Long Island, NY
Our next visit was to Beds & Borders, again a wholesale supplier of
cutting edge annuals and tender perennials. It was founded by Kathy Pufahl
who sadly passed away this year, but known throughout the horticulture world
for using unique plants in sophisticated ways. Her family was there to
accept an award on her behalf and will carry on the tradition of offering
unique plants to gardeners. It was a wonderful chance to grab some shots of
plants, tour the greenhouses where there was a memorial set up amongst the
plants of Kathy and then we were offered our box lunch to eat while on the
coach back to the hotel, in time to check out the great booths that had been
set up for us to visit.
The great thing about visiting the supplier booths, is that you can get all
the latest scoop on what is coming out for the coming years, see new plants
and products that are not even out yet and I might note that these suppliers
are very generous in give a ways, including plants! Now, this was a problem
for me but I made sure that they were given to someone in the U.S. who could
at least take them home with them. Lots of other stuff though to bring home,
including some new sprinklers and watering can from Dramm, some new garden
gloves from Foxgloves and Gardenworks. Seeds from Renee's Seeds, even books.
It is a great time as we all scurry around seeing what is being given away,
enjoying a glass of wine or beer as we do this and all the while find time
to chat with each other.