Boxwood and Old Favorites!

We now have Buxus Green Mountain in a columnar form for hedging or stand-alone, upright, and formal evergreen. These go along with our container and B&B Green Velvet and Chicagoland Green. They are done growing for the year and looking great. A couple of old favorites that still have their place in the landscape are Prunus Cistena and Cornus a. Elegantissima. They both work well for screening, background color, and where a mid-size shrub is needed.

Don’t forget to check out our newest video on YouTube!

Spring has Sprung!

You know its spring when tree spades are digging and plants are starting to make their way to the dock. The orders being dug now have had early delivery dates on the order months ago. 

Looking for a stand-alone specimen?

Pinus bungeana, also known as Lace Bark Pine, is a beautiful specimen and stand-alone tree that reached 50′. The soft texture and dark green needles complement the multi-colored bark. It is truly a spectacular plant. Metasequia glyptostroboides is a deciduous conifer with soft green and fine-textured leaves. The winter characteristics with its exfoliating cinnamon-colored bark show off the beautifully strong structure.

Pinus densi. ‘Umbraculifera’ is a shorter specimen reaching 15′ if left untrimmed or can be kept as a table top the fit a more formal garden. Siadopitys verticillate has a unique appearance with dark green and glossy needles leading to the common name of Japanese Umbrella Pine.

Spruce trimmed the right way!

We use the same trim crew for all of our evergreen trees. It can be seen in our consistency and quality. 

Picea pungens ‘Hoopsi’ has the color all other blue spruce are measured against. Picea pungens ‘Bakeri’ makes a great stand-alone specimen tree also. Both are not as tall as the species reaching 25 to 30′.

Did you receive your acknowledgment yet?

You should have received your acknowledgment in the mail by now.  If you have not, please call the office and we will email one to you.  Take a moment and review the availability as there are a few customers that have given material back for various reasons.  There may be something on there you are looking for.  Landscape sized Viburnums from 30” to 8’?  We have them!  Many cultivars of Cercis in multi-stem and tree form.  We have them too!  What are you looking for?

Is your spring 2020 order in yet?

Many of you have your spring 2020 order placed.  Thank you.  To those of you who don’t have your order placed, please get it in by the end of the day this Friday, November 8th.  We start the allocation process for spring orders first thing Monday morning.  There are plenty of very nice plants still available like ones pictured below.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fill some of your needs.  For your convenience, use the availability from the bottom of the home tab and fax or email it back to the office.

End your season strong and be ready for 2020 Spring!

The fall has been great with plenty of opportunities.  It can end even better if you keep working longer into the season.  Even though the forecast is for colder and more seasonable temperatures, the ground is warm and you can still plant for a few more weeks. 

DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR SPRING 2020 ORDER IN BY THE November 8th, 4: PM DEADLINE FOR ALLOCATION.  Orders received after the deadline will be date and time stamped and entered in the order they were received.

Trucks with Great Plants on their way!

The summer is heating up and so are plant sales. Much of the north east quadrant of the US is getting less rain and is starting to dry out. This means projects are being worked on and plants are going into the ground. We have trucks moving material from Minneapolis, MN to Boston, MA up into Michigan and all points in between. We can get material delivered to you quickly, too!

Check out the Fireglow & Bombshell

Sounds like the right plants for the upcoming July 4th celebrations.  But they are great plants for the entire season!

Hydrangea pan ‘Bombshell’ #3 are very full and will be blooming soon.  These compact plants reach 2 – 3’ tall and 3 – 4’ wide.  Their compact habit leads to a spectacular flower show that covers the plant.

Morden Fireglow Rose is a low growing plant that reaches 3’ tall and wide. The flowers are fire orange on top and scarlet on the bottom of the pedals.  It is a repeat bloomer that is very disease resistant.  The leaves are clean despite all the rainy days we have experienced.

We have a very good selection of the Proven Winners® including beautiful Hydrangea pan. ‘Limelight’ #3 and Spiraea Double Play® Gold #3.  Check out the availability or talk to your Sales Rep about what other plants we have that are ready and will fill your needs.