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Successfully Run the Tropical Plant Gauntlet: Ease the Pain of a Florida Tropical Plant Purchase

Florida tropical plant nurseries offer something many of us in the public garden world are using more and more, large and small tropical plants for annual garden displays, interior displays, and conservatories. Purchasing directly from Florida nurseries can be cost saving and provide new and unusual specimens to your collections, but planning and making a tropical plant purchase can be a daunting undertaking. This session provides insights and helpful tips from the viewpoints of both the garden purchaser and tropical-plant broker.

Approved for 1.5 LA CES™ credits

Presenters: B. Faust, V. Dibella, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington, DC; C. Druckenbrod, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, Ohio; P. Cialone, Outrageous Tropicals, Palm City, Florida.

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