Spring is right around the corner. In fact, spring will be here sooner than you think … according to the old traditional calendars. This episode reveals strange facts about the start of spring and weather predictions – and provides ideas for your garden this year.
Hear about hot 2010 garden trends released by Suzi McCoy of Garden Media Group/IMPACT Marketing & PR, as well as Jenny Peterson of J Peterson Garden Design, an Austin-based landscape designer. Plus, we kick off a two-part look at social media gardening trends with some of the hottest names in garden books, television, magazines and garden shows, all talking about what to expect in 2010.
In Part One of “The Gardening World and Social Media:”
Don’t miss our interview with Jean Ann Van Krevelen of Cool Springs Press. She’s the first social media director in the garden book publishing world. Hear how Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are effecting garden books, and why that’s not a bad thing.
Nest in Style also talks with Laura Schaub of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. She tells listeners how garden shows have become leading sources of horticultural seminars, gardening ideas and exciting new products. And she gives the “inside scoop” on what to expect at the San Mateo Event Center, March 24-28, 2010.
Listen to the Interviews
- Suzi McCoy’s Garden Trend Report and on Twitter @TheGardenPlot
- Jenny Peterson’s Top 5 Garden Trends of 2010 and on Twitter @MulchMaven
- San Francisco Flower & Garden Show; become a Facebook fan; and on Twitter @Interleafer (Laura Schaub)
- Laura Schaub’s guest post on aHa! Modern Living How to Get the Most From a Garden Show
- More on Flower and Gardens Shows around the nation
- Cool Springs Press; Grocery Gardening book; and on Twitter @JeanAnnVK (Jean Ann Van Krevelen)
- More history on how Grocery Gardening used social media
- The Green Gardener’s Guide book review (video)
Start of Spring – Select Sources
More on Equinox: The Spring Equinox occurs each year around March 21. (As Teresa meant to say, of course. Not May 21.) In 2010, the equinox occurs March 20 at 1:32 p.m. EDT. Here’s more information.