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Top 5 Plant Industry Events for 2010

We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 plant/floral industry events to attend in 2010.  You’ll find something on this list to attend if you are a florist, interiorscaper, landscape designer/installer, nursery or garden center owner, wholesale grower, or plant distributor.

1. Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) – January 14-16, 2010 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“TPIE is the trade event that offers everything foliage, floral and tropicals…all in one location, at one time, at one place. TPIE’s trade show is more than an exhibit area – it’s 200,000 sq. ft. of living and vibrant plants creating a virtual indoor garden of showstopper displays. With more than 500 exhibiting companies, TPIE offers wholesale buyers the widest array of resources for foliage and tropical plants in the country.

TPIE appeals to all types of commercial foliage, plant & cut flower buyers, including representatives from garden centers, supermarkets, chain retailers, wholesale and retail florists, interiorscape companies, rewholesalers, buying cooperatives, brokers, landscape companies, public gardens and more. The TPIE Short Course is a comprehensive educational conference offering nationally recognized speakers and relevant topics for garden center retailers and interiorscapers. General sessions have appeal for all TPIE attendees.”

2. Texas State Florists’ Association 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show – July 23-25, 2010 – San Marcos, TX

The annual TSFA convention offers two full days of education including design programs, hands-on workshops, business seminars, and a trade show floor will the best suppliers of plants, cut flowers, containers, and services.

3. TNLA Nursery Landscape Expo – August 19-22, 2010 – San Antonio, TX

The TNLA Nursery/Landscape Expo is “the South Central United States’ largest gathering of Green Industry Professionals.  This is the premier show to attend to see what’s new, industry trends, new plant varieties, exclusive show discounts directly from exhibitors and many opportunities for valuable face-to-face interaction!”

4. Farwest Show – August 26-28, 2010 – Portland, Oregon

The Farwest Show is three days of networking, learning, interaction and commerce for leaders in the green industry.  With more than 1,150 booth spaces, the annual Farwest Show is the self-proclaimed “top nursery and greenhouse show in the western United States”.

5. CalScape Expo – September 1-3, 2010 – San Diego, CA

CalScape is hosted by the Plantscape Industry Alliance and is one of the leading interior plantscape conferences/trade shows.  The two day event is “where the interiorscape industry grows”.

Visit the provided links to find out more information about each event!

National Indoor Plant Week

Did you know that National Indoor Plant Week is the 3rd week of September?

The Goal:  To increase awareness of the benefits of live plants and how they positively impact indoor environments. 

The third week in September has been designated as National Indoor Plant Week.  For one week each year, interiorscapers, foliage growers, florists, garden centers, etc. can showcase the value of indoor plants.

For ideas on how to showcase your plants or plant services, visit

Do you have any other ideas on how to market the value of indoor plants for this event?  Feel free to share!Alocasia

Texas State Florists’ Convention in Dallas

The Texas State Florists’ Association’s 96th annual convention and trade show is coming up later this month!  It will be held July 24-26, 2009 in Dallas at the DoubleTree Hotel near the Galleria.  We will have a big booth with lots of bloomers, foliage, bromeliads, and orchids for you to peruse!  We’ve won awards in the past for our booth displays at this event, and we’ve got big plans for our booth this year.  You’ll definitely want to stop by and check us out!  For more information on the convention, visit