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RoadShow 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Are you looking for a great networking opportunity? Come in a day early and catch the bus for the TPIE Road Show. Attendees will head to Homestead for a fun-filled day of visiting tropical foliage nurseries. With lots to see and much more to learn, this tour will highlight tropical foliage production in Homestead. The following are the 2010 tour stops.

Bullis Bromeliads

Bullis specializes in producing LARGE blooming plants for the local landscape industry as well as smaller colorful varieties that will brighten the landscape inside or out. They not only supply Bromeliads for the tropical landscape of South Florida but offer Bromeliads for both the Interiorscape and Garden Center segments of the industry.

Currently, there is over 9 acres of vivid colored bromeliads to supply the discriminating customer with quality as well as quantity. Bromeliads in full sun or deep shade, for exotic brilliant color inside or out, Bullis is a great place to see Bromeliads.

Costa Farms

Costa Farms was founded in 1961 by Jose South. Costa. The business began with a few acres and is now a 3rd generation family business with over 2,200 employees spread over 2,600 acres. Along with thriving foliage and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and transportation companies as part of their infrastructure with operations domestically in South Florida and North Carolina, and abroad in Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Florida Ornamentals

Raymond McIntosh is the owner of a 50-acre tropical foliage nursery that has been in business for over 30 years. This facility produces a wide variety of tropical foliages such as crotons, dracaenas, ficus.

R.F. Orchids

Bob Fuchs, owner of R.F. Orchids is a third generation orchid grower and his highly respected operation, R. F. Orchids is one of the finest in the

At this spot, thousands of exotic orchids are showcased in a hammock like setting accented with gazebos, ponds, tiki huts and lush landscaping. The orchids are everywhere, with many of the finest on display at the entrance. The tour will look at the production facilities as will as the retail section of the nursery.

The Charles F. Fuchs family arrived in South Florida to open a grocery store soon after 1900. Charles, Jr. started Holsum Bakery in Homestead in 1916, then moved the business to South Miami where the inticing aroma of fresh baked bread was a pleasant drive-by attraction from 1934-1980.

Contact Linda Reindl at FNGLA for more information: (800) 375-3642