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VOL 66, NO. 7, JULY 2014LOCAL. ORGANIC.LOCAL. ORGANIC.Contains no biosolids or steer manureAvailable in Bag & Bulk!(877) 764-5748CEDAR-GROVE.COMWSNLA's Scholarship & Research Charitable FundThe 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.The Fund distributesscholarships and grants annually to support horticultural education for students and funding for horticultural research. Donate Today!(800) 672-7711.MUKILTEO CEDAR PRODUCTS Wholesale to the Trade 425-353-1382 CEDAR-TIQUE COLLECTIONMukilteocedar@aol.comMADE INTHEUSAContentsFeatures 8 Not Just Another Native Unusual & Underused Native Plants.11 Native Plant Resource List Expand Your Knowledge.12 Native Plants for Screening Septic MoundsColumns4 From the President5 Legislative Update6 Executive Director18 Bugs & Blights Departments7 Member Notes16 CPH of the Month19 Industry News20 Chapter News21 WSNLA Marketplace22 Calendar of EventsThE Official PUblicaTiON Of Washington State Nursery & landscape associationJuly 2014 VOl 66. NO. 7 Editor breanne chavezPublished Monthly by:Washington State Nursery & landscape association34400 Pacific hwy S., Suite 2federal Way, Wa 98003800.672.7711fax 253.661.6058Subscription Price: $39 annuallyDeadlines: 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.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.Executive Directorbreanne chaveze-mail breanne@wsnla.orgfinance & Operations Directorholly Osborne, cPhe-mail holly@wsnla.org industry advancement Jeanne McNeil e-mail jmcneil@wsnla.org 2014, Washington State Nursery and landscape associationVaccinium Ovalifolium. Photo provided by Dana bressette. for more Unusual and Underused natives turn to page 8.Dicentra formusa. Photo provided by Walter Siegmund. for more native plants for screanning septic mounds, turn to page 12. cover photo: Vancouveria hexandra. Photo provided by Walter Siegmund.Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 3interested in sharing your opinions and comments with b&b readers? if you take the time to share your thoughtful comments, WSNla will be sure to share them with b&b readers. Please submit to breanne@wsnla.org or by fax at (253) 661-6058. Deadine: 1st of each month.WSNLAwww.wsnla.org75 years & Growing4 - The B&B MagazineMegan Pulkkinen, CPH WSNLA President Megan Pulkkinen landscape Design bremerton[ fROM ThE PRESiDENT ]SHARE YOUR CONCERNSOften we only hear from the minority on issues we know the majority is concerned about.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 professional. Sites can be complex and in my opinion inflexible mandates do not always serve the environment we are trying to improve. 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. 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. 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. Thank you, Your non-native, but regionally adapted President. Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 5Legislative UpdateWSNla Works To Protect Your businessElection 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.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. 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 what is happening in their district and want to know what their constituents care about, especially those who are creating jobs.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.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.here are the highlights: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.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 competitors.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.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. 37th District, King County Renton to the Central District, including Rainier Valley: Senator adam Kline is retiring.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.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. 45th District, Redmond and parts of Kirkland, Woodinville and Carnation: incumbent Sen. andy hill, R- Redmond, who chairs the Ways & Means committee, faces a Democrat challenger.47th District, Auburn Covington, Renton: incumbent Sen. Joe fain, R-auburn, has a Democratic challenger.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. 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. Heather Hansen WSNLA Lobbyist Olympiaas 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. 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 & 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. 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!6 - The B&B Magazine[ FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]Breanne ChavezWSNla Executive DirectorPlant 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.WSNLAwww.wsnla.org75 Years & GrowingPlant Something!GardenWashington.comWSNLAWashington State Nursery & Landscape Association2014 WSNla OfficERSMegan Pulkkinen, cPh, PresidentMegan Pulkkinen landscape Design360-698-1865 | megancph@hotmail.comTim Gray, President Elect Pacific Stone company425-258-1911 | timg@pacificstoneco.combill Raynolds, My Garden, Vice President 206-406-3487 | mygardennursery@gmail.com Duane Job, TreasurerJobs Nursery509-547-4843 | duanejob@gmail.comJan Nielsen, Past PresidentMarenakos Rock center 425-392-3313 | jann@marenakos.com WSNla bOaRD Of DiREcTORS ingrid Wachtler, cPh Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery253-265-6271 | woodbrk@harbornet.com Mount Rainier President Ryan carpenter, Sunbreak Nursery 360-384-3763 | ryan@sunbreaknursery.com Northwest chapter PresidentStephen Serafin, Quality landscapes360-385-6663 | qualitylandscapes @cablespeed.comOlympic chapter PresidentKirsten lints, cPh, Gardens aliVE Design425-318-2971 | kirsten@gardensaliVEdesign.com Seattle chapter PresidentPeter Van Well, iii, Van Well Nursery 509-886-8189 | pete2@vanwell.netNorth central chapter President Toni cross, cPh, Toni cross Seasonal color Pots 206-781-1060 | toni@seasonalcolorpots.com Design caucus chair Gregory Smaus, cPh, Native Root Designs206-227-4458 | gregory@nativerootdesigns.com landscape caucus chairMary Ranahan, cedar Grove composting206-963-0428 | mary.ranahan@cgcompost.com horticultural Supplier caucus chairchris Smith | lake Washington institute of Technology425-739-8424 | chris.smith@lwtech.edu horticulture Educator caucus chair 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 chairben DeGoede, cPh, Windmill Gardens 253-863-5843 | info@windmillgardens.com Open Positions: Greenhouse Grower caucus chair & Out of State caucus chair Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 7WSNLAWashington State Nursery & Landscape Association[ FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]Member NotesDirectory & Buyers Guide Deadline - August 30 its time to renew your listing in the Directory & 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.All WSNLA members receive 1 free buyers guide listing! The Washington State Nursery & 