Meet the masters Oregon truly is Nursery Country. For evidence, one could look to the numbers. The state has 61,099 acres in nursery production — more than any other state. According to the 2014 USDA Census of Horticultural Specialties, Oregon is the nation’s top producer of coniferous evergreens, deciduous shade trees, deciduous flowering trees, bare […]
Founded: 1992 by Ken and Jody Brown, Dan Heims and Lynne Bartenstein About: Breeder, grower and intellectual property manager of perennial and annual plant introductions. Key Employees: Lab Manager Harini Korlipara, Lead Traditional Breeder Janet Egger, Director of New Products Development Chuck Pavlich, Sales Manager Larry Finley Employees: 110 full-time Contact: 10051 S. Macksburg Road, […]
Founded: 1983 by brothers Kevin, Craig and Keith Coleman About: Wholesale grower of bare root and containerized trees, conifers, shrubs, cut peonies and fruit understock, plus non-nursery agricultural crops. Owners: Kevin and Keith Coleman Other key personnel: Sales Manager Ralph Guariglia, Operations Manager Randy Culley Employees: 75 full-time, increasing to 180 for peak season Contact: 11483 S.E. […]
Founded: 1981 by Loy and Wayne Russell About: Wholesale B&B grower of Japanese maples, conifers and common evergreens. President: Loy Russell Other key personnel: Kyle Russell, sales manager; Jerrid Russell, production manager Employees: 15 full-time, increasing to 30 for peak season Contact: 22241 Boones Ferry Road NE, Aurora, OR 97002-9455 503-678-2536 firstname.lastname@example.org www.russellsnursery.com Trade shows: MGIX (Midwest […]
Founded: 1985 as Bell Family Nursery About: Wholesale and retail grower of hydrangeas and companion plants. Owners: Kristin and David VanHoose Employees: 4 year-round; 8 in peak season Contact: 6543 S. Zimmerman Road Aurora, OR 97002-9302 503-651-2848 email@example.com www.amethyst-hill.com www.hydrangeasplus.com 50 Listings on NurseryGuide.com Trade shows: Farwest Show Many nursery owners grew up in agriculture, but […]
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 […]
Take a tour of four of the state’s top nurseries and greenhouse operations in our annual Nursery Country issue.
This family nursery in Damascus, Oregon, was founded over 55 years ago and spans four generations.
Annuals, including more than 100 varieties of fuschias, are the forte at this nursery in Woodburn, Oregon.
New owner Darin Cox carries on the shade tree legacy of founder Gary Brooks.