March 12, 2017
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Structure and Disease Resistance

Structure and Disease Resistance Featured Image: Ulmus spp., Elm Urban Approved plants must have good structure, require low-to-minimal maintenance, and have no major insect and disease issues. These characteristics mean different things for different plant categories, which are explained below. Trees Urban Approved trees must have strong branching that resists […]
March 12, 2017
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Urban Site Challenges

Urban Site Challenges Urban Site Challenges Urban Approved plants must be able to reliably grow in harsh urban conditions. These areas are limited by mainly by soil, but also pollution. Urban soils are best described as heterogeneous and extreme. Within a 10 feet by 10 feet square, the soils can […]
February 11, 2017
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Winter Crabapples for Birds

Winter Crabapples for Birds Depending on how long spring holds out on us, February means either we are in the homestretch of winter, or smack in the middle of it. About this time is when certain birds, like Cardinals, really appreciate something to eat besides seed in the feeders. Lots […]
December 29, 2016

Verticillium Wilt

Verticillium Wilt – What to Grow Verticillium Wilt – What to Grow Verticillium Wilt is a soil-borne fungus that affects a wide variety of plants, from vegetables and perennials to trees and shrubs. The fungus damages and kills plants by ‘plugging up’ its vascular tissue, preventing water and nutrients from […]
December 1, 2016
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Everyday Veterans Discount

Everyday Veterans Discount Everyday Veterans Discount Johnson’s Nursery proudly supports our U.S. Active Duty Military, Retired Military Veterans, National Guard and Reserve. To express admiration and appreciation for your sacrificial service in the United States Armed Forces, Johnson’s Nursery extends a year-round 15% discount to Veterans while selecting plants at […]
December 1, 2016
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Waukesha County Land Conservancy

Waukesha County Land Conservancy Johnson’s Nursery is proud to partner with our friends at the Waukesha County Land Conservancy.Waukesha County Land Conservancy works to fulfill the mission of protecting and caring for environmentally significant land and water in Waukesha County for future generations. Learn more about their mission at waukeshalandconservancy.org. […]
October 9, 2016
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Mixed Hardwood Bark Mulch

centerhttps://kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-mixed-hardwood-catalog.jpgbark mulch johnson\’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee mixed hardwood catalog Mixed Hardwood Text $2.50 bushels $32.00 cubic yards One of our most popular varieties of mulch. This 100% hardwood bark is mostly made from oak and maple, and is a medium-brown color. This sturdy mulch compacts over time, so it […]
October 9, 2016
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Northern Cedar Bark Mulch

https://www.kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-northern-cedar-catalog.jpgbark mulch johnson\’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee northern cedar catalogcenter $3.50 bushels$59.00 cubic yards Cedar bark mulch has long, thin shreds, which creates an airy, light layer over soil. Cedar mulch decomposes slowly, so it needs to be replenished less frequently. The resins in cedar mulch emit a pleasant scent. […]
October 9, 2016
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Chocolate Enviro Bark Mulch

Chocolate Enviro Bark Text $3.00 bushels $38.00 cubic yards Chocolate bark mulch is darker than most other options of bark mulch. Its dark-brown color and will usually last between 3-4 years. It is more pieces than shredded; it’s made from chipped pallets. The chippings are dyed with environmentally safe color, […]
October 9, 2016
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Hemlock Pine Blend Bark Mulch

fullhttps://www.kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-hemlock-catalog.jpgbark mulch johnson\’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee hemlock catalogcenter $3.50 bushels$53.00 cubic yards Hemlock/Pine Mulch is a blend between Pine and Hemlock Mulch. It has a rich, orange to red or burgundy color which accents plants in the garden and creates a beautiful contrast. It is an organic mulch that […]
August 10, 2016
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Fine Vines

Fine Vines Fine Vines We spend so much time assisting others with their landscape plants that we frequently neglect our own. Like a fine chef in an up-scale restaurant who orders pizza on a day off, it can be difficult to find the motivation after work to to baby and […]
May 11, 2016
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Foundation Shrub Alternatives

