2023 Farwest Show

Aug 29, 2023
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

Bailey Nurseries. Hydrangea Eclipse.

Darwin Centarea Silver Swirl (Centaurea ragusina)  | Ball Seed Company

Darwin Centarea Silver Swirl

Petunia Frosted Sapphire Bliss (Petunia hybrida) | Ball Seed Company

Petunia ‘Frosted Sapphire Bliss’ by Ball FloraPlant

Echinacea Double Scoop Watermelon (Echinacea × hybrida) — offered by Ball Seed Company

Echinacea Double Scoop Watermelon Deluxe Bloom

‘Alley Cat’ Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Alley Cat) | Bountiful Farms

Cercis 'Alley Cat'

Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina) | Briggs Nursery


Alocasia ‘Frydek’ (Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’) — offered by Cascade Tropicals

Alocasia 'Frydek' by Cascade Tropicals

BP4LI Battery Operated Backpack Sprayer | Dramm Corp.

BP4LI Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer from Dramm

Moonstone Spruce (Picea pungens) | Iseli Nursery

Moonstone Spruce

Banana Split Daphne (Daphne odora ‘Monzulzay’)  | Monrovia

Daphne Banana Split

Guatemala Gold Coneflower (Echinacea × ‘Guatemala Gold’) | Monrovia

Echinacea 'Guatemala Gold'

Boxwood Liberty Belle (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘RLH-BI’ PP24443)| NewGen Boxwood

Liberty Belle Boxwood

Baby BARE Leaves Wall Plant Supports | TreLeaf

Baby BARE Leaves Wall Plant Supports

Dragon Baby Hardy Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) | Van Belle

Hydrangea 'Dragon Baby'

Cotinus Old Fashioned (Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP19035) | Youngblood Nursery Inc.

Cotinus Old Fashion

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.

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