The new “State of Perfection” issue of Digger is now out. Featured are six nurseries that are representative of the state’s climate, passion, diversity, insight, service and quality. We shot videos at each nursery in which the growers talked about a favorite offering. Here’s Clip No. 2, featuring Tim Sester, sales manager of Sester Farms […]
Next week, Digger will publish its annual “State of Perfection” issue, which profiles six Oregon nurseries that are representative of the state’s climate, passion, diversity, insight, service and quality. Here is a sneak preview of the issue: a video clip featuring Rick Fessler of Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas. Enjoy!
Issued today by the Oregon Association of Nurseries: Wilsonville, Ore. – Biodynamic farming techniques, Oregon wine tasting, conifer arboretum, a national award-winning zoo and one of the country’s largest cut flower businesses. These are a few of the discoveries in store for guests at the 2009 Farwest Show Nursery Tours. Most important, the tours include […]
Stop five on our State of Perfection Tour was at Champoeg Horticulture in St. Paul, Ore., grower of clematis and other flowering and climbing vines, founded almost a decade ago by Mark and Darlene Wilmes. In this video, Mark tells us about one of his favorite clematises: We hope you’ve enjoyed these videos. Please leave […]
Stop four on our State of Perfection Tour was at Alpha Nursery in Salem, Ore., a multi-generational family business. As always, we asked them about a favorite plant and Josh Zielinski identified a Photinia fraserii variety that happens to be the nursery’s only patent (so far): Come back next Friday for the final installment in […]
Stop three on our State of Perfection Tour was at JLPN, Inc. – that stands for Johnathon Lee Propagation Nursery – where owners John and Crystal Lewis specialize in, what else, propagation. As with our other stops, we asked John to talk about a favorite that he grows at his nursery, and his was a […]
The second stop on our State of Perfection Tour was at Don Schmidt Nursery in Boring, Ore., where second-generation owner Jim Schmidt grows more than 350 varieties of Japanese maple trees. We asked him about his favorite, and while he said it’s hard to single just one out, he especially enjoys the Sango-kaku Japanese maple. […]
The January print edition of Digger magazine featured a cover story on Oregon: The State of Perfection (download the PDF here). I visited with five wholesale nurseries to learn about how they got started, what they grow, why they feel so passionately about it, and how they make sure what they sell is top quality. […]