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. Plus, new features include: - NEW format - special edition- Updated online tool- And, Online Display Advertising!Watch for your official Directory & buyers Guide packet to arrive in the mail and via email. To find out more, please contact breanne at the WSNla office at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Northwest Flower & Garden Show Design Team Members february 11-15, 2015 | Theme: Romance blossomsInterested in being a part of the 2015 WSNLA Display Garden Design Team? WSNLA is seeking additional member participation!WSNla is looking to mix up its involvement at the Northwest flower & Garden Show! With that being said, WSNla is seeking two landscape members to lead this years Display Garden Design Team with the purpose of creating a SMall show garden that celebrates the professionalism and creative talent within the Washington nursery and landscape industry. This is an excellentopportunity to participate in the show and experience the thrill of designing and managing a show garden, as a team. Plus, you will have the opportunity to grow your network of industry connections, promote your business, and help market professionalism within your industry. if you are interested in participating on the 2015 Design Team, contact WSNla at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.8 - The B&B Magazineat Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery, we are on a mission to encourage the use of native plants in landscapes. Native plants can provide food and habitat for native wildlife, improving the overall health of local ecologies. it is often a hard sell. People are usually attracted to exotic, spectacular, and more unusual plants and flowers. So we must emphasize the attractiveness of our own Pacific Northwestern botanical treasures and convince gardeners that they are worthy of inclusion in their landscape designs! here are just a few of my favorites:American Cranberry Bush, Viburnum opulus var. americanum: The cultivated variety Sterile or Snowball bush has long been a garden favorite. The species is also an outstanding landscape shrub. it grows to 12 ft. and has attractive lacy, white flowers followed by bright red berries for the birds and spectacular fall color.Oval-leaved Viburnum or Western Wayfaring Tree, Viburnum ellipticum has attractive leaves, flowers and fruit and fall color. it grows to 9 ft. in drier open woods. beads made from the black fruit/seeds were used by california natives, along with dentalium shells and pine nuts for trade as Womens Money and for decoration.Indian Plum, Oemleria cerasiformis: No other native shrub ushers in spring as splendidly as indian Plum with its spring green foliage and cheerful greenish-white flower clusters. it brightens up a dreary late winter day. its graceful, arching blacK TWiNbERRY, lONicERa iNVOlUcRaTa Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 9branches are prettiest in a woodland garden. it grows 5 to 20 ft. and has separate male & female plants.Black Twinberry, Lonicera involucrata is an attractive shrub honeysuckle. Growing to 9 ft., it can be used in a hedgerow or in a Rain Garden. its fresh, green leaves are similar to indian Plum; and its dainty, yellow flowers and colorful bracts add interest throughout spring, summer, and fall. Most native tribes associate this plant with the crow. hummingbirds may visit Twinberry flowers.Native plants also provide food for people. The Pacific Northwest is ideal for growing many kinds of edible berries. Northwest natives include Salmonberries, blackcap Raspberries, Thimbleberries, Salal, Saskatoon Serviceberry and wild strawberries. besides our common Evergreen and Red huckleberries we also have Mountain huckleberry, Vaccinium membranaceum, -ideal for a rock garden; cascade huckleberry, Vaccinium deliciosum, and Dwarf bilberry, Vaccinium caespitosum, -both low, mat-forming shrubs; and Oval-leaved blueberry, Vaccinium ovalifolium, which is attractive in a woodland garden, especially when grown along with Red huckleberry; (continued on next page)(abOVE) iNDiaN PlUM, OEMlERia cERaSifORMiS. (TOP RiGhT) aMERicaN cRaNbERRY bUSh, VibURNUM OPUlUS VaR. aMERicaNUM. (bOTTOM RiGhT) OVal-lEaVED VibURNUM OR WESTERN WaYfaRiNG TREE, VibURNUM ElliPTicUM. Native plants can provide food and habitat for native wildlife, improving the overall health of local ecologies. 10 - The B&B Magazine(TOP lEfT & RiGhT) bEfORE & afTER Of DESiGN-bUilD PROcESS. (bOTTOM) SUE cOMMUNicaTiNG WiTh ThE cliENTS abOUT WhaT TO EXPEcT DURiNG ThE DESiGN-bUilD PROcESS.Related to huckleberries is the fools huckleberry or false azalea, Rhododendron menziesii (formerly Menziesia ferruginea), also known as Rusty leaf. its bell-shaped flowers are similar to huckleberry flowers, but salmon-colored. it produces dry capsules instead of berries. leaves turn brilliant orange-red in the fall. it is usually grows 3-4 ft.Wild Ginger, Asarum caudatum: This plant with its beautiful heart-shaped leaves makes an outstanding groundcover in a moist, shady forest. The whole plant has a strong smell of ginger when crushed. The roots can be used as a ginger substitute. The unusual, bronzy-maroon flowers are usually hidden under the leaves. it is best in rich soils, thick with organic matter or leaf moldbut not too wet!Golden Chinquapin, Chrysolepis chrysophylla is a broad-leaved evergreen tree, the only one native to Washington except our more common Madrona. a relative of chestnuts, chinquapin is best grown as a specimen tree in drier parts of your garden. it is listed as Sensitive in Washington. it is found on dry, open, south-facing sites and rocky ridgetops in Mason and Skamania counties. its rarity and its distinctive appearance can add a contrasting element of texture to your landscape. Golden chinquapin is the only known host to the Golden Streak butterfly, also a State threatened species.Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryana, or Garry Oak, grows slowly to 80-100 feet. its rounded crown and intricate branching pattern adds interest to the winter landscape in a park or spacious yard. Native oak prairies, and their associated ecosystem, have disappeared and continue to decline. The Western Gray Squirrel, a threatened species in Washington State, is largely dependent upon this tree. at fort lewis, efforts are being made to preserve the oak prairie habitat. Understory native plants for an Oak Prairie habitat include: common camas, camassia quamash; Deltoid balsamroot, balsamorhiza deltoidea; Seathrift or Sea Pink, armeria maritima; idaho fescue, festuca idahoensis; hendersons Shooting Star, Dodecatheon hendersonii; blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium idahoense; and Early blue Violet, Viola adunca.Go Native!and please visit my website: www.nativeplantspnw.com/ (fROM TOP TO bOTTOM) WilD GiNGER, aSaRUM caUDaTUM. GOlDEN chiNQUaPiN, chRYSOlEPiS chRYSOPhYlla. OREGON WhiTE OaK, QUERcUS GaRRYaNa. Expand Your Knowledge of Native PlantsNaTiVE PlaNT RESOURcE liST content provided by Derby canyon Native Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association -11NATIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATIONlyons, c.P. and b. Merilees. 