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The Official Publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 75 • Issue 2

March/April 2015

www.inla1.org

Cover: INLA Award of Excellence Winner for Landscape Maintenance Residential Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc.

2014 INLA Nursery and Landscape Awards Do You Call 811? From Seed to Table Consider Beekeeping As Part of Your Landscape Architecture

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Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 75 • Issue 2 March/April 2015

Contents 16 2014 INLA Nursery and Landscape Awards 19 Do You Call 811?

Kelli Martin, Vectren

20 From Seed to Table Indiana Nursery & Landscape News is the official publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (INLA) and is published bimonthly. Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 247 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone: 317-889-2382 Toll Free: 800-443-7336 www.inla1.org

Gabriel Gluesenkamp, Designscape Horticultural Services, Inc.

22 Aquaponics at Central Nine

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24 Consider Beekeeping Part of Your Landscape Architecture

Krispn Given, Purdue University

Publisher Donna Sheets, Executive Director, INLA 317-889-2382 • dsheets@inla1.org Editor and Ad Sales Mary Breidenbach, Cumulus Design 317-757-8634 • mary@ecumulus.com Advertising Rates: Media Kit available online at www.INLA1.org

Copy Deadline: First of the month preceding the month of the issue. Reprint permission granted if source is indicated. Views expressed in articles or editorials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Association or its Directors, but are those of the writer. Trade names used in articles are for identification only. No discrimination is intended toward similar products and the INLA does not endorse the use of the products mentioned. Subscriptions: Included with membership to the INLA. Nonmembers: $36.00 per year (six issues per year). For questions regarding subscriptions, please call INLA at 317-889-2382.

Cover Photo: Private residence in Newburgh, Indiana. Photo courtesy Dallas Foster, Landscapes by Dallas Foster.

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President’s Message

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Calendar

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INLA News Upcoming Landscape Industry Certified Exam (formerly CLT-E) in Indiana 7 Movers & Shakers 2015 Turf Weed Control for Professionals Now Available 8 Indiana Nurseries: Time is running out to have your voices heard! 10 New IAH Certified New and Returning INLA Members 12 Indiana Green Expo 2015 14 Landscape Industry Certified Exam Application for April Exam 26

George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide

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Advertiser List Toolbox Talks Classifieds

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IAH Quiz! Earn CEUs by completing the quiz!

PLUS! Inside back cover: Photos from the Indiana Green Expo!

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President’s Message

Another view from the Ridge When I was in high school, I can remember walking into my dad’s office and listening to him talk about being on the state nursery association board and how rewarding it was. He talked about meeting people from all over the state with similar businesses as ours. But most of all he talked about how friendly everyone was, and how open they were with ideas and how they did business. He was always surprised and humbled that they asked him to be president, but he will tell you to this day it was Brian Julius one of the most rewarding experiences he’s ever had. So, as I sit here writing my first “President’s Message” I now completely understand everything he told me all those years ago. He always used the title “A view from the Ridge” for his president’s letter, so I thought I would bring it back to thank him for showing me how valuable and rewarding being part of this organization is. Since our last newsletter we have had our IGE trade show. Thank you for attending and helping us have another successful year. It helps when the weather cooperates and we’re not plowing snow! In this issue you will read an IGE review, including the award winners. Look it over and let us know if you have any suggestions for next year, I know I have heard a lot of positive feedback about this year’s education and trade show. We also had our annual committee meeting on February 18th, where our committees got together to discuss action plans for the next year. If you are looking for a way to get involved, consider joining one of our committees. Not only will you be helping the INLA with your ideas, but you will be getting new ones by talking to others from around the state. Get in touch with executive director Donna Sheets or one of our board members, and we’ll get you involved. We are always in need of new and fresh ideas! Also in this issue are articles about aquaponics and beekeeping. These are obviously growing trends for our industry, with the idea of sustainability. I was fortunate enough to tour Designscape’s new sustainable aquaponics greenhouse in Bloomington Indiana just last week. If you’re not familiar with this concept you can read all about it in this issue. We have a lot of innovative members in our organization. Thank you to Robert Johnstone for his term as president and all of his hard work. I look forward to my term and thank you all for being part of it and the INLA! Brian Julius Walnut Ridge Nursery and Garden Center 812-288-6691 • bjulius@walnutridge.com

2015 INLA Officers Brian Julius, President Walnut Ridge Nursery & Garden Center 2108 Hamburg Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Ph: 812-288-6691 Brian Franco President-Elect Franco Landscaping, Inc. PO Box 34156 Indianapolis, IN 46234 Ph: 317-858-3858 Dave LaFara, Vice-President Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply 4931 Robison Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 Ph: 317-228-4900 Robert Johnstone, Past-President Fireboulder 226 E. Staat Street Fortville, IN 46040 Ph: 317-750-7384 Donna Sheets INLA Executive Director and Publisher Mailing address for INLA office: 7915 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 247 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Ph: 317-889-2382 or 800-443-7336 Fax: 317-889-3935 • www.inla1.org Email: dsheets@inla1.org

INLA Board of Directors Jim Calvin (2015), Calvin Landscape Ph: 317-247-6316 Kyle Daniel (2015), Purdue University, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture • Ph: 765-494-7621 Kim Glass (2017), M.J. Schuetz Agency Ph: 317-639-5679

Stay connected to INLA between issues.

