Spring is here. How about a nursery road trip? You can now get the 2011 OAN Retail Nursery Guide at garden centers and visitor information centers all across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Here’s the press release:
Oregonians asked to “buy local” when it comes to plants and supplies for the garden
Wilsonville, Ore. – The Oregon Association of Nurseries wants Oregonians to “buy local” when it comes to plants and supplies for the garden. Just in time for spring, gardeners in search of quality plants and gardening supplies – and helpful, professional and knowledgeable advice – will want to get their hands on the latest edition of the Retail Nursery Guide.
Published by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), the free guide features 182 retail garden centers, specialty nurseries and suppliers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. It also highlights nurseries involved in catalog or Internet sales, and 22 public gardens.
Detailed maps of Portland, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, Springfield, and Vancouver, Wash., show exact locations of gardening resources. The state-view map includes general locations of gardening resources from Astoria to Klamath Falls and from Brookings to Enterprise, all of which are members of the OAN.
New this year, the enhanced guide lists OAN members involved in the landscape trade, including landscape designers, contractors, architects and arborists. The information can also be found online at www.oan.org under “Gardening Community.”
The Retail Nursery Guide shows evidence of the state’s impressive track record in producing among the highest quality nursery and greenhouse products in the world. Oregon is a leader in the growing business, consistently rating among the top exporters of nursery products in the nation.
More than 30,000 guides are distributed at gardening events throughout the year, starting with the 2011 Yard, Garden & Patio show in February. Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Centers also distribute the map to their constituents.
To receive a free Retail Nursery Guide, gardeners can visit www.oan.org and go to “Gardening Community,” or contact the OAN office at 503-682-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Email requests must have “Retail Nursery Guide” in the subject line and a name and mailing address in the body of the message.
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The Oregon Association of Nurseries, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 1,200 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon’s ornamental horticulture industry is among the state’s largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $740 million. Oregon’s nursery industry is a traded sector; nearly 75 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call (503) 682-5089.