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Leafy weed blotting out wildflowers
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With its thick outcropping of leafy green branches topped with small yellow flowers, an invasive weed commonly called bastard cabbage is blotting out large swaths of wildflowers, including the beloved bluebonnets, in some areas across Texas. "It turns out that the good weather conditions that give us good wildflower seasons also favor the bastard cabbage," said Damon Waitt, senior director and botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. More

Nominate a young leader today
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Who do you know that is under 41 and made a noticeable impact in the industry and community? The TNLA Young Leader award is given to members who have already made a significant and noticeable impact in the industry and community. Nominate your colleague to join the likes of Jared Pyka, Josh Bracken, April Herring, Derrick Whisenand, Michael Brown and many more who are not quite so young anymore. Nominations are due by June 1 each year. The Young Leader Award is presented at the TNLA Awards Dinner on Aug. 16 in Houston at Nursery/Landscape EXPO. More

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Recognize an outstanding company
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The TNLA Summit Award recognizes a member firm that has made significant, exceptional contributions to the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association and its member firms. The Summit Award is the highest honor bestowed by TNLA on a member firm. The firm successful in achieving the Summit Award exemplifies the Association's ideals: Innovation, service and highly ethical behavior in the way it conducts its affairs. More

Dormant trees begin comeback
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Now that spring has arrived, it's time to take a look at your trees. If you don't see any green, it may be time to make some hard decisions. Trees across the state began to wilt last summer as Texas underwent one of the worst droughts in recorded history. Some trees went into early dormancy, dropping leaves and branches in a desperate act of self-preservation. Others died. At the time, it was difficult to tell the difference between dormant and dead. More

Environmental group: Texas ill-prepared to deal with drought problems
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A national environmental group ranked Texas as one of the least-prepared states to deal with drought because state officials don't include climate change in their water plans. The National Resources Defense Council criticized the state's 2012 Water Plan for basing its projections on the 1950s "drought of record" and not including climate changes that the report says are likely to result in more droughts and droughts of longer durations. 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

Get the feel of a tropical oasis with Texas-friendly plants
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Between last year's excessive drought and our increasingly warmer temperatures, it's easy to feel discouraged about your landscape. Do you find yourself wishing for a lush, green garden in the middle of our hot summers? Will the hot temperatures have you longing for a tropical paradise someplace with bold, exotic plants and hot colors? You can create a tropical-looking garden right here in Texas using native or adapted drought-tolerant plants. More

Hitting send for higher sales
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Email marketing is one of the least expensive and most direct ways you can reach your customers. However, despite the fact that email marketing is cheap, easy and has a high return on investment, most garden centers aren't taking advantage of this effective tool in the numbers they should. Are you guilty of ignoring your customers' inboxes? If so, stop, drop and send! Here's what you need to know about email marketing. More


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