INLA Scholarship deadline extended to May 15

INLA’s scholarship fund, the Indiana Nursery Endowment Fund (INEF), awards scholarships up to $6,000 each year to one or more full-time students enrolled in horticulture or landscape horticulture related classes at either Vincennes University or Purdue University. Scholarship recipients receive half the award in their freshman year and the second half of the award their […]

Nurserymachinery 2019

August 29–30 • Schleswig – Holstein, Germany INLA member, Peter Orum with Midwest Groundcovers shared the following information about a special nursery equipment show in Germany called, Nurserymachinery 2019. Held once every five year, the event draws people and products from all over the world. Here is Peter’s message: This is the year of the […]

Indiana General Assembly Weekly Update

INLA members can stay abreast of legislation affecting the Indiana Green Industry through INLA’s association with the Green Industry Alliance (GIA). Each week GIA publishes a legislative update which you can access at: The Indiana General Assembly will be in session until April 29, 2019. Photo: Indiana State Capitol. Photo credit: Massimo Catarinella. This […]

NATURAL DESIGN: An Intensive Two-Day Workshop

Apr. 2-3, 2019 | Riverwoods, IL Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive, interactive, two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Attendees will receive an extensive manual that documents […]

In Memoriam: Tyler Trent

INLA is sad to announce the passing of Tyler Trent, the 20 year old son of Tony Trent (Trent Companies) on New Years Day. There will be more updates, but most of you in Indiana can read or hear the sentiments and praise of Tyler, just by turning on the TV or radio.    Additional […]

Indiana Green Expo — Early Bird Registration Extended

REGISTRATION OPEN! Early Bird Registration Extended to December 7! For full schedule and to register go to  or download the Indiana Green Expo 2019 Brochure (pdf) and mail in registration form REGISTER EARLY & SAVE! EARLY BIRD deadline: December 7, 2018  (EXTENDED!) PRE-REGISTRATION deadline: •  Mail by December 17, 2018 •  Online by December […]

Green Excellence Awards: Deadline Extended

INLA Green Excellence Awards competition Deadline extended to December 5! Nine categories to choose from! •   Residential Landscape Design/Build:      __ Under $50,000   (or)   __ Over $50,000 •   Commercial Landscape Design/Build:      __ Under $39,000   (or)   __ Over $39,000 •   Hardscape Residential Design/Build:      __ Under $50,000   (or)   __ Over […]

Boxwood blight found in Indiana

Boxwood blight found in Indiana Message from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources The DNR Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology has discovered that a shipment of boxwood plants infected with boxwood blight was shipped to Indiana in May. This is important because boxwood blight (Calonectria pseudonaviculata) is a fungal disease that infests members of […]