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No Snacking Zone

Deer Resistant Plants, Please

It never fails. You plant a new flowering shrub. It’s one you’ve been wanting for a while now, and you dream of how it will look in a couple years, in that developing back border bed. With great care you dig it in so as not to disturb the nearby mixed forbs and other perennials.…

Plant Species Highlight

The Allure of Roses

With about 150 species of wild roses and another 30,000 cultivated varieties, the first rose described for science – Rosa hilliae – was discovered in 1883 by Charles Leo Lesquereux, a paleobotanist. Lesquereux’s rose was initially found by geologists in samples collected in 1877 from the Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds.  While that’s pretty impressive, roses…

Efficient Landscapes

Conserving Water in Summer

Do you have an efficient landscape? You know, one that kicks in when temperatures soar and there isn’t a rain event in the forecast for days. As our climate changes, it’s more important than ever to conserve water into the soil so healthy plants can continue to grow and thrive. Healthy plants are the backbone…

Plant Species Highlight

Four-Season Ninebark for Variety, Versatility

When it comes to ninebark, no two shrubs are created equal. Miniature, colorful and compact varieties offer versatility, adaptability and disease resistance, providing for wide applications in modern residential and commercial landscapes. Lucky Devil® Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘ZLEMICHAEL’) – First Editions Shrubs & Trees First introduced to the Eastern United States in the 1600s, hybridizers…

Behind the Scenes

Spring Clean-Up on the Nursery

From maintaining residential landscapes to managing commercial properties and public parks, our industry’s expertise includes spring clean-up. While spring in the Midwest officially begins in mid-March, the season kicks off at Loma Vista Nursery in mid-February. By early May, we are welcoming blooms and shipping plants.  Spring clean-up on the nursery includes all the usual…

Gifts for Mom

Hydrangeas Galore for Her Day

Hydrangeas make popular Mother’s Day gifts for several reasons – chief among them is their big, beautiful blooms and their performance reliability in the landscape. A variety of sizes, colors and styles makes selection easy for any space or outdoor aesthetic. Can’t decide? To help get you started, we compiled a list of hydrangea shrubs…

Look to the Trees

Their Significant Journey from Fields to Communities

In honor of April Earth Month – and Arbor Day this Friday – we’re celebrating those oft-overlooked trees that we walk under, drive by and sit beneath. They are mainstays along our sidewalks and public thoroughfares, and in our community parks and public gardens.  Their common name is “street tree,” but they stand up to…

Blooms Alive

New Life at the Nursery

Our nursery is bursting with buds, new color and interesting textures as we welcome the 2024 growing season. Here are just a few of the plants getting their spring right now on at Loma Vista Nursery. Ogon Spirea (Spirea thunbergii ‘Ogon’) Ogon Spirea Plant Type: Shrub Shrub Type: Deciduous Habit: Dense, Upright Flower Shade: White…

What’s Growing On

Our New Plants for 2024

Every year, new plants pique the interest of trade professionals and consumers. We are thrilled to grow the following new plant varieties for the 2024 growing season. Pinky Winky Prime® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) – Proven Winners Photo Pinky Winky Prime® Panicle Hydrangea Plant Type: Flowering Shrub Shrub Type: Deciduous Habit: Upright Flower Shades: Two-Toned…

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,…