1995. Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in Washington and British Columbia. lone Pine Publishing, Renton, Wa.hitchcock, c.l. and a. cronquist. 1973. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (1st edition). University of Washington Press, Seattle, Wa.Parish, Roberta, R. coup, and D. lloyd. 1996. Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest. lone Pine Publishing, Renton, Wa.Taylor, Ronald. 1992. Sagebrush Country. Mountain Press Pub. co., Missoula, MT.Turner, Mark and Phyllis Gustafson. 2006. Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Timber Press, Portland, OR.NATIVE PLANT GARDENING AND LANDSCAPINGcullina, William. 2000. Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada. houghton-Mifflin, boston, Ma.cullina, William. 2002. Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines; a guide to using, growing, and propagating North American woody plants. houghton-Mifflin, boston, Ma.fitzgerald, Tonie and Michael Terrell. Landscaping with Native Plants in the Inland Northwest. WSU cooperative Extension, Spokane county. Publication MiSc0267Knopf, Jim. 1991. The Xeriscape Flower Gardener: A Waterwise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region. Johnson books, boulder, cO.Kruckeberg, arthur c. 1996. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Wa.link, Russell. 1999. Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle, Wa.Mee, Wendy et.al. 2003. Waterwise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes. Utah State University Press, logan, UT.Robson, Kathleen and alice Richter. 2008. Encyclopedia of Northwest Native Plants for Gardens and Landscapes. Timber Press, Portland, OR.Weinstein, Gayle. 1999. Xeriscape Handbook: A How-To Guide to Natural, Resource-Wise Gardening. fulcrum Publishing, Golden, cO.NATIVE PLANT AND LANDSCAPING LiNkSWTU Image Collection: Plants of Washington a thorough collection of photos of Washington plantshttp://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.phpCentral Washington Native Plants photos and informationhttp://www.cwnp.org/Native Plant Production, University of Washington propagating and growing Washington natives, with W. WA emphasishttp://depts.washington.edu/propplnt/Celebrating Wildflowers site from US Forest Service, with photos and info on gardeninghttp://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/WSU Master Gardener: NW Native Plant Guidehttp://gardening.wsu.edu/text/nwnative.htmNative Plant Resources, University of Idaho access to Native Plant Journal and propagation protocol databasehttp://nativeplants.for.uidaho.edu/North American Rock Garden Societyhttp://www.nargs.org/PlantNative extensive info on native plants and naturescaping, from Portland, ORhttp://www.plantnative.com/Sound Native Plants. a nursery and restoration company in Olympia, Wa; although oriented to W Wa, their website has information sheets covering many valuable topicshttp://www.soundnativeplants.com/infosheets.htm Washington Native Plant Society. Many good links, including to state chapters.http://www.wnps.org/PERIODICALNative Plants Journal, indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., bloomington, iN 47404 (800)842-6796 http://iupjournals.org/npj. in-depth information on growing and planting native plants throughout the US; attractive and professional. Published three times per year.12 - The B&B MagazineNative Plants for Screening Septic Mounds Content provided by Sound Native Plants . Species for Shady Sites Comments Goats beard Aruncus dioicus top of mound okay Deer fern Blechnum spicant top of mound okay; evergreen bunchberry Cornus canadensis top of mound okay bleeding heart Dicentra formosa top of mound okay Woodland strawberry Fragaria vesca top of mound okay Salal Gaultheria shallon perimeter only; evergreen false lily-of-the-valley Maianthemum dilatatum top of mound okay indian plum Oemleria cerasiformis perimeter only Wood sorrel Oxalis oregana top of mound okay Sword fern Polystichum munitum top of mound okay; evergreen Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum perimeter only; evergreen Red elderberry Sambucus racemosa perimeter only Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus perimeter only Evergreen huckleberry Vaccinium ovatu perimeter only; evergreen inside-out flower Vancouveria hexandra top of mound okay Species for Sunny Sites Comments Kinnikinnik Arctostaphylos uva-ursi top of mound okay; evergreen common camas Camassia quamash top of mound okay beaked hazelnut Corylus cornuta perimeter only Tufted hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa top of mound okay coastal strawberry Fragaria chiloensis top of mound okay; evergreen blue elderberry Sambucus cerulea perimeter only Red elderberry Sambucus racemosa perimeter only Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus perimeterSeptic mounds are used to increase the separation between the drainfield and saturated soil. To prevent damage, they should be irrigated and disturbed as little as possible. Screening septic mounds presents a unique planting challenge. Native species are ideal, as they require little maintenance. Screening plants will also take up moisture and nutrients from the soil, which may help the septic system function better. avoid species that prefer wet soil or have deep roots or tap roots that can damage the system. limit foot traffic on the mound, and dont irrigate the mound except for minimal hand watering of newly installed plants. The following shallow-rooted native plants should not require supplemental watering if planted in the fall. Woody species should be planted only around the perimeter of the mound, and trees should be set back at least 20 feet from the edge of the mound. herbaceous groundcovers are ideal for planting directly on top of the mound as indicated in the list below. avoid planting over tank covers to ease access for periodic maintenance. When planting on or near a septic mound always wear gloves to reduce contact with the soil, limit compaction and plant areas of exposed soil as soon as possible to minimize erosion.(fROM lEfT TO RiGhT) GOaTS bEaRD aRUNcUS DiOicUS, PhOTO bY TiGERENTE. SNOWbERRYSYMPhORicaRPOS albUS, PhOTO PROViDED bY h. ZEll. Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 1918 - The B&B Magazine12 - The B&B MagazinePrint vs. Digital AdvertisingThe Truth About Print Advertising.... Maximizing advertising dollars is crucial, and weighing the value between print vs. digital advertising, is the place to start. here are a few facts that will help with your industry specific strategic advertising plan:Direct Marketing association studies show that industrial advertising on the Internet clearly underperforms in response rate and product awareness compared to traditional business media.further, studies show that on average, a magazine reader spends nearly three times the amount of time with a magazine as they might with a web site.a web ad can be viewed by millions of unqualified, non buying, no specifying viewer who can randomly click anything regardless of the expense to you. A tightly controlled industry magazine only goes to your target market, which means every reader is a potential customer or client!The Bottom Line:The B&B Magazine is a critical communication link in the business chain. be a part of one of the highest regarded industry trade magazines that is well rooted in the Washington State nursery and landscape industry. Advertise in the B&B Magazine today!for more information about advertising, please contact Debbie Rauen at debbie.nurseryandlandscape@yahoo.com or (800) 672-7711.B&B readers are qualified customers that enjoy reading each issue front to back.VOL 66, NO. 3, MARCH 2014VOL 66, NO. 5, MAY 2014VOL 65, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 2013VOL 65, NO. 7, JULY 2013VOL 64, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 201212312 - The B&B MagazineDerby Canyon Natives is a specialty nursery growing wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees native to central Washington. container-grown plants are produced from seeds and cuttings collected from the regions varied habitats, including the shrub-steppe, pine forest and riparian zones. all plants are source-identified (traced to their collection location) and locally adapted (grown in the Wenatchee Valley and acclimated to central Washington conditions). Derby canyon Natives produces over 120 species of plants. www.derbycanyonnatives.comWoodbrook Native Plant Nursery, located in Gig harbor, is a wholesale nursery that concentrates on Pacific Northwest Natives. www.woodbrooknativeplantnursery.comSound Native Plants provides the restoration community with native plants in Western Washington. Sound Native Plants crews install restoration and mitigation projects throughout the region, consult on related subjects such as project planning, permitting, and management; and design planting plans for wetland mitigation, steep slope stabilization, bulkhead alternatives, and other native plant projects. www.soundnativeplants.comBeaverlake Nursery is a wholesale liner and container nursery. Ground cover, Wetland and Native Shrubs are their specialty. www.beaverlakenursery.com Robinwood Nursery began with one plantfuchsia magellanicaand only 25 gallons of it in 1991. initially visualized as a perennial nursery with a low summer water theme, the plant list gradually expanded to include ornamental grasses, shrubs from the southern hemisphere, small rare trees, then Northwest and american natives, and Japanese maples. in 2010, the plant list included more than 250 different genera. www.robinwoodnursery.comN.A.T.S. Nursery focuses on Pacific Northwest species, but also grow natives from across North america, spanning the continent from the Pacific Northwest to the Northern regions of b.c., alberta, the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and alaska, all the way to the Eastern seaboard. www.natsnursery.com Locate Native Plants Find wholesale nurseries in the WSNLA Buyers Guide Native Plant Resource list, www.wsnlabuyersguide.org Sunbreak Nursery is a wholesale grower of nearly a hundred types of groundcovers and ferns, including many native varieties. www.sunbreaknursery.comLittle Prince of Oregon is a wholesale nursery offering perennials, ground covers, NW natives, succulents, herbs, ornamental grasses, and rare and unusual plants. www.littleprinceoforegon.comQueens Cup Nursery offers Puget Sound easy care native perennials, including rare and hard to find plants. pat@queenscupnursery.comWatershed Garden Works specializes in Pacific Northwest natives and offers a wide variety of other plants. Services include: contract growing; revegetation services and consultation on NW plantings; and can custom collect seeds for projects. www.watershedgardenworks.com. Oxbow Native Plants is a native plant nursery in partnership with the University of idahos Department of Natural Resources, center for forest Nursery and Seedling Research. www.oxbow.orgTadpole Native Plants features plant material native to lowland Western Washington, helping satisfy the increasing need for native flora suitable for landscapes, restoration projects and retail sale. www.tadpolenativeplants.com Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association -15Promote Your Plants & Services In the WSNLA Buyers Guide be sure your plants are listed in the 2014-15 Guide. Watch for your packet to arrive. Deadline is August 30. 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.All WSNLA members receive 1 free buyers guide listing! additional listings can be added. Turn to page 6 to learn more about the Guide. 16 - The B&B MagazineCertified Professional Horticulturist of Month a look into the cPh communitySue Goetz, CPH The creative Gardener/ Urban Garden company Owner TacomaCertified Professional Horticulturist of the Month Q&A is by Joanie Hackett, CPH. about Joanie: hackett has been a certified Professional horticulturist since 2002, shortly after completing the horticulture program at lake Washington institute of Technology. She is employed by Plantscapes as the Seasonal color coordinator and holiday coordinator. She serves on the certified Professional horticulturist board for WSNla, and is the contact person for the cPh of the Month article. Joanie can be contacted at joaniedidit@comcast.net.Prior to that i was a manager and plant buyer for a nursery. before moving to Washington State in 2000, i owned a garden business in idaho. JH: What is your overall philosophy for being successful in this field? SUE: Overall philosophy, oh my, it seems to change all the time, but changing and reinventing is what every business needs to do, especially in the seasonal volatility of the garden industry. i am always learning and staying up on what my clients are reading and hearing about how to take care of their garden or what is the latest and greatest plant to have. i want to be a good dependable live resource in the day and age of searching on the internet. i call it gardening in real time!i have also found that staying flexible and adaptable to the changing economic climate has been important. in the past garden drawings were the biggest portion of my income, but as the economic climate changed and more homeowners were going the Do-it-Yourself route, my garden coaching and hourly consultations are now the most popular service i offer. it gives homeowners access to a design professional and solid garden information right down to identifying weeds and soil problems in their own garden. JH: What is the biggest challenge you face in your job? SUE: One is resources to help clients JH: How long have you been a CPH? SUE: Since 2001JH: How do you participate in WSNLA? SUE: i do speaking and writing for the b&b plus other requests from WSNla. i try to attend chapter meetings when possible. JH: What is your job title/ company? SUE: i am the owner of creative Gardener and Urban Garden company. i do garden design and coaching as well as speaking and writing-all about the garden-of course!JH: How long have you been in your current position? What other positions have you held? SUE: i opened creative Gardener in 2004 and it is my full time business. i also have a retail garden store in downtown Tacoma called Urban Garden company where i have a studio for clients to come to and i hold workshops and classes. 