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IGC Show relocated to McCormick Place in Chicago this year and we have the inside scoop on what attendees learned. To find out what you might have missed, check out the #IGCShow hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Inside the New Varieties zone At Cultivate’19, more than 30 breeders showcased new introductions to the market.


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Garden Center Trivia


What is the longest a cactus can survive without water?

Check back next month in this space for the answer!

Last month’s question and answer: What is the longest storage period known to have maintained a seed in a viable state? Answer: More than 2,000 years. A stored date palm seed was found at the Masada archaeological site.

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Top industry news from our website

1. Garden Center magazine announces second annual Executive Summit

The three-day educational conference, developed in partnership with industry leaders, will take place Feb. 3-5, 2020, in New Orleans. Click here to learn more.

2. Sell more houseplants

Expert Ra Gadd shared her tips for successful displays at IGC Show. Click here to learn more. 

3. GIE Media to launch ‘Hemp Grower’

Developed by the teams behind Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Conference, Hemp Grower will launch as a weekly newsletter and website with a print magazine to launch in late 2019. Click here to learn more. 

4. 2019 Farwest Best in Show booth award winners announced

Eight exhibitors were honored for creative booths with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show awards. Click here to learn more. 

5. Cercis canadensis ‘Carolina Sweetheart’ and Clematis Little Lemons win at Plantarium 2019

‘Carolina Sweetheart’ was awarded the Plantarium Press Award while the clematis won Best Novelty at the event. Click here to learn more.