News from OFA

It’s mid-summer and we’re in the heat (so to speak!) of launching our 2012-13 growing and gardening season. Between planting and growing trials, preparing our two professional grower catalogs for ornamentals, and attending trade shows, there’s barely time to take a breath!

Members of the Harris Seeds staff are in Columbus, Ohio attending the OFA Short Course, probably the largest and most comprehensive trade show in the U.S. for the ornamentals business.

Jonathan Jones, our Southeast Regional Account Representative sends you the following message:

Hello grower and gardening friends from beautiful, sunny Columbus, OH!  As the morning sun rose on Sunday, I was reflecting on our first day at the OFA Short Course Conference. OFA (Ohio Floriculture Association) is an association of horticulture professionals, and every July they host the premier show for greenhouse operators and nurserymen. Growers and suppliers come from across the nation to find out what is new and exciting for the upcoming 2013 season. 

And what excitement there is!  This year alone there are well over 200 new varieties of plants from around the world.  New varieties range from indoor house plants to the best of varieties for the garden. The buzz of our booth so far has been about new Petunia Sophistica Lime Green.  The exceptional color of this grandiflora petunia has attendees stopping in their tracks. Whether used in mixed containers or even as a stand-alone garden element, it will have customers and gardening friends stopping for a closer look. 

Stay tuned to for more news from OFA in the next day or two!



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