17- The B&B Magazine- Large selection of salvaged landscape wood. You can pick up or we will deliver. - Outstanding old growth Western Red Cedar pieces salvaged from the forest oor. - Use as center pieces, water features, bulkheads, seats, planters boarders & more Visit landscapewood.com to purchase by picture number, or call 360-482-5555 if you would like to come by and look. Email: john.evans@landscapewood.com2 miles West of Elma, take the Schouweiler exit.Carter Evans Wood ConceptsThe Ultimate Natural Addition To Your Landscaping Projects!get what they need; from product to installation or landscape clean-up help. The other is time management in busy season. i am told i need to clone myself. it is a good problem to have, but a challenging one all the same. JH: What is the most common mistake you see in homeowner yards?SUE: Not sure if there is one most common, but there are truly many consistent ones:-believing something on the internet that is not an educational or expert resource, there is a lot of interesting and scary stuff people are told to do in their gardens. -Wrong plant, wrong place (the cute little rhododendron that got huge- smashed up against the home foundation!)-Undernourished soil that has been piled with bark for so many years that it is hard to recognize what real soil should like. -believing the myth of a NO maintenance garden. JH: What is your favorite plant? SUE: i dont even know if i can answer this one, i have too many favorites. i can put it into a category! herbs, fragrant and useful plants are my favorite. i love plants that give back, whether it be seasoning for cooking or aromatherapy. i am currently writing a book on using herbs for skin and spa treatments. JH: What is your favorite expression?SUE: Right plant, Right place. common, yes-i feel like we can say it all we want but if we as horticulturists arent teaching how that happens, we are failing those 4 words miserably. i say this many times in my seminars and to clients; get to know your garden space and learn about plants you want to grow so you can be successful. JH: Any publications or websites youd like to share? SUE: i always send clients to Greatplantspicks.org to search out plants. Bugs & Blights Target the pest, Protect the rest. by Sharon J. collman | WSU Snohomish Extention18 - The B&B MagazineDANGER!! Never Ever! put pesticides in any container other than the original with its label. Without a proper container this diazinon looks like cinnamon spices. if sharing pesticides, loan out the whole labelled container.Squirrel damage to maple. Teeth marks were visible. Strips, or patches, of bark are peeled off to make the nest. Try loosely placed chicken wire on the main branches and trunk till nesting season ends, then remove. Lady beetle, or ladybug larva, (likely Harmonia axyridis) about ready to form the pupa. This skin will be shed and the papal stage will be more hunched up and smooth. if disturbed the pupae will raise up its head end. The tail end is fastened to the leaf. More photos: or http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/gallery.php?pn=687http://puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/resources/pdf/pls85ladybeetles.pdfCottony camellia scale. female with eggs covered in protective wax. Egg hatch and natural enemies will leave only bits. The yellowish crawlers will settle along veins, produce honeydew on which sooty mold will grow. http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/hosts-and-pests/camellia-camellia-cottony-camellia-scalePesticide information includes bee safety, environmental cautions, protective clothingHortsense provides product names for homeowner use http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/Select the plant type, remember edible and ornamental plants in the same genus have different registered products flowering cherry (ornamental), edible cherries (tree fruit) PNW Insect Management Handbook horticulture, landscape and Nursery crops (also christmas tree and lawns http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort be sure you have the 2014 version2014 PNW Plant Disease Handbook type in search box http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/Bugs and Blights Sharon J. Collman WSU Snohomish County Extension DANGER!! Never Ever! put pesticides in any container other than the original with its label. Without a proper container this diazinon looks like cinnamon spices. If sharing pesticides, loan out the whole labelled container. Squirrel damage to maple. Teeth marks were visible. Strips, or patches, of bark are peeled off to make the nest. Try loosely placed chicken wire on the main branches and trunk till nesting season ends, then remove. Lady beetle, or ladybug larva, (likely Harmonia axyridis) about ready to form the pupa. This skin will be shed and the papal stage will be more hunched up and smooth. If disturbed the pupae will raise up its head end. The tail end is fastened to the leaf. More photos: or http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/gallery.php?pn=687http://puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/resources/pdf/pls85ladybeetles.pdf Cottony camellia scale. Female with eggs covered in protective wax. Egg hatch and natural enemies will leave only bits. The yellowish crawlers will settle along veins, produce honeydew on which sooty mold will grow. http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/hosts-and-pests/camellia-camellia-cottony-camellia-scale Pesticide information includes bee safety, environmental cautions, protective clothing Hortsense provides product names for homeowner use http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/ Select the plant type, remember edible and ornamental plants in the same genus have different registered products Flowering cherry (ornamental), edible cherries (tree fruit) PNW Insect Management Handbook Horticulture, Landscape and Nursery Crops (also Christmas tree and lawns http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort Be sure you have the 2014 version 2014 PNW Plant Disease Handbook type in search box http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/ Bugs and Blights Sharon J. Collman WSU Snohomish