GrassSolutions from Hoffman Nursery
Winter Show Round Up
Shannon Currey on green infrastructure
Brie Arthur interviewed Shannon Currey about our industry and green infrastructure.
MANTS was BIG

They call it "the masterpiece of trade shows™", and it delivered. Several of our team spent the first week in January at MANTS in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year, more than 11,000 people attended the show, and this year felt bigger and busier.

Our marketing director, Shannon Currey, did an interview with Nursery Management magazine, which you can see online  here . 

Read more about our time at MANTS.
Steve Castorani of North Creek Nurseries shares a laugh with John Hoffman.
Making the Most of CENTS

After a fantastic time at MANTS, John Hoffman and Shannon Currey traveled to Columbus, Ohio for CENTS. We visited with landscape professionals, nursery and greenhouse folks, and horticulture students.

The education line up was extensive, and Marketing Director Shannon Currey gave a talk on grasses for green infrastructure. Our booth was part of a new "nursery tour" concept that exposed design professionals to nurseries. 

Find out more about our visit to CENTS.
Magan Agee setting up the booth at Green & Growin'.
Green & Growin' for the Big Finish

We wrapped up a whirlwind of trade shows in January with Green & Growin' in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is our home show--it's always a fantastic time for us. The show was hopping, and the Hoffman Nursery booth stayed busy.

We visited with folks from Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Audubon North Carolina, Alamance Community College, and North Carolina State University. As always, we loved hearing about projects and seeing friends from across the region.

See photo highlights from Green & Growin'.
GM January Issue
Plant Power Couples
in Greenhouse Management

We are thrilled to see owners John and Jill Hoffman on the cover of January's Greenhouse Management magazine. The cover story featured the Hoffmans, along with Candy and Llloyd Traven of Peace Tree Farm and Andrea and Richard Cleaver of Culberson Greenhouses. 

All three couples have established successful businesses in the green industry. They talk about their working relationships and the lessons they've learned together.

Read the cover story in the January issue.
Grass basket
Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register
Grass Tidbits

 

We found some interesting grass-related stories recently. A little of this, a little of that...

  • Virginia has become a powerhouse (literally) for green fuel, which means money spent on fuel stays in state. They're doing it with grasses. Find out how it works.
  • A Missouri farming couple restored habitat for wildlife, including a covey of quail, and controlled erosion. How? With a buffer zone of native grasses, of course. Read about their project.
  • In California, Native Americans traditionally used Juncus, Muhlenbergia, and other native species to weave baskets. Many of these plants' habitats have disappeared, but tribal members are keeping the tradition alive. Learn more.
Twilight Zone Little Bluestem
'Twilight Zone' Little Bluestem has a soft glow that sets if apart from other cultivars.Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
New for 2016
Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone' PPAF

'Twilight Zone' stands out among Little Bluestems for its iridescent, silvery mauve color in midsummer. In Fall, the foliage merges into intense pastel tones with bright purple highlights. 

It has a full, columnar shape and the same tough constitution of other Little Bluestems. It thrives in poor, dry soils, making it a beautiful solution to difficult sites. Introduced by Walters Gardens.

Available to ship July 2016, but supplies are limited. Email us now to reserve your plants!

Quick Facts:  Warm season, green and mauve foliage, 2 ft, 4-4.5 ft with flower, sun, average-dry, flowers early fall, Zones 3-9
Join Our Team!

It's an exciting time at Hoffman Nursery. We're expanding, and that means bringing more people onto our team.
Hiring open positions

Open Positions

We are currently accepting applications for three permanent positions:
  • Head Grower
  • Section Grower
  • Sales and Customer Service Assistant
For more information, go to this   recent post on our website. To learn more about working at Hoffman Nursery, see our Careers page.
Apply for internship

Summer Internship 2016

We have a full-time internship available for this summer. It is intended to help a self-motivated student or recent graduate learn about the general management of a wholesale ornamental and native grass nursery.

To learn more about the internship and application process, go to our internship page.
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