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Kate Jones (2017), Blue Moon Farm Ph: 765-675-2413

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Mark O’Brien (2016), Cardno JFNew Ph: 574-586-2412 Dean Ricci (2015), Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc. • Ph: 219-996-2682


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April 2015 10–11 CLT Certification Written and Hands-on Exam Greenwood, IN • Central Nine Career Center • Must pre-register for Softscape or Ornamental Maintenance. Registeration deadline: March 20, 2015 April 10: CLT Written Exam April 11: CLT Hands-on Exam Contact: INLA office at 317-889-2382, dsheets@inla1.org See page 14 for Exam Application 22

Earth Day & PLANET Day of Service Green industry professionals create volunteer lawn care and landscape projects in their own communities and help raise awareness about the importance of caring for green spaces. More information: www.planetdayofservice.org

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Indiana FFA Landscape Nursery CDE Greenwood, IN • Central Nine Career Center Industry volunteers needed. Contact: Joe Ramey, jramey@central9.k12.IN.us, 317-888-4401, ext 248

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Northwest INLA Annual Educational/CCH Seminar Merrillville, IN • Avalon Manor • A day of educational seminars — topics to be announced. Website: nwinla.com

Spring Home & Garden Shows Home & Lifestyle Show Porter County

Greater Lafayette Home and Garden Show

Lakes Area Home & Garden Show

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March 13 – 15, 2015 Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso http://www.hbanwi.com/events/homeand-lifestyle-shows/

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March 14 – 15, 2015 Tippecanoe Fairgrounds, Lafayette www.midwestrentalsinc.com

March 28, 2015 • 9am – 4pm Indiana National Guard Armory, Bloomington www.mcmga.net/gardenfair.htm


INLA News

Upcoming Landscape Industry Certified Exam (Formerly CLT-E) in Indiana Your next chance to take the CLT exam in Indiana is on April 10 (written exam) and April 11 (hands-on exam). Testing is for Softscape and Ornamental Maintenance only. Pre-registration required.

April 10th - Written Exam April 11th - Hands-On Exam

Exam Application on page 14

Exam Location: Central Nine Career Center, Greenwood, Indiana Registration Deadline: March 20, 2015

PLANET Training Manual Order Form can be found on the INLA website — www.inla1.org.

Questions: Call the INLA office – 317-889-2382

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Movers & Shakers

Listed are INLA members, their employees, or their organizations who have achieved recognition, special acknowledgments, an award, or a new position. Submit your news to Mary Breidenbach at mary@ecumulus.com or by fax at 317-205-9635.

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Cardno JFNew Transitions to Cardno As the spring planting season approaches, Cardno Native Plant Nursery would like to remind our existing and new customers that we have changed from Cardno JFNew (formerly J.F. New & Associates, Inc.) to Cardno. Although our name has changed, our people and commitment to customer service remains the same. The nursery team is ready to meet your restoration and native landscape project needs, supplying the finest custom and standard native seed, plants, erosion control materials, and consulting advice. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming conferences, or hearing from you by phone or email. Jason Fritz, Sales Manager, 574-586-2412, jason.fritz@cardno.com.

Carmel Green Award Vine & Branch, Inc. and the Carmel Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the winner of the 2014 Green Award. The award was established to recognize sustainable green projects that impact the Carmel community.

Winner of the 2014 Carmel Green Award Delta Faucet — A recognized leader in the industry for their development of products that help consumers save water through WaterSense labeled faucets. Delta Faucet is also a three-time winner of the WaterSense Manufacturing Partner of the Year. Other 2014 Entries: Williams Creek Consulting and Carmel Green Initiative

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The revised edition of Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals is now available. The 96-page publication includes content on: Turfgrass Culture, Weed Types, Weed Life Cycles, Developing a Weed Control Program, Indicator Weeds, Herbicide Information (use, nomenclature, classification, mode of action, movement, resistance, etc.), Control of Tough Weeds, Frequently Asked Questions, and much more.

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INLA News

Indiana Nurseries: Time is running out to have your voices heard! Kyle Daniel, Commercial Nursery and Landscape Outreach Specialist Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

