Farwest Show celebrate winners of Retailers’ Choice Awards
Garden retailers roamed the trade show floor as part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards Awards and chose 15 different products that caught their eyes as judges at the 2023 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon.
The awards chosen by the judges were presented Thursday afternoon, August 24 at the show in a presentation emceed by Danny Summers, managing director of The Garden Center Group. Both live goods and hard goods were eligible.
“Judges based their decisions on whether or not they were interested in carrying the products,” Summers said. “Some of the products were also honored at other trade events, echoing the sentiments of other retailers about the potential popularity of the products with consumers.”
Retailers’ Choice Award Winners
Eclipse Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmacseven’ PP34544) | Bailey Nurseries
Darwin Centarea Silver Swirl (Centaurea ragusina) | Ball Seed Company
Petunia Frosted Sapphire Bliss (Petunia hybrida) | Ball Seed Company
Echinacea Double Scoop Watermelon (Echinacea × hybrida) — offered by Ball Seed Company
‘Alley Cat’ Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Alley Cat‘) | Bountiful Farms
Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina) | Briggs Nursery
Alocasia ‘Frydek’ (Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’) — offered by Cascade Tropicals
BP4LI Battery Operated Backpack Sprayer | Dramm Corp.
Moonstone Spruce (Picea pungens) | Iseli Nursery
Banana Split Daphne (Daphne odora ‘Monzulzay’) | Monrovia
Guatemala Gold Coneflower (Echinacea × ‘Guatemala Gold’) | Monrovia
Boxwood Liberty Belle (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘RLH-BI’ PP24443)| NewGen Boxwood
Baby BARE Leaves Wall Plant Supports | TreLeaf
Dragon Baby Hardy Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) | Van Belle
Cotinus Old Fashioned (Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP19035) | Youngblood Nursery Inc.
The Farwest Show serves professionals engaged in the nursery industry and related trades, including retail nurseries, wholesale growers, landscapers, landscape designers and others involved in the green industry. For more information about the 2023 Farwest Show, visit farwestshow.com.