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. ** *Hardcopies are available for purchase at our nursery. Wisconsin Native Plants Meet Ben French Ben French is our head propagator and resident plant guru. He hails from a long line of expert propagators […]
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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Top 10 New Plants in 2020

Top 10 New Plants in 2020 Top 10 New Plants in 2020 Another season in your landscape is on the horizon and now is a great time to preview some of the new plants we\’re releasing in 2020. Wisconsin\’s local propagators are making waves in landscape plant propagation – woody […]
December 29, 2017
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Grow Agreements

Grow Agreements Grow Agreements Simplify Logistics Why A Grow Agreement? If you’ve ever been excited about a big project only to discover your initial vision and goals were diluted because your preferred plant material was not available in the quantities or sizes you wanted. If you’ve ever had to answer […]
December 29, 2017

Ginkgo Trees

Ginkgo Trees, Ginkgo biloba, also known as Maidenhair Trees, are a staple in any Asian or zen garden and landscape. Although very slow growing, they mature into large shade trees. You may be familiar with Ginkgo trees because of their fan-shape leaves that turn a vibrant yellow in fall as […]
December 29, 2017
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Garden Goals

Garden Goals Months of monochrome landscape dormancy caused by low light and cold will soon give way to swelling buds, warming winds, muddy boots, greening grass, and ever-increasing birdsong. Oh, the anticipation! What will my garden be like this year? What to grow? What to change? What should remain? The […]
October 14, 2017
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Landscape Container Recycling

Landscape Plastics Recycling Drop off your used or discarded landscape plastic containers at Johnson\’s Nursery, anytime during business hours. Plastics from the nursery industry are coded 2, 5 or 6. If we are closed, please don\’t leave your plastics outside our property gates. Visit our Retail Department or find us […]
October 10, 2017

Urban Trees: Narrow Space Savers

Urban Trees: Narrow Space Savers | Small – UNDER 15’ TALL Urban Trees: Narrow Space Savers A common theme we see in landscapes today are small spaces in need of vertical accents and urban trees. Whether you have a limiting lot size or an existing bed with a hole you […]
July 13, 2017
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USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones USDA Hardiness Zones are the first step in determining which plants will reliably perform in a given space. The map breaks the US into numbered zones (1-13) based on the mean annual minimum extreme temperatures over the last 30 years, which are divided in increments of 10° […]
May 19, 2017
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History of Johnson’s Nursery

Johnson’s Nursery History Johnson’s Nursery, Inc™ (“Johnson’s Nursery”, “Johnson’s”, “JNI”) history begins its roots in the 1950’s with Clark Johnson. The original site was just south of the current location on Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls. In less than 10 years it outgrew its hobby intention and Clark opened the […]
May 13, 2017
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Drift® Roses

Drift Rose Drift® Roses – Groundcover Roses Made Easy The Drift® Groundcover Roses are a hybrid between groundcover roses, known for their disease resistance, winter hardiness, durability, and miniature semi-double roses. Under ideal conditions, you will see mid-spring blooms continuing until mid-fall. They are relatively low maintenance and are an […]
April 14, 2017
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Hedging & Shearing

Hedging & Shearing Hedging & Shearing Featured Image: Taxus x media \’Tauntoni\’, Taunton Yew **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant\’s profile.** When should you prune? – […]
April 14, 2017
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Rejuvenative Method of Pruning

Rejuvenative Method of Pruning Rejuvenative Method of Pruning Featured Image: Hibiscus \’Cherry Cheesecake\’ PPAF **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant\’s profile.** When should you prune? – […]
April 14, 2017
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Thinning Cuts Method of Pruning

Thinning Cuts Method of Pruning Featured Image: Cornus sericea, Redosier Dogwood **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant\’s profile.** When should you prune? – Annually or as […]
April 14, 2017
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Heading Cuts Method of Pruning

Heading Cuts Method of Pruning Featured Image: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’**If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – Annually or as needed […]
April 14, 2017
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Haircut Method of Pruning

Haircut Method Pruning Featured Image: Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’, Ames St. John’s Wort **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – Once every […]
April 9, 2017
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Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants Deer can be lovely to look at in the wild, but when they are dining on your most valuable landscape plants they can raise the blood pressure of even the most ardent nature lover. No list of deer resistant plants is 100% trustworthy. Their tastes can change […]
April 9, 2017
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Black Walnut Toxicity

Black Walnut Toxicity Black Walnut Toxicity Occasionally, clients will call our offices with complaints about an area in their yard where nothing seems to grow. One of the questions we ask is “Is there a Black Walnut tree nearby?” Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) and a related species, Butternut (Juglans cinerea) […]
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 […]
February 9, 2017
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Birdscaping

Birdscaping in the Midwest Food, cover, nesting, and water are all essential for birds. Plants can supply all those necessities. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or just like to sit back, relax and observe the interesting habits of birds let Johnson’s Nursery, Inc., help you make spending the time and […]
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

WCLC Discount 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 […]
October 9, 2016
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Hemlock Bark Mulch

Hemlock Mulch temporarily sold out.no-repeat;left top;;auto centerhttps://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 catalog Hemlock Mulch Text $3.50 bushels $52.00 cubic yards Hemlock Mulch is a premium product that is growing in demand. Made from hemlock bark, this reddish, copper brown color mulch has a fine texture. It breaks […]
October 9, 2016
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Mixed Hardwood Bark Mulch

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