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The official publication of the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association features news, trends, and research relevant to the nursery and landscape industry. Learn more at www.wsnla.org


<ul><li><p>VOL </p><p>66, N</p><p>O. 7</p><p>, JUL</p><p>Y 20</p><p>14</p></li><li><p>LOCAL. ORGANIC.LOCAL. ORGANIC.</p><p>Contains no biosolids or steer manure</p><p>Available in Bag &amp; Bulk!(877) 764-5748</p><p>CEDAR-GROVE.COM</p><p>WSNLA's Scholarship &amp; Research Charitable </p><p>Fund</p><p>The Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and accepts tax-deductible donations from both individuals and organizations. (Please consult your tax advisor for professional advice regarding deductibility of donations.) For information on contributing to the Fund, please contact the WSNLA oce at (800) 672-7711.</p><p>The Fund distributesscholarships and grants annually to support horticultural education for students and funding for horticultural research. Donate Today!(800) 672-7711.</p><p>MUKILTEO CEDAR </p><p>PRODUCTS Wholesale </p><p>to the Trade 425-353-1382 </p><p>CEDAR-TIQUE COLLECTIONMukilteocedar@aol.com</p><p>MADE </p><p>IN</p><p>THE</p><p>USA</p></li><li><p>Contents</p><p>Features </p><p>8 Not Just Another Native </p><p>Unusual &amp; Underused Native Plants.</p><p>11 Native Plant Resource List </p><p>Expand Your Knowledge.</p><p>12 Native Plants for Screening </p><p>Septic Mounds</p><p>Columns4 From the President</p><p>5 Legislative Update</p><p>6 Executive Director</p><p>18 Bugs &amp; Blights </p><p>Departments7 Member Notes</p><p>16 CPH of the Month</p><p>19 Industry News20 Chapter News</p><p>21 WSNLA Marketplace</p><p>22 Calendar of Events</p><p>ThE Official PUblicaTiON Of Washington State Nursery &amp; landscape association</p><p>July 2014 VOl 66. NO. 7 </p><p>Editor breanne chavez</p><p>Published Monthly by:Washington State Nursery &amp; landscape association34400 Pacific hwy S., Suite 2federal Way, Wa 98003800.672.7711fax 253.661.6058</p><p>Subscription Price: $39 annually</p><p>Deadlines: News, Classified ads Advertising5pm the 1st of the month preceding the first-of-the-month publication. To place an advertisement, contact breanne at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.</p><p>WSNla reserves the right to refuseany ads which are misleading, unethical, contrary to WSNla policy, or which do not pertain to the nursery and landscape industry.</p><p>Executive Directorbreanne chaveze-mail breanne@wsnla.org</p><p>finance &amp; Operations Directorholly Osborne, cPhe-mail holly@wsnla.org industry advancement Jeanne McNeil e-mail jmcneil@wsnla.org </p><p> 2014, Washington State Nursery and landscape association</p><p>Vaccinium Ovalifolium. Photo provided by Dana bressette. for more Unusual and Underused natives turn to page 8.</p><p>Dicentra formusa. Photo provided by Walter Siegmund. for more native plants for screanning septic mounds, turn to page 12. </p><p>cover photo: Vancouveria hexandra. Photo provided by Walter Siegmund.</p><p>Washington State Nursery &amp; Landscape Association - 3</p><p>interested in sharing your opinions and comments with b&amp;b readers? if you take the time to share your thoughtful comments, WSNla will be sure to share them with b&amp;b readers. Please submit to breanne@wsnla.org or by fax at (253) 661-6058. Deadine: 1st of each month.</p><p>WSNLAwww.wsnla.org</p><p>75 years &amp; Growing</p></li><li><p>4 - The B&amp;B Magazine</p><p>Megan Pulkkinen, CPH WSNLA President Megan Pulkkinen landscape Design </p><p>bremerton</p><p>[ fROM ThE PRESiDENT ]</p><p>SHARE YOUR CONCERNSOften we only hear from the minority on issues we know the majority is concerned about.</p><p>Native plants have been making the news for a while now. The mainstream media has jumped on the trending topic and people are asking more questions about their appropriate use. Some new voices are mixing it up with long time native plant advocates. a good debate is taking place on expanding the requirement for the percentage of native plants on projects of all types. from small city lots to large public projects, we need to inform policy makers and the public that each site is unique and requires assessment of all the elements and impacts by a </p><p>professional. Sites can be complex and in my opinion inflexible mandates do not always serve the environment we are trying to improve. </p><p>The lively conversation on the required use of native versus adapted species has involved national and local policy makers, researchers, scientists, nursery producers, maintenance professionals, retailers, contractors, garden writers, and designers. Each of them making the case for their own conclusions, and those of their paying clients. Our members who have direct experience with the plant material and its care over time need to educate those involved in the decision making process who have not had that opportunity. </p><p>i know we have members qualified to debate on all sides of any issue, and there are plenty of them facing us right now. how do you feel about proposed regulation on natives, invasive plant listings, neonicotinoid regulation, immigration policy, or state transportation bills? Please take a few minutes to let our staff and board know how you feel on any of these important issues confronting your business. We need to know how to best represent your interests. Often we only hear from the minority on issues we know the majority is concerned about. </p><p>from speaking with many of you, i am confident we have more in common as an organization than some might assume when it comes to the long term strength of our Washington State Nursery and landscape industry. </p><p>Thank you, Your non-native, but regionally adapted President. </p></li><li><p> Washington State Nursery &amp; Landscape Association - 5</p><p>Legislative UpdateWSNla Works To Protect Your business</p><p>Election season is here. love it or hate it, you will see campaign signs popping up along the road, flags waving in your local parades and candidates smiling faces on brochures in the Republican and Democratic booths at the county fair.