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Winners of 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest announced


January 12, 2009
By Perennial Plant Association

Jan. 12, 2009 – Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association are pleased to announce, and congratulate, the winners of the 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest.

Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association are pleased
to announce, and congratulate, the winners of the 2008 Perennials
Marketing Contest.

The 2008 Grand Prize winner of a trip for two to Holland is Bartlett's Ocean View Farm, an ocean-side garden center in Nantucket, MA.  Bartlett's award-winning 'The Buck Doesn't Stop Here!' display brilliantly showcased seaside deer resistant plant material.

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Swansons Nursery of Seattle, WA won second place in the contest with their inspiring display of 'Late Season Perennials'.  Their prize — complimentary registration for the 2009 Perennial Plant Association Symposium in St. Lois, MO, July 19 to 24.

Third place was awarded to Dewayne's Home & Garden Showplace in Selma, NC for their 'A Monarch's Retreat' butterfly garden display.  A complete set of Piet Oudolf books is Dewayne's prize.

Open to garden centers throughout North America, the contest is an opportunity to promote and showcase creativity in perennial merchandising.  The judging task was particularly challenging this year as all entries showed a high degree of imagination and talent.

For a closer look at these outstanding entries, visit www.perennialandnurserynews.com where winning entries will be featured each month, beginning with the January 2009 issue.

Plant Publicity Holland is the Dutch perennial industry's promotional organization.


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