Once a year, for three days in January, people from around the nation visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida to see the natural beauty produced by local greenhouse and nursery growers. Over 200 vendors display their best under one roof for a tropical extravaganza.
Ever had a lamp make you smile? This vendor supplied their own light system to best display the bloom colors. Fragrant roses, dwarf Periwinkle/Vinca. Floral designers having fun with Pop art and tillandsias. Clever use of a closet shoe storage. New African violets ready to ship. Sorry, these leaves are silk. We can import plants from other countries but they must not contain soil. These don’t even have roots yet. A new, dwarf Paspalum grass that tolerates salt water. No leaf shine here: This orange Anthurium is naturally glossy. Hand-shaped Sansevierias ready to root. Succulents artistically arranged. Many variations on the Ti plant theme. Cut flowers of Peonies (not from around here but showing how they ship them) Asclepias ‘Hairy Balls’. A new way to display an old orchid: Bend the stems down. Orchid blooms arranged. Fashion fun: Plant head. Close up of Botanical Betty’s head. Wreath-like arrangement of Tillandsias. In the new plant room, a new Aglaonema. Strong variegation on this new Dracaena. Calathea ‘Network’. Old retail slogan; “Stack ’em high, make ’em fly.” Green walls don’t need to be all plants. Wood, stone, and moss. The few minutes I stood here, every person that approached this wall ran their hands across the textured bark. Amaryllis drama.