</p><p>Getting to know the candidates, and what they believe in, could be one of the most important things you do for your business this summer. The more legislators who understand the challenges of running a small business, especially one that depends on Mother Nature, the more effectively WSNla can be in Olympia. </p><p>Each person is represented by three state legislators, two members of the house of Representatives and one Senator. Every legislators bio is online on the Washington State legislatures website and on his or her campaign website, search by name. Reading their bio will tell you about their family, work experiences and interests. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to vote. This summer, the entire house and half of the Senate are up for election. They will be out at public events as well as fundraisers and candidate forums. This is a great time to get to know them and what their priorities are. if they do not know who you are, or what you need, they cannot help you. candidates are interested in </p><p>what is happening in their district and want to know what their constituents care about, especially those who are creating jobs.</p><p>Think your vote doesnt matter? consider this, currently; the Senate is made up of 26 Democrat and 23 Republican Senators. Two of the Democrats joined with the Republicans in 2013 to form the Majority coalition caucus, leaving Democrats in the minority. as many as ten state Senate districts could be considered swing districts capable of going for either party in the November election. Majority coalition members hold eight of those seats and Democrats hold two. That means if the Democrats win four out of the ten races, they could gain control of the Senate. The districts generally considered to be swing districts are mainly in the greater Puget Sound area, the 26th, 28th, 30th, 45th, 47th and 48th. Other districts that could swing are the 6th in Spokane and northwest Washingtons 35th, 42nd and 44th districts. in those ten districts, every vote counts and control of the Senate hangs in the balance.</p><p>There are four Senators not running for re-election. There are three house members running for Senate seats and an additional three house members not running for re-election for a total of six open seats in the house of Representatives.</p><p>here are the highlights:</p><p>28th District, most of western and southern Pierce County: Senator Steve Oban, R-University Place, and Rep. Tami Green, D-lakewood, will compete for the Senate seat, leaving Greens house seat open. This is considered one of the most evenly contested races in the state and will be a factor in future control of the Senate.</p><p>30th District, northern Pierce and southern King Counties: Democratic Senator Tracy Eide is retiring. Mark Miloscia, a former Democratic state representative, switched to the Republican Party and is running to fill that seat. he has several democratic </p><p>competitors.</p><p>31st District, Auburn, Enumclaw and the 410 corridor: Republican Rep. cathy Dahlquist is running against incumbent Republican Senator Pam Roach leaving her house seat open.</p><p>35th District, Mason plus parts of Kitsap and Thurston Counties: incumbent Sen. Tim Sheldon, D- Potlatch faces challengers from both the Republican and Democrat parties. Sheldon, along with Rodney Tom were the two Democrats that joined Republicans to form the Majority coalition caucus. </p><p>37th District, King County Renton to the Central District, including Rainier Valley: Senator adam Kline is retiring.</p><p>42nd District covers most of Whatcom County. Incumbent Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale faces a Democratic challenger. Rep. Jason Overstreet is not running for reelection.</p><p>44th District, Snohomish County from Lake Stevens to Mill Creek: incumbent Senator Steve hobbs, D-lake Stevens faces a Republican challenger. Rep. Mike hope is not running for reelection. </p><p>45th District, Redmond and parts of Kirkland, Woodinville and Carnation: incumbent Sen. andy hill, R- Redmond, who chairs the Ways &amp; Means committee, faces a Democrat challenger.</p><p>47th District, Auburn Covington, Renton: incumbent Sen. Joe fain, R-auburn, has a Democratic challenger.