David Culp wins PPA award

Culp, of Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc., received the 2014 Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association.

July 23, 2014

Kensington, Conn. -- David Culp, vice president of sales and marketing with Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc., has been selected to receive the 2014 Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association.

This award is given each year to an individual whose educational and promotional efforts have increased awareness of perennials and the perennial industry.

Culp has been with Sunny Border Nurseries for more than 22 years. He has become well known nationally as a key industry professional for his many speaking engagements to both the trade and home gardeners, as well as his best-selling book The Layered Garden – Design Lessons for Year-Round Beauty from Brandywine Cottage. Since it’s release in 2013, it has sold over 30,000 copies to date and was listed as one of the Best New Books by Barnes & Noble and received the 2013 Media Award from the Garden Writers Association for Best Overall Book.

Culp’s credits also include the Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Award of Merit. He has been on the planning committee for the Perennial Plant Conference at Scott Arboretum for more than twenty years, as well as being an instructor at Longwood Gardens. In addition, he has made frequent appearances on the Martha Stewart Show as well as guest appearances on various radio and TV networks, including CNN and the Comcast Network. He has also been a Contributing Editor for Horticulture Magazine and has been published in numerous other national publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The award will be presented on July 29 at the 32nd Perennial Plant Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on the Perennial Plant Association and the annual symposium, visit http://www.perennialplant.org/.

Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc. is a leading wholesale grower of quality perennials and Temperennials, including ornamental grasses, ferns, rock garden/alpine varieties and Sunny B's Edibles. Sunny Border serves the trade on the eastern seaboard from the Mississippi River east, north to Maine and south to Georgia.

For additional information, visit www.sunnyborder.com.