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Fall-ing in Love with Grasses

Maximize Season Interest in the Landscape

What’s not to love about ornamental grasses? They’re versatile, attractive and virtually maintenance free. With plumes, arching branches and interesting colors, many come into their own in early fall. Here are a few we love from our nursery. Adagio Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’) Adagio Maiden Grass Showy plumes emerge as delicate wisps of gold…

Prune to Grow

Giving Young Trees a Healthy Start

The recommended time to prune a mature tree in the landscape is during its dormant period. In the Midwest, that generally means late fall and early spring. But at Loma Vista Nursery, we prune trees that are at the start of their lives. We grow 1.5- to 4-inch caliper field-grown trees at our 650 acre-farm…

The Boxwood Conundrum

What's Up with Buxus?

For its numerous forms and distinctive foliage, Boxwood (Buxus L. spp., Buxaceae) is a staple in residential and commercial landscape projects. Among its many uses, these versatile and attractive woody shrubs define borders, anchor foundation plantings, provide privacy and screen utilities. They’re in demand, too. At a market value of $126 million, more than 11…

Slippery Slopes

Plants for Tough & Tricky Spaces

Good design doesn’t have to take a back seat to slopes and swales. Rather, tricky spaces are perfect places for perennials such as milkweed, coneflower and goldenrod. These workhorse plants can withstand climate change adversities while holding their own in color, texture and form. Here are a few other favorites we grow at Loma Vista…

Birds, Bees & Butterflies

Plants that Protect Precious Pollinators

You may have heard that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently added the North American migratory populations of the monarch butterfly to its Red List of Threatened Species. Climate change and loss of habitat, especially milkweed, are top reasons they’ve become endangered. Milkweed is the only plant on which monarch caterpillars…

Experiencing the View

Getting to Know Loma Vista Nursery's Intern

“Experience the View” is more than our mission statement at Loma Vista Nursery. It is an actionable training tool that is educating the next generation of horticulture professional. Each May through August, our on-nursery internship provides experience in horticulture and agriculture business and communications, as well as in environmental sciences and sustainability management. Interns participate…

Cooler Spaces

All About Shade Plants

Shady characters like heuchera, astilbe and Lamium bring the color and pizzazz to landscapes where the sunshine may be shy. With a variety of available colors and styles, there’s no limit on choice when it comes to shade plants for height, color and texture. Loma Vista Nursery grows a variety of shade plants for diverse…

Hardy Options

Drought Tolerant Plants that Stand Up to Stress

Landscape professionals looking for stylish, drought tolerant plants to include in their designs and projects have a variety of hardy options. Once established, the following selections stand up to stress from high heat, low moisture and poor soils while contributing unique color, functionality and texture. Here are some of our team’s favorites. Dark Knight Bluebeard…

Introducing LV!

Meet Our Team's Newest Member

Introducing the newest member of Loma Vista Nursery’s team – LV! Our busy gnome ambassador is on a mission to support independent garden centers throughout the Midwest. LV offers a toolkit of customizable marketing opportunities that are designed to support and help grow your garden center sales. Best of all – the toolkit is free…

Mini & Mighty Shrubs

Maximize Beauty & Versatility

Workhorses of the garden provide both beauty and versatility. Consider the following mini and mighty shrubs if you’re looking to maximize landscape projects with personality, color and vibrancy. Petite Knock Out® Rose Petite Knock Out® Rose The first-ever miniature shrub rose is fire-engine red and a petite version of its full-size cousin. At only 18…