Boxwood Instead of Yews Foundation Shrub Alternatives Foundation shrub plantings are a great addition to the landscape, enhancing the aesthetic value and the beauty of any structure. Many different plants will thrive in this setting-but usually we see a common list of several shrubs that are used (Yew, Spirea, Potentilla, […]
November 10, 2013
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Carrie Hennessy

Carrie Hennessy Carrie Hennessy Starting Position: Retail Designer, 2008 Current Position: Horticulturist, Landscape Designer \”I grew up in southern Wisconsin, just one mile from my grandparents’ dairy farm. Being able to run freely around the rolling hills and farmland of Green County instilled a deep love of nature at an […]
November 10, 2013
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Vanessa Mueller

Vanessa Mueller Vanessa Mueller Starting Position: Wholesale Salesperson 2010 Current Position: Wholesale Salesperson Vanessa has a BS in Horticulture from Iowa State University and a BA in English from the University of Northern Iowa. She grew up in Iowa on a farm in the middle of the state. After college […]
November 10, 2013

Cody Wolters

Cody Wolters Cody Wolters Starting Position: High School, Yard Labor Current Position: Yard Supervisor (Senior Leadership Team) Cody started working at Johnson’s Nursery as a Menomonee Falls high school student in 2005. His primary responsibilities were weeding, watering, and assisting anywhere he could. Earning more cash, getting great exercise, and […]
November 3, 2013
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Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas Brian Thomas Starting Position: Landscape Designer Current Position: Landscape Designer Brian grew up in Milwaukee learning gardening and discovering the love for the outdoors from his grandfather. This experience developed into a career in horticulture. Brian holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture and is a certified arborist with […]
October 14, 2013
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Beth DeLain

Beth DeLain Beth DeLain Starting Position: Retail Sales 2018 Current Position: Purchasing & Inventory Coordinator Beth earned an Associates from UW-Waukesha in 2008 and a BS in Natural Resources Management in 2016 from The Ohio State University. She worked for a County Park System in Ohio, administering prescribed burns and […]
May 9, 2013
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Understanding Nursery Stock Shapes

Understanding Nursery Stock Shapes – single stem Understanding Nursery Stock Shapes Some species can be found naturally in various shapes and forms. And over the past several decades, consumer demand has affected nursery stock shapes creating additional shapes. Customers want the perfect plant, in the right size, color, shape, and […]
May 3, 2013
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Ben French

Ben French Ben French Starting Position: Propagation Intern Current Position: Propagator, Container Production Manager (Senior Leadership Team) Ben got his B.S. in Forestry from Stevens Point, with a minor in Biology and learned he loved growing baby trees more than sawing them down. After a recommendation from his supervisor in […]
April 3, 2013
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Aaron Jambura

Aaron Jambura Aaron Jambura Starting Position: Nursery Field Labor Current Position: Jackson Farm Production Manager (Senior Leadership Team) After graduating from Slinger High School, Aaron attended UW-Madison and earned a BS-Horticulture. His work in several plant breeding laboratories and a summer plant propagation job during college solidified his passion for […]
February 10, 2013
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Jake Boyd

Jake Boyd Starting Position: Inventory & Purchasing AssistantCurrent Position: Inventory & Purchasing AssistantJake earned his BS in Horticulture Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 where he served as Grower in the Horticulture Club. He took an occupational (and regional) detour to earn a law degree from […]
November 8, 2012
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Sumac Comparison

Sumac Comparison Genus: Rhus The Sumac (Rhus) family includes a selection Wisconsin native shrubs noted for their fern-like foliage, site adaptability, and wildlife value. They\’re a very strong plant in native and land restoration projects because the majority of the family are colonizers, meaning they\’re vigorous and will spread; therefore, […]
July 31, 2012
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Ornamental Onion Comparison

Ornamental Onion Comparison Genus: Allium The ornamental onion (Allium) family includes a selection European varieties and a Wisconsin native! They\’re noted for their grass-like foliage and round or drooping flower blossoms during summer. You may recognize its round, golf-ball size (globe shape) flowers. The flower colors range from white to […]
July 29, 2012
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Clematis Comparison

