What’s trending on Twitter

Our Twitter followers really enjoyed our Spring Survival Guide! Dive in and read some of the profiles to learn how retailers in the industry prepare warranty policies, track inventory, create promotional events and more. The issue also forecasted 2020 bulb trends and explored the different ways owners can stay healthy for the busy season ahead.

See it here.

Garden Center Trivia

THIS MONTH’S QUESTION:
PHOTO: KATE SPIRGEN

What is a cluster of bananas called?

Check back next month in this space for the answer!

Last month’s question and answer: Vanilla bean comes from the pod of what flower?

Answer: The vanilla bean plant is a flowering vine and is part of the orchid family, Orchidacea. The flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia), which is native to Mexico, is where commercial vanilla flavoring is derived.

California Dreaming

Are you dreaming of sunnier weather? Luckily, it’s a click away! With the 2020 California Spring Trials coming up, check out the sights we saw last year with our video recap. See it here.

5 Stories in brief

Top Industry news from our website

CSU Trials announce 2019 Top Perennial Performers
Millenium Ornamental Onion (Eason Horticulture Resources and Stonehouse Nursery) and KahorieScarlet Border Pinks (Dümmen Orange) were among the winners. Click here to read more,

Costa Farms’ Monstera deliciosa ‘Thai Constellation’ highlighted at TPIE 2020
The plant was selected as the Favorite New Foliage Plant during this year’s Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition. Click here to read more.

Keep track to keep up
Here are the different tools and techniques three IGCs use to keep their inventory management on track. Click here to read more.

Syngenta Flowers to exclusively sell and market HI Breeding Hydrangea in the U.S. and Canada
Syngenta aims to expand its North American presence in the potted indoor floral segment. Click here to read more.

Farwest Show calls for entries for 2020 New Varieties Showcase 
The showcase is an annual event at Farwest, which will be held Aug. 26–28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Click here to read more.