Eye of the Day at the 2017 Long Beach Landscape Expo
Eye of the Day attended the 2017 Long Beach Landscape Expo this past October. It was our second year exhibiting with TLE. Each year the Expo grows, and this year hit record numbers with over 60 seminars and 1,400 seminar attendees not counting those who just come to network.
The Landscape Expo has a wide variety of attendees ranging from construction, city planners, nurseries, water pump creators, the latest in landscaping machinery, and more. It is such an amazing community to see all the new inventions, equipment, and modifications to landscape design and construction. Here at Eye of the Day we normally only see our final product placement in a finished garden, so it was nice to see what goes into this process.
For our booth we brought a little bit of everything in our inventory to give a true sampling of what we carry at the store. We brought our Francesco del Re, antique and vintage Spanish Oil Jars, French Anduze, American concrete, French stone troughs, Italian terracotta, and of course lots of candy! It was amazing to connect with city planners, designers, and commercial designers. Recently we have been working with multiple designers for commercial designs including restaurants, hotels, villas, or businesses. Our pottery and garden decor are often the final elegant touch for both residential and commercial projects.
The booths at the Expo varied from custom fountain heads, nurseries, lawn mowers, and more fun equipment. Our favorite booths in the expo naturally were the nurseries, especially Rancho Soledad Nurseries with their elegant and unique plants. We even bought quite a few succulents and cacti for our pots. Our second favorite to watch has to be the remote control mowers. How cool! This Expo has given us expo fever so keep your eyes out for where we will be going next. But you can always meet us at the Long Beach Landscape Expo and we hope to see you all next year!