Saturday, July 18, 2015

Baltimore Hosts The Perennial Plant Association Symposium

Yes, we are very excited to be a part of the 33rd Perennial Plant Symposium being held in Baltimore this year. Our perennial staff will be networking and learning from the country's best about plants, gardens, plant breeding, growers, landscape designs and marketing as they take part in tours, workshops and lectures. 
Janet Draper, Alex Bluemel, our own Andy Shelley, Stephanie Peer and Tim Babikow are ready to show off Baltimore's best perennials!
Andy Shelley, our perennial department manager (40 years in the business) and Robert Scott (25 years in the business), have been able to take part in the annual symposiums in various parts of the country over many years. Marian, Pat, Ashley, and Jane will get a chance to experience the event this year, acting as bus tour captains and hosts here at Valley View Farms.  This is Baltimore's chance to show off our perennial heritage by taking over 500 perennial experts on tours of area gardens, retail markets and wholesale nurseries. We are proud to be on the tour and prouder yet to be recognized by the Perennial Plant Association as their Perennial Retailer of the Year! 

Thank you to our local site committee

PPA's Board of Directors

Thank you to the local planning committee and the board of directors for the honor of having the symposium here in Baltimore. And, thank you to Executive Director Steven Still for all you do for this organization since hosting the 1st symposium in Columbus, OH, all those years ago. 

See you in Baltimore!


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    1. Thank you Richard! Our perennial department loves your plants. Thanks for all you do to keep us looking good to our customers.