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John Friel Columnist, Marketing Manager - Emerald Coast Growers

John is a former President of the Perennial Plant Association. His current position is Marketing Manager for wholesale grower Emerald Coast Growers and the guy Dr. Allan Armitage calls “the best writer in horticulture.”

Recent Articles

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If You Show It, They May Come
John Friel
Trade show moments aren’t always the kind you can bullet-point in a brochure.
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Moons, Mulligans & Meetings
John Friel
Cultivate and the comparatively tiny PPA Symposium both bore out the words of nurseryman Alan Jones. “There aren’t many industries that will share information about what you do and how you do it,” Alan said. “Your major competitor can be one of your best friends.”
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Of Gifts & Gardeners
John Friel
With power tools, for yourself or as gifts, don’t cheap out.
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A Practical Maverick
John Friel
We all have a river. We all live downstream.
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Ferns & Terns
John Friel
We green industry types are prone to a benign occupational hazard: wherever we are, we ogle the local flora, in nature or in pots with price tags.
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New Ground
John Friel
… speaker Kelly Dodson bestowed well-earned kudos on a favorite public garden near Philadelphia: “Chanticleer is a horticultural Hogwarts, staffed by wizards and sorcerers.”
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Flower Power Rides Again
John Friel
Is there another field where art and science are so inextricable?
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Beaks & Bucks
John Friel
Gardeners hang up their gloves in fall, but birders know no season.
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Wet Enough For Ya?
John Friel
Recently departed and utterly unmourned, our 2018 was not a normal year. Had the Times Square New Year’s ball dropped here instead, it would’ve splashed down like an Apollo capsule.
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True Colors: Whose Hues to Choose?
John Friel
We are, increasingly, slaves to color, and influencers everywhere pay rapt attention to what new hues spew from the world’s paint guns, looms, cosmetics mills and kilns.
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