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More than likely you have witnessed the increased awareness about invasive species, particularly invasive plants, over the past few years. Fairly or unfairly, the green industry is often on the defensive in the discussions about invasive plants. The modes of introduction are many, including through the ornamental trade. It is very important for your operation to be well versed in the terminology surrounding invasive plants. There are many terms associated with invasive species, including alien, non-native, introduced, and exotic, relative to invasiveness. All of these terms are synonymous in relation to invasive species. Not all introduced species are invasive and not all natives are non-invasive. The Indiana Nursery and Landscape Industry should be aware of coming legislation for invasive plant species within the state. Plants that will have significant impact to the industry are to include Pyrus calleryana (callery pear), Acer platanoides (Norway maple), and Euonymus fortunei (wintercreeper). With Phil Marshall and Megan Abraham of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources leading, we are conducting a cost analysis to Indiana nurseries in order to determine the economic impacts in prohibiting the sale and movement of specific species. We have sent a survey to all nurseries throughout the state and the IDNR has approached the largest nurseries (>25 acres) to gather data. At the Indiana Green Expo on January 22nd, there was a listening session that allowed for feedback to the committee. Though this session was helpful in moving forward, we need as many nurseries to contact us as soon as possible with feedback and economic impacts on their operation so that the whole picture can be gathered. There are viable alternative species that can be used in place of the three plants listed above. The Purdue Green Industry Working Group, with the assistance of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association, business owners, IDNR, and The Nature Conservancy, is currently working on a list that is viable for nurseries, landscapers, and homeowners. We must remember that education for the end-consumer is key to this venture. Educating your customers can assist to minimize the detrimental effects to your bottom line. Remember to contact Kyle Daniel at daniel38@purdue.edu as soon as possible with feedback so that we can send to the committee charged with making this process as smooth as possible for your nursery and/or landscape company. To read the current draft of the invasive species legislation, go to the Purdue Commercial Nursery and Landscape Program website and select the “Articles” page or https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Extension/nle/Pages/Articles.aspx.

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INLA News

New Initial IAH Kate Jones, Blue Moon Farm LLC Maria Gulley, Gardens of Growth Tiffany Lower, Countryscapes & Gardens Alyssa Hall, Becker Landscape Pete Tolson, Lawn Landscape Co. Caitlin Sinclair, Dammann’s Lawn & Garden Julie Claymiller, Claymiller Lawn Service Laura Riggen, Designscape Aidan McCleery, Dammann’s Lawn & Garden

New & Returning INLA Members ACTIVE A Cut Above The Best Lawn Care (317) 996-4213 Jerry & Betty Austin 3015 Chase St. Indianapolis ,IN 46217

Metzger Landscaping & Design (260) 839-4282 Leesa Metzger 11397 S 400 E Claypool, IN 46510

Bunch Nurseries Inc (812) 232-4331 Jim Martin 3500 Hulman St Terre Haute, IN 47803

Primeline Landscape (317) 443-6514 Mark Anderson 10630 Highland Dr Indianapolis, IN 46280

Capehart Landscape and Design (317) 288-0152 Justin Capehart 5613 E 81st St Indianapolis, IN 46250

Schrader Landscape Services Mike Schrader 3501 Clay Bridge Bloomington, IN 47401

Emerald Green Lawn & Landscape, Inc (317) 289-2416 Joe & Nick Murphy 12471 Glendurgan Dr Carmel, IN 46032 Lawn Landscape Company (317) 696-0253 Pete Tolson PO Box 185 Zionsville, IN 46077

Associate Curley Brothers Brick and Masonry (317) 867-2566 Mike Curley 727 W SR 32 Westfield, IN 46074 Plant Growth Management Systems (906) 280-7303 Jerry White PO Box 214 Niles, MI 49120

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Silver Lining Landscaping (317) 902-5411 Josh Bex 6107 Gregory Dr Indianapolis, IN 46241 Thomas Lawn & Landscape, Inc (317) 757-5067 Chris Thomas 5430 Rock Hampton Court Indianapolis, IN 46268

Indiana Legislature Follow the bills that affect the green industry! The Indiana Legislature is in session until the end of April. Follow the bills that The Corydon Group has selected for the Green Industry Alliance (INLA is a member) that could possibly affect Indiana Green Industry businesses by visiting — http://tinyurl.com/GIAupdate


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Donna Sheets, INLA Executive Director What a refreshing change from last year’s horrific weather! We had great temperatures, no snow or ice… at least in central Indiana. As always, the Indiana Green Expo is a great time of reunion, education, and opportunity to see new products and those that are tried and true! Speaking of new products, we rolled out the New Product Showcase for the first time and featured great new products from some of our exhibitors…BASF, Greendell Landscape Solutions, Kenny Machinery Co., Plant Growth Management Systems, and Soil 02 Solutions. As you know, we are not-for-profit organizations and run a pretty lean operation. Without our volunteer boards and committee members, we could not pull this off. There are always some who go above and beyond... you know who you are and we thank you.

Additional highlights this year are… • 1,800 green industry professionals registered • 121 companies/organizations exhibited, occupying 173 booths • CCHs and CEUs were available • Best of Show Booth Awards were presented to: - Green Goods: TriState Foliage - Hard Goods: Belgard Hardscapes - Most Interactive: New Pro Containers - Equipment: Power Equipment Distributors • Educational programming was coordinated by Purdue’s Aaron Patton for the MRTF and Kyle Daniel for the INLA. 12

Each organization receives suggestions from their respective board and education committee members. • INLA’s Scholarship Fund (INEF) raised more than $6,000 due to the booth product donations of our exhibitors and our live auction for the Landscape Challenge products. This year Frank Gieseking developed a committee of INLA members who got out in front of the Silent Auction by calling exhibitors before the show for donations. A big thank you to Vicki Leak, Greendell; Kim Hirschfield, Indiana Flower & Patio Show; Stephanie Sheldon, Brehob Nursery; Dan Gluesenkamp, Designscape and the 2014 INEF President, and David Todd… the most devoted INEF supporter ever! The INEF Board is: President: Frank Gieseking, Greendell Landscape Solutions Vice President: Stephanie Sheldon, Brehob Nursery Secretary/Treasurer: Dave Todd Director: Rich Blankenship, Mark Holeman, Inc. Director: Robert Johnstone, Fireboulder (INLA Immediate Past President) Director: Brian Franco, Franco Landscaping (INLA President Elect) Considering many exhibitors are traveling much lighter, this was a great success. Thank you INEF board members (comprised of INLA Past Presidents) and our new INEF committee members!

