Dear Friends:

Get ready!!!  This week's guest is Hort Couture Plants, we are so excited to have them join the #gardentalk twitter chat party and provide us with some new plant varieties for 2014. 

If you are familiar with Jim Monroe and Hort Couture than you will agree he is passionate about supporting local, independently owned garden center's across the United States.  If you are not familiar with Hort Couture, please join us on Twitter tomorrow night (Jan 28th) at 9:00p.m. est. to see how amazing, unique, beautiful and stunning their plants are.  Warning!! Jim is ready to break a twitter record for most posts....don't miss this fun and exciting chat.  Remember to search and add #gardentalk to all posts.  You can also catch us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest  during and after the show.  


Hort Couture is THE brand for the Independent Garden Center.

IGC Exclusive Plants


Founded as an independent brand for independent retailers, Hort Couture remains true to its roots. In a few short years, Hort Couture had grown from an idea into a revolution. Hort Couture partners with independent, like-minded breeders, licensing companies and propagators from around the world to bring unique, exclusive genetics to the market that cannot be found at the mass merchants. Hort Couture is a comprehensive brand offering garden centers a full line of annuals, tropicals, succulents, herbs, vegetables and ornamental grasses.


Stylish, sophisticated packaging, unique plant material and creative displays make Hort Couture the luxury brand for the independent garden center. Hort Couture allows independents to create and exclusive, boutique experience that provides the essence of high fashion in the independent garden center. Hort Couture embodies the spirit of its core demographic: independent, unique and sophisticated.


However, Hort Couture is more than just a marketing program. An extensive Genetic Evaluation program has been created to locate and trial plant varieties from around the world. This program puts potential varieties through a rigorous trialing process to ensure that we offer not only unique varieties, but varieties that truly perform in the greenhouse and the garden.

New for 2014 "Hip Hop Viola"
Hort Couture will be posting tons of picture of fantastic plants that are available exclusive to Independent Garden Center's only -- you will not find a Hort Couture plant in any box or chain store.   Please join us this Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. See below for details.
With the latest garden buzz,  
Stacy Pandy
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What is a Twitter Party? 
Twitter is so easy to use.  Don't be shy about trying something new.  Creating an account is simple and all you need is an email address.  After you create a login username and password, you can "tweet" a message (similar to facebook, except you enter a "hashtag" which is the number sign "#" into your message).  Here is our "hashtag": #gardentalk - Add this to every tweet to be connected!
                     Don't miss our "garden party" onTuesday, Jan 28th at 9:00p.m. #gardentalk
IGC Exclusive Plants

cool display ideas
Special Guest:  Hort Couture Plants
Other twitter followers will enter #gardentalk and we will all join the conversation. Ask questions, get answers, post pictures, see what's new for 2014. 
See Hort Couture break the most tweeted pictures for #gardentalk - Be Inspired. Be Amazed!