South Florida Plant Show: TPIE
The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is THE trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropical plants in South Florida.
I like to attend this event every other year to see nearly 5 acres of living and colorful plants displays. During 3 days each January, you can enjoy hundreds of booths and find unique and different products.
Also, you can see the different “Green themes” nurseries like to present to potential clients. It is very fun to see every year what they come up with. For example this year, I loved the idea of “Plants and the City” from United Nursery. (Maybe because I watched the show “Sex and the City” like one client mentioned while walking and seeing his girlfriend loving the theme with plants and New York background. I don’t get it, he said, “It must be a woman’s thing” (See photo)
This year I saw a lot of succulents, stunning orchids and colorful bromeliads. On top of that you can find now ravishing foliage plants for your office or your garden if you are a homeowner and majestic palms, shrubs and trees for landscape design for commercial sites.
Also did you know that TPIE is the platform for the introduction of many new items to the industry? While attending TPIE, see the newest plants and products on the market at the TPIE Exhibitor Showcase Area on the show floor! This area features exhibitors’ newest varieties, as well as special exhibitor showcase items.
I had the chance to speak to Kimsue Foliage, Sturon Nursery, Inc., Plants In Design, Inc., Florida Tuxedo Plants, Inc., Capri Farms, Inc. , Isaac Farms Nursery, Insurance for Agriculture, LLC, The Jungle Nursery, Inc., Native Tree Nursery, Inc., Plant Life Farms, LLC, Railroad Nursery, Inc. Silver Krome Gardens, Inc., Stepping Stone Nursery, and Sunny Boys Nursery.
They all were looking optimistic and talking to potential clients for 2017. Good luck to all. Some photos to share 2017 TPIE show.
For more info about this show. Go to https://www.fngla.org/TPIE/index.aspx