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ONLA Welcomes New Members

September 09, 2011
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ONLA is pleased to announce several new members. Full Story >>

Irrigation Association's September E-Times

September 06, 2011
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ONLA is an affiliate member of Irrigation Association.  To view the September issue of the Irrigation Association's E-Times, click here.

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ONLA Board Member Changes

September 23, 2011
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Let's give a warm welcome to our newest board member, elected during the Allied Member Breakfast on Friday, September 23rd.  And congratulations to our new panel of executive directors.

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Jeane Montgomery

September 19, 2011
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Our thoughts are with the Montgomery family.  Jeane Montgomery passed away on Saturday, September 17th. Full Story >>

Fall Tree Sale at Griffis Tree Farm

October 07, 2010
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Griffis Tree Farm is having their Fall Tree Sale Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th. Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

October 03, 2012
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ONLA is growing at a record pace.  Please welcome our newest members! Full Story >>

Beyond Expectations: an autobiography by Carl Whitcomb

October 25, 2010
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Follow a plant enthusiast from childhood days locating patches of wild strawberries and the best persimmon trees in Southeast Kansas through a myriad of experiences spanning 70 years and around the globe.  
 

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Carl Whitcomb receives patent

October 25, 2010
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On Aug. 17, 2010, a USA Patent was issued to Carl Whitcomb for the latest improvement in the RootMaker propagation container design.  Full Story >>

Listen Closely (to Cedar Valley Nurseries)

October 24, 2014
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Increased customer interaction and attentive listening put Cedar Valley Nurseries on a more streamlined track.

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Welcome New Board Members!

October 24, 2012
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Please welcome your newest ONLA board members

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ONLA welcomes several New Members

October 24, 2011
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ONLA is happy to announce several new members who have joined over the past few weeks.  Welcome to . . . Full Story >>

Landscaping A Gathering Place: Over 4,000 New Trees To Be Planted

October 22, 2014
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An ONLA Member, Preaus Landscape, is closely involved with A Gathering Place.  Officials behind A Gathering Place for Tulsa say more than 80 different species of trees will be planted as the plans for a world-class park are realized.
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Davis Recognized as a Metro 50 Winner

October 17, 2014
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For the second year in a row, Davis Pipe & Supply was selected as a Metro 50 Award Winner. Full Story >>

October Pesticide Report Released

October 17, 2014
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The OCES has released its Pesticide Report for October of 2014. Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

October 13, 2010
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ONLA welcomes three new members that have joined in the past two weeks:  Grissoms, LLC; The Grounds Guys; and Wilkinson Nursery. Full Story >>

Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Re-Opening This Saturday

October 11, 2011
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Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City is celebrating its Grand Re-Opening this Saturday, October 15th. Full Story >>

Congratulations Joe Schulte!

October 11, 2010
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Congratulations are in order for our own Joe Schulte of Southwood Landscape and Nursery Company, a 2010 OSU Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Full Story >>

Collinsville FFA Chapter Benefits from ONLA Convention and Trade Show

November 05, 2014
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The Collinsville FFA chapter was very excited to be invited to volunteer at the Annual Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) Trade Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Full Story >>

2012 Water Garden Expo Feb. 9-10 presented by Pondliner.com

November 30, 2011
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Pondliner.com presents the 2012 Water Garden Expo, February 9th & 10th at the Shawnee Exposition Center in Shawnee, OK. Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

November 30, 2011
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ONLA welcomes our newest members! Full Story >>

USDA NASS gathering final year-end production numbers

November 30, 2011
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As the 2011 growing season comes to an end the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers Nationwide to gather final year-end production numbers. Full Story >>

Two ONLA Members Listed in the Top 50

November 03, 2014
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Congratulations to Flowerwood Nursery and J. Berry Nursery, ONLA members who were recently listed on Nursery Management Magazine Top 50 Wholesale Ornamental Nurseries list. Full Story >>

Oklahoma Gardening Show from October 25, 2014

November 03, 2014
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Oklahoma Gardening, the television show shown weekly on OETA, has a You Tube channel.  We are happy to share the videos from the show.

