And the Winners Are…

Every year at the Arett Open House we invite our manufacturer’s to display some of their new and exciting products in a special exhibit at the Show entrance.

We ask you, our customers to vote for your favorites. Not all new products can be shown in this display, as many are reserved for display in the manufacturer’s booths. Over 40 new products were featured in our New Products Display, featuring new designs, brand new concepts, new formulations and solutions.

Read more about each of our New Product winners below, and don’t forget to place orders at the Arett Virtual Open House (, if you haven’t done so already.

The top 3 fan-favorites, and this year’s winners were…

3rd Place Winner: Lomi Kitchen Composter

Open Minds Development Corp.

Lomi turns your food waste into odorless, organic dirt… instead of sending it to landfills. The Lomi is revolutionizing the composting game, making it easy and painless for anyone to turn their kitchen scraps into dirt. More and more, we are seeing consumers turn to solutions that are all natural, organic, and good for the planet. According to a survey by SurveyMonkey, 1 in 3 consumers prefer eco-friendly options. Especially with millennials and gen z, Half of consumers aged 13-36 say they’re more likely to buy a product described as “sustainable.”

Talking to customers at the Lomi Booth

2nd Place Winner: Bendable Coir Pole


Another winning product that focuses on being eco-conscious, is Mossify’s bendable plant support. These supports are made with a galvanized steel frame and a premium Manila coir outer layer – offering flexibility and a fresh new look! Mossify carries a full line of plant supports, trellises, and other growing accessories that have already made a splash with the new generation of gardeners. These are sure to be a big hit with your customers, so shop now to get in on the action!

Mossify also supports independent garden centers. “Now more than ever, we support shopping local and supporting retailers on the soil under our feet,” their website says.

Lucas & Aidan from Mossify Pose with Noah Chesbrough & their Second Place Award
Aidan (Left) & Lucas Picciolo (Right) – founder of Mossify

1st place winner – Railing Planter Shelf

Plant Traps

The #1 favorite product of 2023, as voted by our retailers, is Plant Traps’ Railing Planter Shelf. This innovative new product urges consumers to “Think Outside the Railing” by extending your railing ledge to support potted plants. Simply Slide, Stake, and Enjoy! Plant Traps are made of 100% galvanized steel and proudly manufactured in the USA. They’ve already taken the western PA area by storm, and now has their eyes on expanding to your garden center.

We heard many people at the show talking about this product, so it’s no surprise this one came out on top.

Deborah Holtschlag, (Left) Owner and Founder of Plant Traps, and Valerie Christofel (Right) with their 1st Place Award
Deborah Holtschlag Talking to Customers in the Plant Traps Booth