Tropical Wally woos PIA

Sep 11, 2010

Last week, Wally put on his “tiki shirt” and went to San Diego for the CalScape Expo. Installed on several moving walls, Wally created instant, lush backdrops blooming with bromeliads, colorful crotons, and other healthy beauties from our friends at Olive Hill Greenhouses!

One Wally wall shared the Woollypockets booth with Lil’ Meadow triplets (in matching tropical regalia) and our new “Woolly Bar” – a place for Pockets to hang out at Garden Centers and Nurseries while they wait for you to take them home!

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Wally dressed all in white (and green) to grace the stage and hang with the speakers and the beautiful competition arrangements.

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A third tropical wall hung out in the show lobby, waiting for Honorees, Award Winners, and Special Guests to take pictures with him! Here’s a few of our faves…

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Floral Design Superstar, René van Rems, and his inspiring new book René’s Bouquets

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Wally was especially thrilled to stand behind his hero, Bill Wolverton, the scientist who’s pioneering work for NASA started the indoor plant revolution. Loved his speech, especially this part; “Modern high efficiency buildings need plants & soil microbes for indoor air quality!” A lifetime of achievements, indeed! And we are all anxiously awaiting his new book Plants: Why We Can’t Live Without Them, available in October.

Congrats also to Dick Ott, 2010 PIA Professional Hall of Fame Inductee! He won over the crowded room of professional plantscapers, when he said “We’re very fortunate to be in our industry, making others smile!” Couldn’t agree more!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi! And look for Wallys full of beautiful and well cared-for plants in lobbys, restaurants and stores near you!

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