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The Lure of Flower Shows

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Feb, 23, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

phsWalk through the doors of your regional Flower Show, and Winter turns to Spring! Extraordinary plant material, gardens forced into bloom, and hardscaping to die for - built and on display for just one week -  bring a rush of ideas into the fore. Floral designs, Horticulture, Youth, and Landscape Design categories compete for Blue Ribbons and the acclaim of the Judges. Sometimes specialty categories like Bonsai or Photography are added to the mix. And don't forget the Sales Expo with tempting garden tools and hard-to-live-without garden gadgets.  Each year, Flower and Garden Shows around the country feature the latest gardening trends, new plants, and up to the minute lectures by professionals in the know.

This week #Plantchat's Young Emergents discussion led by Brienne Arthur discusses the value of the latest batch of Spring Flower and Garden Shows to newbies in the field and experienced gardeners.  Join the young Emergents this week to chat about the value of professional organizations on #Plantchat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, Brienne Gluvna Arthur @EmergentPro for this week's topic, discussing The Lure of Flower Shows.  The live chat begins Monday, February 23, 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 2011.

Discussion Overview 

5 Top Reasons to attend your regional Flower Show:

Trending - What are some of the new trends in the flower show circuit of 2015?
What's the Connection? - How are flower shows connecting to young professionals? And the general public?
Educational Opportunities - What opportunities are available for young professionals through the educational elements of the show?
Favorite Moments - What are your favorite aspects of a flower show?
Location, Location, Location - Which shows in which regions are at the top of your list?

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. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Young Emergents, Flower and Garden Shows

Value of Professional Organizations with Emergent + Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Oct, 12, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

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Getting started in any profession can be intimidating. This week #Plantchat's Young Emergents discussion led by Brienne Arthur discusses the value of professional organizations to newbies in the field. Pictured, right, is a group of enthusiastic professional women at the International Plant Propagators Society in Scandinavia in September, 2014. Join the young Emergents this week to chat about the value of professional organizations on #Plantchat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, Brienne Gluvna Arthur @EmergentPro for this week's topic, Discussing Gardening and Horticulture with Millennials.  The live chat begins Monday, October 13, 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 2011.

Discussion Overview 

5 Top Reasons to join Professional Organizations:

Networking -make friends and contacts, keep up to date and exchange experiences at meetings and annual conferences

Mentoring - insights offered by experienced pros are often invaluable

Jobs - job offerings are often posted on the websites of professional organizations 

Professional Development -courses and certifications offered by professional organizations can give you the jump on experience

Scholarships -many professional organizations offer scholarships and make grants available to members

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.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo credit Brienne Gluvna Arthur 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Emergent Professionals, Flower and Garden Shows

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