Protect Advancements in Horticulture, Join These Donors
Horticultural Research Institute is grateful for the continued support of our loyal donors. Donating to HRI is truly an investment in the future of your business—joining forces with other professionals allows you to have a hand in protecting the continued access to thorough, quality research that creates solutions to the business and technical challenges that our industry faces. Together, we are stronger, our money goes farther, and the impact of our actions become enduring.
Thank you to our valued supporters!
$50,000 - $99,999
Dale & Liz Deppe, Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
$10,000 - $49,000
Dan Batson, GreenForest Nursery Inc.
Rick Brush on behalf of the Elizabeth Brush Estate
Peter & Irma Orum
Midwest Groundcovers, LLC
Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies
Partner In Progress
$5,000 - $9,999
Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association
Dale & Ruth Bachman
Karen Hicks Courts, Hicks Nurseries, Inc.
Ann Tosovsky, Home Nursery
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association
$3,500 - $4,999
Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits
Tennessee Nursery & Lanscape Association
$2,000 - $3,499
Lisa Ambrosio, Wenke Greenhouses
Bailey Nurseries Foundation
GIE Media, Inc.
Greenleaf Nursery Company
Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, Inc.
Olive Hill LLC
Edward Overdevest, Overdevest Nurseries
Sakata Seed America, Inc.
J. Frank Schmidt Family
Sylvan Nursery & Van Sloun Foundation
$1,000 - $1,999
Scott Bader, Inc.
Patricia Gaskin, Laurel Springs Boxwoods
James & Joanne Harden, Mortellaro’s Nursery Ltd.
R. Wayne Mezitt, Weston Nurseries, Inc.
Stephen Mostardi, Stephen Mostardi
Dan & Linda Nelson, Hans Nelson & Son
Robin Rinaca, Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia
Matt Sawyer, Bennett’s Creek Wholesale Nursery
Steven Taber, Southwest Wholesale Nursery
Ed Tankard, Tankard Nurseries
David Scott, Scott Farm Nursery, Inc.
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
Bonnie Zaruba, Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois
$500 - $999
Joe Burns, Color Burst
Randall Bracy, Bracy’s Nursery
Mark Broxon, Proven Winners North America LLC
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
CJ Van Bourgondien, Inc.
Cline Church Nursery
Tom Demaline, Willoway Nurseries, Inc.
Leigh Geschwill, F & B Farms and Nursery
Michael Hamby, Mary’s Greenhouse, Inc.
Randy Hefner, Hefner’s Nursery
IPPS Southern Region of North America
Norman Keil, Norman Keil Nureries, Inc.
Jeff Mast, Banner Greenhouses
Mike McNamara, Hoffman & McNamara Nursery & Landscape
McAdam Landscaping, Inc.
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association
North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
David Raab, Roseville Farms LLC
George Radtke, W & E Radtke, Inc.
Peter Stuyt, Total Energy Group
Fred Shadow, Tennesee Valley Nursery, Inc.
Richard Taylor, Taylor’s Nursery, Inc.
Dave Van Essen, Van Essen Nursery
$251 - $499
Frank Collier, Pleasant Cove Nursery, Inc.
Platt Hill, Platt Hill Nursery
New England Grows, Inc.
$200 - $250
Wynn Alexander, Desoto Land Company
Steve Alford, Landscape Supply, Inc.
Chris Baker, Baker’s Acres, Inc.
Jon Bartch, Carlton Plants
Tammy Behm, Greenscape Gardens, Inc.
Bell Nursery USA LLC
J. Berry Nursery
Tim & Sonia Brotzman
Stanley Brown, Jr., Alameda Wholesale Nursery, Inc.
James Bruce, Hanover Farms, Inc.
Richard Campbell, Campbell’s Nursery & Garden Center
Cavicchio Greenhouses, Inc.
D.S. Cole Growers
Costa Farms, LLC
Harvey J. Cotten, Jr.
Darin Cox, Pacific Nursery, Inc.
Robert Crudup, Jr., Valley Crest Tree Co.
Jim Deal, Pender Nursery, Inc.
H.T. Dudley, Jr., R A Dudley Nurseries, Inc.
Jim Eason, Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc.
Jane Edwards, Turtle Creek Nursery
Scott Field, John Holmlund Nursery, LLC
Debbie Gatt, Indoor Eden
Gongaware & Parry, Inc. Florist & Greenhouse
Charlie Hall, Charlie Hall
Tom Hamernik, Bluebird Nursery, Inc.
