Skagit’s island booth has a clever and unique outdoor dining table as its centerpiece, including plants between the place settings, and a water feature flowing down the middle. Judges were understandably impressed. Skagit Gardens also won Best in Division for a grower island booth. The Best in Show award nets them a free 10×10 booth for next year. As always, the winner can apply their free 10×10 to a larger booth as credit, paying the difference.
New this year is the Far From Ordinary booth award, created to celebrate someone who is doing something particularly creative with their booth. Little Prince of Oregon (Booth 7025) won due to the creative use of sedums in their booth. The centerpiece is framed art spelling out “Little Prince” in sedums. But what put the booth over the top was taking the show’s Farwest Fanatics marketing theme and running with it. Mark Leichty and Ryan Seeley used sedums and Spanish moss to create long, ZZ Top-style beards. Naturally, they also won best grower 10×10 booth.
Other booth award winners include Plantafor USA Inc. (booth 9015, best grower 10×20 or greater booth), Wurdinger Manufacturing (booth 11043, best supplier 10×10 booth), Victory Organics (booth 13003, best supplier 10×20 or greater booth) and Multione-OLS (booth 15019, best supplier island booth).
The Farwest Show is open for its final day today, with seminars kicking off at 9 a.m. and the expo opening its doors from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. We hope you see you here!