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8/25/2014 - Bright future for LAs

Direct from the ASLA: The outlook remains positive for landscape architecture firms, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects' second quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey revealed a marked rise in billable hours and inquiries for new work. Hiring plans rose slightly from the last quarter. Fully 84.7 percent reported stable to significantly higher inquiries for...


Variegated Gardens wins AN's booth giveaway - Meri and Jerry Wallace of Variegated Gardens in Redmond, Oregon, won a $100 ...

8/25/2014 - Variegated Gardens wins AN's booth giveaway

Meri and Jerry Wallace of Variegated Gardens in Redmond, Oregon, won a $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops at American Nurseryman's Farwest booth last week in Portland. A Tervis water tumbler was also included in the gift. Thanks for stopping by the booth! ...


Nicholas Staddon takes ALS challenge - Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, the company's spokesperson and Director of New Plants,...

8/25/2014 - Nicholas Staddon takes ALS challenge

Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, the company's spokesperson and Director of New Plants, took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge at this year's Farwest Show in Portland, braving the icy waters to call attention to the ALS Association's fight against Lou Gehrig disease. On Friday, August 22, Staddon took the splash in the Monrovia booth (which was protected by a few layers of plastic sheeting); he then promptly...


Walters Gardens receives PPA honor - Walters Gardens Inc. of Zeeland, MI was honored to accept the Grower Award from the P...

8/21/2014 - Walters Gardens receives PPA honor

Walters Gardens Inc. of Zeeland, MI was honored to accept the Grower Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) on July 29, 2014. This award is presented to one PPA member each year in recognition of being a grower who holds high standards of production, maintains high quality plants, and seeks innovation while respecting the requirements of the perennial industry. The Perennial Plant...


Hoffman receives PPA award - John Hoffman, president of Hoffman Nursery, Inc., received the 2014 Service Award from the Pe...

8/21/2014 - Hoffman receives PPA award

John Hoffman, president of Hoffman Nursery, Inc., received the 2014 Service Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA). The award was presented at the 32nd Perennial Plant Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio in July. The award recognizes a PPA member who has contributed considerable time and effort to the organization and has demonstrated leadership and outstanding service. Hoffman served...


Midwest Groundcovers receives eco award - Midwest Groundcovers LLC is the recipient of the 2014 Illinois Invasive Species ...

8/6/2014 - Midwest Groundcovers receives eco award

Midwest Groundcovers LLC is the recipient of the 2014 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) Business of the Year award for its leadership in developing the relationship between the green industry and conservation. Gary Knosher, Midwest Groundcovers President and CEO, was present to accept the award at the May 29, 2014, awards ceremony at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)...


Culp honored by PPA - Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc. has announced that David Culp has been selected to receive the 2014 Gar...

8/4/2014 - Culp honored by PPA

Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc. has announced that David Culp 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. David has been with Sunny Border Nurseries for over 22 years. He has become well...


Bardzik teams with Overdevest - Overdevest Nurseries is moving its exclusive, sustainable Footprints® Plants edibles progr...

8/1/2014 - Bardzik teams with Overdevest

Overdevest Nurseries is moving its exclusive, sustainable Footprints® Plants edibles program, in a new and exciting direction. By teaming up with celebrity chef Jonathan Bardzik-you also know Jonathan as the communications and membership specialist for AmericanHort-Overdevest is making its distinctive herb/vegetable line a full-fledged garden-to-table, consumer-oriented offering. In addition...


Stan Brown celebrates 50 years at Alameda Wholesale - Alameda Wholesale Nursery is one of the oldest and largest wholesale...

7/30/2014 - Stan Brown celebrates 50 years at Alameda Wholesale

Alameda Wholesale Nursery is one of the oldest and largest wholesale nurseries in Colorado. It strives to offer more than 1,000 of the finest varieties of plant material and planting supplies to landscape contractors large and small. Alameda has been serving the nursery industry for more than 69 years and is located on over 30 sprawling and beautiful acres. In the photo below, friends and tennis...


HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort - AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Hor...

7/17/2014 - HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort

AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Horticultural Research Institute with a gift of $100,000. The national horticulture association is committing $50,000 and will match up to another $50,000 in gifts from other individuals and companies for a total contribution of $100,000. The Horticultural Research Institute is the industry's research and development organization...


AmericanHort explores GC retail future - Direct from AmericanHort:

The future of garden retail is being explored with a...

7/17/2014 - AmericanHort explores GC retail future

Direct from AmericanHort: The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate'14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural Research Institute, the association will partner with the MindMarket...


Agricola teams with Master Nursery Garden Centers - Agricola Management Group has entered into an agreement with Master Nu...

7/16/2014 - Agricola teams with Master Nursery Garden Centers

Agricola Management Group has entered into an agreement with Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC), the leading retail nursery cooperative in the United States, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Master Nursery Garden Centers will carry the Plant Collection's extensive line of products while enjoying Agricola's...


Yanny named Invader Crusader - Mike Yanny was among those receiving the Invader Crusader Award given by the Wisconsin Coun...

7/16/2014 - Yanny named Invader Crusader

Mike Yanny was among those receiving the Invader Crusader Award given by the Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Wisconsin's 10th annual Invader Crusader awards on June 5 at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Mike has helped build bridges between the nursery industry, regulators, and the conservation community since work on Wisconsin's...


6/19/2014 - Research shows spread of spring leaf-out times

Awesome research findings from Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois: Observing 1,600 species at The Morton Arboretum and globally should impact climate-change models Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all "leaf out" at about the same time each spring, a new study co-authored by Morton Arboretum researcher Robert Fahey found a surprisingly wide...


Ornamental grasses pioneer Bluemel passes - Kurt Bluemel, owner of Kurt Bluemel Inc. in Maryland, passed away June 4. He w...

6/9/2014 - Ornamental grasses pioneer Bluemel passes

Kurt Bluemel, owner of Kurt Bluemel Inc. in Maryland, passed away June 4. He was 81. Bluemel was known as the Grass King and the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses." His website can be accessed at www.kurtbluemel.com. Read more in the Baltimore Sun....


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