After a year in which virtual gatherings reigned supreme, vendors and visitors were welcomed back to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio for Cultivate‘21.

The premier event for the entire horticulture industry took place in person this year July 10 – 13.

Cultivate is known to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals and visitors from all 50 states and over 30 countries. To learn more, visit To see more photos, check out the Country Folks Grower Facebook page.

All photos by Joan Kark-Wren

Leo Sammis of Sammis Hill Greenhouse in Centre Hall, PA, jots down notes on the new varieties at the show.

Ralph Hutchins and Patsy Weingaertner were on hand to discuss the different labeling systems GoDEX International Americas offers.

Michael Beck displayed the coco soil mixes available from Royal Gold.

Kevin Dewansingh (right) goes over the foliage plants available from Agri-Starts with Kevin Young.

Bill Steen holds up a Scadoxus multiflorus (blood lily), just one of the many unusual plants available from Fleurizon.

Mike Rider talked with attendees about the different greenhouse systems available from Paul Boers Manufacturing.

Mark and Karen Langan talk with Jimmy Hershfeld and James Hershfeld about the plant material available from Hillcrest Nursery.

Eric Kell demonstrates a roping machine manufactured by Kelco Industries.

Laura Swanson, Woody Gutierrez and Terri Collins exhibited a sampling of the liners and plant material available from Spring Meadow Nursery.

Steve Bogash discusses the biological products available from Marrone Bio Innovations.

Chris and Shannon Kuhrt and Michael Boost of M&M Wintergreens Inc. had samples of their quality Christmas greens.