Time to Reconnect with Life

Dear Members, Sponsors, and Colleagues,

Once again, June has arrived, seemingly well ahead of schedule. At least that’s how it seems, right?! Each year I find myself wondering; “How can it be June already, I just finished cutting back the garden.” But it’s here, and with it comes that sweet taste of summer. A time for farmer’s markets, garden tours, outdoor concerts, and backyard gatherings. Time to reconnect with life. You know, something other than work…

It’s been an extremely busy spring, but I hope you’ve found time for respite amidst the chaos. Losing oneself in the business of work is all too common in our industry and finding time to refresh and recharge is essential, not only for our health and well-being but also for our creative spirit. Like many of you, I own a small one-person business, and I spend most days designing, selling and creating, on my own, with only a small crew to help. I look forward to spending time catching up with friends and family, and with you, my colleagues.

We have a wonderful outing planned for this month, Plants and Beer, a day of “plant geekery” and socializing, with a few beers and barbeque thrown in for good luck. Check out the details in the events section below. Don’t miss this one, it will be great!

On a national level, the annual APLD conference is almost upon us. This year the conference is back in person, and in Chicago! Attendees will hear great speakers and tour beautiful gardens. Check the events calendar below and register today!

Once again, I’d like to invite you to connect with APLDCT on social media. Are you following us yet? Are we following you? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Houzz, and Pinterest. Please give us a follow and stay part of the discussion. We’re following as many members as we can find, so if we’re not following you yet, let us know!

And remember, we want to promote you! That’s right – if you have an idea for a blog article, an interesting post, or would like to share a recent project you’ve completed, let us know and we’ll share, retweet, or publish it on our own social media or website. APLDCT members are encouraged to use our resources to help you promote you. You can do so in the following ways:

  • Take over one of our social media accounts for a few hours or a day
  • Write a post on the APLDCT blog
  • Write a case study about a project you’d like to promote for the blog
  • Forward breaking news about you or your organization for us to share

We’re here to help you, so reach out when the muse strikes, and let us know!

I hope to see you all at our “Plants and Beer” event on June 26th. It’s so nice to connect in person, and ever so much more when we can talk about the amazing plants we saw at O’Brien’s Nursery over a nice cold Savoir Faire Mango Milkshake IPA from Almost Famous Brewing. At least that’s what I’ll be having, what about you??

Thank you for your time, and I hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and prosperous. See you on the 26th!

Scott Hokunson
APLDCT Chapter President
Cell (860) 982-8635

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