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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,…

Perennial Powerhouses

Add These to Spring Planting Projects

Now, we’re not going to say that we’re annual snobs – annual plants have a place in the landscape, too. But we will admit to having perennial preferences. And that’s because with so many benefits to our gardens and landscapes, perennial plants pack a powerhouse of positives.  With spring selling season coming into view, landscape…

January in Focus

The Nursery Never Sleeps

From monitoring temperatures in the poly houses to printing tags for spring planting – Loma Vista Nursery never sleeps. Department team leaders and members give us a quick look at what’s happening behind the scenes. Kurt Everett, left, sales manager, talks with colleagues attending an industry event. I know that 2024’s trade shows are already…

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…

New Year Predictions

Lyndsi Oestmann's Annual Outlook

As the calendar turns from one year to the next, it’s naturally a time for reflection and expectation. For her take on 2023 – and her thoughts on what we can expect in 2024 – we checked in with our own Lyndsi Oestmann, a proven leader in the plant nursery industry. She offers her annual…

Timeless Traditions

Our Favorite Holiday Selections

We love December because it’s fun, festive and all about tradition. So many of our beautiful trees and shrubs add natural style to outdoor holiday arrangements and decorations. After the holidays, they provide color and interest through the winter. Plant small specimen evergreens in holiday containers, then transfer them to the landscape in spring. We…

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…

Spooky Plants

Our Team's Halloween Plant Picks

Along with scary skeletons, carved pumpkins and graveyard ghouls, “spooky” plants bring out the best of the season and add life to outdoor Halloween décor. Here are a few of our team’s picks for spookiest (e.g., favorite) fall plants. Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea (Echinacea hybrid ‘ Cheyenne Spirit’) Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea “Fall is my favorite season…