Sign up for the Oregon Forest Pest Detector program
The Oregon Forest Pest Detector program trains natural resource professionals to identify and report high-priority, invasive forest pests. Trainings will take place from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on March 23 in Corvallis; April 6 in Milwaukie; and April 15 in Portland.
Miss Saori hydrangea now available in U.S.
Miss Saori, the bigleaf hydrangea that was named the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show "Plant of the Year," is now available in U.S. retail and wholesale markets.
The new Hydrangea macrophylla cultivar has star-shaped double flowers that open in June with deep rose petal margins that soften into white with pink accents. The flowers maintain their color, regardless of the soil pH. Hardy to USDA Zone 5a, Miss Saori blooms on new and old wood.
The large mopheads make excellent cut flowers. Plants are suitable for containers and mixed border gardens, reaching about 3 feet tall and wide.
Peter van Rijssen of Concept Plants® introduced Miss Saori in Europe under the Plantipp® umbrella. The plant has been undergoing a mandatory two-year quarantine for hydrangeas introduced into the United States.
Anthony Hoke, owner of Silver Falls Nursery in Salem, Oregon, the entry point for Miss Saori in the United States, is enamored of the plant's foliage: "While the flower is spectacular, the burgundy hues in the leaves really stand out to me. They are a perfect contrast to the pink petals and make the plant visually interesting in the landscape even when it isn't in flower."
Wholesale growers can order Miss Saori liners by contacting Silver Falls Nursery at www.silverfallsnursery.com.
Pivot Group to host New Member Social on April 5
New and longtime OAN members are encouraged to join the OAN staff for a meet-and-greet event from 4–6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Hosting the get-together is the Pivot Group (7405 SW Tech Center Dr. #140, Tigard), the marketing and advertising agency that serves the Oregon Association of Nurseries.
This is great opportunity for networking and finding out ways to improve your marketing efforts. There's no cost to attend; refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Further, there will be an optional but fun opportunity to participate in publicity efforts for the Farwest Show. (Watch for details!)
Scotch broom symposium scheduled for May 23
Scotch broom is an invasive species that poses a serious threat to native prairies and forests. It prevents timber regeneration and displaces pasture forage for grazing animals. The plant is also toxic to livestock and is a fire hazard.
To address and mitigate impacts to the economy and natural resources, the Washington State Invasive Species Council and a consortium of researchers will hold a Scotch Broom Ecology and Management Symposium on May 23 in Snoqualmie, Washington. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Tee up for Duffers Classic Golf Tournament on June 8
The 28th annual Duffers Classic Golf Tournament will tee off at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Oregon, on Thursday, June 8. A benefit for the Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee, the event is a great way to reconnect with friends, have a lot of fun, and support a strong nursery industry voice in Salem and Washington D.C. Sign up before May 31 and save $10 off the regular registration fee of $119! Sponsorships available.
Shipping with the Partial Loads Forum
Because shipping plants to customers across North America is so vital, the OAN has developed the Partial Loads Forum on www.NurseryGuide.com. Nurseries with smaller loads can use this forum to find other nurseries with loads going to the same place. By grouping their loads together on the same truck, they can dramatically reduce shipping costs for their customers around the nation.
Posting loads is easy. Log on at www.NurseryGuide.com using your company's user name and password. Under the Forums tab (at the top of every page), select the Partial Loads - Members Only forum. Select the New Topic tab and in the subject box, include the City, State and Ship dates. In the body, include the following information: Zip code, City, State, Footage, Timing of the load, Palletized or Floorstacked, Container, B&B, etc.; Contact information: Name, Nursery, Email and/or Phone. Scroll down and select Save.
Time to renew your listings in OAN Nursery Guide
It's now time to renew your Nursery Guide listings! Each OAN member gets a free profile and one free listing.
On www.NurseryGuide.com, you can add, drop and update listings at will throughout the year. All listings that are submitted and paid by April 3 will appear in the annual OAN Nursery Guide book that is mailed to members and subscribers and distributed at the Farwest Show and other industry events. Listings that are renewed by April 3 will remain on the website through March 30 of the following year.
To update your listings, go to www.NurseryGuide.com and log in. Once logged in, click on the "My Listings" link at the top of the page. If you need help recovering your user name and password, or would like to pay for your listings over the phone, please call the OAN at 503-682-5089.
Renew your listings today
USDA Crop Insurance Application Deadline ♦ March 15 » More info
Fruit Propagation Fair ♦ March 19, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Clackamas County
Fairgrounds. » More info
Youth Tractor Certification Course ♦ March 29–31, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Aurora,
Oregon. » More info
Tech-Friday/Tecno-Viernes ♦ March 31 and ongoing (last Friday of the month)
3–5 p.m., Aurora, Oregon. » More info
Spring Gardenpalooza ♦ April 1, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. » More info
Nursery Guide Listings Deadline ♦ April 3 » More info
OAN New Member Social ♦ April 5, 4–6 p.m. at Pivot Group (note special location) » More info
Soil School 2017 ♦ April 8, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. » More info
OAN Member Benefits Fair ♦ May 17, 4–6 p.m. » More info
OAN Sunset Chapter Golf and Southern BBQ Buffet ♦ May 25, 5 p.m.
Hillsboro, Oregon. Register online by April 25. » More info
Duffers Classic Golf Tournament ♦ June 8, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. » More info
International Master Gardener Conference ♦ July 10–14, Portland, Oregon. » More info
Farwest Show NEW DATES AND HOURS! ♦ August 23–25, Portland, Oregon. Wednesday, August 23 - Noon–5 p.m. | Thursday, August 24 - 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Friday, August 25 - 10 a.m.–2 p.m. » More info
Agricultural pushback preserves beneficial tax provisions
New Digger spotlights retro gardening trends
Apply for Conservation Innovation Grant program
Pollinator health project proposals now being accepted
Oregon Nurseries' Hall of Fame inducts six into class of 2017
Administration rolling back Waters of the U.S. rule
Pest Alert: Ambrosia beetle
Administration casts wider net on immigration
Oregon water regulators propose another fee increase
OAN Member Resource Guide
For our valued members, we have put together the 2016 OAN Member Resource Guide — a free download for members only. This 20-page PDF will help you get more from your OAN membership investment. It includes the full list of current OAN board, staff, chapter and committee contacts for the 2016 membership year. In addition, it has information about the member benefits that are available to you.
Download the Guide
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