Heureux d’aller à Québec?
Je le suis!
(Excited about going to Quebec? I am!)

65th GWA Annual SymposiumI sure wish I’d have paid more attention in my college French class! Guess I’ll have to rely on a French dictionary when I head to Quebec City for the GWA 65th Annual Symposium.
I look forward to meeting old friends and new in Canada.  I’m also honored to be speaking for the first time alongside my colleagues Jim Chatfield and Pam Bennett of The Ohio State University.

Here is a preview of our talk:
Latin Lumina: The Fun and Function of Plant Names
Knowledge of plant names, both botanical names and common names, encodes significant information about plant relationships and cultural practices. Knowing species, genera, and families of plants helps with understanding of host ranges of pests and pathogens, issues of graft compatibility, and cultural requirements for many situations. Knowledge of naming systems and nuances helps our readers be better plant lovers. Parvis e glandibus quercus. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. 

Au plaisir de vous voir! (I’m looking forward to seeing you there!)
Maria Zampini

See You This Summer

Connect with us at these upcoming summer events:

July 13, 2013
10:45am – 12:00pm, D230
Talk: Garden Writers: 
An Underutilized Link to Green Success

HGTV Booth #701

2013 NurseryWorks Conference
July 18, 2013
8:15am – 9:15am
Talk: Marketing New Plants

NGCLO – 46th Annual Summer Field Day
August 13, 2013
The Holden Arboretum

IGC Tradeshow
August 20-22, 2013
Festival Hall Navy Pier
HGTV Booth #2329

FarWest Tradeshow
August 22-24, 2013
Oregon Convention Center
August 23 11:00am – Noon
Talk: 50 Shades of Plant Profits
UpShoot Booth #2047

LCN Selections New Plant Collection

Virtual Catalog Launched

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve produced an innovative, virtual plant catalog showcasing LCN Selections new plant introductions.
LCN Selections Virtual Catalog 
This digital edition is a magazine format which can be viewed on mobile phones, tablets and computers. 

The catalog focuses on the cultivar’s features, benefits and unique design attributes. 

LCN Selections Virtual Catalog Launched

Embedded links will take you to the following:

  • Large photos link to plant profiles
  • Circle pictures link to photo albums
  • Plant testimonials from leading growers and garden communicators link to their company websites or blogs
Pick up your hard copy at the NGLCO Summer Field DayIGC or FarWestTrade Shows!
Celebration® Maple

Made in the Shade

Celebration® Maple is a virtually SEEDLESS, drought tolerant shade tree which withstands the dog days of summer; perfect to cool your home or lazily relax under in the hammock.
Celebration® Maple

Don’t Just Take
Our Word for It

“I have been growing Celebration Maples in the landscape for the past 5 years. They have proven to be a landscape workhorse. They have none of the problems of a silver maple, they are seedless, which is always a bonus, great red to gold fall color and they are a medium size tree so they fit into landscapes that aren’t fields.

Celebration® Maple fall color

Celebration Maples have strong branches that hold up in storms and I haven’t had any disease problems with them. I actually prefer these to Red maples because of their faster growth and better shaped habit.”

– Denise Schreiber, aka ‘Mrs.Know It All’ and
GWA member

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I have extra NGCLO Holden Passes (Up to 6 people free with pass to Holden and free pass to Field Day for garden writer with media ID).

Email or call Maria today at 440-812-3249 today to reserve yours.



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