Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OFA

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.

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There are flowers immediately when you enter.

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There are flowers and displays everywhere you walk.

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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.

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There was a merchandising area for retailers and live competitions on displaying merchandise.

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There was even a fresh cut flower display and competition.

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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.

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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.

1 comment:

carolea said...

WOW! I want one of the Hydrangea plants! Can I be a guest next year? I'd love to see all the flowers.

Several years ago, Northwestern Mutual did a Christmas Tree like that. It was beautiful!