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The 12 do's and don'ts of writing a blog
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Thinking about writing a blog? Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth ("growth" meaning "increased pageviews")? Blogs for writers are everywhere, and there's often good advice on them about writing a blog. There's also plenty of not-so-good advice. It can be frustrating. More

Last chance: Region II Internet workshop deadline March 9
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Don't miss instructor Daniel Gasteiger's Allentown, Pa., workship on The Internet: A Writer's Best Friend on March 23. Sign-up deadline is March 9. More

Don't mourn the death of publishing
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From best-selling author Colin Falconer: There are some who mourn the death of publishing as we know it, but to me it's like wishing we could have the plague back, or getting nostalgic for the feudal system. I don't hate the Big Six, or printed books, or brick and mortar bookstores; but I hated the old system, as many authors did; (and because I also love reading books, I absolutely loathed it as a reader.) More

Raising a Healthy Crop

Of all the plants in a gardener's care, none are perhaps as tended to as the herbs, strawberries, and other crops in raised beds. When frost, driving rain, or pests threaten, Frost Protek's flat sheet will protect without crushing or suffocating. Made of the same fabric used by commercial growers, the sheet is versatile to fit any raised bed configuration. MORE

Job listings available to GWA members
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Have you checked the GWA job listings lately for new opportunities for members? More

Amazon and the importance of popularity
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Amazon has a bevy of Bestseller Lists, all split into Free and Paid listings. The big one is the Top 100 in the Kindle Store, and placement on this list can drive staggering amounts of sales. This list is populated with items ranked No. 1 to No. 100 in the overall Kindle Store, which includes not just e-books, but also things like games, magazines and newspapers. More

DK is the growing authority

Turn to DK for authoritative, step-by-step guides to growing flowers, herbs, and fruits and vegetables—in your house, on a terrace, or in a garden. You’ll find practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice—all beautifully illustrated—in books designed for both beginner and more experienced gardeners. MORE

Need to recruit great talent for your company or project?
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Members and nonmembers can list employment opportunities on the GWA website to recruit professional garden communicators. Listing is free to all employers. More

Grammar mistakes almost every writer makes
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As writers, we strive for perfection: that pristine copy free of grammatical errors. But it doesn't always come easy. So, we've rounded up the most common pitfalls that cause an editor to take a red pen to your piece — and possibly skip you for assignments. Mistake No. 4? Overusing em dashes. More

'Big Blue' - the Grand Daddy of Eryngiums

Everything you like about Eryngium and a lot more of it. ‘Big Blue’ boasts huge radiant steely-blue flowers on bigger, more vigorous plants than any other in the genus. Its tremendous garden presence is impossible to overlook. Especially impressive in mass plantings. Also a novel container specimen and striking cut flower. From Blooms of Bressingham.

The status of women in the US media 2012
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There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51 percent female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic. More

Forget the iPad 3 — Apple is launching the iPad HD
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Sometimes, just sometimes, you get a hot tip from a good source with an unblemished track record. It confirms something you've been feeling in your gut for days, and you start scribbling down all the reasons why it would make sense. That's what happened this week, and that's why this writer is prepared to cast caution aside and call it: the device we'll be watching Apple unveil Wednesday is called the iPad HD, not the iPad 3. More

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France launches Google-style plan to scan and sell out-of-print books
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A year after the collapse of the Google Books Settlement in a New York court, the government of France has passed a law to digitize and sell half a million "unavailable" works from the 20th century. The goal of the project is to preserve and commercialize French books from before 2001 that are no longer for sale in print or online. France's Bibliotheque nationale is compiling a list of books that will be included in the project and eventually sold online. More

Amazon expands tablets' addressable market
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Apple's anticipated iPad update comes as the tablet market is white hot. In a new report published for Forrester clients, the U.S. consumer tablet forecast has been revised upward: It's now expected that 112.5 million U.S. adults will own a tablet in 2016, which will equal 34.3 percent of U.S. adults. In Europe, the numbers are similarly impressive, with an expected 105.7 million tablet users, or 30.4 percent of consumers 16 and older, in the EU-7 by 2016. More

Casa Flora Inc.
Casa Flora’s vast geographical representation ensures dependable product, consistent supply, and cost-efficient selections. Our corporate office, production greenhouses and a new state of the art laboratory are located in Dallas, TX. Since 2010, our new tissue culture laboratory and greenhouses in China have been supplying the Chinese market while producing Heuchera for Casa Flora in the US. more

Finding your book interrupted ... by the tablet you read it on
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Can you concentrate on Flaubert when Facebook is only a swipe away, or give your true devotion to Mr. Darcy while Twitter beckons? People who read e-books on tablets like the iPad are realizing that while a book in print or on a black-and-white Kindle is straightforward and immersive, a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can fragment the reading experience, or stop it in its tracks. More

Newspapers: It's not a revenue problem, it's a culture problem
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The Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center has come out with a substantial new report on the efforts of newspapers both large and small to grow their digital businesses, and — not surprisingly, perhaps — the results are all over the map. Although on average the news is rather bleak, some papers have managed to generate some strong growth, while others have lost revenue on their digital operations. More

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Now there’s a smarter way to give your garden the nutrition it needs, with a unique fertilizer blend of conventional and organic fertilizer sources called GreenSmart. GreenView with GreenSmart sets the stage for exceptional performance, by providing plants the nutrients they need to thrive. Gardeners will quickly see the difference!

Boxwood blight spreads to United States
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Much like downy mildew and dogwood anthracnose before it, boxwood blight is the latest disease to attack a plant favorite. First spotted in the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s, boxwood blight (Cylindrocladium buxicola or Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) is now thought to be prevalent throughout Europe. In October 2011, this same fungus was confirmed on boxwoods in Connecticut landscapes, garden centers and nurseries. More

Texas officials hope they've caught citrus greening early
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With the recent find of citrus greening in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, state citrus industry officials say they hope their years of planning have helped limit the disease spread from an area near McAllen, Texas. Citrus greening, also known as huanglongbing, was confirmed in nine Valencia trees and five grapefruit near San Juan, Texas, earlier this year. More


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