A message from our President Kim Fritz.

Hello!  I hope everyone has had a busy and profitable season!

You will all be receiving “Save-The-Dates” notice for our Winter Show “Spring Training and Showplace”.  This two-day event will be on Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Louisville, KY.  This was very successful […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on A message from our President Kim Fritz.

5 Ways: Hardy, Happy Hydrangeas

One of the symbols of summer, hydrangeas burst into bloom around July, making them a classic choice for foundations, flowering hedges, and billowy borders. But why stop there? Hydrangeas come in so many forms, heights, and flower shapes that they’re one of the most useful plants with which to design all around the garden. When […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways: Hardy, Happy Hydrangeas

“Plant Profile: Poncirus trifoliata or Hardy Orange”, by Eric Garris, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest & KNLA Board of Directors

Poncirus trifoliata or Hardy Orange is a member of the citrus family and can be grown throughout Kentucky. Plants commonly grow to around 10 feet tall and produce an abundance of small orange like fruits that are unusually sticky and very sour. Though they are not good eating off the tree, they may be made […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on “Plant Profile: Poncirus trifoliata or Hardy Orange”, by Eric Garris, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest & KNLA Board of Directors

“Tackle Boxes and Bugs” By Beau Spicer, Louis’ Flower Powers Shops, Lexington, KY & KNLA Board of Directors

I have many thoughts about gardening and plants. Some make no sense, some stop me in my tracks. Seems most things in my life are tied to plants. From faded memories to callus hands it always seems to lead back to the dirt. I was born into a family of gardeners, not by choice but […]

By |August 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on “Tackle Boxes and Bugs” By Beau Spicer, Louis’ Flower Powers Shops, Lexington, KY & KNLA Board of Directors

“Exciting New Shrub Introduction with Great Landscape Value”, By Wes King, King’s Gardens, Lexington, KY and KNLA Board of Directors

Proven Winners introduced Spilled Wine Weigela recently and it has been well received by the retail customer! This hot item has dark purple, curly leaves that stand out against the pink trumpet flower. Only reaching 2-3’ tall and 3-4’ wide, this plant is a great choice for borders, where color and contrast are needed. It […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on “Exciting New Shrub Introduction with Great Landscape Value”, By Wes King, King’s Gardens, Lexington, KY and KNLA Board of Directors

“Retail Days”, by Jeff Walltisch, Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center and KNLA Board of Directors

I LOVE container gardening! Why, you ask? Well, it is quick, easy, and has instant results. This year at the garden center we dedicated two endcaps for the Container of the Week (COTW) program. Every week in the spring, or when we remembered, a few team members would create their work of art and […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on “Retail Days”, by Jeff Walltisch, Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center and KNLA Board of Directors

Growing and Going with Pinterest, by Jacqui Austin, Garden Center Writer

*This is a snipet of an article by Ms. Austin that appeared in the June 2013 Issue of Nursery Views. If you would like to read the entire article and would like a pdf copy of the magazine emailed to you, please email us at mail.knla@gmail.com.

Here’s a simple question… Is it easier […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Growing and Going with Pinterest, by Jacqui Austin, Garden Center Writer

Increasing Landscape Efficiencies – a KNLA exclusive tip – By Wes King, King’s Gardens & KNLA Board of Directors

Running a profitable landscape division and having hourly employees are often oxymorons but with these three tips you can improve the efficiency and profitability of your landscape crews. First, make your foreman accountable for lost tools and broken equipment. Have your foreman fill complete an tool inventory/checklist at the end of each week but make […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Increasing Landscape Efficiencies – a KNLA exclusive tip – By Wes King, King’s Gardens & KNLA Board of Directors

KNLA is Accepting New Members by Margie Witt, Ammon Nursery and KNLA Board of Directors

The Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Association caters specifically to the needs of landscape professionals in Kentucky. Founded in 1926, the mission of the association reads:

Our primary goal as a network of professional nursery growers, landscapers, garden centers and others interested in horticulture, is to provide educational opportunities to members as well as support in terms […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on KNLA is Accepting New Members by Margie Witt, Ammon Nursery and KNLA Board of Directors

Increasing Landscape Efficiencies – a KNLA exclusive tip By Wes King, King’s Gardens and KNLA Board of Directors

Running a profitable landscape division and having hourly employees are often oxymorons but with these three tips you can improve the efficiency and profitability of your landscape crews. First, make your foreman accountable for lost tools and broken equipment. Have your foreman fill complete an tool inventory/checklist at the end of each week but make […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Increasing Landscape Efficiencies – a KNLA exclusive tip By Wes King, King’s Gardens and KNLA Board of Directors