Pinehurst Resort, Carolina Hotel / Village of Pinehurst, NC

Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Friday, November 15, 2019

  • Co-sponsored by Johnson Nursery, the event was held in the Cardinal Ballroom, located inside the historic Carolina Hotel at the Pinehurst Resort

  • Tom Ewing welcomed the 150+ Landscape Professional attendees and introduced Chris Jones, Grounds Assistant Superintendent at Pinehurst, and a Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional

  • Proven Winners Meghan Owens provided an overview of the many successful marketing programs and resources available from Proven Winners

  • Experts from Proven Winners introduced our newest introductions and recommendations – Four Star Greenhouse’s John Antonelli (Annuals), Spring Meadow Nursery’s Jane Beggs-Joles (ColorChoice Shrubs), and Walters Gardens Josh Roggenbuck (Perennials)

  • Over lunch, David Johnson, President of Johnson Nursery Corp. highlighted many of their top selling Proven Winners plants

  • NC Cooperative Extension Agents Stacey Jones and Taylor Williams presented an informative talk entitled ‘Know Your Enemy’ in which they highlighted several current pest issues in the local landscape

  • Guest speaker was Zeke Cooper, PLA, V.P. Marketing & Business Development with DreamCatcher Hotels. Zeke is a Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional and discussed some of his impressive design and installation work using Proven Winners plants

  • Attendees were treated to a sneak-peak of early planning for a Proven Winners Signature Garden to be located in the Carolina Hotel’s West Lawn

  • Supporting the event with product displays were Barbara Wise with Cresent Garden, Jeff Briggs with SePRO, and David Johnson, Chason Johnson, and Derek Gardener with Johnson Nursery Corporation

  • CEU credits were earned for members of APLD, ASLA / LA CES, NCLCLB, and NC Pesticide Applicators

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