Landscape Challenge 2015 This year’s Master of the Landscape Challenge is RLM, Inc. of Hebron, IN.

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Thanks to all the

2015 IGE Sponsors Corporate Sponsors

Blue Grass Farms Brehob Nursery Lunch Sponsors BASF Reading Rock Wednesday Workshop Break Sponsor M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services, Inc. Lounge Furnishings Engledow Group Landscape Challenge Sponsors Plants Brehob Nursery C.M. Hobbs, Inc. Perennials Plus

Best Booths

Hardscape Belgard Tiffany Lawn and Garden Supply-Natural Stone Mulch Greendell Landscape Solutions Plant Delivery C.M. Hobbs, Inc. Hardscape/Stone Delivery Edgewood Landscape Supply

More photo from the IGE — see inside back cover!

Team RLM, Inc. Additional photos of the Challenge will be available at www.indianagreenexpo.com Landscape Challenge Sponsors make this wonderful event possible! Once again, we thank you for your continued support. If you didn’t have time to complete the education and trade show evaluations provided, take a minute and send an email to dsheets@inla1.org or tgoodale@purdue.edu. Your comments are critical to improving our programming and trade show each year. We appreciate the time each company gave to participate. We look forward to next year!

Green Goods: Tri-State Foliage

Hard Goods: Belgard Hardscapes

Most Interactive: New Pro Containers

Equipment: Power Equipment Distributors

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Questions: Call INLA, 317-889-2382 PLANET Training Manual Order Form can be found on the INLA website — www.inla1.org.

PLANET Landscape Industry Certified in Indiana  PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM

Please print clearly or type. A separate registration is required for each test applicant. You may photocopy this form. APPLICANT INFORMATION ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE SENT TO THE APPLICANT’S HOME ADDRESS. Name Home Address City

State

Phone

Zip

Cell

Email

County

To become Landscape Industry Certified, PLANET recommends that you have a minimum of 2,000 hours work experience. Please check your work experience: ___1 yr. (2,000 hrs. min.), ___2-5 yrs., ___5-10 yrs., ___10+ yrs.

Year You Entered the Green Industry EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Current Employer Employer Address City

State

Phone

Zip

Fax

Owner/Manager’s Name Company Email

County

TEST INFORMATION – Please select the test designation/s you will be taking and indicate member** or non-member rate. To become Landscape Industry Certified, an applicant must pass at least one designation and must have a minimum of 2,000 work hours experience in the green industry. Additional designations can be taken at future test dates. Applicants may test prior to completing work experience, but will not be awarded certification until the experiential requirement has been met. Fee includes first-time written and field exams. Retake fees are based on problems missed. Select no more than two categories per exam date. Designation

INLA Member Rate*

 Softscape Installation

Non-Member Rate

 $275

Retake Fees Written $20 per problem HANDS-ON TEST DATE – April 10, 2015

 $375

Designation

INLA Member Rate*

 Ornamental Maintenance

Retake Fees Hands-on exam $40 per problem WRITTEN TEST DATE – April 11, 2015

 $275

Non-Member Rate

 $375

$20 per problem $40 per problem REGISTER BY MARCH 20, 2015

Location: Central Nine Career Center, Greenwood, IN ADDITONAL WRITTEN TESTING DATES MAY BE OFFERED. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE AT www.inla1.org AND VISIT ‘CERTIFICATION’. METHOD OF PAYMENT Payment MUST be received with application. Check #

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Questions: Call the INLA Office at: 317-889-2382 or 800-443-7336. Refunds: Full refunds, less 10%, will be available only when written request is received 14 days prior to test date. No Shows: Failure to show up for the test will result in forfeiture of full test fee AND you will not qualify for retake fees. To request accommodations for a disability, please describe here * Membership will be confirmed by INLA.

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2014

INLA Nursery and Landscape Awards

INLA Award of Merit Joe Ramey

Central Nine Career Center, Greenwood, Indiaina Nomination letter by Cody Giordano

