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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
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.
Paul's Pointers
Let ’em Rest
Paul Pilon
Both plants and humans need to get enough rest or we both can’t be at our optimum best.
Features
Perennials First
Chris Beytes, Bill Calkins, Paul Pilon & Jennifer Zurko
What? No annuals? Just perennials in our California Trials coverage? That’s almost sacrilegious! Well, worry not, we are simply changing up the order of our coverage this year—much like the Trial hosts did when they moved the annual event from spring to summer. Annuals will take center stage next month.
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