In this issue:
  • Our Newest Muhly: Muhlenbergia reverchonii
  • Modular Planting: How to Scale A Landscape
  • The Red Trowel: A Journey with Piet Oudolf & Friends
  • Delightful Carex Blooms
  • Hoffman Nursery's Catalog of Grasses
  • Sustainable Best Practices for Boosting the Bottom Line
  • Creating a Healthier Environment for Growing Plants
  • Sustainable Practices Put People First
  • Upcoming Events
Our Newest Muhly
Muhlenbergia reverchonii
Rose Muhly
Our admiration for Muhlenbergia continues with the addition of M. reverchonii. Rose Muhly has fine-textured foliage and showy, pinkish-red plumes that float in a cloud above the foliage. A clump-former, it resembles Pink Muhly Grass ( M. capillaris) but is smaller in stature and has softer, more diffuse blooms.

It occurs naturally in limestone soils and seep areas from central Oklahoma and Texas, south to central Mexico. It tolerates heat, drought, and humidity like a champ.

It’s a tough and adaptable plant, thriving in most soils and handling wet conditions better than M. capillaris. For Northerners who pine for Muhly Grass, this one’s creeping closer—it’s hardy to Zone 5.
Quick Facts:

  • Warm season
  • Fine-textured, green foliage
  • Flowers early fall
  • Height: 1.5’, 2-2.5’ with blooms
  • Exposure: sun
  • Soil moisture: dry-average
  • Zones: 5 to 10
  • Origin: Central OK and TX south to central Mexico

All About the Plants
From the Landscape Designer: How to Scale A Landscape

Landscape architect Thomas Rainer and the team at Phyto Studio create legible landscapes that are diverse and stable over time. They promote a modular planting technique that enables everyone to make beautiful, self-repairing landscapes.

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The Red Trowel: A Journey with Piet Oudolf & Friends

The Piet Oudolf-designed meadow at Delaware Botanic Garden at Pepper Creek continues its progress. In early May, volunteers pitched in to plant over 16,000 perennials in phase two of the meadow.. Award-winning blogger Tony Spencer shares their story.

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Delightful Carex Blooms
Summer is here, and we're collecting seed from our stock of native sedges. It's worth stopping to notice these unassuming plants. Though known primarily for their foliage, many sedges produce delightful and unusual blooms and seed heads. Check out a few of our favorites in this blog post.

Hoffman Nursery's Catalog of Grasses
We know many of you still appreciate being hands on with our catalog. If so, we have good news—the 2018-2019 Catalog of Grasses is almost here!

You're very close to seeing our latest offerings and having updated information at your fingertips. Browse plant profiles, compare cultivars, and choose your Carex with confidence. Our catalog has all the tools to help you make smart choices.

Look for your copy in the mail during the coming weeks. If you're going to Cultivate'18, we'll have them hot off the press in Booth 3013. At TNLA, get your copy at Booth 4014.

For online fans, you can access the same information (and more) on our website.
Making it Count at the Nursery
Sustainable Best Practices for Boosting the Bottom Line

Sustainable practices make sense for the green industry. Greenhouse Grower recently profiled several nurseries who use sustainability to protect their businesses and keep them profitable. Hoffman Nursery and others share their strategies.

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Creating a Healthier Environment for Growing Plants

Hoffman Nursery's grasses and sedges serve important functions in the landscape. We and and others in the industry talk about sustainable practices and plants with purpose in this month's Greenhouse Grower.

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Sustainable Practices Put People First

Running a business sustainably benefits the planet and profits. Plus, progressive companies attract talented people, elevate the industry, and help others learn the value of plants. Hoffman Nursery and others share the benefits of sustainability.

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Upcoming Events
Hoffman Nursery will be closed on Wednesday, July 4
in observance of Independence Day.
July 14-17, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
Cultivate brings it all together. With over 10,000 attendees, it offers a huge range of options, from educational courses to networking events to a monster trade show. We look forward to it every year. Come visit us and see what's happening with grasses in Booth 3013.
July 30-August 3, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great times and a host of perennial devotees await you this summer in North Carolina. The Perennial Plant Association's annual symposium is in Raleigh this year is shaping up to be outstanding. The site committee is working to bring you a program filled with compelling tours, talks, and conversations.

It's a chance to learn from experts in the industry and exchange ideas with everyone from nursery owners to landscape architects. Hoffman Nursery will be on the tour, and our team is helping make this a symposium to remember. We hope to see you there!
August 10-11, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
In their 20th year, the Speaking of Gardening symposium is the place to be this summer. On the agenda are past favorite speakers and brand new faces. 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 mores 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
Registration is open for the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. 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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