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February: Behind the Scenes

Here Comes Spring

When the soil starts to warm and plants begin unfurling their sleepy leaves, spring is just around the corner. And we’re busy as bees in summer. We caught up with Duane Huss, Loma Vista Nursery’s operations manager, for a behind-the-scenes look at February’s activities. With spring a handful of weeks ahead, Duane Huss, operations manager,…

Trends to Watch

Horti-futurism is Now

With the 2024 growing season at the starting gate, the question is naturally, “what’s new?” Experts (and history) tells us that trends are defined by the generations with buying power.  Horti-futurism, they say, is now.  While we value those Boomers who are still out there gardening along with their Gen X neighbors and Millennial children,…

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…

Bountiful Blooms

These Shrubs Give and Give

For bountiful blooms, easy care and pollinator support, these garden and landscape shrubs give and give. Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’) Royal Star Magnolia Once it’s established in the landscape, this reliable early- to-mid-spring bloomer is one of the most breathtaking sites of spring. Large, 3 to 4 inch flowers have fragrant, double-white…

Tough Beauties

Autumn's Best Bloomers

Some may say the best part of autumn is its colors. As the weather turns cooler, these tough beauties stand up to fluctuating temperatures and climate conditions and still look good. Oakleaf Hydrangea ‘Alice’ (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice) Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea  This tough, drought-tolerant hydrangea puts on a show in all four seasons. Leaves are large…

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 Season’s Not Over Yet

Extend Fall Color With Plants

While the calendar inches ever closer to winter, the Midwest is still generally experiencing mild temperatures – and a gorgeous array of seasonal colors. We’ve selected a few of our favorite plants that put on an autumnal show. Make a note to add these to your landscape in spring for fall blooms next year. Quick…

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…