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Live from TPIE – Day 2

January 16, 2009
Florida Department of Agriculture - Bringing Florida's Garden to You

Florida Department of Agriculture - Bringing Florida's Garden to You

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.

Kathleen and David

Kathleen and David

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.

Me and Sylvia Gordon

Me and Sylvia Gordon

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.

Kerry Herndon, Owner of Kerry's Bromeliads

Kerry Herndon, Owner of Kerry's Bromeliads

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.

Kerry's Booth - Best of Show 2009

Kerry's Booth - Best of Show 2009

For now,  farewell from TPIE.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sterling permalink
    January 16, 2009 12:49 pm

    The Kerry’s booth looks really neat! I see why it won best of show. Looks like this show is really cool! Take lots of pictures! 🙂

  2. January 17, 2009 12:08 pm

    Yolanda and Melissa,

    This looks really good. A great partnering with the industry,

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