Clip 4 in our State of Perfection videos features Bountiful Farms in Woodburn, Ore., which is known for its sculptured plants. Todd Nelson, co-owner, talks about the company’s signature tree screens, which can be used to create outdoor “rooms” and other private areas. Check it out. We’ll be back soon with two more videos – […]
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is now taking entries for the 2010 International Landscape Design Awards, which will recognize excellence in the field of professional landscape design. There are six categories: residential design, non-residential design, small gardens, planting design, specialty projects and show gardens. Entries are judged on project impact, overall design, technical merit, […]
Kym Pokorny, gardening blogger for The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) talks about what in her garden survived the recent cold snap, and what didn’t.
Dana Tims of The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.) takes a look at how the recession has affected the Oregon nursery industry.
Garden centers: Are you looking for a promotional tool that could to help you sell more trees? Here’s one. The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is offering “treebates” for city residents who buy a tree and plant it in their yard between now and April 30, 2010. The money comes back to the customer in […]
The Austin Family Business Program, part of the College of Business at Oregon State University, serves family-owned companies through workshops, seminars and family business management courses. Every year, the program holds a prestigious awards dinner to recognize family businesses for their innovation, entrepreneurship, commitment and community involvement. This year, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery in […]
There’s disappointing news for nurseries selling primarily to the landscape trade. Sales of new homes went down in September, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. There are several reasons this could be viewed in a positive or negative light: Positive: It was the first decline since March. Negative: But, sales were down 7.8 percent […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that more than 25,000 additional H-2B guest worker visas are now available for the 2009 filing period. Petitions will be accepted immediately. The agency had announced way back in January that all 66,000 visas allocated for fiscal 2009 were already spoken for, nine months before the […]
Everyone’s talking about Oregon’s nursery showcase, the 37th annual Farwest Show, which is set for Aug. 20-22 in Portland, but time is running short! You only have a few more days to save big on admission to the show. This Friday, July 31, is the deadline for early bird registration, which will save you $10-$20 […]
The North American Branch of the Maple Society will hold its annual meeting in the Portland area this October! The conference will be Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, at the Embassy Suites hotel near Washington Square mall in Tigard, Ore. Among the speakers will be Dick Van der Maat, a grower of Japanese maples from Boskoop, The […]