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What's Growing in Your Garden & Landscape?

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Jul, 25, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Hydrangea on Corona Tools PlantchatFrom azaleas to zucchinis and everything in between, homeowners have planted a wide variety of plants species in most every possible zone. Plants reflect our personal preferences for color, depth and texture in our landscapes and each yard is unique. As plant lovers, a hybrid tea rose can provide immense joy for one, while the smell of a blooming gardenia shrub greets another happy gardener. Sharing personal plant choices, successes and inspiring others is how gardeners connect with each other and it's our topic on this week's plantchat!  We'll also have a Corona Tools prize package in store for the most active participant during the live chat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and plant lovers from all over the Twittersphere for the topic, What's Growing in Your Garden? The live chat begins Monday, July 28, 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 

Our discussion is a free forum format for everyone to share what they are growing in their gardens and landscape.  We'll have some questions for participants including;

Plant Choices - Share what types of plants you have selected for your landscape and why you choose them.

Hits and Misses - Discuss what plants you've had great success with and those you haven't.

Plant Favorites - Show off your favorite plants, flowers, trees and shrubs by tweeting pictures of plants that bring you joy.

Indoor Plants - Bringing nature indoors adds warmth, beauty and fresher air that says "welcome" to homeowners and guests.

Sources of Inspiration - Where do you get your planting inspiration from to try new plants and planting techniques 

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona ToolsDon’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. 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!

Topics: GILN, plants, gardening, #Plantchat

Benefits of Companion Planting in the Garden

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 16, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Corona Tools Hydrangea on PlantchatNative Americans discovered centuries ago, the tremendous benefits of planting certain together.  It became known as 3 Sisters which benefited the plants and the soil, creating a symbiotic relationship. They realized that this method led to healthier plants, soil and ultimately, bigger and better crops. This week we will talk about this technique and all about companion planting on #plantchat!

BONUS GIVEAWAY: During the live chat, the most active participant will win a set of Corona ComfortGEL garden hand tools!  Tune into the live chat for details!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman, of Rodale Institute @RodaleInstitute for this week's topic, Benefits of Companion Planting. The live chat begins Monday, June 16, 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 

3 Sisters Method - Hear how the method was used by early Native Americans and why this practice is still being used today in organic gardens.

Benefits of Companion Planting - Explore the tremendous benefits that happen when paring certain plants together.

Plant Selection - Discover what plants make great companions, yield bigger and better crops, prevent insect damage, and improve the soil

Importance of Companion Planting - Understand what makes companion planting so important for organic gardening.

Tips and Resources - Get the latest tips and information from the Rodale Institute for achieve growing success in the time honored tradition of companion planting.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona ToolsDon’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!

Topics: GILN, #Plantchat, plants, gardening, organic, pest management

Growing Your Tree Care Business with Social Selling

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 09, 2014 @ 19:06 PM

Corona Tools Treechat Tom MartinWhen you are promoting your brand or business, the cold calling can be the worst part of the job.  Forget the cold calls, why not tap into sales potential of social networks? Social selling is like cold calling, except the calls are warm and welcome because they are based on helping the prospect make a buying decision versus just trying to close a deal.

You can successfully combine social media and the science of propinquity to grow your business without ever making a single cold call, sending an unsolicited piece of direct mail, running advertising or using paid outbound marketing of any kind. Painlessly Prospecting on Social Networks is our topic on this special #treechat.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and special guest Tom Martin @TomMartin, speaker and author of "The Invisble Sale". The live chat begins Tuesday, June 10, 2014 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

The State of Our National Forests - Discover why you need to be digital to get business from today’s Self Educating Consumer. 

Propinquity - Learn what it is and what does it have to do with growing your business.

Propinquity Strategy  - Understand how to define your Propinquity Points

Complete Your Sales Strategy Hear tips about integrating your offline & online marketing & sales.

Spread the Word - Explore how to use Day After Marketing to create Word-of-Mouth (online & offline). 

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 hastag 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.

If you have ever asked yourself, "do people really sell stuff on social media" then this topic is for you!  It will be an hour packed with information and insight that you do not want to miss!

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


Topics: #treechat, business, GILN

Hydrangea Myths and Misconceptions on Plantchat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 09, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Corona Tools Hydrangea on PlantchatWithout a doubt, one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs is the hydrangea.  Known for the colorful clusters of blooms and broad green foliage, these plants can bring a touch of formal to any garden.  Hydrangeas can be quite a mystery to some gardeners so this week we uncover the myths and misconceptions on #plantchat!

BONUS GIVEAWAY: During the live chat, the most active participant will win a Proven Winners hydrangea and a pair of Corona ComfortGEL pruners!  Tune into the live chat for details!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Stacey Hirvela, of Proven Winners @Proven_Winners for this week's topic, Hydrangea Myths and Misconceptions. The live chat begins Monday, June 9, 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 

Types of Hydrangea - Explore the various types of hydrangea available to gardeners and landscapers.

Similarities and Differences - Learn what these majestic plants have in common and what makes each unique.

Plant Selection - Understand how to choose the right hydrangea for you based on your personal preferences and planting environment

Container Growing - Discover how to enjoy hydrangea in containers and dress up any patio or balcony.

Hydrangea Resources - Get the latest tips and information from Proven Winners and achieve growing success with your hydrangeas.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona ToolsDon’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!

Topics: gardening, #Plantchat, GILN

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