David Hoffman, son of owners Jill & John Hoffman, joined the nursery as Project Manager at the beginning of March. David has been working in Europe for the past couple of years. Before returning to Hoffman Nursery, he spent February visiting nurseries in Europe. His travels were filled with generous hosts, friends, and lots of plants.
In Poland, David was welcomed by the Michalik family. Olek, a student, is a friend of David’s and has grown up around nurseries. Olek’s father manages Vitroflora, a facility near Bydgoszcz, Poland that specializes in mass production of geraniums. They have a large tissue culture lab, and they’re also developing a grass program.
David also spent time with Pat FitzGerald of Fitzgerald Nurseries Ltd. Pat’s nursery is in Co. Kilkenny in the southeastern part of Ireland. He hosted David for a short trip, but showed him a wonderful time. FitzGerald Nurseries developed the Evercolor® series of sedges, which we grow and love. Pat ships plants all across Europe.
Join us on a visual tour of these two sites. Let’s start in Poland at Vitroflora…
David had a fantastic time during his travels, and his hosts were very welcoming. Big thanks to all of them for taking care of our guy!
Interested in the EverColor sedges we showed you above? Learn more about these fabulous sedges here.