January 16, 2020
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Top Selling Plants [2020 Update]

The top selling plants of 2020 includes a list of the most used plants in from all our customers including municipalities, land managers, and private homeowners. This is a fun insight into the most planted trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, and fruit trees in 2020. An amazing realization is that people […]
January 15, 2020

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale Native Plant Sale Available for on-site shopping only.We are currently working with a limited staff.Visit our Retail Department for hours. June is Wisconsin native plant appreciation month at Johnson\’s Nursery. We\’ve teamed up with our friends at Wild Ones to offer native plants enthusiasts an opportunity to […]
January 14, 2020
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Fruit Trees Availability

Fruit Trees List Fruit Trees Availability Updated for 2020 Starting an orchard at your home this season? Looking for advice on how to maintain your fruit trees? You\’ve come to the right place. We grow an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, and plum […]
December 31, 2017
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Water Your Plants

Water Your Plants Water Your Plants Don’t forget to water your plants! Proper watering of a newly installed plant is critical to its establishment and future growth. Though watering may seem like a simple task, proper watering is a complex subject that does not easily offer a one-size-fits-all guideline for […]
December 31, 2017
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Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes

Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes There’s no universally agreed upon unit of measurement for nursery stock. The common sizes for plants are caliper, container size, and height (inches or feet). In any of those 3 sizes, it’s safe to equate a small number (or lower size) with […]
December 31, 2017
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Wisconsin Native Plant Guide

While browsing the Wisconsin Native Plant Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out. ** Download button in upper left corner ** *Hardcopies are available for purchase at our nursery. Wisconsin Native Plants Meet Ben French Ben French is our head propagator. Ben started his roots over 10 years […]
December 31, 2017
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Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs

Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs Properly planting trees is one of the best investments you can make for the long-term health of your trees. When done properly, your plants will flourish and cause less heartache in the future. These recommendations are from decades of experience and echo within the fields […]
December 31, 2017
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Plant Reference Guide

Plant Reference Guide **While browsing the Plant Reference Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out.** *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store. Plant Reference Guide The Plant Reference Guide is the hardcopy catalog of commonly grown and stocked plants at Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls. The guidebook is divided […]
December 31, 2017
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Pruning & Your Plants

Pruning & Your Plants Pruning & Your Plants There are a few different methods of pruning shrubs and evergreens. Heading and thinning cuts are commonly used for most species. Rejuvenative pruning and the haircut method may also be used selectively. Pruning can be dangerous and fatal to your plants if […]
December 30, 2017
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We Plan-You Plant

WPYP Content We Plan – You Plant Many people enjoy DIY – cut your own beds, install your own plants, and lay your own mulch! But most people don’t know the correct plants, proper design aesthetic, or the size that plants mature to. Our designers will create for you a […]
December 30, 2017
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Bark Mulch

Bark Mulch Spring means it\’s time to reapply a fresh coat of bark mulch. It\’s easier to install new, fresh bark mulch in your landscape beds before the perennials have a chance to emerge. Mulching in your beds suppresses weeds, maintains moisture, protects roots through winter, and adds nutrients to […]
December 30, 2017
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Introductions & Originations

Introductions & Originations Johnson\’s Nursery Originals; J.N. Plant Selections Introductions Johnson’s Nursery is proud to have numerous nationally recognized plants that originated in our fields. You may be familiar with trees and shrubs touting the cultivar names of ‘J.N. Select’, ‘J.N. Upright’, or ‘J.N. Select A’. These are plants that […]
December 30, 2017
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Container Grown Trees

Container Grown Trees Container Grown Trees Johnson\’s Nursery grows a variety of container trees, adding to the diversity of our growing operations and range of plants available to our wholesale clients. We appreciate the opportunity to serve and provide you with quality nursery stock. Contact your wholesale salesperson for availability […]
December 30, 2017
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Specimen Trees

Specimen Trees Specimen Trees At Johnson’s Nursery, we describe specimen trees as large trees or evergreens that have been transplanted to grow on to a larger size because they display outstanding characteristics like phenomenal color, shape, or branching. A large shade tree brings instant maturity and gratification to the landscape, […]
December 29, 2017
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Why I Enjoy Living in Zone 5

Why I Enjoy Living in Zone 5 no-repeat;left top;;auto0px InvasivesSoutheast Wisconsin resides in Zone 5, with the northern portion in zone 5a and the southern in zone 5b. This measurement is a standard developed by the USDA that plant growers can determine which plants are likely to thrive and survive […]