Hello, my name is Cody Giordano. I am a former student of Joe Ramey and the first student to earn the CLT. Of course, this is because of Mr. Ramey’s ability to teach so well to any and all of his students that walk through his classroom door. His teaching style is much more hands-on than most teachers. With that style of teaching come drawbacks, but it always gets done because of Mr. Ramey’s determination and knowledge. Since he is a hands-on teacher, he has to have the supplies to teach. Not just a textbook. To get the most and the best for his students, seven days a week, he steps into the classroom a few hours before most of us even hit the snooze button for the first time and does not quit until well after many of us have gone home for the day. Throughout the day, his phone rings nonstop and his inbox gets an endless number of emails. Each phone call and email pertains to the class somehow or another. By having the contacts he has, his students have always had the leading edge of education, equipment, and information within the industry. Not to mention all the driving he does each day for his students. With his personal vehicle, he zigzags across the state gathering anything and everything for his students. Somehow, he still keeps up with dozens of meetings and takes care of his farm. His students get to experience more than most people do in a class. He and his students maintain the school grounds, build indoor landscapes, operate a large greenhouse, landscape homes in the community, operate an aquaponics system, maintain all of their equipment, do large projects around the school grounds, go on fieldtrips and still manage to do some bookwork in the classroom. Along with that, his students can now take the CLT

test. I was the first student to pass the test thanks to Mr. Ramey. Joe Ramey and Cody Giordano I met him the spring of my freshman year. Each spring, his class has a plant sale consisting of plants they have grown in the greenhouse. I was already signed up for his class, but wanted to meet him. When I met him, I informed him that I am legally blind in both eyes and wondered if that was going to be a problem the following year. He patted my back, smiled, and said that it would all be fine. Throughout the two years I was a student and one as his intern, we had all types of students come into the class. Some had disabilities, bad home lives, etc. Each student had a different background and a different story, but somehow Mr. Ramey was able to connect with each one and literally worked side-by-side with each one. I cannot even begin to cobble together all that Mr. Ramey does for his students and others in general. My purpose for recommending Mr. Ramey for this award is that I personally have seen all that he does for his students, but he will not take credit for it. If it was not for him, I would not have gotten my CLT which I am carrying on to college. He has helped far more than just me, and I would like him to finally be recognized for it. His classes have earned many awards, but he earned this one.

INLA Honorary Member Award Thank you for your support throughout the years! Robert Joly

Purdue University Presented by Kyle Daniel, Purdue University

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Tom Allen

Allen Landscape in Highland Presented by Jim Kenney, Price Nursery


The annual Indiana Nursery & Landscape Awards were presented on January 22, 2015, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis during the Indiana Green Expo.

These awards recognize excellence in our industry — both the outstanding physical projects in 2014 as well as contributions by individuals throughout their career. Congratulations to all winners this year!

Employees of the Year Garth Whewell

Libby Mangum

Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc.

Designscape Horticultural Services, Inc.

Excerpts from Dallas Foster’s nomination letter.

Excerpts from Dan Gluesenkamp’s nomination letter.

Garth started with Landscapes by Dallas Foster in 1995. Over the past 19 years, Garth has pllayed an integral role in the growth and success of our company. His roles have changed and grown over the years, and now he is strongly involved in the overall management of the company. We’re a small company and Garth fills many shoes, including Finance Manager, Human Resources Manager, Facilities Manager, and Maintenance Manager, to name a few. Aside from the managerial duties, other daily tasks include plan and material orders for jobs, supporting company marketing, and drafting and preparing project bids. He is a mentor and counselor to many of our employees. Garth is one of the most dependable, loyal, honest, trustworthy, serious, steadfast, kind, and selfless people one could ask for. He is not only an employee, but a friend who wholeheartily supports Susan and me, and he believes in the vision of Landscapes by Dallas Foster.

We have one team member who has been working with us for over 20 years. She started working as a landscape maintenance technician back in March of 1994. After only a few years, she worked her way into being our office manager and has helped care for the well-being of our company ever since. She is the one who keeps us all on our toes, by checking to make sure all our clients are being well cared for. Her biggest and most important challenge is to make sure all our bills are paid on time and all our clients pay us as quickly as possible. She has brought in new long-term team members and continues to fix the best coffee cakes and breakfast treats for our monthly company morning meetings. She has also been the first one in the office most mornings for many years and all the while continues to care for her aging mother and a wonderful son with special needs. Her name is Libby Mangum.

Scholarships H.W. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship: This year’s winners are: Audra Franz & Zhicheng Xu “Daniel”

Audra Franz

Past president

Indiana Nursery Endowment Fund: This year’s winner is: Mitchell Mercer, Vincennes University

Zhicheng Xu “Daniel”

Mitchell Mercer

Robert Johnstone (left) presented Rich Blankenship with the Past President Award for his service to the association. Indiana Nursery & Landscape News • March/April 2015

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INLA Award of Excellence

Landscape Design/Build Residential

Landscape Maintenance Residential

Small’s Landscaping, INC.

Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc.

Project: Private Residence, Valparaiso, IN

Project: Private Residence, Newburgh, IN

Hardscape Design/Build Residential

Landscape Maintenance Commercial

Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc.

Landscapes by Dallas Foster

Project: Private Residence, Mentor, IN

Project: Princeton Pocket Park, Princeton, IN

Landscape Design/Build Commercial

Hardscape Design/Build Commercial

Landscapes by Dallas Foster, Inc.

Hank Metzger Landscape, Inc.

Project: Princeton Pocket Park, Princeton, IN

Project: Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

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Do You Call 811? Kelli Martin, Vectren

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andscapers, homeowners, and any individual starting a project that requires digging is required by Indiana state law to call the 811 number to protect against unintentionally hitting underground utility lines. Visit www.Indiana811. org for details of the state dig law. Whether you’re planting new trees to liven up a front yard or digging out a small pond for a backyard oasis, it is never safe to assume the gas line is not deeper than you are digging. Gas lines are at various depths, and they have been damaged with just a few inches of cover due to landscaping and grade changes. For every project, big or small, make the call. When the 811 number is called, you are connected to the IN811 call center that notifies the appropriate utility companies of your planned excavation. Locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint, or both.

