The big merger Members of OFA — The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) have voted in overwhelming support of the consolidation of the two organizations into a new, national trade association to serve the entire horticulture industry. The announcement on September 28 followed a 30-day open ballot and […]Read More Big News for ANLA and OFA
Driving down into beautiful East Central Ohio, you can just wander yourself right into the wilds of Tuscarawas County. There’s plenty of wide open space and rolling hills and if you work your way West of Dover on route 39 you can stop in at the Norma Johnson Center(NJC). A nature preserve and wildlife center […]Read More Norma Johnson Center
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ 2014 Plant of the Year™ All right: let me just say straight off that I found this story on John Hoffman’s Facebook page, went to the link, read the story, and then just lifted the whole darn thing to my blog-thanks John!!! I’ve known John for a very long time, a long […]Read More Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ 2014 Plant of the Year™
This quote from Warren Buffet seems to make a lot of great sense to me, I mean how hard is it to become a expert in one field, let alone a expert in two fields. The CENTS show is coming up in OHIO, and the ANLA Mgmt Clinic is coming up in Louisville, KY. Two […]Read More Warren Buffet, on your Chosen Profession
The story Okay I pulled this account from Blonde Housewife, who pulled it from BlackFive(dot)net I’d been looking for something to post about today and this seems the most appropiate. On a day when so many gave the last full measure for the United States of America. I pulled this from the D-Day website, some startling […]Read More June 6th, 1944
I always knew that the decline of the housing market was going to hurt/effect our industry for years. It’s a true game changer and there are going to be losers and survivors. I doubt there will be many outright winners. So . . . I was reading through my ANLA forum and this letter showed […]Read More Industry Shortages Coming?
Take a look at the following story, for me it just doesn’t pass the smell test. I am not sure, but I honestly believe there is more to this than what’s here, and that part of the story is missing. The mentioning(twice) of the Cherry tree also seems suspicious we’ve planted quite a few trees […]Read More Something Fishy Here
No landscaping here. Well I must say it was a pretty entertaining game until the Manning interception, when the writing went onto the wall and the New Orleans Saints were to soon be the Champs of the NFL. Fun to watch, well-played and I enjoy the energy, passion and professionalism at such a high level […]Read More Super Bowl Thoughts
Some odd’s and ends A new link, on the WCI Links page: Joseph Hillenmeyer is writing a really fine blog about life, work, sites, plants, and observations about the profession we both share. The difference is his perspective is from the rolling hills of Louisville, KY. It’s nice work and worth a read. Cornell update […]Read More Tidbit Time
Well for me; so far today, spending the afternoon with Pearl Fryar was the highlight. We had a chance to reconnect and talk about some of the long ago days of giving talks on the same program for events around the State of South Carolina, some fun stuff. We got a chance to watch the […]Read More ANLA Mgmt Clinic Day 2
Kick-Off Well the Clinic kicked off this morning with a lively start. Norm Brodsky was the kickoff keynote and he delivered a timely message on business, employees, and customers. A couple of nuggets from the talk. “Customers remember what you do, don’t forget that.” Another one . . . “If you don’t have a life […]Read More ANLA Mgmt Clinic, Opening Morning
Well it’s that time of the year, offf I go to the ANLA Management Clinic in Louisville, KY. I’ve mentioned this before and will continue to into the future, this is the finest event in out industry, bar none. The best. From the educational opportunities, the networking events, idea-sessions, keynote speakers, attendees, staff of ANLA, […]Read More ANLA Preview
This was the monthly info sheet sent to me from the fine folks at Cornell, as always some very interesting info. Charlottesville, VA & Ithaca, NY——“BirdsEye is the best invention for birding since binoculars,” says Kenn Kaufman, renowned birder, author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America and team member of a partnership […]Read More Cornell, Apple, and the Birds
Get a load of this story A Brooklyn Heights small business owner faces thousands in fines — even though she only posted one thing on a Court Street lamppost. The owner of Sketch & Hammer, Susan Hager, freely admits that she taped an envelope containing 15 of business cards for her custom deck and garden […]Read More Careful where You Post those Business Cards
I just saw something scroll past on FBN that Scotts Miracle Gro(w) is closing the Smtih&Hawken unit. More on this tomorrow as I find out more about it.Read More Scott’s Closing Smith&Hawken?