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Cristina da Silva

@CristinaGardens

How can I stand on the ground every day and not feel its power? — William Bryant Logan from Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth #quote

Farwest Show 2016

@FarwestShow

Join us this summer August 25-27 in Portland to find out how Farwest is raising eyebrows across the industry!... bit.ly/220AWYm

Amy J. Burton

@MissAJBurton

Q. If you had a blank cheque what is the one thing you would do tomorrow to help get staff/vols enagaged? #eelearning

California Spring Trials

A ‘wacky’ petunia

During the 2016 California Spring Trials, Garden Center magazine produced videos of our conversations with trialing growers and breeders about their new varieties. Our look at the Frisky Purple variety in the Crazytunia series by Westhoff was one of the most popular videos on our site after it was posted.

www.gardencentermag.com/video/frisky-purple-spring-trials-2016/

Watch more of our Spring Trials video coverage: www.gardencentermag.com/videos

What’s trending on Instagram

Every year, California Spring Trials gives the horticultural industry an early look at the hottest new varieties hitting the market in the coming season. Participants on the tour are treated to some of the most stunning plants, display gardens and views on the West Coast, with no shortage of “Instagram-able” moments to be shared with followers, colleagues and peers. One of the many Instagram pictures taken throughout the tour was this shot of hanging baskets featuring Supertunia Vista Bubblegum at the Proven Winners display garden, taken by Spring Trials attendee Daniel Cintra. Find more Instagram posts from California Spring Trials at #CASpringtrials.

www.instagram.com/p/BEORNeEH3FB/

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Top industry news from our website

Feeding bees

In an effort to promote pollinator-friendly green spaces, the USDA encourages gardeners to establish window box gardens.

http://www.bit.ly/1UGk1tK

Wrapping up

At the conclusion of our 2016 California Spring Trials tour, the editors of Garden Center and Greenhouse Management magazines share their thoughts.

http://www.bit.ly/1NdO614

New direction

Ortho will partner with the Pollinator Stewardship Council during a process to eliminate neonics in its line of insect control products.

http://www.bit.ly/1V2649y

Plant memory

Researchers at the University of Florence in Italy find evidence that plants can be trained with physical cues and are able to form memories.

http://www.bit.ly/1REvKGO

At last

Defeating Let’s Dance Rave hydrangea, At Last rose by Proven Winners was crowned the winner of the 2016 Shrub Madness tournament.

http://www.bit.ly/1RR0VdA