Jim Hersfeld, Hillcrest Nursery, Inc.
Steven Hutton, Conard-Pyle Co.
Ingleside Plantation Nurseries
Frank Janosz, English Gardens Nursery Corp
Ka Yeon Jeong, KJ Urban Garden & Design, LLC
Alan Jones, Manor View Farm, Inc.
Ferenc Kiss, Cavano’s Perennials, Inc.
Bernie Kohl, Angelica Nurseries, Inc.
Joanne Kostecky Petito
Mary & Jolly Krautmann, Heritage Seedlings & Liners, Inc.
Gerald LaBelle, NYP Corp
Rich Massat, Growing Place
Richard May, May Nursery
Donald McCorkle, Jr., McCorkle Nurseries Inc.
Nickolas Milfeld, Milfelds’ Nursery, Inc.
Wilbur Mull, Classic Groundcovers, Inc.
Ken Natorp, Wm A Natorp Co.
Darrell Norris, Darrell Norris Greenhouse
Angelo Petitti, Flowerland Garden Center of Cleveland
Piedmont/ Carolina Enterprises, Inc.
Bryan Rice, Rice’s Landscaping
Don Richards, Applied Horticultural Consulting, Inc.
Forrest Sargent, Sargent’s Landscape Nursery, Inc.
Schwartz’s Greenhouse, Inc.
Jessica Spacher, BioWorks
W. David Thompson, Foxborough Nursery, Inc.
Doug Torn, Buds & Blooms Nursery
Kris Vande Streek, Bovens Quality Plants Inc.
Herman Wallitsch, Wallitsch Nursery & Landscaping
William Westbrook, Fair View Nursery, Inc.
Kimberly Young, Forrest Keeling Nursery
Supporter, $1 - $199
Brienne Arthur Gluvna
John & Donna Beier, Rhoadside Blooming House Ltd.
John Bezozowski, American Tree, Inc.
Delaney’s Landscape Center, Inc.
Fifth Avenue Greenhouses, Inc.
Gilmore Plant & Bulb Co., Inc.
Rolling Green Nursery
Greenleaf Landscapes, Inc.
Hortisol USA Corp.
James Landscaping, Inc.
Denise Jones, County Line Nursery
Kalamazoo Specialty Plants LLC
KPS Sales, Inc.
Mountain Shadow Nursery LLC
N&O Horticultural Products Ltd.
Orchard Nursery & Florist, Inc.
Panacea Products Corporation
Tim & Bonnie Power
Riverside Greenhouses LLC
Sargent’s Landscape Nursery, Inc.
Jo Ellen Sharp
Phin Tuthill, RP Tuthill & Associates
2017 RECOGNITION DONORS
In honor of Emergents on behalf of the Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
In honor of GWA on behalf of Brie Arthur
In honor of GWA on behalf of Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
In memory of Scott Bunting on behalf of Steve Mostardi
In memory of Tyler Sutton Mills on behalf of Greenleaf Nursery Company
In memory of Tom Parry on behalf of Gongaware & Parry Inc. Florist and Greenhouse
In memory of Tom Parry on behalf of Jeffrey Parry
In recognition of Steve Black, founder of Raemelton Farm, 2018 Nursery Grower of the Year
In memory of Scott Bunting on behalf of Jennifer Gray
In memory of Bryan Champion on behalf of Jennifer Gray
In memory of Jim Zampini on behalf of Dawn Hummel
In memory of Jim Zampini on behalf of Maria Zampini
In memory of Tom Parry on behalf of Scott Bader Inc.
In memory of Dick Ammon on behalf of LANCO
In honor of Stacey Hirvela on behalf of Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI
In honor of Marjorie Wilde’s March 1st birthday on behalf of Peter and Irma Orum
In honor of Stacey Hirvela on behalf of Michigan State University
In honor of Stacey Hirvela on behalf of the Spring Lake District Library
In honor of Stacey Hirvela on behalf of Standale Garden in Standale, MI
In memory of Richard Somalski on behalf of LANCO
In memory of Ray and Elizabeth Bruch on behalf of the estate of Elizabeth Brush
In memory of John E. Wilde’s October 7th birthday on behalf of Peter and Irma Orum
In memory of Lydia Orum’s October 18th birthday on behalf of Peter and Irma Orum
In honor of Stacey Hirvela on behalf of the LeFleur Garden & Art Club
In memory of Joanne Kostecky and all she contributed to the benefit of the American nursery industry on behalf of Wayne Mezitt, Weston Nurseries, Inc.