New Westview News
We are so pleased to announce that in 2006-2007 Lee Ver Schure, owner of Westview Farms Perennials and Herbs, will be serving as President of the West Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association's Board of Directors. The WMNLA is non profit organization of 60 green industry firms including nurseries, arborists, botanical gardens, garden centers, landscapers, designers and other professional gardening and landscape service providers.
WESTVIEW IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN!
at Westview Farms were pleased to recently find ourselves "in print".
Westview Farms Perennials & Herbs is featured in a new book entitled
In Search of Great Plants - The Insider's Guide to the Best Plants
in the Midwest by lecturer and garden writer Betty Earl.
We met Ms. Earl, who is a Garden Scout and Field Editor for Better
Homes and Gardens magazine last year when she heard about Westview
Farms Perennials & Herbs and decided to visit us during her five
state quest to locate "the best nurseries" and "the best plants"
in the Midwest. We are very gratified and honored that she chose
us as one of only twenty Michigan nurseries and garden centers selected
for inclusion in her book.
To quote one review: "In Search of Great Plants is the definitive
resource directory for where the best plants are found in the Midwest.
This carefully researched book informs readers about the best places
to find plants for the average gardener and the gardener in search
of something special. Includes nurseries that are "hidden gems"
. . . the type of nurseries that gardeners love to know about and
Ms. Earl states in her introduction that "The intention of this
book is to offer you honest, informative and useful facts toward
finding exemplary regional sources for whatever garden plants you
are searching for . . . I love nurseries that seek out the unusual,
strut the interesting, and embrace both the classic and the "newbie"
ornamental plants with the same zestful passion."
Search of Great Plants - The Insider's Guide to the Best Plants
in the Midwest by Betty Earl is 312 pages, published by Cool
Springs Press, ISBN 1591860946. It is available at Amazon.com, Barnes
and Noble and local area bookstores.
HERE'S A WESTVIEW NEWS FLASH!
FARMS is pleased to announce that co-owner Lee Ver Schure has been
elected to the Board of Directors for the West Michigan Nursery
& Landscape Association. The WMNLA is a non-profit professional
organization whose membership includes wholesale and retail nurseries,
garden centers, green industry suppliers, landscape designers and
Lee Ver Schure addresses the
National Azalea Convention in Holland in May
were pleased and honored to be asked to speak to the National Convention
of the Azalea Society of America, which is being held here in Holland,
Michigan this year. The convention, hosted by the Lake Michigan
Chapter of the A.S.A., will be based at the Holland Holiday Inn
and runs from Thursday, May 19th through Sunday, May 22nd. Their
agenda includes bus tours featuring area gardens and nurseries,
a plant sale, featured speakers and much more. Our portion of the
program will be a talk about 'Companion Plants', at 7 p.m.,
Friday, May 20th. For more information about the convention
and how you can register to attend call John Migas, President, A.S.A.,
the Lake Michigan Chapter (269)857-1505 or visit the web site at
or the national site www.azaleas.org.