This past weekend I was in Columbus, Ohio for the annual meeting of Horticultural Professionals otherwise known as OFA. I am not a huge fan of this meeting mainly because it starts on 8 am on Saturday morning. One of the reasons I like the meeting though is the amazing and overwhelming amount of flowers.
There are flowers before you enter the conference center.
There are flowers immediately when you enter.
There are flowers and displays everywhere you walk.
There were even Christmas trees and holiday displays. I just love the poinsettia Christmas “tree”. I can’t even imagine how much this would cost a consumer.
There was a merchandising area for retailers and live competitions on displaying merchandise.
There was even a fresh cut flower display and competition.
There are also hundreds of new varieties of flowers on display, but the one that caught my eye was this hydrangea called Evolution. The flowers change color throughout the year.
So, although I was stuck inside a convention center all weekend long, all these flowers and the thousands others not shown here made it a bit more bearable.