Altman Plants’ Ping Lim wins Best Shrub 2017 for Champagne Wishes
Double 10 rose (now True Passion) designated a 2018 A.R.T.S.® Master Rose by the American Rose Trials for Sustainability®
Rosarian Ping Lim Receives ‘Best Hybrid Tea’ Award At The Biltmore International Rose Trials 2016
Ping Lim of Altman Plants awarded at the final round of The Biltmore International Rose Trials for his rose “Double 10” (PPA) after two years of trialing.
BY BRIAN SPARKS / SENIOR EDITOR AND SENIOR ONLINE EDITOR FOR GREENHOUSE GROWER
The Gilded Age Award for Best Climber: “FlyingKiss” bred by Ping Lim.
Biltmore International Rose Trials judges make their way through the varieties on trial that were first planted in the Walled Garden in 2013.
On [a] Saturday morning, ladies and gents arrived at the historic Rose Garden in fashionable hats, some adorned with likenesses of the flower they were there to honor: roses. The sun hadn’t completely risen when the parade of rose devotees began, and its filtered light created the perfect atmospheric condition for the reviewing and photographing of the morning’s main attraction.
Pictured above: Weston Solutions, Inc. & GreenGrid Green Roofs uses sedum ground cover from Altman Plants on their green roof project in Mission Bay Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Altman Plants grows succulent mats planted with various Sedum mixes for Green Roof and Living Wall projects across the country. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Originally published at GPN (Greenhouse Product News) (www.gpnmag.com) November, 2008
Altman Specialty Plants Inc., a wholesale nursery business, has completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse dedicated solely to research and improving the field of ornamental plant production. The research center is called the Center for Applied Horticultural Research (CfAHR).
Owners Ken and Deena Altman have long recognized that sound research improves plant production: “The inspiration for the center has come from a number of sources,” said Ken Altman, noting the Center for Applied Research that McCorkle Nursery supported as well as his experience on The American Floral Endowment board.
And the Winner is – Altman Plants
Garden Compass, Sept/Oct 2003
Ken and Deena Altman had both prepared for careers in social services, but a mutual love of horticulture led them to pursue another dream. What began as a hobby growing cacti and succulents has become one of the top-20 wholesale nurseries in the nation. Together, the Altmans were recently awarded the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail and Consumer Services in San Diego.
Deena and Ken Altman featured in Greenhouse Grower Industry Issues segment 2003.