Barrier Plantings with AHS and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Sep, 18, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

Opuntia engelmannii resized 600Living barriers made of thorny or spikey plants become silent guardians of landscapes that are enclosed this way. In #Plantchat, we'll discuss the use of spikey solutions to reroute traffic patterns, and some examples of living obstacles that will help to prevent intruders and keep passers-by on designated walkways. See the AHS article, Beautiful Barriers, for the inside scoop!

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Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening  for this week's topic, Organic Fruits and Berries. The live chat begins Monday, Septembe 22, 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  

Thorny Barriers - reroute garden "jaywalkers" 

Protect the Perimeter - deter intruders

Blocking Danger Zones - protect people from ditches and steep slopes

Cautions - keep thorns away from small children and pets

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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 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!

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Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Thorny Barrier Plants

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