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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…

Space Savers

Vertical Plants Enhance Small Spaces

Grow “up” to make the most of garden areas with limited footprints. Vertical, compact plants and shrubs like the following add height, color and texture that can make city lots, decks, patios, containers and small yards look larger.  Blackhawks Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) Blackhawks Big Bluestem With a garden height of 5 feet and spread…

Take a Look at Nativars

Needed Solutions in the Landscape

Nativars provide home gardeners and professional contractors with needed solutions in the landscape. Bred to fit smaller spaces, nativars provide more flowers, deliver vibrant color and have strong disease and pest resistance. They also do the heavy lifting when it comes to ecological benefits. Cultivars of native species, nativars are part of the production mix…

Substitutes for Shrubs

Stylish Grasses Provide Alternatives

Just like shrubs, herbaceous ornamental grasses come in all sizes, shapes and styles. They are perfect alternatives if you are looking for something a little different in the landscape. Like shrubs, many grasses provide privacy, variety and four-season interest. Here are some of the favorites we grow at Loma Vista Nursery. Korean Feather Reed Grass…

Disease Resistant Plants

Selections for the Landscape

Plant pests and pathogens get big consumer buzz and cost businesses money. Selecting pest and disease resistant plants for landscape and garden projects is good business. Disease “resistance” means that a plant, tree or shrub is bred to resist most common diseases and pathogens. Disease resistance supports plant vitality and environmental security. It also saves…