A great way to see what fellow professionals are doing in the field, literally. It's a tour-packed day with lots of opportunity to network and learn something new or different.
September 5 - CPP Exam at Glacier Nursery from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
September 6 -
8:00 AM Columbia Nursery – The Connors will host breakfast at their beautiful nursery in Columbia Falls. We look forward to learning about their business and touring their new garden shop.
9:30 AM Silverbrook Estates – We will visit the outstanding waterfall entrance at this lovely premier custom home community designed and installed by Wagner Nursery & Landscape Company.
10:15 AM Hooper’s Garden Center – we will visit Hooper’s in Kalispell which has grown to include 16 greenhouses, a large retail house and garden shop, production area, seminar room, seasonal bistro, and a new houseplants area.
11:00 AM Biggy’s Landscape Service – MNLA Board Member, Holly Wadsworth, and her husband, Adam, will present one of their landscape projects near Big Fork.
12 Noon Glacier Nursery – Brad and Desi Brown will host lunch at their nursery near Kalispell. Enjoy an afternoon of demonstrations, education, and tours at their outstanding nursery.
•· Demonstrations: Truck loading, cutting propagation, container planting, over wintering, chip budding
•· Discussion: Computer software for the nursery, inventory control and personnel procedures
•· Tours: Container shrubs, perennial and trees followed by a tour of the Ball and Burlap trees, bare root trees and field grown shrubs and perennials
•· Pruning and cultural procedures: Herbicides, fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticide applications
•· Discussion/demonstration of 2” trees Ball and Burlap compared to 25 gallon container
6:00 PM BBQ at Glacier Nursery
TRANSPORTATION: Drive your own car or carpool with a friend. Maps of the route will be available at the Holiday Inn Express as well as all tour stops.
HOTEL: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express at 275 Treeline Road in Kalispell. Please phone 406-755-7405 to reserve your room under the MNLA room block by August 23. The rate is $149 per night plus tax.