Some were glad to be back. Others were glad to be there for the first time. But whether they were rookies or veterans, many were happy to be attending or exhibiting at the first Farwest Show in two years, which took place August 18–20 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. More than 3,500 nursery […]
Farwest Show voting attendees choose Kimono™ Hydrangea as People’s Choice winner at New Varieties Showcase
Kimono™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomareki’ USPPAF), hybridized in the Netherlands by Kolster BV and introduced by Curoplant Co., was chosen by voting attendees as the People’s Choice winner in the 2021 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase. Kimono was one of 74 outstanding new selections on display at the 2021 Farwest Show and available from at least […]
Farwest Show attendees select winning products for the Retailers’ Choice Awards
As part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards™, a jury of volunteer garden retailers roamed the floor and highlighted seven different products that particularly piqued their interest at the 2021 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon.
Farwest Show judges choose Sensational® Lavender as Best in Show at New Varieties Showcase
Sensational® Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Tesseract’ PP31786) was chosen by judged as the Best in Show winner in the 2021 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase.
Little Prince of Oregon Nursery wins Best in Show booth award at 2021 Farwest Show
Little Prince of Oregon Nursery (Booth #7025) won the overall Best in Show booth award for their booth that featured a tropical design. The booth also collected an award for Best 10×10 Booth, Grower Division.
Catching eyes — and customers
An engaging trade show booth, with attentive staff working it, is a lifeline for businesses The Farwest Show is back in 2021, and for exhibitors, that means one thing — time to prepare your “A” game. Whether the booth is offering plants, supplies or something else, anyone involved in nursery trade shows knows a good booth […]
People’s Choice Award winners announced for the 2020 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase
Three plants and four runners-up were chosen as People’s Choice Award winners this year for the 2020 New Varieties Showcase, presented by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Farwest Show, and sponsored by Hip Labels. This year’s Farwest Show did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting closure of host […]
Augmented reality app allows New Varieties Showcase voting
Augmented reality is the next best thing to being there — at least where the hottest new plant introductions are concerned. Nursery professionals can view, and vote on, 2020 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase selections using the new HipEngager™ augmented reality feature from showcase sponsor Hip Labels. They simply scan any plant photo from the […]
Farwest Show launches virtual contest to crown 2020 New Varieties Showcase winners
There is no Farwest Show this year in Portland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore, no opportunity to see the hottest new plants in person. But there is still a New Varieties Showcase — it’s just being held online and in the pages of Digger magazine. Like past editions, the 2020 New Varieties Showcase, sponsored by Hip […]
MANTS 2021 to move online due to COVID-19
Organizers of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), the green industry’s largest East Coast trade show, announced (PDF) that the show will not take place as an in-person event in 2021. The show had been scheduled for January 6–8 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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