Foliage First ..... Garden Center Employee Insider!
Speaker: Nicholas Staddon, Everde Growers

Session: Garden Center Employee Insider!

Thursday, August 5  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Join Nicholas Staddon as he takes you on a road map as to what it takes to be successful as you learn your chosen profession. This talk is ideal for retail garden center employees who are considering their roles and will include how to work with customers, asking the right questions, plant knowledge, TNLA's certification program. This session promises to be full of realistic takeaways to implement now to help your success grow as an employee.

Session: Foliage First

Thursday, August 5  9:50 AM - 10:50 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

In so many instances foliage is the key driver in the success of a design. Matter not if a commercial landscape or the humble garden or container planting that you return to after five days a week at work. Join Nicholas Staddon, Spokesperson for Everde Growers, as he takes us on a tour of plants with a unique trait in their foliage habit or style. “Foliage is an eye catcher, and can make a dull spot in the landscape come alive” says Staddon. We will see plants for every need and desire and cross a number of categories, perennials, woodies, trees, Succulents, agaves, mangaves and more. A constant traveler as he plies his trade, Nicholas will also share a number of places he has recently been to or discoveries he has made in the plant world. And lets not forget a few of his favorite books as well.

Nicholas Staddon,

Renowned Plantsman, Everde Growers

For the last 15 to 20 years, as I have been presenting from one side of the United States to the other, I have seen this groundswell of interest in plants. I’ve met so many people who were gardening — and yes, we need to use the terms “gardening” and “garden,” not “yard work” and “yard.” Let’s call it what it is. I have been fortunate to be connected to the nursery profession for a long time, including six years in the retail and rewholesale side. It has been a blast — the people, the plants the environment. It is the tops.

Born in England, Staddon attended Otley Agricultural College, dividing his time between farm and school and receiving his accreditations in the Agricultural Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticulture Society, the California Association of Nurserymen, and AmericanHort. He is an advisor to The Mediterranean Garden Society Southern California, and serves on the board of advisors to Mount San Antonio College, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, and Cal-HIP, California Horticultural Invasives Prevention.

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


America's Largest Tree Farm  
Everde Growers is a leader within the horticulture industry with a true coast-to-coast footprint consisting of over 6,700 acres in production encompassing 14 farm locations throughout Texas, Florida, California, and Oregon. Our superior growing methods and pruning practices ensure consistent high quality and availability. Our inventory mix includes trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, grasses, succulents, tropicals, fruit, and many other items.


Treetown USA Rebrands as Everde Growers

HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 17, 2020 – Jonathan Saperstein, CEO of TreeTown USA, announced Thursday that the company has rebranded and will now operate under a new name: Everde Growers. The rebrand follows nearly six years of strategic acquisitions to expand the company’s footprint nationwide, with farms operating in Oregon, California, Texas, and Florida.

“We have spent several years refining our processes, combining our policies, and setting a strong foundation for the future” Saperstein stated. “Now is the time to truly bring the company together as one.”

Since their purchase of TreeTown USA in 2015, Saperstein and his family have been focused on the company’s strategic growth. Each of the acquisitions have shared several qualities: a positive reputation in the industry, a plant mix that adds value to the company’s offering, inventory to support that mix, land with a solid infrastructure, and an exceptional work force.

Everde Growers views the rebrand as an opportunity to build and fortify its relationships in the industry. “Our commitment to our customers, employees, and suppliers is stronger than ever,” Saperstein stated. “Having a single brand identity will help to streamline and improve many of our processes.”

“The most rewarding part of bringing our company together as one has been creating best practices across the company based on rich experiences from our various backgrounds in the industry,” stated David Kirby, Executive Vice President. “This year, we made great strides in creating a consistent customer experience. For example, by organizing our national customer service team, our customers across the country will now have one point of contact to access our fourteen farms,  as well as access to an updated national availability list with a consistent look and feel. We know that executing the Everde Growers brand will take time, but our employees and customers will immediately see the benefit of having one brand identity.”

Address:     5151 Mitchelldale Houston, TX 77092
Email:    info@everde.com     Contact:  
Phone:    (713) 688-1100   FAX:  (713) 688-1101



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