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For your reading pleasure this weekend I’ve got a few articles about snow, how Google works and some fantastic images of botanic gardens from around the world. Enjoy!
- Dust from Africa impacts snowfall in California. (via CLCA)
- Related: Thin snowpack out west points to summer drought.
- Tech’s best feature: the off switch. (h/t Warren Gorowitz)
- How Google works.
- Landscape designers have the best offices. (h/t Shayne Newman)
- The rise of the new sharing economy.
- Interesting Q&A with Travis Beck, NYBG’s Landscape and Gardens Project Manager and author of “Principles of Ecological Landscape Design.” (via NYBG)
- Above: Best botanic gardens in the world.
Spring isn’t technically here yet, but we’ve made it through the longest shortest month, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. This week I’ve brought you a solid reading list, a video to share with your friends and a great post on marketing.
- Lead gen tips for your sales team.
- Jim McCutcheon explains that you can make real money as a landscaper. (via Chris Heiler)
- Late winter reading list from Marty.
- Medieval flower clock.
- Rainscaping is growing more popular out east.
- Marketing means answering this question: Who do we want to change?
- Learn more about how to figure that out in our Grow the Market report.
- Above: Some pre-spring blooms to get you through the rest of winter.
Some pricing information, business strategy and how to use your extra leaf blowers to make high art. Have a great weekend.
- Find out what customers will pay.
- How to say no.
- Terrible social media advice. (via Chris Heiler)
- Sometimes you have to disappear to run your business better.
- The mother of all terraria.
- Above: Leaf blower portraits.
Here’s our weekly round-up of cool stories from the web. Enjoy!
- Bottle gardens.
- Preserving landscaping’s past.
- Flower-powered clock.
- When trees die, people die.
- ValleyCrest replants all the trees it cut down to make way for the shuttle.
- Above: A robot uses a Stihl chainsaw to carve nesting stools out of a log.
Here’s our weekly digest of articles, images and generally cool stuff from the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.
- Build your sales pipeline.
- Using sound to build a garden.
- Native plant bingo with CLCA.
- How to irrigate a slope.
- Bummer: Why trees can’t grow taller than 300 feet.
- Employee addiction.
- They’ve got a bit of universe conflation here, but this is pretty good.
- Above: GIFs of plant leaves withering.
It’s been a busy week, but here’s some fun stuff to check out on the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.
- New event promotes gardens and guitars.
- Rethinking responsibility.
- Scholarship for green industry communication students.
- Cool contest for rural landscape design.
- A (nearly exhaustive) list of drought-tolerant plant resources.
- Above: Marty and I talk about why you should attend GROW! 2013 in Nashville.
Here’s our digest of fun and interesting stuff from the web for this short, post-New Year’s week. Have a great weekend!
- Year-end check-up for your company.
- Related: Resolutions of Marilyn Monroe, Woody Guthrie.
- It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record since 1895.
- Bring focus to your landscape design.
- Frost flowers.
- Fail more and fail better.
- Above: Marketing isn’t magic.
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting (and mostly tree-related) stuff from the web this week. Enjoy!
- The world’s oldest trees are disappearing.
- Related: A map of the world’s oldest trees.
- NatGeo sends its photographers to document research on the President in Sequoia National Park.
- Damage to the NYBG from Superstorm Sandy.
- One non-tree thing: Asking great questions.
- Above: Time-lapse of fall in Central Park.
For your reading pleasure, here’s our latest collection of interesting stuff from the web. Have a great weekend!
- The richest metro areas in the United States.
- Top social media trends of 2013.
- Great training opportunity on tap in Colorado from L&L columnist Jim Huston.
- The latest edition of MOWmentum is live! Get it for iOS and Android tablets today.
- Learn how to best use local search.
- 5 invasive plants you can eat. (via Bates Nursery)
- Pantone releases its official color of 2013.
- Above: Bill and Ed discuss the foundation of a plan for profit.
Here’s our weekly collection of interesting stuff from the web. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
- A coast-to-coast tour of America’s greatest landscapes by a newly minted LA grad.
- 35 graphs that show how your spending habits change as you age.
- A tiny arboretum of unsung plants.
- Four questions to ask yourself this winter.
- How plants can detect bombs. (via @BatesNursery)
- IA Confidential, the latest installment from the video team at the Miami-Dade County Extension office. (via Martha Golea)
- The science of email subject lines explained.
- Above: The best video of a weed-fighting superhero that you’ll see today.