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Prune to Grow

Nine Questions with Duane Huss

First in Our “Behind the Scenes” Series In winter, thoughts naturally turn to spring, which makes us think about pruning – and this is a very good time to pick up the pruners and look at the trees. We caught up with Duane Huss, Loma Vista Nursery’s operations manager, for quick tips on how to…

Staggered Blooms

Season to Season Color Consistency

When planning designs for 2024 gardens and landscapes, consider the following plants for staggering color consistency. From spring to summer to fall, they work together to transition the seasons in living color. We are now taking professional trade orders for the spring 2024 growing season. Click here for our container order form. Click here for…

Know Your Boundaries

Create Outdoor Rooms with Plants

Let’s face it – COVID-19 changed our lives and the way we live them. Research and trend reports over the past two years confirm that U.S. consumers are re-investing in their homes, yards and gardens. Creating unique outdoor living experiences in our back and front yards includes designating spaces for dining, entertaining, relaxing and enjoying…

The Power of Plants

Create Gardens with Benefits

From environmental to economic and from health and wellness to food and shelter, much has been studied – and written – about the benefits of plants. Through inspiration that enriches human lives, they also support pollinators, wildlife and the natural ecosystem. This is our industry’s sweet spot. Gardens nurture us by providing spaces for peace,…

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…

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…

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…