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All Things Boxwood

With varieties sporting fresh-sounding names like Green Velvet, Sprinter, Green Mountain and Wintergreen, you can be assured Loma Vista Nursery is one of the top producers of SANC-certified boxwood in the Midwest, ensuring strict health and quality standards are met for all our plants. As expert growers, we are excited to share more about this…

Meet Leanne, our Human Resources Manager!

Loma Vista Nursery Employee Features

At Loma Vista Nursery, we are proud of our plants and the people who work here. Over the next few months, our blogs will spotlight our incredible team members and their role in our nursery. Introducing: Leanne Leanne is our human resources manager, who started working part time at the nursery in 1991. Leanne is…

New and Notable Fall Perennials and Shrubs

Nothing against pumpkin spice and sweater weather, but one of our favorite things about fall is welcoming new varieties of plants with four-season interest. Our dock has been a virtual show of color and beauty as we receive and ship out perennials that enhance landscapes all over the country. There are many new varieties that…

Virtual Meeting, Real Education

As the world adapts to a new normal, an industry event went online to great success

Plants are known to adapt and grow into new environments. Likewise, our industry is adapting and growing into a new virtual environment. The virtual roots were planted for Cultivate’20, a popular industry event usually held in Ohio that shifted to a remote format this year, and our team members sprouted into the new platform to…

Your Fall Color Tour Starts at Home

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

You don’t need to hit the highway or backroads for a fall color tour. Create your own vibrant show by planting trees and shrubs that deliver favorite hues of the season, from rich golds and spectacular yellows to fiery reds and soothing bronzes. The autumn sky’s the limit with a wide range of trees and…

2020 Horticultural Industry Leadership Awards – Lyndsi Oestmann

A winning playbook

“A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible. ” – Mark Yarnell American Author Loma Vista Nursery President Lyndsi Oestmann grew up in the nursery business, and she’s become the embodiment of a true industry leader. Lyndsi has been awarded a 2020 Horticultural Industry Leadership Award from Nursery Management. Read it here:  https://www.nurserymag.com/  “She’s a…

Go Ahead – Plant a Tree in a Container!

Did you know that containers can be filled with trees as well as plants?

With height and a small canopy, a containerized tree can add a bit of drama to a space. You can also get quite creative with containers, choosing from an array of materials, colors, shapes, and sizes that complement or lift an existing aesthetic. For those who live in an apartment or condominium, a tree planted…

Ready, Set, Grow: Engage Kids with Fun Gardening Activities

School’s out for summer! Give kids a break from online learning and explore the natural world together.

Gardening helps kids learn valuable lessons in everything from biology and weather to math and cooking. Getting outside to plant and grow things is also fun, rewarding and an easy way to get away from devices and screens. There is a wealth of information that supports the many benefits of gardening. A study published in…

Ooh La La! Cut Flower Gardens for All

The perfect plants for creating a cut flower garden

Starting a cut flower garden is something everyone can enjoy. Cut flower gardens are an environmentally friendly project, that can attract butterflies and other natural pollinators outdoors, while providing a source for beautiful arrangements indoors. Lo & Behold® ‘Blue Chip’ Butterfly Bush is a natural pollinator. There are many ways to create a cut flower…

This Variety is the Spice of Outdoor Life

Is it time for a “spice-y” landscape? Consider adding some zest to your landscape with Viburnum carlesii ‘Spice Baby™’ from Proven Winners, also known as Koreanspice Viburnum. This viburnum – a deciduous shrub with showy flowers and berries – offers a spicy, almost exotic spring fragrance and lush green foliage. It blooms with pink flowers…