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Proteas in the News

Through the years, California Protea Management Founder, Ben Gill, has written articles for floral magazines and trade journals. Mr. Gill has extensive knowledge stemming from 40 years of experience working with protea. Ben's articles are packed with useful information for the professional, as well as the back yard gardener. Mr. Gill also lectures about this exciting exotic flower business and it's potential growth.


Mr. Gill is currently an International Protea Association representative. Ben was also a board member of the California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers. Ben was a founding board member of California Protea Association and it's promotion director for 10 years.

Here is a listing of articles written by Mr. Gill and others. Enjoy!

  • "Fresh Choice," written by Kate Penn, as published in Floral Management, September 1996
  • Protea Care - this link will bring you the "Cultural Care" area of our website
  • "Popularity" as published in the Flower News, April 22, 2000
  • "Persnickety Protea," by Nan Sterman,
    as published in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles.
  • "Blooming Profits," as published in the San Diego Union Tribune, September 01, 1999.
  • Leucadendrons: Sleeping Giants
  • Pink Ice
  • "Super Markets ," as published in the The Produce News, September 01, 2003. © 1997 - 2017
California Protea Management is owned and operated by Ben Gill.
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