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OSU-OKC Horticulture Center Is One Of 18 Gardens Nationwide To Show Plots for American Garden Award

November 29, 2010
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The American Garden Award allows the public to participate by voting for a favorite entry.  The plots were on display at only 18 gardens nationwide, including our very own OSU-OKC Horticulture Center.  Full Story >>

Anella named director of The Botanic Gardens at OSU

November 26, 2014
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A professor at Oklahoma State University will be using what he has been teaching in the classroom in his new role at OSU. Full Story >>

The Garden Center at Shawnee Feed presents their Holiday Open House

November 23, 2011
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Join The Garden Center at Shawnee Feed for a Holiday Open House on Friday, November 25th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Full Story >>

ONLA Welcomes New Members!

November 21, 2014
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ONLA is happy to welcome our newest members! Full Story >>

Julia Laughlin Announces Retirement from OSU-OKC Horticulture

November 14, 2014
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Julia Laughlin, associate professor and Department Head of Horticulture in the Agriculture Technology Department at OSU-OKC, has announced her retirement from her position, effective January 9, 2015. Full Story >>

Syngenta Flowers To Grace White House Gardens

November 14, 2012
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Syngenta, an ONLA member announces:  National Park Services Chooses Spicy Cheryl Orange Garden Mums from Syngenta Flowers for White House Gardens Full Story >>

Robert Nelson Gerdes (1931-2013)

November 13, 2013
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Robert Nelson Gerdes (1931 - 2013) passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Full Story >>

Randy Davis named CASNR's 2013 Distinguished Alumni

November 11, 2013
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Congratulations to Randy Davis of Greenleaf Nursery Company and ONLA Member, who was recognized as one of CASNR's 2013 Distinguished Alumni. Full Story >>

Joe Schulte Receives 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award

November 01, 2010
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Joe Schulte of Southwood Nursery was a recipient of the 2010 OSU Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Distinguished Alumnus Award. Full Story >>

Syngenta Flowers: New Varieties for 2012-2013

May 07, 2012
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Syngenta Flowers introduces more than 100 new plant varieties for 2012-2013 season. Full Story >>

Greenhouse Grower's Top 100 Growers for 2015

May 06, 2015
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Three ONLA Members are among Greenhouse Grower Magazine's Top 100 Growers of 2015.  UPDATE:  Greenhouse Grower Magazine publishes the Top 100 Growers of 2015 (May 8). Full Story >>

Taking It Public (Green Profit)

May 05, 2015
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75 million people visited public gardens across the U.S. last year.  Public Gardens and the horticulture industry can work hand in hand.  Todd Lasseigne, garden president and CEO of the Tulsa Botanic Garden, is a firm believer in partnerships with the nursery industry. “It’s a two-way street. The institution has to reach out to the nursery community and I believe the garden centers and nurseries have to reach out to their local botanical garden. At the end of the day if there is no communication it’s not going to happen.”  Full Story >>

Two ONLA Members Listed as GPN's

May 29, 2013
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Congratulations to Tara Tischauser of Guthrie Greenhouses and Jonathan Cude of Sedan Floral for being named two of GPN's "40 Under 40" for 2013!

 

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ONLA Member Lavender Valley Acres: Outstanding Agritourism Attraction

May 24, 2013
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Congratulations to Lavender Valley Acres, the recipient of the RedBud Award for Outstanding Agritourism Attraction at the Annual RedBud Awards Program. Full Story >>

Montgomery Wedding set for June 2nd

May 21, 2012
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Tom and Darinda Montgomery announce the wedding of their daughter, Kylie to David Starnes II, on June 2nd, 2012.

Full Story >>

ONLA Welcomes New Members

May 21, 2012
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ONLA has welcomed several new members in just the past few weeks. Full Story >>

Tabitha West Named One of GPN's "Top 40 Under 40"

May 21, 2012
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Our very own president, Tabitha West, of Cedar Valley Nurseries has been named One of Greenhouse Product News's "Top 40 Under 40". Full Story >>

Extension Centennial Documentary to Premiere on OETA

May 02, 2014
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The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) is marking its 100th anniversary with a special hour-long documentary premiering at 7 p.m., May 8 on OETA-TV.

