up - Damping off is bad, hardening off is good

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