Tampa Convention Center
January 18-20, 2023


Show Floor Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20

Workshop 10:

Expanding Your Creative Interior Designs


When: 9 - 10:30 a.m. (EST) Thursday,  January 19, 2023

Where: Tampa Convention Center 

Overview: Interiorscapers create beauty every day by bringing nature to places where people live, work and play. This session will showcase innovative interiorscape designs that will challenge your creativity and walk you through the trials and successes of projects from concept to completion. Come be inspired by Michelle and Julie’s very own imagination and creativity.

Speaker Bios: 

Michelle Ritter: From a child and through her 25 years in the horticulture industry Michelle realized people and plants have a deep connection. Her goal is to connect people with plants. Michelle started as a horticulture technician 25 years ago. She quickly perfected her craft and knew she found her calling working with plants and people. Michelle grew her passion into her career. Michelle’s experience in managing people, horticulture design, project management, account management, procurement, maintaining vendor relationships and business development have given her the tools to launch her own company on January 1st 2020. Seattle Plant Company is a full-service horticultural resource providing Interior plantscapes, patioscapes, holiday décor, floral and living walls. Michelle is proud to be federally and state certified as a woman owned business, to be an active member of Green Plants for Green Buildings as well as receiving numerous national awards for interior plant design, major renovation and large scale installation accomplishments.

Julie Davis Farrow started Plantscapes in 1981 while she pursued her college degree in interior design, horticulture, and business. Today, she serves the company as Founder and CEO and is instrumental in the direction, culture, and leadership of the organization. Julie also serves as a Design Consultant, working alongside our many clients in making their dream interiors a reality. Julie specializes in creative and innovative designs utilizing “green products” and the finest plants from the best growers. Julie is an active member of Green Plants for Green Buildings, AmericanHort, and The National Association of Landscape Professionals. Additionally, Julie was a founding member of Pinnacle V, an international peer group of plantscape professionals who share best practices and progressive business strategies. She is a registered speaker trained by AIA to present “Authentically Green Interiors: Optimizing Nature’s Design.” Julie finds passion in her clients’ reactions once a job has been installed. She enjoys working together as a team with the design community to complete their work with her “green” designs. You will find Julie reading a good book and being a compassionate writer in her spare time, but she loves a good workout, playing pickleball, and heading to the river for some water skiing. Family and friends are true to her heart. Spending time with her husband, Mark, and two children, Courtney and Trevor. The twinkle in her eye is her beautiful grandsons: Dakarie and Hendrix.

Registration is required.

Cost: $75 in advance and $90 on site. 

CEUs: This workshop qualifies attedees to earn 1.5 FNGLA CEU credits.