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) states that every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811 or following these 5 steps to safe digging: 1) Plan your project to determine the scope of your job site. 2) Call IN811 at least 2 days before you start the work. 3) Wait 2 full days, allowing the utilities to mark their buried lines. 4) Respect the marks, and discourage traffic or materials over the marks. 5) Dig with care, use hand tools to expose/ cross the buried lines.

you suspect a damaged gas line, it is critical to clear the area, avoid anything that may create a spark, and call the gas company from a safe location. Vectren offers free training classes to anyone who may be working around our buried lines. Contact us at damageprevention@vectren.com to schedule a short training class with your crews.

About the author: Kelli Martin is the Public Awareness Specialist for Vectren. Feel free to contact her with questions, comments, or concerns at 317-776-5593 or at kmartin@vectren.com.

April begins the start of National Safe Digging Month and Vectren wants you to help keep our communities safe. Safe digging is no accident. Ninety-nine percent of the time, if people call 811 before they dig, there will not be a damaged line. If

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From Seed to Table

Gabriel Gluesenkamp, Designscape Horticultural ServicesÂ

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ven when it is frigid outdoors, inside a warm greenhouse owned by Designscape Horticultural Services at 2877 T.C. Steele Road in Nashville, vegetables and select herbs are being grown and harvested. The gothic-style greenhouse is home to over 1,000 planting sites filled with different varieties of lettuce and tomatoes, dill, shiso greens, mustard greens, endive, and four varieties of basil. The growing method, called aquaponics, is the integration of hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (raising fish for food). In this symbiotic relationship, the fish provide the fertilizer for the plants’ roots, which in return serve as a natural filter for the fish waste. The fish are Nile tilapia, a clean white fish, and they live in 250-gallon recycled and food-grade totes in the greenhouse. Two hundred or more small fish (fingerlings) can be kept together but are separated down to around 75-100 per tank as they reach a market size of 1.5 to 2 pounds during a period of 7-10 months, when they can then be sold and replaced with smaller fish. The fertilized fish water is gravity fed out of the stocking tanks while the filtered water is pumped back in via overhead plumbing. The water containing the fish nutrients is then continuously available to the vegetable plants growing in the greenhouse. Outside the greenhouse is a shed containing a wood boiler that heats the water

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using wood cut during the season from the arborist department. A pond, also on the property, provides all of the water (about 5,000 gallons total) used in the greenhouse. The heated water is transported in insulated (pex) tubing to pipes running under the floor of the greenhouse to produce radiant heat. This allows the containers of water that sustain the plants to remain at a constant temperature. Since seeds are sown in batches at one-week intervals year-round, plants that are harvested are easily replaced by the next crops that are seeded out into small root cubes and planted directly into their respective growing system. A lot of skill and precision goes into the production of vegetables during our winter, but the availability of fresh local produce year-round, from this and other greenhouses, is certainly considered an asset by purchasing patrons. Designscape’s company motto is “Designing Sustainable Growth for a Changing Environment,” and this operation seems to fit right in with that existing vision. There are many horticultural practices learned in this operation, and it has been a great training tool to get the team interested in subjects like plant biology and sustainable growing practices. It also is considered a great benefit for team members who get to work in a warm greenhouse throughout the cold winter. Although this greenhouse is utilized for produce, Aquaponic methods are beginning to be used in growing more traditional horticultural crops as well, such as sedums, house plants, and annual flowers.

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Aquaponics at Central Nine Mary Breidenbach, INLA News

In the fall semester of 2013, Central Nine’s Landscape/Horticulture program began to build an aquaponic system. Through trial and error during the first year, the program now regularly harvests Swiss chard, peppers, and talapia for use by the school’s culinary program and to be served at the restaurant, To the Nines. “The students have been a part of every step of the process,” explained horticulture/landscape instructor Joe Ramey. The students have helped build the system, figure out the problems, and enjoy it’s successes. Everything here is a learning process.” So why did Centeral Nine consider adding aquaponics to the horticulture/ landscape program? They teach this as an example of a sustainable agricultural and horticultural process — one that supplies a complete meal without chemicals or fertilizer. It also allows the students to leave with some serious market-leading knowledge.

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An early stage of the aquaponics program at Central Nine.


