August 13, 2009

A field trip out to the North Fork of Long Island, NY

Last Tuesday, I took a little field trip out to the North Fork of Long Island, New York along with my television garden editor, Andrea Mason.  The purpose of the journey was to visit some of the wonderful plant growers located out there.  Andrea needs to fill the TV greenhouse with gorgeous specimens, but we also wanted to gather ideas for interesting segments for the show.   Our first stop was actually in-island at Angel Plants, headquartered in Dix Hills.

Angel Plants is a family owned and operated wholesale supplier of tropical and flowering plant material.  Their facility encompasses 28,000 sq. ft. of glass greenhouses, 22,000 sq. ft. of gutter connected poly houses, and 7500 sq. ft. of warehouse space.  They work closely with many of the country's top growers to stock only the healthiest plants and along with a fleet of trucks, Angel Plants supplies their customers with beautiful plant material on a frequent and timely basis.  Andrea and I were quite impressed with what we found there.