Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Shows

Summer is a great time for all of us at Valley View Farms to catch up with growers, plant breeders and other garden centers. We ask each other how the season has been, what winning plants and products were hits and continue to look for ways to help people be better gardeners. Trade shows abound in the summer as owners and managers get a chance to preview new items for next year. We're lucky to have some growers that will let us trial perennials and annuals to see how they are accepted by our customers. Pictured above are three of the folks from Hillcrest Nursery in Millers, MD. Hillcrest grows herbs, annuals and perennials for us most of the year. Jimmy, Jim and Karen deliver to us as needed, helping us serve the community with fresh, healthy plants. The second photo is from the OFA trade show held in Columbus, OH every year. The show is attended by plant professionals from around the world. A black petunia is featured in the third photo. We may grow a few this fall with some purple pansies for all of the Ravens fans. What do you think? Will a black petunia sell this fall and next spring? We'd love to have your comments.

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