Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Four

Day 4 was a non-stop day of nurseries with a dash of culture thrown in for good measure.  After resting up in Mobile for the night, we headed back over into Mississippi for a visit to Rocky Creek Nursery. Rocky Creek is known as a “black pot” nursery, providing a variety of unbranded plants (and…

Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Three

While the board met, other tour participants took the opportunity to check out our hometown of Biloxi!  After a quick bite of breakfast at the Coastal Research and Extension Center, a few folks played nine at nearby Sunkist Country Club.  A few folks opted to do a little shopping, and some enjoyed the time sleeping…

Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Two

Another day full of beautiful plants and delicious food! Our day began at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond, LA.  Allen Owings gave an incredible tour of the gardens and the beds were just amazing! Our next stop was Crosby Arboretum.  The Arboretum is part of the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and…

Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day One

Wow!  What a great start to our tour!  We started out visiting Buddy Lee’s Transcend Nursery in Independence, Louisiana.  His expansion area was once an old nursery site, and there’s still some lingering evidence, like these old cans. Then Buddy, along with his friends and family, treated everyone to an awesome lunch complete with shrimp,…