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ONLA Welcomes New Members

September 09, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA is pleased to announce several new members. Full Story >>

Irrigation Association's September E-Times

September 06, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

Welcome New Members!

October 03, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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

Beyond Expectations: an autobiography by Carl Whitcomb

October 25, 2010
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

Please welcome your newest ONLA board members

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ONLA welcomes several New Members

October 24, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

Welcome New Members!

October 13, 2010
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA welcomes our newest members! Full Story >>

USDA NASS gathering final year-end production numbers

November 30, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA is happy to welcome our newest members! Full Story >>

Julia Laughlin Announces Retirement from OSU-OKC Horticulture

November 14, 2014
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

Two ONLA Members Listed as GPN's

May 29, 2013

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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ONLA Welcomes New Members

May 21, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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 >>

Sedan Floral Builds a Customer Base From Scratch

March 19, 2014

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

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

March 17, 2014

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
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA just continues to grow!  Welcome our newest members. Full Story >>

Two ONLA Members Made The "Top 100"

March 12, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

Welcome New Members!

June 21, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

Welcome our newest members to ONLA! Full Story >>

Turfgrass Pest Management Field Day is coming!

June 02, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

Tom Wells (1959-2012)

July 09, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA is happy to welcome several new members! Full Story >>

Carroll Emberton (1926-2012)

July 25, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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.
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Save The Date for the Norman Garden Festival

January 09, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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

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Welcome New Members!

January 09, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

Welcome to our four newest members of ONLA.

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100 Years of OSU Extension

January 27, 2014

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

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

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 >>

Bobby Lenis Wells (1935-2011)

February 08, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

February 27, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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

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 >>

OSU-OKC Job Fair March 8th

February 14, 2012
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

ONLA just keeps growing!  Please welcome our new members: Full Story >>

GROW! "Oklahoma Gardening" Starts Season February 15

February 10, 2014

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 >>

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

December 23, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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.

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Cliff Huey (1922-2011)

December 14, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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

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Welcome New Members!

December 14, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

Welcome to our newest members!

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Congratulations Charles and Linda Shackelford!

August 09, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

Our congratulations go out to Charles and Linda Shackelford! Full Story >>

Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden Upcoming Events

August 04, 2011
TOPICS: Member News

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

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

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

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

John Deere Landscapes Appoints New CEO

April 28, 2014
TOPICS: Member News

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
TOPICS: Member News

We welcome the newest members of the ONLA.

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Rodd Moesel Awarded the 2013 OKGOP Ronald Reagan Award

April 22, 2013
TOPICS: Member News

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

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

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

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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