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All A-Flutter

Like Magic, These Shrubs Beckon the Butterflies

Waving atop foliage like magic wands, the slender panicles of the butterfly bush beckon pollinators as if by magic. The spikes, ranging from 5 to 12 inches long depending on the cultivar, consist of tightly packed, star-shaped flower petals clustered up and down the panicle.  Flower colors are bright and vibrant, in shades of pink,…

Cone-ing Around

These Coneflowers Have a Lot to Offer

Walk around your neighborhood or visit a nearby park and you’re bound to see them. Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) are staples in Midwest gardens and landscapes and there are good reasons why. Consumers have numerous options for mixing and matching their bright and bold colors in beds, borders and containers. From crisp white to popular purple…

Bee’s Knees

Landscape Solutions for Honeybee Attraction

For discriminating pollinators, these perennials are the bee’s knees. With bold colors and interesting shapes, plants like the following provide interest, shelter and habitat for the more than 4,000 species of bees native to North America.  Loma Vista Nursery-grown plants produce high-quality nectar and protein-rich pollen, giving bees the nutrition they need to make honey…

Water Woes

These Plants Thrive When the Weather is Dry

As drought conditions tease the Midwest, minds turn to water-wise plants that can take the heat with little stress. These are generally established perennial plants and shrubs that have adapted to low-moisture conditions, so they need less water. Many are also pollinator friendly. During National Pollinator Week – and throughout the growing season – we…

Beauty Bonuses

Why Good Gardening Matters

Successfully growing plants-with-benefits begins by selecting healthy, beautiful plants. Good gardening means arming yourself with knowledge and information to help plants thrive once you get them to their destination. In our blogs, we provide facts and details about the plants we grow so you can be successful with them in your garden and landscape projects.…

Spring Into Action

Six Plants for Midwest Landscapes

Perennial plants are the mainstay of Midwest gardens. With so many varieties and styles to suit any landscape design – color, form and function are good guidelines. As Midwest gardeners “spring” into action, here are six plants that check all the boxes. For details about all of Loma Vista Nursery’s offerings, visit the online catalog.…

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,…

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…