Blog: Shrubs

 
  • January 15, 2021
    stephanie

    Creating Color in the Shade with Native Plants

    For many, creating a colorful landscape in the shade can be a challenge.  Typical options are often limited to hostas, hostas, and more hostas!  While hostas certainly can serve a purpose filling in the north side of a garage or hugging a tree, they don’t offer much to enrich the color or texture of a landscape. Native plants offer a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors that thrive in the shade.  You can create a rich, layered, textured garden that offers color throughout the growing season while creating a healthy ecosystem for birds and insects by choosing from these native shade-lovers.

  • November 19, 2020
    kelsay

    Fall planting before winter grips us

    Though we’re late into the year and winter is creeping into view, it is never too early (or too late) to plant for next year. The soil is still a bit warm and it’s not cold quite yet, which makes for perfect dormant plant planting

  • March 28, 2020
    kelsay

    Some Changes Are on the Way

    Over the next week or so we will be updating our web site with slight changes and we would like to aplogize for any confusion that this might cause. We are efforting to make our e-commerce more intuitive and adding options. For the moment WE ARE SHIPPING TREES AND SHRUBS as of today. We are taking orders for forbs and grasses but the shipping for that will start May 15th. So anyone wishing to place orders on-line and have questions please call me at the office and I will help with more information.

  • June 01, 2015
    kelsay

    The Birds Are Coming...

    Spring is but a fridge date on the calender, but it is coming and so are the birds. All over Illinois the landscape is changing with homes, roads, removed wind rows and general toppling of habitat and food sources for our welcomed feathery trespassers. Now for those of us that are a bit lucky and have habitat existing in our yards, a simple addition of key species and water will do the job. But those that have to start from scratch are in a tricky spot: “Where do I begin???”

  • April 04, 2011
    kelsay

    The Above-grounds are Ready

    The new growth has harden off and the roots have filled out, making our above-ground trees and shrubs ready for orders and pick-up! Orders have already started coming in. So if you’d like to assure yourself a plant of a particular species, calling in sooner will increase the chances that we’ll have the it in stock. Stock is limited to the number of plants that we moved up in spring. The 2009 stock of above-ground plants look great, we even have a nice selection of Quercus alba (White Oak).