County Extension DANGER!! Never Ever! put pesticides in any container other than the original with its label. Without a proper container this diazinon looks like cinnamon spices. If sharing pesticides, loan out the whole labelled container. Squirrel damage to maple. Teeth marks were visible. Strips, or patches, of bark are peeled off to make the nest. Try loosely placed chicken wire on the main branches and trunk till nesting season ends, then remove. Lady beetle, or ladybug larva, (likely Harmonia axyridis) about ready to form the pupa. This skin will be shed and the papal stage will be more hunched up and smooth. If disturbed the pupae will raise up its head end. The tail end is fastened to the leaf. More photos: or http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/gallery.php?pn=687http://puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/resources/pdf/pls85ladybeetles.pdf Cottony camellia scale. Female with eggs covered in protective wax. Egg hatch and natural enemies will leave only bits. The yellowish crawlers will settle along veins, produce honeydew on which sooty mold will grow. http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/hosts-and-pests/camellia-camellia-cottony-camellia-scale Pesticide information includes bee safety, environmental cautions, protective clothing Hortsense provides product names for homeowner use http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/ Select the plant type, remember edible and ornamental plants in the same genus have different registered products Flowering cherry (ornamental), edible cherries (tree fruit) PNW Insect Management Handbook Horticulture, Landscape and Nursery Crops (also Christmas tree and lawns http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort Be sure you have the 2014 version 2014 PNW Plant Disease Handbook type in search box http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/ Bugs and Blights Sharon J. Collman WSU Snohomish County Extension DANGER!! Never Ever! put pesticides in any container other than the original with its label. Without a proper container this diazinon looks like cinnamon spices. If sharing pesticides, loan out the whole labelled container. Squirrel damage to maple. Teeth marks were visible. Strips, or patches, of bark are peeled off to make the nest. Try loosely placed chicken wire on the main branches and trunk till nesting season ends, then remove. Lady beetle, or ladybug larva, (likely Harmonia axyridis) about ready to form the pupa. This skin will be shed and the papal stage will be more hunched up and smooth. If disturbed the pupae will raise up its head end. The tail end is fastened to the leaf. More photos: or http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/gallery.php?pn=687http://puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/resources/pdf/pls85ladybeetles.pdf Cottony camellia scale. Female with eggs covered in protective wax. Egg hatch and natural enemies will leave only bits. The yellowish crawlers will settle along veins, produce honeydew on which sooty mold will grow. http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/hosts-and-pests/camellia-camellia-cottony-camellia-scale Pesticide information includes bee safety, environmental cautions, protective clothing Hortsense provides product names for homeowner use http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/ Select the plant type, remember edible and ornamental plants in the same genus have different registered products Flowering cherry (ornamental), edible cherries (tree fruit) PNW Insect Management Handbook Horticulture, Landscape and Nursery Crops (also Christmas tree and lawns http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort Be sure you have the 2014 version 2014 PNW Plant Disease Handbook type in search box http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/ Bugs and Blights Sharon J. Collman WSU Snohomish County Extension DANGER!! Never Ever! put pesticides in any container other than the original with its label. Without a proper container this diazinon looks like cinnamon spices. If sharing pesticides, loan out the whole labelled container. Squirrel damage to maple. Teeth marks were visible. Strips, or patches, of bark are peeled off to make the nest. Try loosely placed chicken wire on the main branches and trunk till nesting season ends, then remove. Lady beetle, or ladybug larva, (likely Harmonia axyridis) about ready to form the pupa. This skin will be shed and the papal stage will be more hunched up and smooth. If disturbed the pupae will raise up its head end. The tail end is fastened to the leaf. More photos: or http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/gallery.php?pn=687http://puyallup.wsu.edu/plantclinic/resources/pdf/pls85ladybeetles.pdf Cottony camellia scale. Female with eggs covered in protective wax. Egg hatch and natural enemies will leave only bits. The yellowish crawlers will settle along veins, produce honeydew on which sooty mold will grow. http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort/landscape/hosts-and-pests/camellia-camellia-cottony-camellia-scale Pesticide information includes bee safety, environmental cautions, protective clothing Hortsense provides product names for homeowner use http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/ Select the plant type, remember edible and ornamental plants in the same genus have different registered products Flowering cherry (ornamental), edible cherries (tree fruit) PNW Insect Management Handbook Horticulture, Landscape and Nursery Crops (also Christmas tree and lawns http://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/hort Be sure you have the 2014 version 2014 PNW Plant Disease Handbook type in search box http://pnwhandbooks.org/plantdisease/ Industry NewsAre you Required to Pay Use Tax on Your Landscape Job?SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Washington Small BusinessOne of the best benefits of membership in WSNla is the sharing of information. Doug cockburn of landscapes by cockburn, a member of WSNla since 1998, had a recent learning experience with a Washington Department of Revenue audit that he wanted to share. as a result, he called the WSNla office to get the word out. Doug picked up a job from another contractor who could not finish it, and completed a rain garden installation for the city of Port Townsend. There was an important fact that he needed to understand: the job fell under the public road construction tax rules and not the wholesaling rules. This meant that he was required to pay either sales tax or use tax on the materials that went into the finished job because the final customer was the City of Port Townsend, a government entity. in his case, he needed to pay use tax since sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the materials. in his role as a subcontractor, he was told no sales tax was applicable and so none was paid other than for his supplies and tools as he normally would. Technically, it was true no sales tax was required to be paid, but practically, because he was required to pay use tax instead, this was not true.There are a number of projects of this nature in the marketplace right now so what do you do to be sure you dont find out the hard way that you needed to pay use tax?