By Ted Johnson
In the early stages of flower exports from Colombia, flower quality generally was hit or miss with many of the growing and post- harvest processes still undefined or unused. One Colombian grower, Jardines de los Andes quickly became the “gold” standard of chrysanthemums and alstroemeria by providing a consistent superior product. Seeing an opportunity for quality Columbian flowers Colleen Taber’s parents obtained exclusivity from the pioneering Colombian grower- Jardines de los Andes and formed the company Gardens America. .
Nearly 45 years ago Pennock was the first customer of Gardens America and we continue to promote and support Gardens America as a preferred vendor. Today there are many growers of chrysanthemums and alstroemeria but they are still compared to the quality of Gardens America. Pennock is proud to carry a full selection of open market Gardens products as well as standing orders.