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USDA Announces Final Call for 2012 Census of Agriculture

May 13, 2013
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With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss this opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America. Full Story >>

Guthrie Greenhouses Featured on KFOR's "Is This A Great State or What?"

March 07, 2012
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Guthrie Greenhouses was featured on Oklahoma City's KFOR's "Is This A Great State or What" news segment. Full Story >>

Chain Saw Safety and Application Training Class

March 06, 2013
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Miner's Equipment and Truck Repair is hosting a free Chain Saw Safety and Application Training Class on Wednesday, March 27th from 7:30 to 2:30.  Class size is limited to the first 50 registrants. Full Story >>

Thunder Players Take Part in NBA Green Week

March 24, 2015
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As part of the NBA’s Green Week initiative, Adams along with fellow Thunder players Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter teamed up with Myriad Gardens staff to plant strawberries in the Children’s Garden and adding trees in garden grounds.  Full Story >>

Sedan Floral Builds a Customer Base From Scratch

March 19, 2014
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The history of Sedan Floral is a cautionary tale followed by a growing success story. Full Story >>

Growing The Future (American Nurseryman)

March 18, 2015
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If you had the opportunity to build your dream, what would you do? Invest in time travel? Conquer the stock market? Retire in comfort to a tropical isle?

Well, if you’re Jim Berry, you start a new business.

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Congratulations Rodd Moesel, Newest Inductee Into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame

March 17, 2014
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Rodd Moesel has been awarded the Oklahoma Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture (Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame). Full Story >>

Welcome New ONLA Members!

March 12, 2012
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ONLA just continues to grow!  Welcome our newest members. Full Story >>

Two ONLA Members Made The "Top 100"

March 12, 2012
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Two ONLA Members have been listed in Nursery Retailer Magazine's "Top 100". Full Story >>

ONLA Signs With 35 Industry Organizations On Letter to Senators Supporting 2013 Farm Bill

June 07, 2013
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ONLA has signed with 35 other industry organizations on a letter showing support for he 2013 Farm Bill, which will greatly affect our industry.

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Arlie G. Perry 1939-2011

June 07, 2011
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ONLA remembers Arlie Perry, who passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011. Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

June 21, 2011
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Welcome our newest members to ONLA! Full Story >>

Turfgrass Pest Management Field Day is coming!

June 02, 2011
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Turfgrass Pest Management Field Day is going to be held on June 15, 2011 at the Oklahoma Botanic Garden Association Education Building located near the corner of Virginia and Sangre roads in Stillwater, OK. Full Story >>

Ryan Lawn & Tree Acquires Reid Irrigation

July 09, 2014
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Ryan Lawn & Tree, an employee-owned company, has purchased Reid Irrigation, LLC. Full Story >>

Tom Wells (1959-2012)

July 09, 2012
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Tommy Joe Wells of Yukon passed away on June 23, 2012. Full Story >>

Selling Smart Irrigation: Free and Easy Tools for Contractors

July 08, 2013
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Selling clients on smart irrigation can be tough, so Ewing created some new tools to help contractors get the conversation started, just in time for Smart Irrigation Month. Full Story >>

Master Gardener Training Classes Now Offered

July 07, 2014
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The Cleveland County Extension office is currently accepting registration for the 2014 Master Gardener Training program. Full Story >>

Welcoming New ONLA Members

July 30, 2014
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ONLA is happy to welcome several new members! Full Story >>

Carroll Emberton (1926-2012)

July 25, 2012
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Carroll Marion Emberton, former Executive Secretary of the Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association, friend and colleague, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012. Full Story >>

OSU to host Current Challenges in Horticulture and L.A.

