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Paul Pilon

Paul Pilon Columnist, Director of Growing at Opel Growers

Paul Pilon is Director of Growing at Opel Growers in Hudsonville, Michigan, and editor-at-large of the Perennial Pulse e-newsletter.  He can be reached by phone at (616) 366-8588 or email at paul@opelgrowers.com.

Recent Articles

Paul's Pointers
In Retrospect: A Look Back at the Past Year
Paul Pilon
While it’s important to take note of all the victories, I prefer to focus on the things that didn’t go as well as I’d hoped.
Paul's Pointers
Between Seasons
Paul Pilon
There are several areas I work on each fall during this transitional time of the year to prepare for overwintering and next year’s production.
Paul's Pointers
Keeping an Open Mind
Paul Pilon
Keep an open mind for both your professional and personal life when hearing new ideas, evaluating problems or when entering unfamiliar territory.
Features
Minimizing Risk
Paul Pilon
Tips for overwintering perennials.
Features
CAST Highlights, Part 2
Chris Beytes, Bill Calkins, Jennifer Zurko, Paul Pilon & Osvaldo Cuevas
In part two of our extended California Spring Trials coverage, we highlight the perennials and shrubs that caught our eye.
Paul's Pointers
End-of-Season Wrap-up
Paul Pilon
I like to use the summer as an opportunity to review the good, the bad and the ugly from the spring growing season.
Paul's Pointers
Wetter Water
Paul Pilon
Growers have readily available and highly effective tools they can use to improve their irrigation practices and conserve their water supplies.
Paul's Pointers
48 Hours
Paul Pilon
When it comes to growing, 48 hours is a rule I try to live by.
Paul's Pointers
Going Gray?
Paul Pilon
Like its common name gray mold implies, Botrytis is most commonly identified by the fuzzy gray or brown spore masses on infected plant parts.
Paul's Pointers
Returning to Horticulture
Paul Pilon
I believe it’s very important to work in an industry you love and are passionate about. In this way, your job is never just a job; it’s essentially a hobby that you get paid to do.
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