Bill Dugan, our editor and publisher, and I were lucky enough to attend MANTS in Baltimore, MD earlier this month. What a great time we had! If you are in the gardening industry and have never been, you should go. The sheer volume of great products and companies represented is just awe inspiring.
Our days were spent visiting booths and looking for products that we think will appeal to our subscribers. We are often asked what gardening products we use and what we recommend. We already have some products that we really like but are always on the lookout for more! MANTS seemed like the perfect opportunity for this. We attended the new product showcase and spoke with representatives at various booths to learn more about their companies and offerings. Be on the lookout for some of the products that we loved being featured in the upcoming weeks and months! You will be able to get a preview of gardening items from sites such as Garden Your Way.
Bill and I had a lot of fun catching up with some of our current partners. Jelitto Perennial Seed has been a prominent figure in the seed business since 1957. Based out of Germany, with additional offices in the US, UK and Japan, Jelitto is a leader in production, cultivation and seed technology. Another partner, Bobbex has an extensive line of repellents and protectants. They use natural and safe ingredients to detract Deer and other herbivores from eating your plants. We feature both of these products in our GreenPrints magazine and think they are fantastic.
Also on our agenda was visiting with other gardening writers and publishers. We had a lively meeting with various members of GardenComm. They are a great association of writers, publishers, bloggers, podcasters and influencers in the gardening field. They were a delightful source of information and fun! We look forward to collaborating with them more in the future.
All in all we had a fantastic week at MANTS and can’t wait to do it again next year. In the meantime, we are looking forward to the other Flower and Garden shows that we plan to attend in 2023. In February we will be visiting the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. We will be very busy in March as we will be attending the Vermont Flower Show, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Rhode Island Home Show. We hope to see you and your products there!
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