What's New?

What's New?

by Danny Summers

That was on everyone's mind last week as we converged upon Columbus, OH for Cultivate'21... the very first industry trade show since early last year. And it was GREAT in many ways!

It was GREAT to see the big crowd attending!
It was GREAT to see familiar faces... for real... not in Zoom!
It was GREAT to talk with so many and catch up on all we had missed!
It was GREAT to make new acquaintances - new connections!
And... it was GREAT to be able to walk the aisles and find new plants and products

There have been many challenges over the past 17 months, but one additional challenge has been finding new plants and products. Normally, this task is much easier and helps bring excitement to the Garden Center and the world of gardening overall. Just think back about the first time you heard about and saw a new plant that really changed everything. Maybe a rose called KnockOut?  Maybe it was a hydrangea called Endless Summer? And last week we even saw a new series of plants called Echibeckia! Thankfully, we once again have the opportunity to get out and explore!

Want to Explore all the Retailers' Choice Award Winners from Cultivate'21?  Download the complete details HERE.

And speaking of What's New... you can see details on our Retailers' Choice Awards™ at Cultivate'21 below. Be sure to download the full list and the details. I want to take this time to say THANK YOU to the large group of Retailers who helped in this process. You were GREAT!

I also want to say CONGRATULATIONS to the entire AmericanHort team and all the wonderful exhibitors who helped open the doors last week to show us all... What's New! The success of Cultivate'21 paves the way for more shows to come.

I know "What's New?" will be on your mind as you step onto the next industry trade show floor.

The search is ON!

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Thanks for sharing!

Danny Summers
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