|Tom Smith poses with two of his passengers (that's me on the left).|
I just came home from two days of full plant immersion that also included individualized attention, a helicopter ride, and a preview into what we'll be seeing at garden centers next season. Okay, we'll get the helicopter ride out of the way first, as it's one of those things that's "not like the others." After touring and picking the brain of Four Star Nursery Display Garden "Artiste," Pat Seibel (more later), Tom Smith, Four Star Greenhouse president and one of the Proven Winners founders, offered those who lingered at the end of the tour a ride on his helicopter. I got to spend some time with Diana Ivosic of Johnson Nursery, who was in Michigan to photograph some of the latest and greatest plants that she would be propagating in the North Carolina wholesale nursery.
|Gomphrena 'Forest Red' mixes well with pineapple sage.|
|Gomphrena 'Forest Pink'|
These two are just the tip of the iceberg, a drop in the ocean of plants in which I immersed myself in two days of Michigan travel. I promise more in future blogs.
|Overall shot of Four Star's display grounds.|