Have you heard the joke they tell down in Arizona, the one where the parents are talking about how they’re wishing and wishing for rain “not for themselves because they’ve seen it, but for their 8-yr old?” Ha, ha. We’re not in quite the same situation here, but we are on the crispy side. If […]
Who knew the roaring of Bobcats and 2-ton trucks could be such a nice lullaby? Well one persistent (goofy?) killdeer family line thinks so! Every spring a killdeer household makes their nest in our tree yard, and we noticed the small eggs have finally hatched. Watching the parents try to corral the brand new baby […]
Do you see that?? It is the middle of March, people, and there is WEEDING to be done already!? The nerve! Didn’t we just get done doing our last fall weeding? (Although maybe you don’t have weed populations like I do…..) But hey, I am looking literally at the bright side: not only do weeds like this early […]
Am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not the only one. Looking at the bright side of this thus-far virtually snowless winter, since Christmas I have been, gulp, trimming back shrubs and perennials that I didn’t get around to in October and November. Yikes. It’s embarrassing to admit. But it feels so good! […]
Fall is usually a decent time to seed, so if you ask our opinion, we always say go for it. The results are almost always good. But this fall was particularly landscape-friendly; just look at these pictures of some mid-fall seeding we did on a soccer field and a pretty steep slope! So cheerfully green only 3-4 weeks later. No […]
Most of the sprinkler system service calls we get are relatively small problems with easy fixes. And sometimes they are not. Tree roots are very persistent!
Talk about a great time! The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) has initiated and Governor Dayton approved another statewide “Green for Life” day of service, this year’s being on September 22, 2011. This volunteer project’s purpose each year is to plant trees at over 100 schools across the state, and Winona Nursery participated […]
…but we are holed up in the toasty office for the winter. On these cold, short winter days, you will find us on top of our design game, just plugging away and dreaming of baby green leaves and the warm days ahead.
In this industry, the-outdoors-is-nature’s-canvas-we-are-the-artistés references abound. Depending on the context, it either sounds good or cheesy. But we have some bona fide artistry going on in some of our landscapes, thanks to the classy little My Monet Weigela. When this plant was first introduced a few years ago, we were was skeptical. The name seemed […]
I’ve always wanted to use the phrase “leaf peepers” in a post. It just sounds so cute. Although to me peeping means taking a little peek and when it comes to fall colors, don’t you just want to soak it all in? We’ve known customers to pick a tree based solely on its fall color […]