Phillip and Kristin Haworth started Cider Babies in 2014, a few months before they were married.
The 2,500-acre wholesale nursery in Boring, Ore., sells more than 500 varieties of trees and has bec
Alpha Nursery has grown from 3 acres to 150 and bases its success on innovation, diversification and
Garden World, a highly automated retail nursery, sells growers’ plants through an online mana
The linchpin of the nursery’s staying power is its diversification and mastery of four distinct markets — hanging baskets, bedding plants, houseplants and propagation.
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.
Chemeketa now offers courses in nursery and greenhouse management and a two-year associate degree in horticulture.
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.
Branding and product recognition have been huge factors in the nursery’s success and stability.
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.
In 2015, the company added 10 acres of hazelnut trees to its 700-acre farm to offset the stagnant sales of sod.
Dancing Lizard Gardens is a 12-acre wholesale nursery in Junction City, Ore.
More than 400 exhibitors will participate in the annual Farwest nursery show.
Americanized bonsai uses the techniques and principals from traditional Japanese bonsai but portrays American landscapes using native materials.