The NNLA Board is working hard to keep our organization relevant and build value to current and potential members. We need and truly value your input.

Tom Hamernik, Past President

Bluebird Nursery, Clarkson, NE

September 4th, 2018

Online Resources Relating to Herbicide Issues & Trees/Landscapes

Informal and Draft On-line Resources Relating to Herbicide Issues and Trees / Landscapes Compiled by Eric Berg, CFSL Program Leader, Nebraska Forest Service This list is not intended to be comprehensive or inclusive. It is a working draft document which is intended to be used as a reference and informal resource that we intended to continue to add to.  If you have ideas and recommendations on how this might be […]

July 19th, 2018

NCN Jason Heller Named “Water Artisan of the Year”

Omaha, NE – Jason Heller, Land and Waterscape Designer and owner at Gretna based Neptune’s Water Gardens, has been named one of POND Trade Magazine’s “Water Artisans of the Year” for 2017. Jason earned first prize in the “Best Waterfall” category and runner up in the “Most Artistic” category. The award winning projects are located in Elkhorn and Valley respectively. “I am so fortunate to be able to share my […]

March 21st, 2018

NNLA Awards Nebraska Certified Nurserymen Certificates

The Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association (NNLA) recognizes the newly Certified Nurserymen for 2018. The Nebraska Certified Nurseryman program was developed, designed and is administered by the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association.  This professional program identifies the dedicated individual who is knowledgeable and experienced in his or her vocation. Certified status is earned through practical experience in the industry, passing a three-part test reviewing the basics of the industry, and […]

February 1st, 2018

NNLA Announces New Board

The Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association announces the election of the organization’s Board of Directors for 2018.  Elections were held in conjunction with the association’s Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference on January 23-24 in Omaha.  The following new Directors were elected: Kendra Bretschneider, NCN, Great Plains Nursery and Jeremy Vlcek, Vlcek Gardens, Inc. were elected to serve a three-year term from 2018 – 2020 as Directors on the Board. Those continuing […]

January 29th, 2018

2018 NNLA Landscape Award Winners Announced

Three NNLA Landscape Awards were announced on January 24 during the NNLA Business Meeting held in conjunction with the Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference. Category 1: Residential Installation Under $15,000 Tena Ehlers, Faller Landscape Category 3: Residential Installation $50,001+ Hugh Morton, Sun Valley Landscaping Category 4: Seasonal Color in Container Garden Kristin Hain, Land Escapes, Inc. View photos from each project here:

November 30th, 2017

Register for 2018 Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference!

The attendee registration brochure is now available for the 2018 Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference. The event will be held January 23-24 at the Hotel RL in Omaha. This is a great opportunity to learn from local and national speakers, network with your peers, and visit with our wonderful exhibitors! 2018 Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference Attendee Brochure

November 28th, 2017

Trees, Climate and Beauty

Lincoln, Neb.— International tree expert Guy Sternberg will give two presentations Thursday, Dec. 7 in University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Keim Hall room 150. Sternberg’s book, “Native Trees for North American landscapes,” is one of the best references on native trees. The 12-1 p.m. brown-bag program, “Our Incredible Trees and a Changing Climate,” is a reminder of how beautiful and important trees are and what the impact from a changing climate might […]

October 4th, 2017

Gardens Transformed

LINCOLN— Landscape architect Sandra Youssef Clinton will present the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Young Lecture Nov. 10 in Lincoln. Clinton uses her extensive plant knowledge and a painterly approach to create “exuberant gardens that highlight the seasonal rhythms of the landscape and nature.” Her work is grounded in the history of garden design and based on her travels and observations of natural landscapes throughout the world. The questions she asks are […]

August 25th, 2017

Passing of Dr. Jay Fitzgerald

The nursery industry lost a great man last week. Dr. Jay Fitzgerald was an Emeritus Professor at UNL, specializing in ornamental horticulture, landscape ecology and design. He was also the statewide floriculturist and appeared many times on the Backyard Farmer program. Jay was the initiator and wrote the test for NNLA’s Nebraska Certified Nurseryman program. He will be greatly missed! View his obituary:

June 7th, 2017

Claudia West Design Workshop

June 23rd, 9am-4pm Omaha, NE Note: This workshop is open to professional landscape designers only. Functional and ecological plantings, such as rain gardens and meadows, are gaining on popularity but also face severe challenges. We won’t solve these issues if we continue to compare planting design to painting on canvas and perceive plants as individual objects in space. It is time for a new approach — a plant community-based method […]

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