Garden Center TV Posse at IGC Show in Chicago 2012!

The Garden Center TV posse of opinionated garden experts and bloggers are back from the IGC Show, (Independent Garden Center Show)where we taped last week.

We scoured the exhibit hall, encompassing over 210K square feet searching for innovative and clever products.

That was a lot of walking!


After previewing hundreds, (maybe thousands) of garden products and plants, the Garden Center TV contributors joined me and taped a  "garden trends session"to be shown on the web series soon.


Each individual contributor taped a special report on the products that caught their eye and coincided with their expertise or specialty.


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Look for these upcoming video reports from our contributors:


Shawna Coronado: Green lifestyle expert. Shawna taped a buyers guide on how to select organic potting soil by knowing what to look for on the label. Shawna's second video is about garden products made from repurposed and recycled materials.


Mary Ann Newcomer: Rocky Mountain garden expert, heirloom plant specialist. Mary Ann taped a buyers guide for the beginner on how to select and buy and read seed packets. Mary Ann's second video guide is about purchasing heirloom plant seeds and sourcing them.


Robin Horton: Urban garden and outdoor living/style expert. Robinreports about vertical garden systems that are beautiful, practical, easy to install and water efficient.


Kylee Baumle: Indoor garden specialist, book reviewer and zone 5 garden expert. Kylee taped a report about the re-vitalized indoor gardening trend and presents some of her favorite plant finds from the show.


Brenda Haas:Garden social media expert, photographer and community leader at #Gardenchat.  Brendagave us an update on the Twitter gardening community, #Gardenchat and how we can connect with other garden lovers online.


Sheri Ann Richarson: Best selling author of numerous books including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Year-Round Gardening" and garden expert. Sheri taped a buyers guide on how to buy "chocolate trees" and offers tips on their care.


William Moss: Gardening educator and spokeperson, "The Garden Boss."I also proclaim William to have the "biggest smile in gardening"...I come a close second!

WIlliam reports on his first book, "Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening" for the beginner gardener.


Kate Copsey:Edible gardening expert and host of radio show,"America's Home Grown Veggie Show."  Kate reports on children's gardening products that will assure them success and encourage them to grow their own food.


Andrew Beckman: Editorial Director for TImber Press. Andrew shares the latest gardening trends and books in the pipeline for Timber Press.

Shirley Bovshow: Garden designer, creator of Garden Center TV and other web series, publisher of EdenMakers Blog: I'll be sharing my favorite product finds including, raised garden planters, gardening for kids, beautiful and practical plant support systems, hydroponic houseplants, fairy and miniature gardening, chicken coops and more!


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See you at the garden center!



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Comment by Shirley Bovshow on August 28, 2012 at 3:56pm

Ok Robert, let me know when you will be at the same show as I am. I'll get you your pink shirt!

Comment by Robert Bornstein on August 27, 2012 at 10:35am

What a great group of gardeners!  As the lady from Wendy's exclaimed, "Where is the beef? "  Ha ha.  Maybe next year I can join you.  

Comment by Shirley Bovshow on August 27, 2012 at 10:31am

Brenda, next time request a little time off so you can participate more! We need Bren!

Comment by Brenda Haas on August 27, 2012 at 10:26am

I can't begin to tell you HOW EXCITED I'm to be a part of such a great group of empowering women!  Lets share the world of gardening with hopes of getting everyone outdoors and enjoying the finer things in life  ... AKA from the soil!  

Looking forward to updates and shares from your network Ms. Shirley!

Comment by Shirley Bovshow on August 27, 2012 at 10:13am

I need you there Billy! 

Comment by Billy Goodnick on August 27, 2012 at 9:33am

Shirley: What a line-up of talent. Wish I could have been there, but (fill in one of 1000 excuses). Maybe next year you can have a posse member with a cool hat and Crocs!


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