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Top 100 Independent Garden Centers 2017

Garden Center Magazine

Each year, Garden Center magazine publishes a list of the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers in North America, ranked by reported annual sales volume. Thank you to the 2017 sponsors, Bloem and AmericanHort, for making this program possible and for once again sponsoring the Top 100 list.

​Two ONLA Members made the list in 2017:  Southwood Landscape & Garden Center made its debut at #44 and TLC Garden Centers held strong at #23 for the second consecutive year.  Congratulations!

See the full article here .

Current Job Openings with ONLA Members

Horticulturist
​Horticulturist, Tandy Floral Terraces

Tulsa Botanic Garden, Tulsa

Working with landscape architects from Dallas, Atlanta, and Tulsa, Tulsa Botanic Garden unveiled this exciting master plan in December 2012, which lays out a vision for developing 60 acres of gardens over the next 25 years. This plan concentrates garden spaces around our seven-acre lake, fully utilizing the beautiful views across the lake by setting gardens around it on all sides. From the Amphitheater on the north side, to the Children's Discovery Garden, A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces, and Inspiration Gardens on the west, to a Chapel, tropical Conservatory, and Edible Gardens on the east, these gardens will highlight the worldwide importance of plants to human civilization. Contrasting with these gardens are the remaining 110 acres of natural beauty, to be experienced in the western reaches of the garden site

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Horticulture Manager

A New Leaf, Broken Arrow

A New Leaf’s mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with life skills, marketable job training through horticultural therapy, community-based vocational placement, and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices.  Today, A New Leaf is honored to serve 325 individuals with developmental disabilities and autism through employment in five greenhouses, two retail centers, community job sites, students in the classroom, and individuals in residences

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Full Time or Part Time Employee

Plan-It Landscape, Piedmont, OK

Plan-it Landscape designs and installs beautiful landscapes in the metro Oklahoma City area and throughout the state of Oklahoma. From water features to elaborate custom stone work, Plan-It Landscape can take care of all your outside needs. We started our retail in 2010. We carry a full line of landscape products and materials. Including trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal color. We also have a complete garden center including veggies, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides etc. Our motto is "Your Landscaping Friend". We strive for outstanding customer relationships with every service we provide. 

Contact Suzanne at 405-637-7575 to apply. 

ONLA Scholarship Recipients

ONLA is thrilled to support Oklahoma's up-and-coming Horticulture and Landscape Architecture stars!
ONLA awards three scholarships annually to students in the horticulture and landscape architecture departments at OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Oklahoma City

OSU-Stillwater students are nominated by faculty members and chosen during the April board of directors meeting.
OSU-OKC students may apply directly to ONLA for the scholarship.  The deadline for application is June 30th, as the recipient is chosen during the July board of directors meeting.  Please complete the application packet, which can be found here .

Congratulations to the The 2017 ONLA Scholarship recipients from OSU-Stillwater, Stephanie Stoner and Brandt Emerson.
Stephahie, a graduate of Stillwater High School, is a landscape architecture major.  Brandt, a Tahlequah High School graduate, is pursuing a degree in Horticulture, with an emphasis in business.

The 2017 ONLA Scholarship recipient from OSU-OKC is Olivia Tegeler.  Olivia is studying horticultural technology.

















2016 recipients:  Katy Layman (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture
​                                      Cole Landers (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Management
​                                      Victoria Kemble (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture, Landscape Management

2015 recipients:  Allison Phillips (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Cody Landis (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Lisa Hair (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture (Landscape Design)

2014 recipients:  Cole Landers (OSU-Stillwater): Landscape Management
                                      Matthew Murray (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture

2013 recipients:  Garrett Noble (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Architecture
                                      Matthew Bowlan (OSU-Stillwater):  Landscape Contracting

2012 recipients:  Courtney DeKalb (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture Business
                                      Robert Shane McMurry (OSU-Stillwater):  Horticulture Science
                                      Tracy Sharp (OSU-Oklahoma City):  Horticulture Technologies



left:  Stephanie Stoner, Brandt Emerson and ONLA President, Crystal Sizemore




​right: Olivia Tegeler, ONLA President,
Crystal Sizemore and ONLA 2nd Vice
President, Haldor Howard

SECOND ANNUAL

2017

Congratulations to Larry Brandt Emerson, the recipient of the Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Scholarship for 2017.

​Brandt stated in his application essay, "I did not realize how important horticulture is to the world until taking my classes here at OSU.  My classes have even taught me how to better maintain plants in the greenhouses and in the landscape.  This will lead me to have better experiences with my job after graduating from Oklahoma State.  After graduating I want to educate the nation on how inportant horticulture is in the world."
Colby Davis, inaugural recipient in 2016
​shown with Mary Ellen Sanders, widow of Jim
Seed money for the scholarship was raised by a spur-of-the-moment bid on our auctioneer’s hat in Jim’s name during the annual live auction.  The ONLA Board of Directors shortly thereafter voted to set aside this seed money to start a scholarship in Jim’s name.  The Sanders Family chooses the recipent of the Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Scholarship.  This honor will be awarded to one (1) undergraduate student enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2016 at Oklahoma State University.  The student must be working toward an undergraduate degree in the area of Horticulture and be currently maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.75.  The student may be classified as a part-time or full-time student.

Applications must be received by October 27th and will be chosen by November 3rd and announced at the Oklahoma Grows Conference + Trade Show.  Download the application for the Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Scholarship here .

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