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I won an award!

Graham Rice,award,PPA,Perennial Plant Association,International Contributor Award. Image © (all rights reserved) Yes, I’m delighted to report that I’ve won an award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA). This is the society of mainly professional growers and plantspeople based in the USA and devoted specifically to perennial plants. And they’ve just honored me with their International Contributor Award for 2010. Thank you.

(How else do I illustrate my award, except with a picture of the plaque?! Click to enlarge.)

This award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the herbaceous perennial industry through writing, breeding, growing, retailing, or designing with perennials.

Other winners in the past have included such notables as Piet Oudolf, Adrian Bloom and Beth Chatto.

Thank you, PPA. I’m honored.

Here’s a complete list of winners from previous years:
David Tristram - Plant breeder (UK)
Georg Uebelhart - Jelitto Seeds (Germany)
Poul Peterson - Overdam Nursery (Denmark)
Nico Rijnbeek - Rijnbeek & Sons Nursery (Netherlands)
Beth Chatto - Plantswoman, writer, nursery owner (UK)
Gert Fortgens - Arboretum Trompenburg (The Netherlands)
Ernst Pagels - Pagels Nursery, Leer (Germany)
Jac DeVroomen - DeVroomen Nurseries (The Netherlands)
Adrian Bloom - Plantsman, garden designer, writer, nurseryman (UK)
Piet Oudolf - Plantsman, garden designer, nursery owner (The Netherlands)
Luc Klinkhamer - CNB (The Netherlands)