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J. Frank Schmidt & Son celebrates 70th anniversary
J. Frank Schmidt & Son celebrates 70th anniversary
The 2,500-acre wholesale nursery in Boring, Ore., sells more than 500 varieties of trees and has become one of the nation’s largest wholesale nurseries and has one of the leading tree introduction programs.

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Nursery thrives despite remote location
Nursery thrives despite remote location
Godfrey Nursery produces annuals, perennials, vegetables, hanging baskets and containers, shrubs, trees and a full selection of hard goods including a gift shop and yard art by local crafters.
Community college has plans to grow
Community college has plans to grow
Chemeketa now offers courses in nursery and greenhouse management and a two-year associate degree in horticulture.
Nursery industry rebounds from recession
Josh Zeilinski, Oregon Association of Nurseries vice president, said the supply is being built back up to meet the renewed demand after the 2008 housing crash.
Little Prince adds creative touches
Little Prince adds creative touches
Branding and product recognition have been huge factors in the nursery’s success and stability.
Nurseries become destinations for customers
Nurseries become destinations for customers
By becoming a destination spot, garden centers have begun offering instructional classes, yoga classes, large-scale social events and cafés to engage community and get new customers.
Diversification helps company weather changes
In 2015, the company added 10 acres of hazelnut trees to its 700-acre farm to offset the stagnant sales of sod.
Nursery specializes in succulents
Nursery specializes in succulents
Dancing Lizard Gardens is a 12-acre wholesale nursery in Junction City, Ore.
OAN’s Farwest Show keeps on growing
More than 400 exhibitors will participate in the annual Farwest nursery show.
Bonsai nursery owner thinks small
Bonsai nursery owner thinks small
Americanized bonsai uses the techniques and principals from traditional Japanese bonsai but portrays American landscapes using native materials.
Dennis’ 7 Dees sets sights on growth
Dennis’ 7 Dees sets sights on growth
Owners of Dennis’ 7 Dees recently challenged managers to put together four-year plans that set goals for their divisions.