Welcome to GrassSolutions™, a periodic e-newsletter published by Hoffman Nursery, Inc. The newsletter offers information on selecting and growing ornamental and native grasses and sedges. It clues you in on what's happening in the world of grasses and relates it to our broader industry.  It also gives you ideas about how to make grasses and sedges work best for you.

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Located in Rougemont, North Carolina, Hoffman Nursery is a wholesale liner nursery specializing in ornamental and native grasses. To find out more about us, please go to our website: hoffmannursery.com.
 
 
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  • Links to Archived 2016 Newsletters
  • August 2016
  • Using plants to do the work, making meadows & prairies, the Perennial Plant Symposium, a slice of Heaven, and summer with Zack.
  • July 2016
  • Cultivate'16 a big success, connecting with native plants, an Ever Colorful visit, and the perennial place to be.
  • June 2016
  • Our new additions, Hoffman Nursery catalog is almost here, water symposium highlights green infrastructure, and summer shows are coming!
  • May 2016
  • The future of water in a green world, choosing and using grasses: Armitage and others on grasses, a visit with friends, green infrastructure with benefits.
  • April 2016
  • Making a meadow, planning for pollinators, more than stormwater, and added value for communities: three green infrastructure stories
  • March 2016
  • Grasses on the A-list, connecting with students at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and top trends for growers and our industry.
  • February 2016
  • Three outstanding plants for containers, a focus on native grasses, green infrastructure update, and pro plant picks.
  • January 2016
  • A wrap up of the winter shows, Greenhouse Management features Hoffmans on the cover, new Little Bluestem for 2016, grass tidbits, and we're expanding our team.
 
  • Links to Archived 2015 Newsletters
  • Holiday 2015
  • Happy Holiday! Read about Ideas to borrow, an abundance of sedges in our trial garden, digging deeper with roots, and upcoming events with grasses.
  • October 2015
  • Green infrastructure in Greenhouse Grower, a prairie for us, exploring stormwater, planting in a post-wild world, native grasses for golf courses, and a look at grasses in the news.
  • September 2015
  • More attention on an emerging market, thinking short with grasses, natives for Midwestern gardens, grasses in our community, our newest Fescue, and HNI is hiring.
  • August 2015
  • Promoting the broader benefits of plants, a Piedmont prairie begins, grasses in the news, what's new in HNI plants, and updates on the nursery.
  • July 2015
  • Results from Chicago Botanic Garden Green Roof, lists of grasses & sedges for green infrastructure, grasses as pollinator hosts, Wind Dancer Love Grass, youth and horticulture, and summer shows.
  • June 2015
  • Preview our new expanded catalog, upcoming presentations at Cultivate'15, sourcing plants for sustainable landscapes, understanding green infrastructure, and summer shows.
  • May 2015
  • The rise of grasses and native plants, Magan Agee named to GPN's 40 Under 40, stories from Nursery Grower Business Coalition, upcoming shows and presentations, and the latest at HNI.
  • April 2015
  • Growing grasses for a prairie, NCSU student project wins award, magical moor grass, grasses top sales and fit popular trends, and happy grass makes a happy customer.
  • March 2015
  • Green roofs at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Saxon Holt on grasses, Student Career Days, the power of grasses, and European adventures.
  • February 2015
  • Great green infrastructure projects in Philadelphia, Armitage on grasses, we connect with landscape architects, preview of PLANET Student Career Days, and the Sporobolus you may not know.
  • January 2015
  • Winter burning and lawn alternatives, trade show wrap-up, internships, building landscapes to save water, and more EverColor.
 
  • Links to Archived 2014 Newsletters
  • Holiday 2014
  • The Fabulous EverColor® Sedges, water recycling, news, saving our soils, and a preview of winter shows.
  • November 2014
  • In American Nurseryman, Hoffman Nursery writes about emerging green infrastructure market, bioswales in the Big Apple, xeric garden in Texas, cool season grasses, and planning for your winter-early spring liners.
  • October 2014
  • New green infrastructure guides, following the water at HNI, a stock story, a new Juncus with pizzazz, and grasses in the news.
  • September 2014
  • Grasses get major recognition in Europe, restored wetland and climate change, bioswales at our nursery, a new dwarf blue pampas grass, and our new sales director.
  • August 2014
  • A special issue on water and green infrastructure. The way our communities manage water is changing. Plants will play a vital role, which presents our industry with unique opportunities. Grasses will be big!
  • July 2014
  • Pennsylvania Sedge in American Nurseryman, putting plants and kids together, a tribute to Kurt Bluemel in images, stories on low impact development, our newest Big Bluestem, and an update on the summer shows.
  • June 2014
  • Preview our catalog, join the party at the JCRA Gala in the Garden, grasses in the media, thinking ahead with Pink Muhly, and the newest Little Bluestem.
  • Spring 2014
  • We're excited about students and the future, green infrastructure, the perennial plant of the year is shining, cool season grasses, solution for dry shade, and grass trends.
 
