Iron work topiary is here

We have added many new items to our line of iron topiary, trellis and planters. There are way too many to show online. 20160507_101213 20160507_101254 20160507_101837

Welcome to our newest employee

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Spring is Here

Warm weather is just around the corner. We now have most of our shrubs, trees and windbreak plants in stock. All of these can be planted right now if your ground is fit. Stop in to see our large selection of fruit trees and small fruits as well

We are overflowing with flowering plants!!!!!

Many of our plants are just coming into bloom. Shrub roses are full of buds, Hydrangeas are setting flowers and many of our best varieties of perennials are just coming into their flowering season. It will be worth your while to drive over and take a walk amongst all the beautiful plants we have to offer.

Our selection can be overwhelming at times, but our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you through the process of picking just the right plants for your yard.

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It’s Time To Plant A Tree

Along with all the flowering shrubs, roses, perennials and annuals you will find at our Nursery, we are also one of the largest suppliers of shade and ornamental trees in Southwestern Minnesota.  We have over 50 different varieties to choose from and many are available in more than one size to meet any budget.  If you are looking for quick shade, we stock some types up to 12 feet tall.  If you are looking for just a splash of color, we stock many ornamental varieties including 7 different varieties of flowering crab alone.  Stop in and browse our wide selection. We’re confident you’ll find what you are looking for.

Think Spring!!!!

If you are interested in getting some advice on plantings for your yard, now is a great time to give us a call.  I know it seems far away, but spring will be here before we know it, and with that comes the busiest part of our year.  We have four landscape designers who will give you the help you need to get a jumpstart this season.  We can give you help with anything from picking a tree for your yard to giving you a design for a complete landscape.

Summer is for Planting

Spring is no longer the one and only time for planting. Our landscape crews plant all summer long and so can you. Because of the care we give our plants, they will look better as the season goes on. Stop by and see for yourself. With container grown plants, there is really no transplant shock and the warm days of summer are just what plants need to get them rooted in well. Roses in particular are in full flower and they are gorgeous.

Are you seeing deer damage this winter?

We have had numerous reports of deer damage on plants this winter. I’m posting in the hopes that I can cover some of the questions we are asked.

Most leafy types of plants will recover completely from deer browsing, but this is somewhat dependent on the plants age and it’s vigor.  If your plants are 25 years old, they may not come back as well as a 5 year old plant. Give them time to leaf out in the spring and judge them at that point before deciding to replace. If they are leafing out well, many types of plants will look great by midsummer. A chosen few that are slower growing, such as Burningbush, may taken more than one year to get to original size.

Evergreens that are browsed, typically arborvitae and sometimes yews, may or may not come back. Both types of plants are able to developed new growth points even if all the green growth has been chewed off. This recovery is also dependent on age and vigor. Evergreens take longer to recover, so expect a couple of years before they will be looking their best. If the plant happens to be right at an entrance to the house, and you are looking at it every day, this might be a plant to just go ahead and replace.  Spruce and Pine which are browsed will not typically form new growth on a stem that has had all it’s green growth and buds removed. If your plants are small and all the green growth is gone, now is the time to replace them.  Larger trees with just a few lower branches browsed should recover over time.

If you have any other questions regarding a particular plant, please give us a call and we can help.

Fruits for Minnesota

We stock a wide range of fruit trees and small fruit plants at our nursery.

Apple varieties we stock are Fireside, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Red Regent, State Fair, Wealthy and Zestar.

Pear varieties are Luscious and Summercrisp

Plum varieties are Alderman and Toka

We also stock two apricot varieties, a cherry variety called Northstar and a peach variety called Contender.

Small fruits include Grapes- 3 varieties, Raspberries-5 varieties, Blueberries, Strawberries, rhubarb, currants, honeyberries and gooseberries.

We also stock asparagus roots.

Our experienced staff will be happy to guide you in the process of picking varieties that are best suited for you. And as always, we are only a phone call away if you have any questions on any of the varieties or if you need help with trimming, spraying and general care of any of the plants we stock.