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Top 100 Independent Garden Centers 2017

Garden Center Magazine

Each year, Garden Center magazine publishes a list of the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers in North America, ranked by reported annual sales volume. Thank you to the 2017 sponsors, Bloem and AmericanHort, for making this program possible and for once again sponsoring the Top 100 list.

​Two ONLA Members made the list in 2017:  Southwood Landscape & Garden Center made its debut at #44 and TLC Garden Centers held strong at #23 for the second consecutive year.  Congratulations!

See the full article here .

Current Job Openings with ONLA Members

Horticulture Manager

Full Time or Part Time Employee

Plan-It Landscape, Piedmont, OK

Plan-it Landscape designs and installs beautiful landscapes in the metro Oklahoma City area and throughout the state of Oklahoma. From water features to elaborate custom stone work, Plan-It Landscape can take care of all your outside needs. We started our retail in 2010. We carry a full line of landscape products and materials. Including trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal color. We also have a complete garden center including veggies, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides etc. Our motto is "Your Landscaping Friend". We strive for outstanding customer relationships with every service we provide. 

Contact Suzanne at 405-637-7575 to apply. 

ONLA Scholarship Recipients

ONLA is thrilled to support Oklahoma's up-and-coming Horticulture and Landscape Architecture stars!
ONLA awards three scholarships annually to students in the horticulture and landscape architecture departments at OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Oklahoma City

OSU-Stillwater students are nominated by faculty members and chosen during the April board of directors meeting.
OSU-OKC students may apply directly to ONLA for the scholarship.  The deadline for application is June 30th, as the recipient is chosen during the July board of directors meeting.  Please complete the application packet, which can be found here .

Congratulations to the The 2017 ONLA Scholarship recipients from OSU-Stillwater, Stephanie Stoner and Brandt Emerson.
Stephahie, a graduate of Stillwater High School, is a landscape architecture major.  Brandt, a Tahlequah High School graduate, is pursuing a degree in Horticulture, with an emphasis in business.

The 2017 ONLA Scholarship recipeint from OSU-OKC is Olivia Tegeler.  Olivia is studying horticultural technology.

2016 recipients:  Katy Layman (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture
​                                      Cole Landers (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Management
​                                      Victoria Kemble (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture, Landscape Management

2015 recipients:  Allison Phillips (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Cody Landis (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Lisa Hair (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture (Landscape Design)

2014 recipients:  Cole Landers (OSU-Stillwater): Landscape Management
                                      Matthew Murray (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture

2013 recipients:  Garrett Noble (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Matthew Bowlan (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Contracting

2012 recipients:  Courtney DeKalb (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture Business
                                      Robert Shane McMurry (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture Science
                                      Tracy Sharp (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture Technologies

left:  Stephanie Stoner, Brandt Emerson and ONLA President, Crystal Sizemore

​right: Olivia Tegeler, ONLA President,
Crystal Sizemore and ONLA 2nd Vice
President, Haldor Howard



Congratulations to Colby Davis, 2015 Tahlequah graduate who plans a Spring of 2019 degree in Nursery Management with a minor in business management.  He was the first recipient of this award.

Colby is shown to the right as he receives his award at the 2016 ONLA Green Industry Celebration during the Annual Convention and Trade Show.  Mary Ellen Sanders, widow of Jim Sanders, is seen to his left.
Seed money for the scholarship was raised by a spur-of-the-moment bid on our auctioneer’s hat in Jim’s name during the annual live auction.  The ONLA Board of Directors shortly thereafter voted to set aside this seed money to start a scholarship in Jim’s name.  The Sanders Family chooses the recipent of the Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Scholarship.  This honor will be awarded to one (1) undergraduate student enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2016 at Oklahoma State University.  The student must be working toward an undergraduate degree in the area of Horticulture and be currently maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.75.  The student may be classified as a part-time or full-time student.

Applications must be received by October 27th and will be chosen by November 3rd and announced at the Oklahoma Grows Conference + Trade Show.  Download the application for the Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Scholarship here .

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