IGC Show Announces New Product, Plant Award Winners
Two products and two plants were voted the best by attendees at IGC Show 2019, which took place Aug. 13-15 at Lakeside | McCormick in Chicago. The winning items, highlighted in the New Product Zone and New Plant Zone, were submitted by vendors all across the show as their “latest and greatest.”
New Product Zone, First Place: Complete Grow Kits from A Pot for Pot, Oakland, California
Kits for growing cannabis at home, where legal, include the company’s living soil blend, grow guide, container and saucer, beneficial bacteria, diatomaceous earth, aeration top soil, coco brick, mycorrhizae, microbe food, leaf shine, spray bottle and trimming scissors. Includes a seed coupon to discount the separate purchase of seeds from an online seed fulfillment partner.
Manufactured at the company’s holiday tree farm in Wakefield, Rhode Island, these soy candles are made with real fir needles and a combination of natural essential and fragrance oils in 100% soy wax. They come in libby jars with wooden wicks; mason and turneen jars; galvanized pails with wooden wicks; and vase, tumbler and votive cylinders.
New Plant Zone, First Place: Tillandsia Arrangement of Yellow Star, Large Capitata Maroon & Tropiflora from Russell’s Bromeliads, Clermont, Florida
The large specimens with showy blooms featured in this unique arrangement are designed to stand out from smaller air plants typically sold at the boxes. The plants were selected for their variety, size, color, texture and colorful inflorescence. They are available for immediate ordering, with advance orders recommended for spring.
New Plant Zone, Second Place: First Editions Iceberg Alley Sageleaf Willow from Bailey Nurseries, St. Paul, Minnesota
This small shrub features powdery, silver foliage and adds texture and contrast when combined with other colorful shrubs. It blooms in spring with a silver catkin and red stamens that can be cut for early spring decoration. The native plant was discovered by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Botanical Garden.
IGC Show returns to Chicago’s Lakeside | McCormick Aug. 11-13, 2020. For more information, visit www.IGCShow.com.