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WNLA President's Message to Members

Spring is upon us.  This is our time to shine and do what we do best.  It has been interesting times for all of us, but we all managed and continued to provide quality products, services, maintenance to customers and clients. 
We still have an obligation and responsibilities to follow CDC guidelines and make sure we keep our employees and customers safe.
The WNLA Board of Directors are proactively previewing our strategic plan that was approved in 2020 to put in place some metrics, so the objectives and actions of the plan are met with adequate timelines. 
Our virtual Spring Startup (conference) that was held back in January was well received by members, so we will look at providing at least a few virtual events throughout the year. 
The good news is that we will have two in person events within the next four months. The first event will be held on Monday, June 28th at the newly named American Family Ballpark when the Brewers will host the Cubs.  Tickets are now on sale and this will be a nice opportunity for us to network and take a break from our hectic time out in the field. The second event will be our golf outing which will be held on Tuesday, August 24th. This is always a fun filled day amoungst fellow peers and collegues in the profession. 
Lastly, WNLA is getting requests to serve and participate on many state councils and committees and we ask that if you have any interest in participating that you reach out to me or the office.  Along those lines, we are looking for members to serve on committees within the association.  Please contact the WNLA staff team, so they can find a spot for you on one of our committees.
As always, I thank you for all you do for the betterment of the industry.  I appreciate you and please reach out to us anytime as we want your membership experience to be exceptional. 
Best regards,

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WNLA 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Our mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every landscape and nursery professional in 

The Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association is the recognized go-to source in the green industry 
providing indispensable value to companies, employees, clients, peers, and the communities we serve.

As professionals, we passionately embrace and impact quality of life through green space design,
creating important, valuable and sustainable environments for homes, businesses, and communities.

Read More CLICK HERE for the WNLA Strategic Plan 2020-2022


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Upcoming Events

Baseball Outing June 28th, 2021
American Family Field

register online

Golf Outing August 24th 2021
Hawk’s View Golf Club
Lake Geneva, WI

register online


iLandscape 2022:
February 2nd-4th

PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo 2022:
February 11th-13th


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2022 Plant of the Year Winners

Annual Plant of the year
Begonia (Canary Wing Red)

Zone: 1-13  Height: 12-18” Spread: 16-18”  Sun: Part Shade to Shade

A hybrid cane-like begonia selection that features glossy, colorful foliage and a showy display of vibrant red blooms. Mature plants will reach up to 18" tall with a similar spread, taking on a mounding to trailing growth habit. New foliage emerges golden yellow before maturing to chartreuse green.

Woodie Evergreen Plant of the Year
Star Power tm  Juniper (Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’)

Zone:  3-9  Height:  15"-18'  Spread: 7-9'  Sun:  Full

Juniper Star Power (Juniperus x 'JNBlue Select') is a hybrid between Juniper communis and Juniper chinensis. The foliage resembles Blue Star, but the overall color has a mix of green and blue and some waxiness to the needle. The needles are short and arranged in the formation of a star - especially the newest growth. Fall dormancy adds some purplish color to the foliage. It's an excellent, fast growing Juniper with a nice narrow shape that is somewhat broader at the base. These plants can grow about a foot or more in a season. It was introduced by Johnson's Nursery in Menomonee Falls, WI.

Shade Perennial (Herbaceous) Plant of the Year
Spring Symphony Foamflower (Tiarella x Spring Symphony PP12397)

Zone: 3-9   Height: 7-10"   Spread: 5-10"  Sun:  Full  

This reblooming, clump-forming variety blooms in spring, producing 15-inch spires densely packed with pink blossoms. Its deeply cut foliage is compact, with black markings along the midrib. Plants grow to about 10 inches tall and wide.Tiarellas are at home in moist woodland environments. In the garden they make wonderful carpets of intricate leaves. Grow 'Spring Symphony' as a groundcover or edger in a shady border or woodland garden. Tiarellas are great foils to early spring bulbs.



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April is National Lawn Care Month & NALP has promo tools.


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Webinars & Podcasts

Leafing Your Best Life with Matthew Ross
Growing in The Green Industry

Lawn Care Business Marketing Expert
Your Lawn Care Website is the Most Important Marketing Decision You Will Make.


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Call for Articles

This is a call for articles or events happening with your company.  Any news or press releases pertaining to your organization or if you are holding an event at your location that you would like others to hear about, pass them along to us and we will add them into our newsletters!  Send any content to Jeanine.  [email protected]


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WNLA Annual Sponsorship Opportunity

2021 Sponsorship Advertising 

Advertising in the WNLA website gives your company unbeatable exposure to current and potential customers! You will also be listed in each WNLA Enews. Website Scolling Logo on Home Page with link to your own website.  Listing in WNLA Newsletter for 1 year The logo, once clicked, will direct to your company website. For more info email [email protected]


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WNLA Committees

If you are interested in joining a WNLA committee please email [email protected] , for details.


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Christopher Ruditys, Executive Director

11801 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI  53225
[email protected]
[email protected]
Phone: 414.488.1691
FAX: 888.776.1877

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