This year’s Nursery Country issue visits four exemplary nurseries: TRECO – Oregon Rootstock and Tree Co. Inc., Simnitt Nursery, Bamboo Garden, and Engels’s Evergreens. Read why Oregon growers are setting the gold standard for nursery production. We also follow up with the second part of a focused study on Thuja, Juniper and Cypress pests. In […]
Engel’s Evergreens LLC
Founded: 1984 by Vince and Kathy Engel Owners: Vince and Kathy Engel, owners.Known for: Dwarf fruit trees, shade and flowering trees, and holiday greens products such as wreaths, swags, arrangements and centerpieces.People: Quentin Engel, supervisor; Nala, mascotContact: 45100 S.W. Seghers Road, Gaston, Oregon email@example.comOnline: www.engelsevergreens.comNursery Guide: 37 listings Do you enjoy the unexpected? Welcome to […]
Founded: 1984 Owners: Noah Bell, general manager; Nancy Oberschmidt, owner.People: Office manager Penelope Costley; nursery foreman Isaias Ramirez; shipping manager Niki Atterbury; plant health specialist Gary Figueroa; designer and consultant Anna Foleen; sales consultant Peter Berglund; planter craftsman Lloyd Dubois; freight shipping foreman Jose Cano; senior propagation specialist Reveriano Ramirez; propagation specialists Teresa Lopez and […]
Founded: 1978 by Jerry Sr. and Janice Simnitt Owners: Jerry and Jim Simnitt, owners.People: Roberta Simnitt, bookkeeper.Known for: A variety of woody shrubs, including more than 200 varieties of rhododendrons and a variety of quality Daphne, Pieris, Kalmia, Leucothoe, Prunus and other shrubs, all propagated and raised on-site until ready for market.Contact: 138 N.E. 22nd […]
Welcome to Nursery Country 2022
The year 2020 will always be remembered as the year when everything lurched to a sudden halt for everyone. We all remember the arrival of COVID-19. First, the NBA canceled games. That was the first noticeable sign. Then so many other daily activities normally taken for granted fell like dominoes. Many states imposed orders to […]
Walla Walla Nursery Co. Inc.
Founded in 1992 by Lorne Blackman PRODUCTION: Perennials: 50%, Shrubs: 35%, Annuals: 10%, Tropicals: 5%KNOWN FOR: Wholesale grower of perennials, grasses, shrubs, vines, herbs and tender/hardy succulents delivered throughout the Northwest. Ornamental grass, perennial and succulent plugs shipped throughout North America.PEOPLE: Lorne and Auralea Blackman, owners; Kevin Brunot, general manager; Kris Gonzales, production manager; Alex Ramos, […]
Spring Creek Gardens Inc.
Founded: 1984 by Brent and Becky Skiles Production: 100% Greenhouse Known for: High quality, wholesale bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, containers, and baskets, grown with an environmental ethic OAN member since 1995 Key personnel: Brent and Becky Skiles, owners; Renee Phelps, chief operating officer; Zach Phelps, transportation and projects manager; Jen Skiles, finance and human relations […]
January 2021 – Nursery Country
With all the changes that happened this year, one thing didn’t: The nursery and greenhouse industry continues to be the #1 segment in Oregon agriculture. This year, we feature Advanced Ornamentals Inc., Ernst Nursery & Farms, Lone Elder Nursery, and Swan Island Dahlias in our annual Nursery Country issue. Meet the growers making some of […]
Ernst Nursery & Farms LLC
PRODUCTION:Field-grown 75%Container-grown 25% KNOWN FOR:Field-grown conifers, shade trees and shrubs, including arborvitaes, boxwoods, maples, rhododendrons and others PEOPLE:Bruce Ernst, owner; Kim Stone, controller; Karl Neering, nursery manager. CONTACT:Mailing address: P.O. Box 460St. Paul, OR, 97137-0460Physical address:6180 Gearin Rd. N.E.St. Paul, OR 97137-0460 PHONE:503-633-8366 EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org LISTINGS:125 Nursery Guide listings There’s an old slogan many businesses have […]
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