July 13, 2011
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Oklahoma State University Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department hosts "Current Challenges in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture" on Thursday, August 25th from 8:30 to 4:30 at the Wes Watkins Center on the Stillwater campus.
Full Story >>

Save The Date for the Norman Garden Festival

January 09, 2012
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The Cleveland County OSU Extension Office presents the Norman Garden Festival coming Saturday, April 14th.

Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

January 09, 2012
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Welcome to our four newest members of ONLA.

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Congratulations Rodd Moesel

January 07, 2015
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ONLA Member and owner of American Plant Products and Services of Oklahoma City, Rodd Moesel, was awarded the Outstanding State Association Leader Award at The Western convention this past weekend. Full Story >>

100 Years of OSU Extension

January 27, 2014
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In spring 2014, extension services across the country will celebrate their 100th birthdays.  Full Story >>

Sterility, Energy Distribution and Color in the Landscape; A Lesson in fundamental biology by Carl Whitcomb PhD

January 23, 2012
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Sterility in most living organisms in nature is the end of the line. The fundamental obligation of every generation of every species is to reproduce itself. Otherwise, you will be soon known only as a fossil.

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2011 Bedding Plant Trials at OSU-OKC

January 23, 2012
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Flower trialing has been in progress for many summers at the John E. Kirkpatrick Horticulture Center at OSU-OKC. Full Story >>

4 Ways To Make More Cash in 2014

January 17, 2014
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Whether a strategic plan is in place for 2014 or not, these four great tips are worth checking out. Full Story >>

Tulsa Botanic Garden is Looking for Volunteers to Plant Bulbs

January 13, 2014
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The Tulsa Botanic Garden is looking for volunteers to help garden staff with planting over 6,000 bulbs on January 15th and 16th. Full Story >>

Two ONLA Members Named One 2015 Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers (Today's Garden Center)

January 12, 2015
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Congratulations to ONLA Members Southwood Landscape & Garden Center of Tulsa and TLC Garden Centers of Oklahoma City, named two of the 2015 Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers in the nation. Full Story >>

Bobby Lenis Wells (1935-2011)

February 08, 2012
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Bobby Lenis Wells, owner of Bob Wells Nursery of Lindale, Texas and ONLA member, passed away at age 76 on December 6th, 2011.

Full Story >>

Haldor Howard Awarded the L.E. "Dean" Stringer Award For Teaching Excellence

February 27, 2012
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Haldor Howard of OSU-OKC has been awarded the L. E. "Dean" Stringer Award for Teaching Excellence for 2011-2012. Full Story >>

ONLA Lifestyle Health Plans and the ACA

February 25, 2013
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ACA) is moving forward. Effective 2014, the Act will require all individuals in the United States to have some form of health insurance. Referred to as mandates, this provision will impact all employers with 50 or more full time equivalent employees, known as “pay or play”. Full Story >>

GROW!: Toscano Off to A New Adventure (Stilwater News Press)

February 23, 2015
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After 7 1/2 years with Oklahoma Gardening and The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, it is time for Kim Toscano to move on to new adventures. Full Story >>

OSU-OKC Job Fair March 8th

February 14, 2012
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OSU-OKC presents their Job Expo on Thursday, March 8th from 10:00 to 1:30.  This event is an excellent opportunity for green industry businesses to meet students and prospective employees. Full Story >>

ONLA Welcomes Our Newest Members

February 13, 2012
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ONLA just keeps growing!  Please welcome our new members: Full Story >>

GROW! "Oklahoma Gardening" Starts Season February 15

February 10, 2014
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Oklahoma gardeners who are ready to get back in the gardening groove can get started soon as new episodes of OETA's popular television program Oklahoma Gardening resume airing. Full Story >>

Individual and Family Health Plans: Open Enrollment is Here

December 03, 2014
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Open enrollment for individual and family health plans is here and will last through February 15, 2015.  HR Resource is the ONLA-endorsed provider of health insurance and HR services. Full Story >>

Bob Martin of Martinbird Tree Farm featured in "Oklahoman" today

December 23, 2011
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Bob Martin of Martinbird Tree Farm is featured in an article in today's "Oklahoman". Full Story >>

Victoria Ann Gonzales (1953-2012)

December 21, 2012
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Victoria Ann Gonzales, 59, of Blanchard, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at her home.

