Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pack Trials Stop #6 - Westhoff

In an area next to PlantHaven was Westhoff, more color was seen here so I was not that interested as we don't grow these type of products and I was starting to get cross-eyed by this point. One thing did catch my eye, that was the Verbena Estrella, very nice! Also they had tasty sandwiches, thank you!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pack Trials 2010 Stop # 6 - PlantHaven

Bright and early Monday morning I went to visit my friends from PlantHaven. I got see the whole gang plus I got to meet breeder and facebook friend John Cho. I had such a good time here I think I was there for over 3 hours! Great new products coming through the pipeline that are more in line to what we are doing at Magnolia Gardens, i.e., not all bedding plants! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new plants!

Pack Trials 2010 Stop #5 - BallSeed

After a LONG drive from EuroAmerican I ended up in Thousand Oaks California where I was able to get in a quick bike ride before stopping in at the BallSeed location in Santa Paula. Another stop with lots of color but there were a few items of interest. I was lucky enough to get a tour as the Home Depot group was there at the same time. They asked if I was part of that group...should have pretended to be, hehehehe!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pack Trials 2010 Stop #4 - EuroAmerican Propagators

Finally I was able to upload my photos! The connections have been so so at the places I have stayed making for slow work of this project! These were taken Saturday April 10th, 2010. Great stuff seen at EuroAmerican and they were nice enough to give me a behind the scenes tour of production! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pack Trials 2010 Stop #3 - Plug Connection

Very nicely done, I really enjoyed this stop!  Plug Connection does more than just color, which is great because we do not grow annual color!  I love, loved the succulents, especially the topiaries!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pack Trials 2010 Stop #2 - Oasis Water Efficient Gardens

Ok, not in the Pack Trials either, but I love succulents, so I had to visit.  Plus it was on the way to Plug Connection!  Oh and I figured out how to put my captions in the slideshow, yippee!

Pack Trials 2010 Stop #1, Rancho Tissue Technologies

RTT is not officially on the trial stop but Heather and Susana where nice enough to let me stop by and snap a few photos of some of the great succulents they carry!  Enjoy!