In this issue:
  • Fall's Finest
  • The Making of an Oudolf Meadow
  • NC Art Museum Landscape Wins ASLA Design Award
  • News from Green Infrastructure
  • Upcoming events
Fall's Finest
With their dazzling color and captivating movement, ornamental grasses are the heart of any fall landscape. The range of sizes, textures, and colors make finding the right grasses for your project a snap. Here are a few to get you started.
The Making of an Oudolf Meadow

A team from Hoffman Nursery visited the Delaware Botanic Garden at Pepper Creek to see and celebrate the newly installed meadow designed by Piet Oudolf.

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NC Art Museum Landscape Wins ASLA Design Award
A project at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh has been tapped for a 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Honor Award. Landscape architecture firm Surface 678 developed a master plan for the museum park along with design and construction of the award-winning West Building landscape. The West Building project incorporates sculptured landscape, gardens, and green stormwater infrastructure. Titled, "Merging Culture and Ecology at The North Carolina Museum of Art," the project won praise from the awards jury for integrating art into the landscape.

Hoffman Nursery supplied many of the grasses on the project, and we are thrilled to see the Museum and Surface 678 recognized for their work.
News from Green Infrastructure
Atlanta's Green Infrastructure Helps Manage Rain

In the July issue of GrassSolutions, we highlighted Atlanta's emphasis on green infrastructure as a way to manage stormwater, How’d that solution perform during Hurricane Irma? It did well, according to the Dept. of Watershed Mgmt.

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The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water

More and more cities are adopting a different mindset about managing water. Green infrastructure and low-impact development are key to the future of Houston and other U.S. cities dealing with increasingly severe weather events.

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Upcoming Events
This conference is a continuation of AmericanHort's GrowPro Series. It focuses on the latest inventions and innovations in production technology. The conference includes a trade show and educational sessions.

Hoffman Nursery's Nursery Manager Scott Epps and Project Manager David Hoffman will be giving a talk called, "  Find Solutions at Every Step " on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3pm to 4pm. They'll address how the nursery continues to grow in the face of a labor shortage by incorporating automation and building more efficient processes.
The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) hosts the School of Grounds Management at this huge event for the landscape industry. Educational sessions and tours combine with the   GIE + EXPO  trade show and concert series.

Hoffman Nursery's Shannon Currey will talk with attendees about grasses and sedges for every layer in the landscape. Catch her talk, "  Grasses and Sedges from the Ground Cover Up " on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 3pm to 4:15pm.

Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2017, Dallas, TX
If it's about making more plants, this is the place. The Southern Region of the International Plant Propagators' Society holds their annual conference this year in Dallas. With days filled with talks on research results, techniques, and trials, it's a wealth of information. There are also tours to share knowledge and get to know colleagues.

Hoffman Nursery's Research & Development Horticulturist Leanne Kenealy will be speaking on her experience as last year's international delegate. She soaked up knowledge, met new friends, and had an amazing time. See Leanne on Monday, Oct. 30 at 11:20am.
You can always see what's up next on our  events page .
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