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Consider Beekeeping As Part of Your Landscape Architecture Krispn Given, Purdue University

“Apiculture is the science of beekeeping. Humans have collected honey from wild beehives for more than 8,000 years, as shown in Mesolithic rock paintings dating from 6000 b.c.e. By 2500 b.c.e. Egyptians were keeping bees in artificial hives. Hives exploit the honeybees’ natural tendency to build nests in cavities, and allow apiculturists to easily move (via boat, wagon, truck) and manipulate bee colonies. This mobility has allowed beekeepers to introduce honeybees around the world; European settlers brought the first hives to the New World in the 1620s.” 1 As many of you reading this will recall, honey bees have had some health issues in recent years. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are experiencing unprecedented challenges with pesticides and blood-sucking mites (Varroa destructor). Varroa is an external parasitic mite that attacks honey bees and transmits viruses; it is basically an eight-legged hypodermic needle. Since

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the mid-1980 when Varroa destructor was first detected in beekeepers’ colonies in the United States (Wisconsin), it has cost billions of dollarsin economic loss in the apicultural industry globally. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a syndrome that hit during 2005/2006, decimating thousands of beehives. It is not certain what the causes are, but mites and viruses were probably a big part of it. If you are considering keeping bees in an urban environment some caution is required. It is best to get bees from an experienced individual that can help you out in the beginning phase. There has been a tremendous resurgence in new beekeepers in the United States the last few years. With the heightened awareness of bee health, now is a good time to get started in beekeeping. States have their own beekeeping organizations that are experiencing a growth in membership. In Indiana I have attended meetings with more than 600 beekeepers!

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Honey bees are remarkable in the fact that they provide so much — honey, beeswax, and pollination of many of our fruits and vegetables that we eat every day, in addition to pollination of wildflowers. In fact, the crops relying on pollination are estimated to be worth 125 billion worldwide. Commercial beekeepers annually migrate with hundreds of colonies of bees on their truck beds to the central valley of California to pollinate almonds. Almond pollination is the single largest pollinator event on the planet — 840,000 acres requiring 1.5 million bee colonies migrating to California’s mega almond monoculture. Like the nomadic people that once lived here, commercial beekeepers spend a month and a half moving about pastureland carpeted with thousands of boxes of bees, tending them, and preparing for that brief moment ahead. Imagine yourself among millions of bees pollinating almonds all day, “California dreaming.” I can smell the ivory-colored blossoms now.


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Some considerations when working around colonies of bees If you are working around an area with bees, it is advisable to have a bee veil or some sort of protective gear over the head and face. When mowing or weed whacking near colonies, honeybees will sometimes respond to vibrations and your body odor with defensive behavior. Avoid bumping colonies when working. With all this said — most races of bees like Italians and Carniolans — are gentle races to work with, and bees foraging on flowers are not aggressive. They only sting to defend their nest. Inclement weather conditions or cloudy days will certainly increase defensive behaviors due to a drop in the barometric pressure or lack of sunlight. Also, if colonies are in a shady location they tend to be a little grumpier sometimes. When spraying pesticides, contact the hive owner the day before so they can take the appropriate measures to protect their colonies of bees. One group of pesticides responsible for colony mortality or decline in numbers is the synthetic neonicotinoids such as clothianidin and imidacloprid, which are widely used on maize and soybeans in the United States and also in urban landscapes. Research has shown that there is enough pesticide on a single kernel of corn to kill eighty thousand bees! It is important for applicators or landscaping technicians not to spray flowers that bees are visiting. You do not have to be too concerned about the immediate landscape for food sources, because bees will fly up to 5 miles if there is not enough forage in the garden landscape. It is also good to plant some bee-friendly plants with an overlapping succession of blooming from spring to fall if you plan to keep bees in your yard or garden. If there is a neighbor with a swimming pool, it is advisable to provide water for your bees — if not they will be attracted to the pool’s salts and forage for water there. Conclusion After reading this, some of you might ponder the question of whether to be a keeper of bees. With the arrival of spring many of you will return to your gardens with the anticipation of botanical excellence by designing a bee-friendly garden. Your bees will thank you!

References 1 DuVal, Emily H.. “Apiculture.” Animal Sciences. 2002. Retrieved from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3400500026.html.

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George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery, created this study guide to help teach the material covered in the IAH Manual. His intention was to assist those trying to master the subjects within the manual. Text: © George Brenn

