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2010 Perennial Plant Symposium, Portland Oregon




Dawn Hummel

2010 PPA Publicity Coordinator

Phone: 503.784.0691


Portland, OR, August 2009 Come west and go wild in the Pacific Northwest! The 2010 Perennial Plant Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon from July 18th-24th, 2010 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. Feel the cool ocean breezes, climb the mountains, and revel in the summer flowering season. Explore wholesale nurseries and retail garden centers using cutting edge technology to bring interesting and unusual perennials to market.

Whether you are a grower, retailer, landscape designer, garden media or horticulture educator, you will benefit from a week spent with nationally recognized perennial experts. Tour perennial nurseries and independent garden centers or take classes on growing, business practices. Mingle with horticultural companies and nursery professionals looking to enhance their network and knowledge base.

“The PPA symposium always exposes me to exciting new plants and business ideas that are course setting. Every year I attend I feel I should never miss it!” – Grace Dinsdale, Blooming Nursery, Inc.

The Perennial Plant Symposium will be exhibiting at the FarWest Tradeshow August 20 – 22. Please visit us at Booth #11124. Learn how you can become an exhibitor, sponsor or attendee from one of the local committee members volunteering at the PPA booth.


The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) is an independent group of perennial enthusiasts working together to promote best practices in the horticulture industry. The PPA promotes education and research for perennial plants, design, and maintenance techniques.

The PPA has been an active association since 1984, with over 1,600 members nationwide. The organization membership is made up of 34% landscape, 42% wholesale/retail grower, and 25% retailers.

For more information on the Perennial Plant Association, please visit: or contact Steven Stills, PPA Director via email at: For publicity or tradeshow opportunities, please contact Dawn Hummel, Publicity Coordinator at:


PPA and 2010 Symposium logos are available in .eps and .jpg files upon request. Black and white and color versions are available. Please feel free to use the logos when promoting the conference.

Perennial Plant Association | 3383 Schirtzinger Road
| Hilliard, Ohio 43026 | Ph: 614.771.8431 | Fax: 614.876.5238


Author: beedazzled

BeeDazzled Gardens creates specialized perennial beds and containers that attract beneficial insects, birds, and butterflies.

2 thoughts on “2010 Perennial Plant Symposium, Portland Oregon

  1. How great! I attended the California PPA Symposium in, I believe, 2004 and loved every minute of it. The highest of the highlights, however, was the tours and getting to meet all the professional plants people. I was on a student scholarship and was really treated well. See you in Portland! Jeannie

    • Jeannie –
      Thanks so much for the kind comments on the PPA 2004. The local Portland team is working extremely hard on putting together fabulous tours and speakers for the 2010 symposium in Oregon. I look forward to meeting you! Dawn