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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Horticulture’s Carnies


Plant experts get extroverted: the horticultural trade shows of 2011 have begun.


image‘Step right up! See the new fungus-resistant variety of black eyed Susans!’

By Allen Bush

Carnival Hortus came to Baltimore the first week of January. Hundreds of companies, devoted to anything resembling green, showed-up at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) to woo customers at the Masterpiece of Tradeshows®. Charge cards were nearly tapped-out, and lines of credit were shrinking fast, but thousands of attendees were walking the hard concrete floors of the Baltimore Convention Center thinking the sunshine felt closer. This was a hot house of optimism with spring, and positive cash flow, three months away.


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Posted by Julie on 01/13 at 04:25 PM
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