The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s 2017 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition Jan. 18-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL was huge, with over 800 booth spaces and thousands of buyers and visitors.
Jason Louie, Richard May, Monica Triano and Dennis DeBaltzo from A-ROO Co. in Strongsville, OH, displayed one of the company’s plant trolleys.
Pilar Gonzalez, marketing and design coordinator at the Elite Flower in Miami, at the American Institute of Floral Designers booth. Several AIFD members conducted workshops at the TPIE Create Theatre about effective ways of merchandising plants.
Dennis Wheeler, Josien van Spingelen and Miguel De Paz from Chrysal USA in Miami, display the company’s Favorite New Product award for the Aquastick.
Stacey Noble from Ball Seed in Chicago holds one of the company’s Blooms That Amaze plants.
Chris Daye, Kelly Vance and Richard Ward from Beneficial Insectary in Redding, CA.
Brandon Eldridge, buyer at Kroger in Cincinnati with Jessica Pearce from LiveTrends Design Group in Apopka, FL.
Daysi Quintero from Riba Smith/Delvi Inc. in Miami, Dianet Sosa and Robert Hoar from Costa Farms in Goulds, FL, and Lourdes Macias from Riba Smith/Delvi Inc.
Kevin Richard, Maria Gallardo, Michael Shilling and Scott Greathouse from Decowraps in Doral, FL, in their booth at TPIE.
Juliet Fernandez from DeLeon’s in Goulds, FL.
Evie Lynn and Loryn Lougheed from Eve’s Garden in Groveland, FL.
Marco Cortina and Andrew Weder from Highland Supply Corp. in Highland, IL.
Bob Callahan and Harrison Hines from the International Floriculture Expo in Portland, ME.
Bisser Georgiev from LiveTrends in Apopka, FL, Svetlana Milev from Formaneta in Key Biscayne, FL, and Alis Zavala from Flora & More/Silver Vase in Homestead, FL.
Edgar Amezquita, Juan Fundazuri and Haydee Amezquita from Perfect Choice Nursery in Southwest Ranches, FL.
Rosemary Maldonado from InterAgro and James Kinports from Sun Bulb in Arcadia, FL.
Scott Gilham and Terri Kelley from Sun-Fire Nurseries in Sarasota, FL.
Diana Radestock and Kelsey Guardia from the Pinery in Escondido, CA.