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Free Training for Your Business Is Available until January 15th

December 19, 2012
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ONLA has partnered with SouthWestern Association on a federally-funded joint-project with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology to help businesses and their employees.  Sign up to participate for no cost no later than January 15th by contacting the ONLA office.

Full Story >>

Cliff Huey (1922-2011)

December 14, 2011
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It is with sadness that we share the news that Cliff Huey passed away early this morning.

Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

December 14, 2011
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Welcome to our newest members!

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Oklahoma Landscaper Uses Industry Experiences to Find Success (Total Landscape Care)

December 10, 2014
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For more than 30 years, David Land has strived to dramatically exceed expectations in the landscaping industry. Land caught “the bug” at an early age, and by the time he was a senior in high school, Land was grossing $20,000 a year mowing grass in Dallas, Texas. Full Story >>

Congratulations Charles and Linda Shackelford!

August 09, 2011
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Our congratulations go out to Charles and Linda Shackelford! Full Story >>

Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden Upcoming Events

August 04, 2011
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The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden has several upcoming events to add to your calendar!

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Congratulations to the recipients of the ONLA Scholarships for 2012

August 30, 2012
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Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of the ONLA Scholarships. Full Story >>

Grow It, Feed It, Protect It. No Desk Required via the Harrell's SmartPhone App.

August 29, 2011
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Earlier this week Harrell's released its new smartphone application available through iTunes and the Android Marketplace. Full Story >>

SNA 2014 Sets the Stage for Positive Growth

August 11, 2014
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SNA 2014, held July 22-24 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Ga., saw positive energy and encouraging signs of growth. Full Story >>

SNA 2013 Award Recipents Announced - Including an ONLA Member

August 01, 2013
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SNA believes industry members should be recognized for their distinguished talents, extraordinary service and life achievements.  The awards will be presented at SNA 2013. Full Story >>

OSU's Shelley Mitchell Named Recipient of AHS 2014 Great American Gardeners Award

April 09, 2014
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Congratulations to Shelley Mitchell of OSU for being named as a recipient of an American Horticultural Society's 2014 Great American Gardeners Award Full Story >>

Oklahoma Proven!

April 04, 2011
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Oklahoma Proven is a plant promotion program created to help consumers select plants that will thrive in Oklahoma. Full Story >>

ONLA Welcomes More New Members

April 30, 2012
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ONLA is growing at a record pace!  Please join with us as we welcome our newest members. Full Story >>

Syngenta Flowers Introduces 93 New Plant Varieties

April 03, 2013
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Syngenta Flowers Introduces 93 New Plant Varieties to Growers for 2013-2014 Season Full Story >>

John Deere Landscapes Appoints New CEO

April 28, 2014
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John Deere Landscapes, the largest North American distributor of landscaping products, today announced the appointment of Doug Black as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Full Story >>

Welcome New Members!

April 25, 2011
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We welcome the newest members of the ONLA.

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Rodd Moesel Awarded the 2013 OKGOP Ronald Reagan Award

April 22, 2013
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Long-time Republican activist Rodd Moesel was awarded the 2013 OKGOP Ronald Reagan Award on April 19th. Full Story >>

Three Oklahomans to be honored for their positive effects on OSU and the state

April 02, 2014
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Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will honor three Oklahomans with one of the organization's highest honors, the DASNR Champion award. Full Story >>

John Deere Landscapes Purchases Eljay Irrigation

April 16, 2014
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John Deere Landscapes, Alpharetta, GA, and Eljay Irrigation, Calgary, AB, announced today that John Deere Landscapes has purchased Eljay Irrigation. Full Story >>

Three Oklahomans Honored For Their Positive Effects on OSU and Oklahoma

April 10, 2013
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Linda Shackelford, long-time ONLA member and past-president of OGGA, received the DASNR Champion Award on Tuesday, April 9th. Full Story >>

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