Live from TPIE – Day 2
|January 16, 2009||Posted by Yolanda under Agriculture, FAPC|
Today is Friday, day two of the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE). Yesterday we told you a little bit about the show. Today we want to bring you inside TPIE to share with the you the beauty of Florida horticulture and meet some of the leaders in the industry.
There are hundreds of exhibitors here and we have found 17 of our Fresh from Florida members.
Meet Kathleen Kastenholtz and David Bache from Boynton Botanicals, proud Fresh from Florida members since 1998. Boynton Botancials has been attending TPIE for many years and has had much success.
Another Fresh from Florida member since 1998 is Sylvia Gordon of Landscape by Sylvia Gordon. Sylvia is also a member of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association and is extremely active in the horticulture industry.
TPIE also gives out awards to exhibitors based on their displays. One of the highest awards for exhibitors is Best of Show.
This year this prestigious honor was awarded to Kerry’s Bromeliads. Did I mention that Kerry’s is also a member of Fresh from Florida? Owner Kerry Herndon has worked with the Department for years and also joins us at PMA.
For now, farewell from TPIE.