Perennially Inspired

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017; Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, Towson, MD

"Building Today's Landscapes with Grasses & Sedges"

Hosted by the Perennial Plant Association and the Horticultural Society of Maryland, this day-long seminar brings together an exciting roster of horticultural speakers. Our Marketing Director, Shannon Currey, will join the program in 2017.

Using vibrant images and specific examples, Currey will describe how grasses and sedges are building blocks for today’s ecologically sound landscapes. She will also discuss best practices for choosing, using, and caring for them. Discover the beauty of these powerful plants.

National Collegiate Landscape Competition

March 15-18, 2018; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

This annual, three-day competition and networking event brings together horticulture students from across the country. It's hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and a different college each year. At this year's competition at Brigham Young University in Utah, Hoffman Nursery will sponsor the annual & perennial identification event. We've been involved with this event for several years and continue to marvel at the enthusiasm and interest we see from students. See you there!


July 15-18, 2017; Columbus, OH

A renovation at the Greater Columbus Convention Center has everyone excited—new space, new events, and new spots for all the exhibitors. Don't miss this massive show and educational event. Find us in our new location at Booth 3013.

Marketing Director Shannon Currey will be speaking several times during the educational sessions:

  • Sat., July 15, 2:45pm-3:45pm: "Growing with Green Infrastructure"
  • Sun., July 16, 10:30am-10:50am: "Grasses & Sedges for Ground Covers"
  • Tue., July 18, 9:30am-10:30am: "Let Sedges Do the Work"

35th Perennial Plant Symposium

January 23-28, 2017; Denver, CO

The only yearly symposium devoted to perennials, this event brings together plant people from all over. Days filled with educational sessions, tours, and sparkling conversation—it's a plant lover's dream. It's the premiere place to network and learn about perennials. 

On Tuesday, July 25, Hoffman Nursery's Shannon Currey will highlight grasses and sedges at the symposium. Her talk, "Grasses & Sedges from the Ground Cover Up," will address the pivotal role these plants play in today's landscapes. With a focus on functionality, learn about grasses and sedges for every layer in a landscape and discover where they do their best work.

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