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Falling for Foliage

Plant These Now for Great Color Next Fall

This time of year, who isn’t falling for foliage? For stately presence and autumn flair, consider adding these trees and shrubs to landscape projects and designs. Pacific Sunset® Maple (Acer truncatum x Acer platanoides ‘Warrenred’) Pacific Sunset® Maple A hybrid of Shantung and Norway maple trees, Pacific Sunset produces glossy-green foliage that turns stunning shades…

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…

Waves of Color

Plant These Favorites for Spring

There is still plenty of time to put new plants in the ground and help roots become established before soil freeze sets in. Whether your retail customers are planting now or you are planning varieties to add to landscape designs in the spring, consider the following favorites for seasonal waves of color. Texas Scarlet Flowering…

Toying With Plants

Our Favorites for Children's Gardens

With Grandparents’ Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 10 we’re taking a look at ideal plants for children’s gardens. Whether an urban park or a suburban back yard, children’s gardens encourage a love of plants, play and learning. Here are a few of our favorites to consider when designing professional landscapes that cater to children.…

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,…

Summer Days are Winding Down

These Plants are Growing Strong

Daylight may be growing shorter and the calendar is leaning towards fall – but there are still a handful of weeks left in summer and these beauties are growing strong.  ‘American Gold Rush’ Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hybrid) Black-Eyed Susan Blooming all the way through fall, ‘American Gold Rush’ Black-Eyed Susan has dark chocolate centers and…

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…

New Plants

Introductions We're Growing for 2024

Every growing season brings new and exciting plants to market and Spring 2024 will be no exception. Loma Vista Nursery is currently growing three exciting new introductions for the coming season. They are Wine  & Spirits® (Weigela florida) and Fizzy Mizzy® Sweetspire (Itea virginica) under the Proven Winners brand and Eclipse® Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)…

Mid-Year Reflection

Key Takeaways From Cultivate'23

By Lyndsi Oestmann In the plant business good news about the economy is always welcome and those of us who attended Cultivate’23 got it straight from our industry’s authority. During his keynote session, Dr. Charlie Hall, AmericanHort’s chief economist, provided three takeaways that have many of us walking on Cloud Nine. No. 1 – The…

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…