</p><p>48th District, North Bellevue, Redmond and Lake Sammamish: Senator Rodney Tom is not running for reelection. Representative cyrus habib, D is running for the Senate seat leaving his house seat open. </p><p>in eastern Washington, Judy Warnick, Moses lake will leave her house seat to run for the Senate seat left open when Janea holmquist-Newbry decided to run for congress. in Yakima Rep. charles Ross, is not seeking re-election. </p><p>Heather Hansen WSNLA Lobbyist </p><p>Olympia</p></li><li><p>as of July 1, this years WSNla Plant Something media campaign has concluded and here are a couple of exciting highlights i would like to share: Radio Ads were placed on KiRO Gardening With ciscoe and KPlU 88.5fM from april to June. GardenWashington.com also received a presence on the ciscoe Morris page of KiROs MyNorthwest.com. </p><p>Online and mobile advertising was placed with targeted news outlets throughout Washington, such as Seattle Times and Spokesman Review. The advertisements have been posted on the WSNla facebook page and GardenWashington pinterest page. Please feel free to help spread the Plant Something message by sharing the graphic to your page or board! During the duration of the campaign, GardenWashington.com noted nearly 3000 visitors to the site. Visitor demographic data showed site users were particularly interested in the GardenWashington locator Guide, the Outdoor living Expert search tool, learning more about the benefits of plants &amp; trees, and the certified Professional horticulturist program. Plant Something activities continue behind the scenes as your WSNla leadership continues to develop new features to be rolled out in time for next years spring campaign. including: an online buyers Guide revamp, Plant Something commercial, Plant Something video - featuring the many faces of our industry, and updates to GardenWashington.com. </p><p>Sounds like fun, huh? Well youre invited to participate. Shoot me an email at breanne@wsnla.org if you are interested in helping develop one of these Plant Something activities!</p><p>6 - The B&amp;B Magazine</p><p>[ FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]</p><p>Breanne ChavezWSNla Executive Director</p><p>Plant Something!Dont Just Sit There - Take a Listen at https://soundcloud.com/wsnla/sets/plant-something or click the link on the WSNla.ORG homepage.</p><p>WSNLAwww.wsnla.org</p><p>75 Years &amp; Growing</p><p>Plant Something!</p><p>GardenWashington.com</p><p>WSNLAWashington State Nursery &amp; Landscape Association</p></li><li><p>2014 WSNla OfficERS</p><p>Megan Pulkkinen, cPh, PresidentMegan Pulkkinen landscape Design360-698-1865 | megancph@hotmail.com</p><p>Tim Gray, President Elect Pacific Stone company425-258-1911 | timg@pacificstoneco.com</p><p>bill Raynolds, My Garden, Vice President 206-406-3487 | mygardennursery@gmail.com </p><p>Duane Job, TreasurerJobs Nursery509-547-4843 | duanejob@gmail.com</p><p>Jan Nielsen, Past PresidentMarenakos Rock center 425-392-3313 | jann@marenakos.com </p><p>WSNla bOaRD Of DiREcTORS ingrid Wachtler, cPh Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery253-265-6271 | woodbrk@harbornet.com Mount Rainier President </p><p>Ryan carpenter, Sunbreak Nursery 360-384-3763 | ryan@sunbreaknursery.com Northwest chapter President</p><p>Stephen Serafin, Quality landscapes360-385-6663 | qualitylandscapes @cablespeed.comOlympic chapter President</p><p>Kirsten lints, cPh, Gardens aliVE Design425-318-2971 | kirsten@gardensaliVEdesign.com Seattle chapter President</p><p>Peter Van Well, iii, Van Well Nursery 509-886-8189 | pete2@vanwell.netNorth central chapter President </p><p>Toni cross, cPh, Toni cross Seasonal color Pots 206-781-1060 | toni@seasonalcolorpots.com Design caucus chair </p><p>Gregory Smaus, cPh, Native Root Designs206-227-4458 | gregory@nativerootdesigns.com landscape caucus chair</p><p>Mary Ranahan, cedar Grove composting206-963-0428 | mary.ranahan@cgcompost.com horticultural Supplier caucus chair</p><p>chris Smith | lake Washington institute of Technology425-739-8424 | chris.smith@lwtech.edu horticulture Educator caucus chair </p><p>Scott Pringle, cPh, Paradise lake Nursery206-930-4132 | paradiselakenursery@gmail.com Wholesale Nursery caucus chair Shannon Grina, cPh, Grina landscape Design 425-736-5170 | shannong99@comcast.net cPh caucus chair</p><p>ben DeGoede, cPh, Windmill Gardens 253-863-5843 | info@windmillgardens.com Open Positions: Greenhouse Grower caucus chair &amp; Out of State caucus chair</p><p> Washington State Nursery &amp; Landscape Association - 7</p><p>WSNLAWashington State Nursery &amp; Landscape Association[ FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]</p><p>Member Notes</p><p>Directory &amp; Buyers Guide Deadline - August 30 its time to renew your listing in the Directory &amp; buyers Guide. all members are listed in this annual industry resource guide, so be sure your contact information is current. You can do this by logging into your WSNla online account at WSNla.ORG or contacting the WSNla office at (800) 672-7711 or holly@wsnla.org.</p><p>All WSNLA members receive 1 free buyers guide listing! The Washington State Nursery &amp; landscape association invites you to list your products and services in our buyers Guide. The buyers Guide is an important marketing tool to get exposure both in print and with the searchable online version. One listing is free withmembership, but additional listings ensure buyers can find your whole array of plants and products. Members must contact the WSNla office and communicate what they would like their 1 fREE buyers guide listing to be. </p><p>Plus, new features include: </p><p>- NEW format - special edition- Updated online tool- And, Online Display Advertising!</p><p>Watch f...</p></li></ul>