The Oregon Association of Nurseries recently honored several members for their outstanding achievements and service to the nursery industry. These awards were announced at the annual OAN Convention November 3–4, 2017 at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. The convention also featured the passing of the president’s gavel from retailer and grower […]
Smith Gardens Inc. is recovering from a tornado that caused major damage last Thursday afternoon (October 12, 2017) at its greenhouse growing facility in Aurora, Oregon. Most of the damage was structural; less than 2 percent of crops were lost, and no one at the nursery was injured. Although there is a lot of cleanup […]
The Western Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society will hold its 58th Annual Meeting Tuesday–Friday, October 17–20, at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon. This year’s conference theme will be “Growing in Diversity.” Conference organizer Melanie Miller promises something for everyone. “We will visit a wide variety of nurseries and listen to experts in […]
Our September cover feature is on awe-inspiring vines, but there’s lots more to read about in the newest issue of Digger. Eye-catching new varieties of Clematis, Passiflora and evergreen Hydrangea are in high demand. We look at the impact on gardeners, growers and retailers. Download a PDF of this article Other stories in the September […]
The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is working in partnership with Idaho Power, Pacific Power and Portland General Electric — the three major regulated electric utility service providers in Oregon — to remind the agricultural community of important tips to ensure they stay SAFE when working near power lines. Those working in the agricultural industry are reminded […]
For nursery professionals who wanted to “Be Far From Ordinary,” the 2017 Farwest Show had much to offer. More than 400 exhibitors, including 57 that were exhibiting at Farwest for the first time. Three exceptional nursery tours. An inspiring keynote from Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries. A strong collection of expert seminars with Dan Hinkley, […]
Walla Walla Nursery (Booth #12019) captured the coveted Ted Van Even Best in Show booth award at the 2017 Farwest Show.
An expert panel of judges selected Mesa de Maya Southwest Oak (Quercus x undulate ‘Mesa de Maya’) as the Best in Show winner at the 2017 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase. Mesa de Maya was just one out of 40 outstanding new selections that were displayed at the 2017 Farwest Show and available from at least […]
With operations in five states, Bailey Nurseries is a large, diversified, family-owned wholesale grower.
The Oregon Association of Nurseries is saddened to report the passing of Evelyn Schmidt, the cofounder of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., a wholesale tree nursery based in Boring, Oregon. She died July 6, 2017 at the age of 96.