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Join Nicholas Staddon, the Spokesperson and Plantsman for Everde Growers, a national grower, having farms in Oregon, California, Texas, and Florida. Nicholas will guide us through a selection of plants, new and not so new, from around the United States, and overseas as well. Trees, shrubs, perennials, and a few top of the line Tropicals. Regardless of where you are in the United States, there is something here for everyone. Nicholas will also show us some of the latest plant trends, as well as some of his top reading selections to add to your library. The presentation is filled with terrific images with a sprinkling of good British humor. If you are into plants this is presentation is not to be missed.
1. Discover a variety of New Plants and recent introductions.
2. Learn how to use these plants in the commercial and residential landscape setting.
3. Learn about a broad selection of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials and more for use in various regions in the United States.
4. Get an updated list of trends and featured books for your business or personal library.
Nicholas Staddon has been working with plant breeders, hybridizers, and professional plant explores for 25 years, scouring the globe for new creations and discoveries in the plant world. Born in England, Staddon received credentials in Agricultural Science from Otley Agricultural College. When he first arrived in the United States, he managed garden centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico “…where the vistas will move your heart and the gardening will break it,” he says. Staddon went on to work for Monrovia Nursery for 27 years, 15 of which as the leader of the New Plant program.
Staddon resides in California and is working with Everde Growers as their Spokesperson and Plantsman supporting their marketing and new plant introduction programs. He is a sought-after speaker and guest for gardening television and radio shows across the United States. He works closely with professional garden writers, providing information on plants and sharing his views on garden trends and more. He has created a series of informative ‘Plant Savvy’ videos available on YouTube, and recently partnered with Kellogg Garden Products for a video series on soil and soil amendments for the garden and landscape.
Nicholas is proud to be professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society, California Plant Alliance, and AmericanHort. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Mediterranean Garden Society of Southern California, Climate Ready Landscape Plants, a USDA SCMP Project, and Cal-HIP (California Horticultural Invasives Prevention), which is a voluntary partnership to help gardeners and the horticultural industry to proactively address the problem of invasive plants in the trade.