  • Links to Archived 2013 Newsletters
  • Holiday 2013
  • Grasses for Shady Spots in American Nurseryman, great grasses from Piet Oudolf's garden, podcasts, and great grass reads.
  • Volume 4, Issue 2
  • Perennial Plant of the Year, Mexican Feather Grass in American Nurseryman, updates from the nursery, grass talks on the road.
  • Volume 4, Issue 1
  • Get to know our new website, forgotten grasslands of the South, the changing face of ornamental grasses in Greenhouse Grower, and the latest at the nursery.
 
  • Links to 2012 Newsletters
  • Vol. 3, Issue 5
  • Season's greetings, and lots of new projects. Get a preview of our newest publication and our new website.
  • Vol. 3, Issue 4
  • Prairie Dropseed makes a great groundcover, creating sustainable landscapes with grasses, a museum rebuilds a pond ecosystem, and grass news from across the country.
  • Vol. 3, Issue 3
  • Blue Sedge covers the ground beautifully, a campus site undergoes an amazing transformation, new plants grab attention, and national grass trials begin.
  • Vol. 3, Issue 2
  • Green roofs and grasses, student research connections, Blonde Ambition takes hold in new plants, and a design focus in grass news.
  • Vol. 3, Issue 1
  • Hoffman Nursery is awarded Grower of the Year, Everest Sedge is fresh and new, and a roundup of grasses and sedges that deserve more attention.
 
  • Links to 2011 Newsletters
  • Holiday 2011
  • Underused grasses from Bob Henrickson and the Great Plains, the scoop on substrates, beautiful grasses in the news, and the passing of Wolfgang Oehme.
  • October 2011
  • Perennial grower Paul Westervelt tells us why Bluestems deserve more attention, using Asian Sedges, and fall is tourist season at the Nursery.
  • September 2011
  • Noted plantsman John Elsley's picks for underused grasses, survey on grass sales, a cool-season beauty, and grass news for designers and sedge lovers.
  • August 2011
  • 10 Tips for Growing Grasses, grass pix from the Montreal Botanical Garden, and looking to Texas for tough grasses. Also, wonderful collaboration with NCSU landscape architecture class.
  • July 2011
  • Grass picks from a favored landscape architect, lots of students at the Nursery, and 'Piglet' turns on the charm.
  • June 2011
  • From The Scott Arboretum--a gorgeous green roof and sedges that are real workhorses. Also, John Hoffman speaks at OFA, and our new catalog offers more resources.
  • May 2011
  • Sedges that deserve more attention, design inspiration via popular media, our newest sedge, and a sneak preview of our catalog cover.
  • April 2011
  • John Hoffman recommends great grasses that you may not know, native grass lawns beat out Bermuda, and Sky Rocket lights up the landscape.
  • March 2011
  • The Perennial Diva's list of underused grasses, grasses go beyond ornamental in the news, a seedless Miscanthus project, and we debut the GS logo.
  • February 2011
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens, what consumers want, and a sneak peek at a new grass for 2011.
  • January 2011
  • Color of the year in grasses, burning back grasses, NC Aquariums, and trade shows.
 
  • Links to 2010 Newsletters
  • Holiday Edition 2010
  • Overwintering grasses, the Dallas Arboretum and their take on tough grasses, and students learn the ropes.
  • October 2010
  • Eastern Native Grass Symposium, HNI on television, fall color with grasses, and IPPS visit a success!
  • September 2010
  • Southern Highlands Reserve in western NC, more lawn alternative news, and IPPS comes to visit.
  • August 2010
  • Grasses in Portland, Oregon, big changes at Hoffman Nursery, rain gardens, and time to think cool.
  • July 2010
  • Meadows make great landscapes, filling the herbicide gap, the bug vac, and pink muhly
  • June 2010
  • Cincinnati Zoo, HNI on TV, green spaces in crowded cities, & new plants for 2010
  • May 2010
  • Chanticleer in PA, banker plants and bugs, and lawn alternatives
  • April 2010
  • CityGarden in St. Louis, grasses at the NC Museum of Art, plants in bioremediation
  • March 2010
  • The Biltmore Estate in NC, muhly grasses, Bill Cullina, and biological controls
  • February 2010
  • The High Line in NYC, sedges, and work begins at the NC Museum of Art.
  • January 2010
  • The Lurie Garden, Hudson River Park, cool season grasses, and filming at HNI.
 


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