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Mar 27, 2019
2019 California Spring Trials — Day 4Tim Hodson

We are coming down to the wire of the 2019 California Spring Trials. It’s been a hectic few days, but it’s also been a lot of fun catching up with old friends while seeing new introductions. On... more

Mar 26, 2019
2019 California Spring Trials — Day 3Tim Hodson

It’s hard to believe that the 2019 edition of California Spring Trials is already more than half over — but it really is. Over the last three days, we’ve covered a lot of miles, talked to a ton ... more

Mar 25, 2019
2019 California Spring Trials — Day 2Tim Hodson

Day 2 of the 2019 California Spring Trials is now in our rear view mirror as we keep heading south. Mother Nature really behaved herself yesterday and the sun was shining bright at all four locations ... more

Mar 24, 2019
2019 California Spring Trials — Day 1Tim Hodson

The 2019 California Spring trials kicked off on a drizzly Saturday morning yesterday. Team GPN loaded up our SUV and hit the road starting in the northern portion of the state for this year’s trials... more

Mar 21, 2019
It’s Trials Time!Tim Hodson

The GPN team is traveling out west this week for California Spring Trials. We started in Gilroy on Saturday and we will end up in Santa Paula later this week. During the course of our trip, we w... more

Mar 20, 2019
An Easy (and Worthwhile) Investment in Employee EducationTim Hodson

Are you looking for high-quality, cost-effective and convenient training for you and your staff? With limited availability of qualified labor,  training yourself and your existing staff to make be... more

Mar 15, 2019
Plant Performance, Southern Hospitality Set to Shine at Southern Garden TourTim Hodson

The 2019 Southern Garden Tour is set to take place June 4-6, in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina. This is your chance to check out the trial gardens of some of the leading growers and educational i... more

Mar 12, 2019
A Sneak Peek at Spring Trials — Vol. 4Jasmina Dolce

The final stretch is here! The 2019 California Spring Trials kicks off in just 11 days. Over the past few weeks, I've been sharing some exciting new introductions with you that will be on display this... more

Mar 8, 2019
Houseplants are Hot!Tim Hodson

In case you haven’t heard, houseplants are hot! According to GardenResearch.com’s National Gardening Survey, nearly one-third of all the households in America purchased a houseplant in 2017. ... more

Mar 6, 2019
Are You Looking for Labor?Tim Hodson

Whenever I talk to growers I always ask them what are the biggest challenges they face in their business today. The top two answers invariably are the weather and finding labor. There’s not a who... more

Mar 1, 2019
A Good StartTim Hodson

Last week, the organizers of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) announced that they had surpassed their target of registering 1 million pollinator gardens in North America. Over the pas... more

Feb 26, 2019
A Sneak Peek at Spring Trials — Vol. 3Jasmina Dolce

The countdown continues! In my last two newsletters, I have shared some previews of the various introductions that will be on display at the California Spring Trials next month. Today, the annual trek... more

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