Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are You Going to The Nor Cal Spring Tradeshow?

As a garden designer AND community builder, I look forward to the Nor Cal Horticultural Tradeshow every year. Aimed at professionals in the nursery and landscaping trades, this show is a great way to be introduced to new products while catching up with old friends.

You'll find great new garden products, like the biodynamic compost from Malibu Compost...

Along with every kind of garden tool, accessory and decor imaginable (that's Leo Goria, VP of California Operations for SummerWinds Nurseries visiting the J. Pedersen booth...)

As you can imagine, my favorite displays are those done by the nurseries, like this best-of-show winner created by Belmont Nursery.  I could have hung out here all day!

But while the plants and products are great, it's the knowledgeable people you meet that makes an event like this truly valuable to professionals and hobbyists alike. What a great opportunity to pick the brain of Succulent Gardens owner/guru Robin Stockwell, for instance. (And then buy some of his gorgeous plants, of course!)

Sooo...are you going? Thursday, February 17th, 9am to 5pm at the San Mateo Event Center (same place as the SF Flower & Garden Show) 1346 Saratoga St., San Mateo CA (near 101 and 92)


  1. I am surely going for this one! I have been to Robin's nursery and it is mindblowing!! I so love succulents!!:)

  2. Thanks for the invite. I have never been but it's on my calendar now! See you then Laura.