Philodendron ‘Lickety-Split’ppaf wins Favorite New Foliage Plant at TPIE 2015
We gave everyone at the Tropical Plant Industries Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida an early look at our new Philodendron introduction ‘Lickety-Split’ and they liked it. The award honors new plant introductions and is based on votes from you, our plant people!’
‘Lickety-Split’ is a beautiful new self-heading Philodendron that just gets better with age. Dark green, highly fingered leaves gives a very attractive look for both the interior and exterior uses.
Now…two awards in one month (see Leslie below) could go to some peoples head, but not ours. We’re too busy looking for the next one!
Our little ‘Leslie’
We are proud to announce that our little ‘Leslie’ placed in the top 3 in the FloraHolland De Glazen Tulp Award 2015 in the house plants category. The award acknowledges the most successful market introductions of the year. The prizes were presented to a large audience during a festive meeting in De Broodfabriek, Rijswijk Holland. ‘Leslie’ was grown and submitted by Mts H van Duijnhoven located in Mariahout, Noord-Brabant, Holland.
‘Leslie’ is just one great example of beautiful ferns you can grow right here…
We watched her grow up and we always thought ‘Leslie’ would would make it big even if she’s small.
The lesson we take away here is even if you can’t read the award, they are just as sweet!
Oglesby given the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award
Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized Oglesby Plants International with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. This award is given to individuals and companies for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families. “It is an honor to present the Business Ambassador Award to Oglesby Plants International for their dedication to creating jobs and opportunities in their communities,” said Governor Scott. “Our goal is to create an opportunity economy in Florida where businesses can create jobs for generations to come, and I applaud Oglesby Plants International for the steps they are taking to make this goal a reality.”
“We have been committed to growing both our business and the local economy since 1947” says President Gary Hennen. “We now employ more than 90 employees, and this award is a tribute to their hard work and dedication.”
Pictured From left to right: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Attorney General Pam Bondi, David Oglesby, Governor Rick Scott, Mary Oglesby McKenzie, Gary Hennen and Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.
Merriam-Webster defines the word Funky as “having an earthly unsophisticated style and feeling; unconventionally stylish; hip” and that’s how we feel about our native plant offerings. Look for this logo that identifies the stylishly unconventional yet hip native plants in our catalog.
Why has interest in ornamental grasses grown rapidly over the last few years? Simple, grasses can enhance the beauty of almost any garden almost anywhere with almost no maintenance. In the garden they provide motion, texture, softness and color. They blend in, fill in or standout and scream “Here I am!” There are short ones, tall ones, small ones and really, really big ones. And if that’s not enough, during the season many of them reward you with beautiful plumes of feathery flowers.
So it’s simple, if you’re not growing ornamental grasses you should be and if you are then give Oglesby a try. Most of the grasses we offer are produced directly from our own tissue culture laboratory and you will be amazed at their vigor and performance. We also offer select ornamental grasses produced by division or seed to give you the varieties you need to be successful. Call us…You won’t regret it!
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