As part of the Retailers’ Choice Awards™, a jury of volunteer garden retailers roamed the floor and highlighted 12 different products that particularly piqued their interest at the 2022 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon. The awards as chosen by the judges were presented Thursday afternoon (August 25) at the show, in a presentation emceed by […]
2015 Farwest Show
Here are posts about the 2015 Farwest Show, August 27–29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Further down are posts about previous editions of the show.
Nightfall Snowbell from J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. swept both the People’s Choice and the judges’ honors in the New Varieties Showcase at the 2022 Farwest Show.
Farwest Show exhibitors are known for pushing limits to promote the green industry, and for the 2022 edition of the show, that certainly didn’t change. Judges walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards. The show runs through Friday, August 26, at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland, Oregon. “The exhibitors at Farwest this […]
The double-duty August issue of Digger Magazine includes detailed stories about shade tree trends, shifts in consumer demand, and supply chain woes alongside the 2022 Farwest Show Guide and New Products Showcase companion piece. There is also uplifting news about the new plant releases from Oregon State University and all the recipients of Oregon Nurseries […]
It is easy now to look back at how the nursery industry used to be. It’s tempting to measure by the old markers of success, and pine for a time that seemed simpler. In families, business and within our national psyche, that’s a natural reflex. The opportunities and challenges confronting our industry are both familiar […]
It’s almost Farwest Show time, and I am pumped for it. The Farwest Show has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. My first memories of the show were going there with my parents as a small child. The highlight for me was getting together with my brother as […]
Retail expert Anne Obarski explains how to fine tune your business for success The seminars at Farwest this year will feature industry experts from across the globe sharing knowledge with attendees on a wide range of topics. We are thrilled to have Anne Obarski, a long-time favorite professional speaker, join us this year to share […]
Life moves too fast. My eighth grader just finished the school year and, frankly, I am replaying the 10,000+ times people told me, “Life only moves faster the older you get.” For everyone that ever told me that, and heard my adamant reply that “I live in the moment” and “It won’t apply to me” […]
In this issue, we talk to birch tree growers about the distinctive, well-loved varieties they supply for landscape designs. A recap of all the Farwest 2021 action — including details about the plants and companies receiving top honors at this year’s show — is also inside. Readers will meet Tyler Meskers, a first-generation grower for Oregon […]
Farwest Show exhibitors are known for their creativity, and for the 2021 edition of the show, that didn’t change. The show’s judging panel of green industry professionals walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards. “Our Farwest exhibitors always take […]