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A tablet in every room: How to 'think different' about the future
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One of Apple's most interesting marketing slogans was "Think Different." Steve Jobs purposely used this phrase to get people's attention (some have questioned whether it uses correct grammar or not) and drive home a message about looking at the world from a different perspective. In this case, Jobs was pushing one of Apple's key ideas that people can change the world. More

PAR joins GRO1000 for Baltimore garden dedication
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Join Plant A Row for the Hungry, GWA, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the GRO1000 partners to dedicate the Upton Edible Garden health and wellness initiative on April 18. See our media advisory. More

Amazon is discounting us to death
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The furor over Amazon's highly creative world-wide tax planning — we have learned, for instance, that it has paid no corporation tax in the U.K. whatsoever on the substantial profit generated by last year's sales of £3.3bn, and that the British division is under investigation by the authorities for its affairs since 2004 — somehow fits the mould for those of us whose businesses have been battered by their overt aggression throughout the last decade and more. More

Grow Longer, Grow Stronger

Want the best tomatoes on the block? Get ahead of the pack with a little help from Frost Protek. The convenient covers give you a longer growing season and healthier plants by acting as a mini-greenhouse until the summer heat sizzles. Use the covers again in the fall when colder temperatures return so you can enjoy every last juicy tomato. MORE

Region III adds hotel resources to May 24 regional meeting
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Join GWA members at the Valparaiso Marriott Courtyard for the May 24 regional meeting at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, Rita Gabis Stroll Garden and Brincka-Cross Gardens. Registration ends May 14. More

How to write a killer book proposal
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Writing a book is hard enough, but why does writing about the book you've written feel impossible? In's 7 Steps to a Winning Book Proposal, published authors, editors and agents spell out the necessary steps to crafting a viable and compelling query letter. Step one, assemble the basics. Your query letter must include an overview, marketing plan, competitive book analysis and author bio and platform, along with a table of contents, chapter summaries and a writing sample. 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

April Quill & Trowel available for viewing
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GWA members are invited to download and view the April issue of the Q&T newsletter. See the articles on the Tucson symposium and the 2012-2015 GWA Long-Range Plan. More

Next generation of e-ink Kindle to sport front-lit screen
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From Devin Coldewey: Living in Seattle, you tend to find yourself in the company of tech people all the time. With Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Google and a dozen other major companies established in the area, it's never a surprise when you find out the guy next to you at the bar is working on Windows Phone 8 or Half-Life 3. This week, I was lucky enough to get a chance to see what Amazon has cooking for its next generation of e-readers. More

A Red Hot Poker with Attitude

Showstopping Kniphofia ‘Elvira’ makes a statement in the garden with bright orange spikes in June to early autumn. A great specimen plant and cut flower that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. From Blooms of Bressingham.

Top 10 don't-miss sites for marketing your writing
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How friendly are you, really? Do you have enough followers to qualify as a cult? Are you still blogging, or have you bought into the headlines announcing blogging is dead? Do you tweet? Let's pause for a minute to imagine those questions being asked of Hemingway or Austen. Dickens ... well, maybe Dickens. More

Booksellers disappointed by Google decision to drop indies
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Like many independent booksellers, Emily Powell, president of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., says that it was "a big surprise," when Google contacted her about ending their reseller agreement. "What's most disturbing about this," she says, "is it seemed like Google's mission matched that of independents, all ideas in every format." Powell's, which has been selling digital books on its Web site for more than a decade, will continue to offer e-books without Google's support,. 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

10.5 ways local bookstores beat Amazon
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If you're rolling your eyes in anticipation of another save-the-bookstore rant, don't worry. This story won't wax nostalgic about an almost-extinct breed of shopping destination or beg you to support it as an act of charity. Following a robust holiday sales season and a strong first quarter, many bookstores are doing quite well these days. But they do need paying customers to keep the success going. More

Publisher romances the Web
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In a move that further thins the line between book publishing and book retailing, Sourcebooks Inc., a leading independent publisher, is launching an online bookstore this week focused on its romance titles. The publisher, based in Naperville, Ill, will offer a curated selection of its digital romance novels for a monthly fee at A kind of online readers club, members will be able to access some of Sourcebooks' most popular romance writers, including Grace Burrowes and Catherine Mann. More

New Preen Battery-Powered Applicator

Now Preen comes with an optional battery-powered applicator cap that makes it even easier to apply Preen granules with consistent, even coverage in wide open areas plus tight spots under shrubs. Simply flip open the top, switch on the fan and apply. The popular flip-top manual applicator cap remains available. MORE

Top 5 new varieties for the south
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For those of us fortunate enough to make the annual horticultural Mecca-like journey to the California Spring Trials, this year was as energizing and rewarding as ever. Undoubtedly, every participant walks away from the week with a slightly different take-home message, each tailoring the value of the new introductions toward their respective market and climate. More

Spring Black Friday deals were launched earlier this year
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Home Depot and Lowe's decided to forego past years' seasonal roll out of spring deals, which traditionally followed the arrival of spring in various regions. Instead, the mass merchants opted for a national debut. Home Depot is responding to the unseasonably warm temperatures enjoyed by much of the country, CNBC reports. The change in plan points to how Home Depot has become more adaptable to current conditions. More


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