SnapNShapeTomato reviewed by Garden Center TV

New Garden Products: Coverage of Independent Garden Center Show!

by / 2 Comments / 149 View / August 14, 2011

I'm in Chicago for the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC Show) to cover and preview new garden products for my web series, "Garden Center TV."


Watch this short Garden Center TV highlight reel.


Don't tell me you never heard of my "Garden Center TV" series!

I think you may be interested in it after I tell what it's about.


Garden Center TV with Shirley & Garden Bloggers preview new garden products


I started the Garden Center TV web series three years ago and have released a few select videos to my  Youtube channel of the same name.


Recently, I've developed a partner website where gardening fanatics like you and me can upload and share photos and videos of garden products and plants that we have used and recommend..or don't recommend!


Garden Center TV website garden product previews

Screenshot of Garden Center TV community website.

I love it when people "tell it like it is!"


Back to the Independent Garden Center Show….

The "IGC Show," (as it is referred to by people who  shorten their phrases to save time), is among the top rated garden industry shows in the nation and is starting to enjoy more press coverage these days.

Once a year, local garden center owners trek to Chicago to attend this world class show to preview and purchase the latest gardening products and plants for their stores.



SnapNShapeTomato reviewed by Garden Center TV

A tomato shaper? Yes, I found this at the IGC Show last year.


With full video crew in tow, I tape segments of some of my favorite product finds, I interview garden product creators, ( usually a gardener with a great story to tell) and I get other garden bloggers and experts involved in the show!


The UCAN watering system on Garden Center TV

Have you heard of the UCAN watering can? It's beyond "normal."


On Garden Center TV, you will see Shawna Coronado of the Casual Gardener, Kylee Baumle of  Our Little Acre blog, Mary Ann Newcomer of "Gardens of the Wild West,"  Robin Horton of Urban Gardens Web, Jenny Peterson of J Peterson Garden Design plus garden guru, P Allen Smith and many others reviewing garden products!



Garden Center TV Product Review Experts and bloggers in Chicago for Independent Garden Center Show



We have a great time taping together and along with my other show, Garden World Report, it is one of the few times that you will see award winning garden bloggers and writers on screen together!


Look for upcoming articles about how to select plants & trees for purchase, gardening tools, fertilizers, soils and more.


If you are a Twitter user, please friend the show, @GardenCenterTV and follow my tweets this week from the IGC show.

There will be dozens of other garden media members Tweeting from the show for comprehensive IGC Show coverage!

I'll be using the hashtags #IGC11 and #GardenCenterTV and posting photos and videos.

You can also "Like" Garden Center TV on Facebook.


As a person interested in gardening, I'd love to have a conversation with about what you have used in your garden or would like to buy for your garden in the future.


Do you need some advice?

I'll answer your questions!

We will be adding giveaway and contests for garden products and plant soon!


I encourage Garden Center TV members (free) to create a personal profile, upload photos or videos of garden products they have used , and share details.

  • Name of product
  • Price they paid
  • Short description
  • Information website
  • Opinions- would they buy it/use it again?

Through the community, gardeners learn from each other about the "great waterfall skimmer" they purchased and other details like this that help us create our gardens!


Garden photos are labeled "Garden-Razzi" for the fun of it!

You get to rate the videos and photos and let your inner critic shine.


I'm having a great time browsing through the videos and photos and many more will be uploaded once I return from the IGC Show.


Will you join me at Garden Center TV?

I'm waiting to say "Hi" to you, so get over there now!

Just don't forget to come back to EdenMakers for garden design ideas and inspiration.








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  1. Thanks for your comment. I will vist your site to take a look!

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