Chris Hanosky has been in the landscaping business for more than 20 years, then last fall purchased Holley Tree Farms from his friend Jeff Jones, who had operated the nursery for 30 years near…

SAN FRANCISCO — Michelle Reed, owner of Roots Nursery in San Francisco, believes people living in urban settings need indoor plants the most.

Harnden’s Tree Nursery is a family-owned wholesale grower of shade, flowering and ornamental trees on 300 acres in the Snohomish River valley of Washington.

Ellen Egan has a simple goal for Egan Gardens: “We’re not expanding; we’re not looking to modernize, automate or innovate. I just want to grow the best that I can.”

Alice Doyle travels the world in search of plants that will grow in the Pacific Northwest. What Alice learns along the way she is eager to share with her customers.

DEXTER, Ore. — COVID-19 hasn’t hurt Justin Michelson’s Native Foods Nursery. On the contrary, compared to last year, sales of edible and medicinal native plants this year at his nursery have i…

Fox Hollow Creek Nursery in Eugene, Ore., has a little bit of everything, from fruit trees to vegetables to hops and bamboo, and owner Michael Kaszycki said that he prefers the diversification…

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It’s not that Bernie Johnson doesn’t enjoy seeing customers at her family’s Mountain Valley Gardens. But because people in the Klamath Basin, like others nationally, are …

Thomas Johnson and Kirk Hansen have combined a successful marriage with a successful nursery, Sebright Gardens, an ornamental plant enterprise that features hardy plants such as hostas.

PORTLAND — Here’s a new word for your urban dictionary: plantfluencer, a portmanteau describing influential people in the social networking world of retail nurseries.

Jim Barborinas and his wife, Annie, moved from the Midwest to the Northwest, and in the last 26 years they have built a state-of-the-art tree nursery.

Self-described gardening geeks and plant nerds, Larry and Bethany Lael encourage clients to live by their trademarked motto, “Plant your own Eden,” like they did 20 years ago when they turned …

Jay Sanders, sales manager for KG Farms, has been involved in the Farwest Show — the biggest green industry show in the West — since 1986. He has served on the show committee and exhibited.

Nurseryman Chris Robinson uses a system that has made him and his team 30% faster at pruning, 70% faster at grading nursery stock and 100% faster at potting. That system is called lean manufacturing.

When owner Jill Hartman began JMH Greenhouse and Water Gardens in 2006, only cattle and hay were raised on the 20 acres about 45 minutes south of Olympia, Wash. Cattle and hay are still part o…

She tried art and she tried teaching, but gardening was Pat Thompson’s first love. In pursuing her passion, her previous experiences have served her well.

Mark and Jolly Krautmann, co-owners of Heritage Seedling & Liners Inc., are widely recognized for their experience in the nursery industry since 1982. The Oregon Association of Nurseries i…

Lory Duralia, owner-operator of a unique nursery enterprise specializing in Pacific Northwest native plants, said she has always wanted to be a farmer. She was able to secure the land, but wit…