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The Best of The Best
exclusively at Calloway's and Cornelius.
What does it take to be a Callie Select plant? To put it simply, Callie Select plants are the "Best of the Best." Selected by our own expert with over 20 years of experience, grown to the highest specifications, and delivered to our customers with pleasure and pride.
Even more important, while we know many gardeners have the patience to wait for small seedlings to grow, Callie Select plants are delivered bursting with blooms in 8" pots, so they make a beautiful impact from the moment you bring them home.
See the Callie Select Collection for this season.
Preparing for a Fabulous Vintage
Imagine a line of garden plants, raised with the same careful attention to every detail as a fine bottle of wine, from the selection of seeds and cuttings, to optimal growing conditions and final delivery to your retail store. That is the heart of the Callie Select collection available only at Calloway's.
One Man's Vision
Callie Select is the result of years of effort on the part of Tim Runte who has overseen the selection and purchase of plants for Calloway's and Cornelius for over 20 years. For Callie Select, he tours the country for the very finest plants, chosen for better growth, blooms or hardiness.
Tim spends countless hours pouring over the newest varietals, and weeks at a time touring the major growers to survey the progress with plants that he has placed on his "watch list."
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Tim then selects the best nursery to grow his hand-picked varietal. He has a daunting list of demands: plants are grown to peak maturity in 8" pots; flowers are not forced but allowed to bloom naturally for maximum longevity in your garden; delivery must be handled with a minimum of stress; and of course all of this must be carried out at a cost that brings the Calloway's and Cornelius customer real value.
Seed to Garden
It's a seed to garden perspective, that leads to the highest quality plants anywhere. We call them the best of the best. These garden plants are truly exceptional, with added beauty that is immediately recognizable.
We are proud of Tim Runte for his dedication and focus. Without a man like Tim, plants like these would never be grown. It all begins with one man's vision, a big team effort, an