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Our future depends on potted plants
Green Profit
Think back to your first horticultural plant experience. You may have been fascinated by the colors and textures of your grandmother’s begonia collection. Maybe Mom purchased a baby’s tears plant for you or perhaps you bought a plant for your dorm room. Whatever it may have been, there’s a good chance that experience was with a potted plant.
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How to pick plants for fairy gardens
Today's Garden Center
The maxim “the right plant in the right spot” is key to successful miniature gardens as much as it is to any other garden. Here are some concrete tips you can use to pick the right plants for your customers’ fairy gardens.
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Sanitation is critical to prevent plant diseases
Michigan State University
Sanitation is one of many tactics needed for an effective disease management strategy. Sanitation refers to any practice that aims to prevent the spread of pathogens by removing diseased and asymptomatic infected tissue, as well as decontaminating tools, equipment and washing hands.
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Ways to build soil health
Agriculture.com
Everyone is jumping on the soil health bandwagon these days. Before you do so, consider the answers to these two questions. Can you define soil health? Can you obtain it? Easy answer first. According to Ray Archuleta, a conservation agronomist at the Natural Resources Conservation Services, soil health is the continuing capacity of the soil to function.
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How to determine when to buy herbaceous perennials in vernalized liners
Greenhouse Grower
Exposing herbaceous perennials to cold temperatures, also known as vernalization, can yield a range of effects. For ornamental purposes, the general concern is the effect of vernalization on flowering. The spectrum of responses to vernalization varies depending on genus, species and even variety: from plants that won’t flower without it to those that have no problem flowering without it.
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BUSINESS UPDATE


The social media question that small business owners should be asking
Huffington Post
If you're still wondering whether social media is important for your business, think of this: Facebook has facilitated more than 2 billion connections between small businesses and consumers. Instead of wondering if you should be on social media, start asking "how can I use social media to help me and my business?"
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These tips will help you take your content marketing to the next level
Forbes
How are your content marketing campaigns coming along? It’s unfortunately uncommon for marketers and entrepreneurs to set huge, sweeping New Year’s resolutions, only to see their motivation and effort lag after a few months. If you committed to improve your business’s online presence and overall profits through the use of content marketing best practices in 2015 and you’ve started to drop the ball, use the following tips to get back on track.
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How to remain customer 1st in the digital age
Entrepreneur
We're playing in a direct-to-consumer world. For one, e-commerce, wherein consumer goods are packaged, bundled, custom-made, and sold online has changed the game. Physical stores are no longer the only way for consumers to purchase goods, and perhaps more importantly by cutting out unnecessary middlemen, companies can now make high-quality products for people who were priced-out during an age when buying directly from the manufacturer wasn’t possible.
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7 infographics to help modernize your marketing strategy
Direct Marketing News
Here are seven infographics dealing with today's most robust marketing channels and methods, such as digital, mobile, or social; areas of marketing that will only grow more prominent and impactful as the digital age continues to mature.
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