January 18, 2018
TPIE Keynote Maxwell Luthy Turns Trends Into Opportunities
Maxwell Luthy, Director of Trends & Insights for TrendWatching, showed how to turn trends into business prospects for attendees of the 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo keynote address.
February 9, 2018
Garden Retailers at TPIE Highlight Their Favorite Products
A team of garden retailers once again participated in the 2018 Tropical Plants Industry Expo Cool Product Awards.
February 6, 2018
20 Trends That Dominated at TPIE
If you're looking to stay on top of the current trends to stay ahead of the competition and increase value to your clients by helping them stay at the forefront of their industry, check out some of the new products and ideas we saw trending at TPIE this year.
January 30, 2018
Color, Décor, and Wellness Were On Display at TPIE
The 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo celebrated its 45th year bringing buyers and sellers of interior plants and related products together in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
March 6, 2017
Cool Product Awards from Garden Retailers Announced at TPIE 2017
This year’s Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) once again served as a great spot for the Cool Product Awards, an annual collaboration between TPIE, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and The Garden Center Group.
February 14, 2017
Trendsetting Products and Ideas From TPIE 2017
If you're a trend watcher, the 2017 Tropical Plant Exhibition, held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on January 18-20, was a can't-miss event. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights of the cool products, trends, and ideas seen at the show.
February 3, 2016
New Plants, Products, And Trends From TPIE 2016
Tropicals, foliage, and succulents may be the way to new consumers’ hearts, based on the cool ideas, products, and trends presented at the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association’s (FNGLA) 2016 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE), January 20-22, 2016 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The theme this year, Elevating Expectations, was fulfilled, renewing and reinvigorating attendees to carry forth their businesses into 2016 and beyond. TPIE showcases the latest trends in foliage, floral, and tropical plants, with a tradeshow of more than 200,000 square feet of show-stopping displays. While checking out new plants and products is a great excuse to travel to South Florida in late January, the threat of Storm Jonas bringing the snowstorm of the century to the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states had some show attendees booking flights early to get home before they were stranded. Still, reports from FNGLA said this year’s TPIE […]
January 5, 2016
Five Must-See Presentations At This Year’s Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE)
TPIE showcases the latest trends in foliage, floral, and tropicals, and features a trade show with 200,000 square feet of living and vibrant plants.
February 4, 2015
Costa Farms’ 2015 Season Premier Reveals Newest Varieties
The annual Season Premier at Costa Farms in Miami, Fla., is the industry's very first peek at new varieties for debut the following year, even before the California Spring Trials, heralded widely as the jumping off point for new varieties. This year's event revealed breeders' best and brightest new varieties for 2016, shown in field trials, landscape trials and containers at Costa Farms tropical trial gardens. Plant breeders presented their new varieties to buyers and members of Lowe’s grower panel. Growers, brokers and other allied industry members, including Home Depot growers and buyers, were also able to peruse the grounds to see how the new varieties fared in the winter trials. Later this season, the hot and humid conditions at Costa’s summer trials will help identify the true performers.
February 4, 2015
TPIE 2015: An Electrified Industry Vibe Boosts Cool New Varieties And Products
The general feeling at the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association's 2015 Tropical Industry Exhibition (TPIE) was upbeat and positive. Attendees were inspired by exciting new products and varieties, as well as creative new displays and innovative ideas and left energized for the season ahead.