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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: #Plantchat, gardening, GILN, plants

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

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