- check out the Washington administration code (Wac) 458-20-171, (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=458-20-171) This tells what qualifies as Public Road construction and how the taxability works for what does qualify.- Request a ruling from the Department of Revenue before accepting the work. You can do this online by typing ruling request in the search box on the home page of http://dor.wa.gov.- Take advantage of the regular New business Orientation classes held by DOR field offices all over the state. You dont have to be a new business to get valuable information from these. contact your local office to find out dates and times.and when you do your excise return after the job, be sure to call the DOR contact for your business and request to have the Public Road construction option set up on your return as it is not commonly included in your electronic filing options. a special thank you to Doug cockburn for his willingness to share his experience so no one else has to.Small, nonfarm businesses in 18 Washington counties and a neighboring county in Oregon are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small business administration (Sba). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on april 1, 2014, in the following primary counties, announced Tanya N. Garfield, Director of Sbas Disaster field Operations center-West. Primary Washington counties: chelan, lincoln and Walla Walla;Neighboring Washington counties: adams, benton, columbia, Douglas, ferry, franklin, Grant, King, Kittitas, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman;Neighboring Oregon county: Umatilla. Sba eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses directly impacted by the disaster, Garfield said.Small, nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic injury Disaster loans (EiDls) of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 4% for businesses and 2.625% for private, nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years, and are available to small businesses and most private, nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship, Garfield said.by law, Sba makes EiDls available when the U. S. Secretary of agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. Secretary Tom Vilsack declared this disaster on May 28, 2014.businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for Sba disaster assistance. agricultural enterprises should contact the farm Services agency (fSa) about the U. S. Department of agriculture (USDa) assistance made available by the Secretarys declaration. however, in drought disasters nurseries are eligible for Sba disaster assistance.applicants may apply online using the Electronic loan application (Ela) via Sbas secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from Sbas customer Service center by calling (800) 659-2955 or e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. for more information about Sbas disaster assistance programs, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster. The deadline to apply for these loans is January 28, 2015. Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 1928 - The B&B Magazine2014 Chapter Eventsconnect with industry peers. access to professional education.Mt Rainier Chapterfor more information or to be added to the email list to receive chapter meeting notice announcements, contact ingrid Wachtler, Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery at woodbrk@harbornet.com. Northwest ChapterJuly 30, from 6 - 8pm location: christiansons Nursery & Greenhouse, Mount Vernon Program and speaker details will be sent via EViTE and posted on WSNla.ORG. for more information or to be added to the email list to receive chapter meeting notice announcements, contact Ryan carpenter, Sunbreak Nursery company at ryan@sunbreaknursery.com. Olympic Chapterfor more information or to be added to the email list to receive chapter meeting notice announcements, contact Gayle larson, cPh at Gayle.larson@hotmail.com. Seattle ChapterJuly 2014 location: chihully Glass Garden, Seattle center for more information or to be added to the email list to receive chapter meeting notice announcements, contact bill collins at wjcollins@comcast.net.Host or Sponsor a Chapter Meeting hosting a chapter meeting at your business is a great way to introduce your plant availability, products and services to potential clients and customers. by inviting nursery and landscape professionals to your business site, it provides an opportunity to share your expertise and build valuable relationships to grow your business.if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring an upcoming chapter meeting, please contact the chapter contact listed above. Are you a fan yet?Join the WSNLA Facebook Page! connect with other nursery and landscape professionals and receive updates on what is going on at WSNla and your industry.Real-time Dialogue. communicate directly with WSNla leadership and staff with your questions and comments. Generate Fresh Ideas.Do you have a suggestions for an event, seminar, story idea or member program? WSNla is always seeking ways to serve its membership. Promote Your business. as a WSNla member you can share special news and events about your business on the WSNla facebook page. Publications & Articles. WSNla provides links to the B&B Magazine and other relevant industry articles so that members can connect with their industry. as a member, you can do the same! Please feel free to share links to industry news and research.Online Networking. Get to know your industry colleagues by connecting with them online. The WSNla facebook page is a resource to grow your professional network. Join the Conversation.Search Washington State Nursery & landscape association at www.facebook.com/WSNla. Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association - 21[ News & Headlines ]MAINLAND FLORALph (604) 856-1264fax (604) 856-1273www.mainlandfloral.comBCs Best Delivered FreshSpecializing in supplying top quality fresh cut flowers and potted plants directly from the best producers in BC to the northwest United States.WSNLA Marketplace[ Job Postings, For Sale, Plant Material Available & More! ] HOLLAND-AMERICA NURSERY. Now available: Van den akker weeping alaska cedar 6 thru 10. Snowberry 1 gal. & 2 gal. Thuja plicata zebrina 5 gal. Red twig dogwood 1gal. Mahonia aquifolium 1 gal & 2 gal. Mahonia repens 1 gal & 2 gal. Mahonia aquifolium 5 gal. Rosa nutkana 1 gal. Rosa Rugosa 1 gal.English laurel 2 gal. & 5 gal. list available. (360) 794-6549, or akker4@gmail.com. WSNla MEMbER.SPECIMEN STREET AND LANDSCAPE TREES IN LARGE ROOT CONTROL BAGS. Year around availability, easier shipping, handling and establishment. Mount Vernon. (800) 827-4067. fax (360) 428-1822. www.urbanforestnursery.com. WSNla MEMbER. To be listed in the WSNla Marketplace, contact breanne at breanne@wsnla.org or (800) 672-7711.NW N , O S TCredit Card ProcessingSave money with low processing fees and a variety of related benefits, including gift cards for customers, through Sage Payment Solutions. Plus, they are committed to giving back to your organization through a rebate program. Miah Green, Sage Payment Solutions208-503-0561, jgreen@sagepayments.com www.sagepayments.com/wsnla Printing & Promotional Products Purchase your print and promotional products from Proforma because they have the buying power to provide unbeatable rates. Plus, they are committed to giving back to your organization through a rebate program. Jim Stedman, ProForma 888-546-6028, jwstedman@aol.comLegal Accessat no charge, members may ask a question or obtain advice. More work will be performed at a discounted association rate. Robert Andre, Ogden Murphy Wallace 206-447-2252, faX 206-447-0215randre@omwlaw.com, www.omwlaw.comEquipment Purchases Receive fleet like discounts on high quality commercial equiptment at participating dealerships only. Phil Smith, Scotsco, Inc(253) 720-6420, psmith@scotsco.comCash Flow ManagementReceive assistance in the commercial recovery field. Bill Bosch, Cash Flow Management 503-774-1399, faX 503-771-4202, bbosch@cfmcollect.com, www.cfmcollection.comOffice SuppliesOrder office supplies quickly and easily via phone, fax or online. Guaranteed lowest price, free next-day delivery, 4% instant discount on every invoice, 20,000 item catalog. No minimum order. Jenn Gordon, Association Members Only 800-420-6421 x 234, faX 800-420-6422 jgordon@goamo.com, www.goamo.com Health InsuranceBill Yeager, Association Benefits Corp.206-948-9379, faX 425-742-1474bill@associationbenefits.usBusiness insurance Ken Von Forell, Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefit360-459-9411, KVonforell@hortica-insurance.com, www.hortica-insurance.comWSNLA Preferred Providers19.5K LANDSCAPE TREES FOR SALE. 15K Spruce 3 varieties, 3K to 3.5K concolor and 1K austrian Pine.You harvest and transport. $30.00 each. 509-847-5287 Dominic WSNLA PRO SERIES - SAVE THE DATESOct 8 | Environmental Due Diligence for Landscape Sites location: cedar River Watershed, North bend Nov 5 | Customer Service Training for Trainers & Advanced Merchandising location: Sky Nursery in Shoreline Dec 3 | BEES: Health, Home & Beneficialslocation: WSU Kitsap ExtentionNorm Dicks building, bremerton Easy access from ferryWSNLAWashington State Nursery & Landscape AssociationScholarship & Research Charitable Fund22 - The B&B MagazineCALENDAR OF EVENTS[ EDUcaTiON & ENJOYMENT ]NEW Calendar Format - find industry events at WSNLA.ORG!www.wsnla.org/cPh or contact holly at WSNla at (800) 672-7711 and holly@wsnla.org.OCTOBER 15, FROM 5-8PM. CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HORTCULTURIST EXAM. Location: Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Horticulture Complex. Member & Student Rate: $90 | Non Member Rate: $160.for more information about the certified Professional horticulturist program visit www.wsnla.org/cPh or contact holly at WSNla at (800) 672-7711 and holly@wsnla.org.OCTOBER 16 & 17, FROM 9:30AM - 4:30PM. PROFESSIONAL RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP. Location: Bremerton Location, TBA.JULY 17. WSNLA & WALP FIELD DAY - SAVE THE DATE! Location: JB Instant Lawn, Woodinville.JULY 30, FROM 8:30AM - NOON. UW BOTANIC GARDENS PROHORT: SUMMER PRUNING OF TREES & SHRUBS. Location: UW Botanic Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum, Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle. for more information visit www.cfr.washington.edu/uwbg/ or contact (206) 685-8033. cost: $80; $90 after July 23. cPh credit available.AUGUST 21- 23. FARWEST SHOW. Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland. The farwest Trade Show offers the complete trade show experience with equipment innovation demos, tours, seminars, exceptional nursery and allied supplier exhibitors, free workshops on the expo floor, new plants and products, networking and reconnecting. for more information visit www.farwestshow.com. cPh credit available for Seminars.SEPTEMBER 23, FROM 5-8PM. CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURIST PREVIEW EXAM. Location: Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Horticulture Complex. cost: $45 members, $65 non members. for more information about the certified Professional horticulturist program visit Two day workshop for green industry professionals covering the design and installation of Rain Gardens: benefits, regulations, site analysis, hydrologic modeling, materials specifications, maintenance and special attention to how to market these low impact Development (liD) features to your clients. a database of businesses that have completed the training is provided to homeowners and small business owners in Kitsap county who are seeking to hire professional firms for Rain Garden projects. Early Registration by September 5th deadline is $60 per day/$100 for both days; after September 5th, $85 per day/$150 for both days. box lunch and beverages included. To register online: http://ext100.wsu.edu/kitsap/nrs/rain-garden-program/professional-rain-garden-workshop/ for more information contact colleen Miko cmiko@co.kitsap.wa.us 360-307-4378. Presented by WSU Extension Kitsap. 11 cPh and clT credits available.NOVEMBER 17-20. ecoPRO TRAINING & EXAM. Location: WSU Mount Vernon Research Center. This training is sponsored by Skagit Conservation District, City of Anacortes, City of Burlington, City of Sedro-Woolley, City of Mount Vernon and Skagit County. For more information visit www.wsnla.org/ecoPROcertifiedPromote your event in the B&B Magazine and on WSNla.org. contact breanne at breanne@wsnla.org or (800) 672-7711.WSNLAWashington State Nursery & Landscape AssociationOfficial SPONSOR:thankYouadvertisersIndexanderson Die & Manufacturing ...... 31 biringer Nursery ............................. 31carter Evans Wood concepts ......... 19cedar Grove compost co ............... 24certified Professional horticulturist . 5farwest Show/OaN .......................... 9Mainland floral .............................. 29Motz & Sons ................................... 32Mukilteo cedar Products .................. 2Oregon Valley Greenhouse ............. 32Plant Something! ............................ 11Sawdust Supply company .............. 23Stueber Distributing ....................... 11Urban forest Nursery ..................... 23Wetlands & Woodlands .................. 29WSNLA would like to thank our B&B advertisers and encourages our readers to learn more about the products and services they offer. 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