Reading a Seed Catalog with Margaret Roach, AHS, Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Dec, 15, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

How to Read a Seed Catalog: Margaret Roach’s Tips to Make You an Informed Customer Who Can Shop Smarter this Year


The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are proud to have famed garden author Margaret Roach as a guest this week on #Plantchat.

Stop! Before you read the appetizing seed catalogs dropping daily in your mailbox, join us at #plantchat on Monday, December 15 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Seed enthusiast Margaret Roach will share her seed shopping rules, teach you how to  see through the sales pitches to what’s really going into those pretty seed packs, and help you find some unusual seeds to make your edible garden even more satisfying this year.

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 has written three books, and is offering two of them as prizes during #plantchat.

Please bring your own ideas about what you look for in seed catalogs, and other unusual seed sources.


Prizes this week are Margaret’s two books, and a membership in the American Horticultural Society – use these as gifts or keep them for yourself.

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, along with guest host famed garden author Margaret Roach @MargaretRoach, This week's topic is Tips and Hints for Reading Those Seed Catalogs. The live chat begins Monday, December 15, 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 get information from Margaret and the American Horticultural Society about:

Two Key Questions - before you even open a seed catalog.

GMO Seeds - Why you don’t need to worry about buying GMO seeds.

Organic Seeds - Three reasons to grow organic seeds.

Which Seeds Will Succeed for You? - The best (and free) source of information

Kicking Back! - When to go wild with seed catalogs.


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, Margaret Roach, Tips on Seed Catalogs

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