Judy (Mom), Kaitlin and I are in Minneapolis at our annual trade show for The Flower House Garden Center. It is a fascinating combination of work, fun (new varieties, old friends), education, and decision-making. We hit lots of fun garden centers and gardens on the way down.
Kaitlin and I spent several hours learning (and re-learning) about water/media pH, growth regulators, photo periods and a whole bunch of other things we partly-understand. Judy worked on placing orders for next year’s geraniums and all sorts of other plants. We all tried to make semi-educated guesses on what our customers would want in planter containers, colors of plants and giftware.
A bee was getting its share of the samples of the day!
Boy, I hope we have made a least a few of the right decisions!