Inspire and educate. Our first day was spent visiting four locations. Our second day was spend in various classrooms learning about pest control, soils, water conservation, the consumer, business practices and design ideas. The weather was perfect: First day partly cloudy, second day rainy.
Jenny Hardgrave came from Atlanta, Georgia to tell us of her business Simply Flowers.
Jay Higgins from Sunfire Nurseries showed off a new series of roses that are disease resistant in Florida.
Florist Jacob McCall describes the effect of color in arrangements among pots he planted. (He’s designed floral displays at Miss America Pageants, The World Cup and more.)
Farmer Jay (Jason McCobb) showed us his organic gardening techniques and designs for raised beds.
More than just a show: Disney landscape maintenance crew leader shows off their shop on wheels. A crew of 6 men use the tools from this truck every morning. (Typical of a Florida crew, this trailer is equipped with a life preserver.)
Perfect place to be on a rainy day. Over 70 horticulturists attended the two day event.
Angelica Cretu with Costa Nursery, Miami, describes their bedding plant trial site. (69 raised beds, 700 varieties from 28 plant breeders.)
GrowIt, a web-based shopping site gave us insight into the world of E-commerce and plants.