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Hoffman Nursery Recognized for Promoting Plans for Green Infrastructure
Hoffman Nursery has received the 2016 Blue-Green Innovator of the Year Award from the North Carolina Industry Council (NCGIC). It was presented at the 6th Annual Green Industry Water Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in environmental stewardship in regard to water conservation, water use efficiency, and the development and implementation of green infrastructure (GI) by an individual, organization, or government entity.

2016 Farwest Show Women in Horticulture Event
The 2016 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, will be hosting a ‘Women in Horticulture’ networking event that will celebrate women’s roles in today’s business. It will also spotlight the life and work of Jenny Peterson, garden designer and owner of J. Peterson Garden Design. The gathering will take place on August 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in VIP Room B at the Oregon Convention Center.

2016 Farwest Show ‘Nursery Country Tours’
The 2016 Farwest Show has scheduled two day-long tours at nursery growers in the Portland area prior to the show on August 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both tours will explore nurseries representing green-industry wholesale operations and showcasing the wide variety of plants and products found in Oregon’s nursery country. Registration is required for both tours and the cost is $99 per person when registered by July 31 and $115 starting August 1. Space is limited to 52 per tour.

Terra Nova Nurseries to Showcase New Introductions and Series at Cultivate’16
Terra Nova Nurseries has released a list of new plant introductions and series that will be on display at the their Cultivate‘16 exhibit booth (# 2011, NV12, NV13, and NV14). The new varieties are from a select range of genera, including begonia, coleus, echinacea, geum, heuchera, heucherella, kniphofia, and veronica. Highlights will include Coleus ‘Lovebird’, Coleus ‘Macaw’ and Coleus ‘Quetzal’, new to the TERRA NOVA Series, which will be exhibited at the show. ‘Lovebird’ has small fingered leaves in red and edged in yellow. ‘Macaw’ has compact, maroon leaves and are lobed with cream centers. ‘Quetzal’ has deeply lobed leaves that are lime green on the insides and purple brown on the margins. These coleus varieties in mention also have dwarf habits.