Chapter 7 — Turfgrass Management (continued) Fertilization Programs – Best practice is to apply heavy fertilization in fall, then light appl’ns in spring and early summer Avoid high rates of N in early spring as this causes excessive foliar growth at expense of root growth, meaning you need to mow more frequently, plus it can lead to increased problems with diseases and weeds. Generally speaking, a “full feeding” of lawn food supplies 1 lb N / 1,000 sq.ft. An excellent program would include: 1 lb N / 1,000 sq.ft. around Labor Day 1 lb N / 1,000 sq.ft. in early November (Thanksgiving) 1 lb N / 1,000 sq.ft. between Mother’s Day - Memorial Day If applying pre-emergent herbicides containing a light feeding of N in early April, delay the May application till mid-June (Father’s Day). Application: Important to observe effective pattern of your spreader to gauge distance between paths to avoid “streaking”. Good practice to spread in 2 directions (N to S, then E to W) at ½ rate each way to provide greatest uniformity of coverage. Calibration understand that actual amounts of fertilizer applied are greatly influenced by age of spreader, walking speed, wind, particle size, etc. Spreading fertilizer is not exact science. Therefore, “rounding” on calculations is OK. (e.g. Nobody will be able to spread a 50 lb bag of 16-8-8 on exactly 8,000 sq.ft.of lawn, but calibration can get them close to this) . Thatch = above ground layer of dead and living shoots, stems and roots More fertilization = more thatch. Too much thatch interferes with H2O & nutrient penetration and can become a home for turf insects, like sod webworm. Aerification (Core Aeration) is best method to alleviate compacted soils and improve air, H 2O & nutrient movement into the soil. Ideally done early spring or late fall, good aeration requires 20 – 40 holes per sq.ft. from an “open core” aerator. Solid spikes remove no soil and really do not aerate. Rolling is most often done by homeowners to “smooth out” grading undulations, but is very bad for soil structure as it compacts the soil. Rolling should NEVER be done to correct improper grading. Weed Control Annual Grassy Weeds can be controlled via pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. Pre-emergent: Since Crabgrass germinates in late April and sets seed in August, best method of control is with pre-emergent herbicides (= weed preventers) applied PRIOR to weed seed germination (as early as March 1). However, it is almost impossible to eliminate every Crabgrass plant every year. Team and Dimension are Crabgrass Preventers. Note: Fertilome Crabgrass Preventer + Lawn Food provides only 0.8 lbs N / 1,000 sq.ft, whereas Fertilome Lawn Food + Iron (28-0-4) provides 1.12 lbs N / 1,000 sq.ft. Post-emergent: more difficult to use successfully than pre-emergents; Important to read & follow label directions, since many products require multiple applications. Most are NOT effective after July 15 when Crabgrass is forming seedheads. Not the best approach! Cultural Controls: proper fertilization program, correct mowing height & appropriate irrigation practices can all aid in reducing Crabgrass populations. Perennial Broadleaf Weeds usually are introduced to lawn by windblown or soil-borne seeds and are primarily controlled by applying post emergent herbicides (= weed killers) to actively growing weed foliage. Best formulations of selective post-emergent herbicides (kills dicots growing amongst monocots) contain a mix of 2 to 4 active ingredients, as these combos control a wider spectrum of weeds. 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a primary component of most broadleaf weed killer products labeled for lawn application. BEST TIME to apply is NOT in spring when Dandelions are in bloom (energy going into flower), but in mid-September to mid-October when weeds are storing energy for winter in their roots, so herbicide enters plant & travels to root along with food reserves. Beware: many broadleaf weed killers are volatile & some can be absorbed via root uptake. IMPORTANT: the key to success with any “weed killer” is to apply it to actively growing weed foliage. Apply to weeds, NOT the entire lawn. Apply enough product to wet the weed foliage, not to point of “run off. Do not apply to newly seeded lawns until after 3rd mowing.

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IAH Quiz The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee is pleased to provide you an opportunity to earn CEUs (continuing education units) in each issue of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape News. The IAH quiz offered in each issue can be completed by anyone who is an “Active” (current) IAH (initial or masters). Each quiz will be worth a .5 (onehalf) CEU (continuing education unit) for the completion of the bi-monthly quiz with a pass rate of 80%. Over a 2-year period, you could earn up to 6 CEUs if you take and pass every quiz! The INLA office will grade the quiz. Questions and answers have been provided by the IAH committee. Thank you and good luck studying! The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee Chair - George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery Committee Members - Brian Bunge, LaPorte County Nursery - Wayne Gruber, Gardens on the Prairie - Jim Messmer - Melissa Mravec, Allen Landscape - Jodie Overmyer, Price Nurseries - Dean Ricci, Ricci Landscape Management

Answers: Please contact the INLA office if you would like to receive the answers or find out your results to any previous IAH quiz.

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Complete the quiz and mail or fax to INLA by the deadline above. Be sure to write your name, IAH number, and contact information on the bottom of the quiz when submitting. If additional space is needed, please attach the extra paper to this form and submit together. Circle your answers. 1) The legend on a drawing defines the meanings of symbols used on that drawing. A ___ True B ___ False 2) Detailed instructions on how to plant a shrub and with what materials to mulch it, etc. should be stated in both the technical specifications and on the shrub planting detail drawing. A ___ True B ___ False 3) Plant symbols should never be so “artsy” that they fail to indicate ____________ . A ___ the plant species B ___ the precise planting location C ___ the root condition of the plant D ___ the height 4) Which of the following dissolves in water to form a true solution? A ___ Wettable powders B ___ Flowables C ___ Water dispersible granules D ___ Soluble powders 5) Emulsifiable concentrates consist of an oil-soluble active ingredient dissolved in an appropriate oil-based solvent to which is added an emulsifying agent, and this is mixed with water and applied as a spray. A ___ True B ___ False

6) Wettable powder formulations of pesticides are more likely to cause clogging of sprayer nozzles and screens than soluble powder formulations. A ___ True B ___ False 7) Always induce vomiting if an individual has ingested a pesticide. A ___ True B ___ False 8) What does the signal word on a pesticide label indicate? A ___ Effectiveness B ___ Toxicity C ___ Formulation D ___ Compatibility 9) Where would you look on a pesticide label to find out if a pesticide is classified for a Restricted-Use Only? A ___ At the top of the front panel B ___ In the agricultural use directions C ___ Under the site instructions D ___ In the ingredient statement

10) Which of the following formulations requires the most agitation? A ___ Wettable powders B ___ Solutions C ___ Emulsions D ___ Liquid flowables

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