Monday, April 25, 2011

EarthPots Events!

If you missed out on the chance to see the revolutionary EarthPots at some of the recent Portland events such as the Better Living Show, don't fret!  We have some exciting events coming up soon where you can meet an EarthPot representative and ask them any questions you have about this amazing, environmentally sustainable pot!

Saturday, April 30th
The Annual Canby Plant Fair
The wholesale grower “Off the Beaten Path” will have a booth at the fair featuring EarthPots.  There will be herbs, annuals, and perennials available for purchase.  An EarthPot rep will be on sight educating and answering any questions you may have!

Saturday, May 14th
“Veggie Day” at Garland Nursery in Corvallis, Oregon.  EarthPots will be featured in a veggie seminar given by an EarthPot rep.  Don't miss it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Recap: The Yard, Garden and Patio Show

This year's Yard, Garden and Patio Show was a huge success!  With over 25,000 home gardeners attending the event, it was a busy weekend for the OBC Northwest booth. We turned a few heads when a line started to form in front of our booth...what was going on?

Well, in order to educate all of the home gardeners about the green option of Earthpots, we gave away 8,500 samples of grown Earthpots.  Free Pansies, primroses, english daisies, lettuce and broccoli were all given to eager gardeners looking to experience the amazing Earthpot!

If you missed this great event, don't can still get your hands on a free sample of an Earthpot!  We'll be educating and handing out 3,000 french marigolds grown in Earthpots at the upcoming Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center on March 25-27th.  

So be sure to come by, say hi, and get your free french marigold, grown in your very own Earthpot!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Introducing Earth Pots!

I'd like to introduce you to Earth Pots...the pot of the future.  Do you want to go green, and also save time and money?  Then Earth Pots are for you.

The outer wrap of the Earth Pot is a 100% degradable cellulose material to allow easy root penetration, promote root air pruning, and decompose naturally, while not disturbing roots at any time in the growing or transplant process.  

Earth Pots save time and money by reducing labor inputs.  There are no soils to mix or trays to fill on the growers end as the Earth Pots arrive to the grower ready to use!  Earth Pots reduce propagation and handling time and they have proven to reduce propagation losses as the root structure is not disturbed.  Earth Pots are sustainable because they can be used as a stand-alone plug or nested in a plastic tray that can be re-used or recycled.  Earth Pots do not require dislodging, as a standard filled propagation tray does so there is a much lower impact on the propagation tray allowing for a typical one-use tray to be re-used and recycled.

The Earth Pot is made fresh to order with custom blended natural ingredients, and the Earth Pot soils are custom blended and pH balanced to meet each grower's specifications and individual growing environment.  After an Earth Pot is transplanted, the outer wrap decomposes naturally.

The Earth Pot is a truly green solution to our ever expanding landfills.  There are no plastic pots to pick up, throw away, or chase down in the wind!

See more at, or check them out yourself at the upcoming Portland Yard, Garden and Patio show on February 18th-20th!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Looking for Another Great Gift?

Check out this amazing tool from Ames/True Temper:

This Tool does it all!  If you have any gardeners in your family or circle of friends, you should seriously check out this great gadget.

Here's what it is:

1. A 12" measuring tool.
2. A poly tamper for tamping down stakes or markers.
3. A serrated  edge to cut open bags.
4. A twine cutter.
5. A sod cutter.
6. A weeder
7. and finally (phew!)...a trowel!

If you give this to a gardener for christmas, they will be 7 times more excited than if you had gotten them any other gift.  And at only $12.21, it's a steal!  Click here for easy ordering, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Specials!

Wondering what to get a friend or relative this holiday season?  OBC Northwest has got plenty of gift ideas for you.  From now till Christmas we're promoting special gift packages that save you money, and can be shipped to anywhere in the country in a flat rate box!

Our first Holiday special is: THE SHARPENER!
For $26.45 + $8.35 flat rate shipping, you receive the necessities to sharpen any of your tools: A 6" x 2" x 1" Bench Stone and a 4 oz. bottle of honing oil!

The second Holiday special is: THE GARDENER!
This gift package would be great for any gardener...a pair of Atlas blue rubber gloves and some top quality ARS Needle nose Pruners for $15.50 + $8.35 flat rate shipping.

The next holiday special?  THE GREEN THUMB!
This package includes a pair of Felco #2 pruners, a Felco belt holster, a Corona sharpener for your new pruners, and a pair of Atlas blue rubber gloves for only $63.00 + $13.70 flat rate shipping.

The Fourth Holiday special is the OREGON OUTFIT!  
The Oregon Outfit includes a 30" Jacket, Bib Overalls, Snap-on Hood (in sizes S-XXL) and an All-weather Notebook to keep you dry and efficient in any rainy climate.  It's only $106.00 + $13.70 flat rate shipping...a small price to pay to keep you warm and dry in the Northwest!

The Fifth Holiday special is the WEED KILLER!
An Ames trowel, Ames weeder, Lever shut off and Atlas 370 Gloves for only $17.60 + $13.70 Flat rate shipping?  It's a Christmas miracle, and the perfect gift for any gardener needing some great new tools.  

The Last Holiday special is the BUD N' GRAFT!

You get Hormex #1, a pound of 6" x 3/8" x .020 Budding strips, a grafting knife and a brand new sheath for your brand new grafting knife!  Only $67.30 + $13.70 flat rate shipping.  

With all of these holiday packages, there's no way you can't find a great gift for a loved one!  Call us for more information or to order at 1.800.477.4744 or go to

Everyone at OBC Northwest wishes you Happy Holidays!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Let's talk about Agrofabric today.  Now that the fall breezes are blowing, and the nights are getting chillier and chillier, Agrofabric can save your crops, and create market windows when market prices are at a premium.  So let's talk about what Agrofabric can do for you, and for your vegetables, foliage, nursery stock, citrus strawberries, containerized ornamentals and turf.

Agrofabric works by establishing a stable, favorable microclimate by capturing extra heat during the day - and then slowing the loss of stored heat at night from the soil.  It "floats" directly over crops without suffocating, crushing or breaking delicate plants.  It's porous to air, water and nutrients and UV stable to protect your crops even more.  No more depending on outside power or fuel sources to keep those crops warm through the late fall.  You can even combine AgroFabric with irrigation for an extra measure of insulation during seasonal climate changes.

Now that you know how Agrofabric can work for you, don't hesitate to order before it gets any colder!  It comes in four weights, and a variety of lengths and widths: PRO17 - Lightweight, PRO34 - Medium Weight, PRO50 - Heavy Weight and PRO70 - Extra Heavyweight.  Check out our website or call us at 1-800-477-4744 or 503-266-2021 for more information on Agrofabric.