Clematis Comparison Clematis Comparison Genus: Clematis The clematis family includes a 250+ species with various native origins on nearly every continent. Here in Wisconsin, there are a few cultivars that perform well and are reliable hardy, like Sweet Autumn and Superba Jackman. Mature sizes vary, but in general as a […]
June 22, 2012
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Lilacs Comparison Chart

Common Purple LilacSyringa vulgaris These are your standard, old-school lilacs that mature to at least 8’ in height and are typically as wide as they are tall. Common purple lilacs and their cultivars are excellent choices for the shrub border, as an individual specimen plant, or as a centerpiece in […]
June 22, 2012
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Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart

Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart The Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart is a list of common ornamental grass and sedge perennials grown at Johnson\’s Nursery. Easy to grow, easy to care for, easy on the eyes! Ornamental grasses have so many positives it’s hard to not incorporate them into the […]
June 22, 2012
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Hosta Comparison Chart

Hosta Comparison Chart Hosta Comparison Chart The Hosta Comparison Chart is a list of common perennial hostas found at Johnson\’s Nursery. Hostas are one of the most commonly grown part-shade to full shade perennials. They have a distinct foliage, long-stalk flowering habits, and summer bloom times. They can vary slightly […]
June 22, 2012
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Rose Comparison Chart

Rose Comparison Chart The Rose Comparison Chart is a list of common shrub roses grown at Johnson\’s Nursery. Roses are versatile, smaller, ornamental shrubs used in landscapes, and vary in flower colors and shapes such as rugosa, shrub, low/mounding, and groundcover. Rose blooms vary between recurrent and everblooming. Everblooming indicates […]
June 22, 2012
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Native Ferns Comparison

Wisconsin Native Ferns Under rated and under utilized perennials, Wisconsin native ferns are staples in part-to-full shade landscapes. We commonly tout ferns for their ability to give any landscape setting a \”woodsy\” feel. The easily recognizable foliage offers shade environments a unique level of texture. These Wisconsin native perennials are […]
May 1, 2012
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Coralbells Comparison

Coralbells Comparison Coralbells Comparison The Heuchera genus includes over 30 recognized species, all native to much of North America. They are found on a wide variety of sites, from rocky outcroppings to wooded meadows, with a variety of different growth habits. Although useful for many landscape applications, Coralbells were not […]
April 5, 2012
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Daylilies Comparison

Daylilies Comparison Daylilies Comparison Genus: Hemerocallis Johnson’s Nursery is proud to grow and stock many of the Midwest\’s most popular daylily cultivars. The botanical name for daylily is Hemerocallis which is formed from two Greek words meaning “beauty” and “day”. Aptly named, since each flower will only last one day, […]
March 16, 2012
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Crabapple Comparison Chart

Crabapple Comparison Chart Crabapple Comparison Chart The Crabapple Comparison Chart is a list of common crabapple trees grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Crabapples are versatile, smaller-scale ornamental trees. They put on a stunning spring show of flowers (often late-April to mid-May in Wisconsin). After flowering, they begin to produce tiny, characteristic […]
September 13, 2011
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Early Glow™ Buckeye

Early Glow™ Buckeye Aesculus glabra ‘JN Select’ Description & Overview Beautiful yellow-green flowers in spring, early bright red fall color on scorch-resistant foliage and a near-seedless nature make Early Glow™ Buckeye a revolutionary plant for those seeking ornamental interest and street tree utility in one package. Selected by Mike Yanny […]
February 27, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Ping Pong™ Buttonbush

Ping Pong™ Buttonbush Cephalanthus ‘Select A Dark Green’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ping Pong™ Buttonbush has an upright growing habit and rich, glossy, dark green leaves. Perfectly globular, creamy white inflorescences, similar to small ping pong balls. Wetland shrub that can tolerate periodic […]
February 27, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Technito® Arborvitae

Technito Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis ‘Bail John’ PP 15,850 is a Johnson's Nursery introduction plant. Technito® Arborvitae is ideal for screening or as a windbreak.