In this issue:
  • Leading with Grasses
  • Governor's Western Residence Blooms
  • Using Nature to Improve Health
  • HGTV's Prettiest Ornamental Grasses for Sun and Shade
  • Better Design - Urban Prairie Gardens
  • Beautiful Botanicals of Grasses
  • State of Lighting Report
  • Upcoming Events
Leading With Grasses
This year's Cultivate held special meaning for the Hoffman Nursery team. John Hoffman was among the recipients of the 2018 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA) bestowed by Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management. He and the other award recipients were recognized at the HILA reception held during Cultivate'18.

We congratulate John on this recognition and thank him for his leadership. He has passed on to our team a love of the industry and the people who make it special.

Read more about John, his journey, and the nursery in, " The Genuine Article."
The Hoffman Nursery Team at the 2018 HILA reception: (L to R) Scott Epps, Ethan Landry, Kerri Hoffman, John Hoffman, Jill Hoffman, David Hoffman, Annie Saunders, Darren Barshaw, and Kata Kreß Wallace.
Planting for the Future
Governor's Western Residence Blooms

North Carolina's First Lady has been working with Audubon North Carolina to establish bird and pollinator-friendly gardens at the Executive residences. Hoffman Nursery donated plants to both projects, and we're thrilled to see them taking shape.

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Using Nature to Improve Health

A wealth of research links our environment and our health. The rise in chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and depression poses significant challenges. A new guide answers questions about how green infrastructure can improve health.

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A Feast for the Eyes
HGTV's Prettiest Ornamental Grasses for Sun and Shade

Gorgeous ornamental grasses add movement, color, and texture to gardens made in the shade or sun. This fun slideshow at HGTV shows some perennial favorites.

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Better Design - Urban Prairie Gardens

We love this Twitter post by Minnesota designer Dustin Demmer. He shows what urban prairie gardens can be with better design. As he says, "These aren't your standard paint-by-numbers native flower gardens--these give grasses the role they deserve!"

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Beautiful Botanicals of Grasses

These fabulous botanical illustrations of grasses by Lizzie Harper speak to our inner plant nerd. Harper, a natural history illustrator, is doing an "Introduction to Grasses" blog. The link leads to a Twitter post with more info and additional links.

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At the Nursery
State of Lighting Report
Greenhouse Management recently published a state of lighting report. It explores how growers and researchers are adding value to horticultural crops with the incorporation of new and improved lighting into plant production.

Hoffman Nursery has been trying out supplemental lighting in our propagation facility. Our propagation tech Jessica Marlowe talked with the magazine about the increased interest in LED and other lighting.

Read the report starting with " Rediscovering Sunlight."
Upcoming Events
July 30-August 3, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
It's here! The Perennial Plant Association's annual symposium starts next week in Raleigh. Join us for a week filled with talks by experts, round table discussions, tours, and a ton of great conversations with colleagues. It's the big perennial shindig, and we hope you can make it.
August 10-11, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
In their 20th year, the Speaking of Gardening symposium has sold out again. This year they're looking back, growing forward, with two days of inspiring lectures on creative design, innovative horticulture, and rare plants. This two-day symposium includes book signings, plant auctions, sponsor displays, lunch, making new friends and catching up with old ones. 

Hoffman Nursery's Shannon Currey will give a talk at the symposium on "New Perspectives in Ornamental Grasses." 
August 16-18, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Texas loves grasses, and Hoffman Nursery will be there this summer to connect with growers. Hosted by the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, Expo offers the more than 6,000 attendees a trade show and sessions with industry experts.

We'll see you there in Booth 4014.
September 17-19, 2018
Erie, Pennsylvania
We love connecting with grass colleagues, and this conference gives ample opportunity. Get the latest from renowned presenters, best management practices, and field tours. It's a fantastic, multidisciplinary look at our native grasses. 
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Between June 4 and Nov. 1, 2018, the main road leading to the nursery from the south (Bahama Road) will be closed for a bridge replacement. For an alternate route, please download the  detour map.  
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