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Knowledgebase

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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 11, 2013
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Erik Desotelle

June 6, 2013
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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, […]
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 16, 2013
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Jessica Stout

Jessica Stout Jessica Stout Starting Position: Inventory Control Assistant, JNI Headquarters Current Position: Green Goods Supervisor / Location Manager, Johnson’s Gardens, Cedarburg Jessica grew up in rural Michigan, where from an early age she was deeply connected to green, growing things. A passion for plants runs in her family and […]
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 […]
March 26, 2013
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Zannah Crowe

Zannah Crowe Zannah Crowe Starting Position: Educational Horticulturist Current Position: Educational Horticulturist Zannah holds a degree from UW-Madison and has been employed as a professional horticulturist for over 30 years. In her youth she worked with the United States Forest Service in Montana, Idaho & Wisconsin before shifting over to […]
March 26, 2013
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Melissa Butson

Melissa Butson Melissa Butson Starting Position: Horticulturist Current Position: Horticulturist Melissa studied journalism and managed a Market Research firm in Milwaukee for over 10 years before discovering her niche in the Green Industry. In the late 1990’s, on a whim and fed up with office work, she applied for a […]
March 1, 2013
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Rob Lucas

Rob Lucas Rob Lucas Starting Position: Marketing Coordinator Current Position: Marketing & Web Rob received his B.A. in Communications from UW-Whitewater. He is a self-learner in WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite. Rob started working at Johnson\’s Nursery as a Marketing Coordinator in fall of 2013. That winter he spent his […]
February 18, 2013
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Cheryl Henschel

Cheryl Henschel Cheryl Henschel Starting Position: Johnson’s Gardens, Cashier Current Position: Johnson’s Gardens, Inventory & Merchandising Johnson’s Gardens, a retail garden center located on Highway 60 in Cedarburg, became a part of the Johnson’s family operation in 2008. At the time that Johnson’s purchased the property it was clear that […]
June 22, 2011
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Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart

Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart The Grass & Sedge Comparison Chart is a list of common grass and sedge perennials grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Grasses and sedge are versatile ornamental plants used landscapes, and vary in sun preferences, sizes, colors, textures, and habits from low […]
June 22, 2011
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Hosta Comparison Chart

Hosta Comparison Chart Hosta Comparison Chart The Hosta Comparison Chart is a list of common perennial hostas grown at Johnson’s Nursery. Hostas are one of the most commonly grown part-shade to full shade perennials. They have a distinct foliage structure, flowering habits, and bloom times, but they can vary slightly […]
June 22, 2011
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Rose Comparison Chart

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 […]
May 1, 2011
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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, 2011
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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, 2011
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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, ornamental trees used in landscapes, and vary in shapes and sizes such as dense, rounded, low, spreading, upright, oval, columnar, and weeping. Crabapples bloom in […]
December 13, 2010
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Delft Lace Astilbe

Delft Lace Astilbe Astilbe x ‘Delft Lace’ PP19,839 Description & Overview Delft Lace Astilbe is a superb addition to eastern exposures with consistent moisture. Its blue-green foliage has a silver overlay in shaded gardens but will develop attractive purple-red margins in locations receiving direct morning sun. The foliage texture is […]
December 7, 2010
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Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple

Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’ PP11,119 Description & Overview Compact and sturdy when young, the Fall Fiesta® Sugar maple matures to a symmetrical, full-sized tree with thick, dark green foliage. It truly shines in autumn, its leaves turning a brilliant mix of red, orange and yellow color! Core […]
December 7, 2010

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Autumn Blaze® Maple

Autumn Blaze® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Description & Overview A rapid grower with an upright oval habit, the Autumn Blaze® Maple has rich dark green foliage which turns a brilliant orange-red in fall. It also holds its color longer than other selections! Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: No – […]
December 4, 2010
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Valley Forge Elm

Valley Forge Elm Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’ Description & Overview Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1995 for its high tolerance to Dutch Elm Disease, Valley Forge Elm is a whopping 96% tolerant to Dutch Elm Disease. It also has demonstrated excellent resistance to Elm Leaf Beetle, a serious […]
December 4, 2010
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Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ Description & Overview Princeton Elm is an American Elm selected for its vigorous, upright symmetrical habit. Its large, dark green foliage forms a dense canopy turning yellow in fall. Tolerant of urban conditions and highly resistant to Dutch elm disease, Princeton Elm is an excellent […]
December 1, 2010
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Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Description & Overview The Wisconsin State Tree, Sugar Maple is one of the hardiest and long lived of all the maples. Valued commercially for timber and syrup production, this tree is a staple of Wisconsin woodlands and fall color. With fall color ranging from gold to […]
November 30, 2010

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Celebration® Maple

Celebration® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Celzam’ Description & Overview Celebration® Maple is a fast growing, seedless selection of Freeman Maple. Its naturally symmetrical habit with strong, open branching structure is well-suited for street and residential use. Crisp green foliage turns an attractive golden-yellow with red hues in fall. Introduced by […]
November 29, 2010
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Sienna Glen® Maple

Sienna Glen® Maple Acer x freemanii ‘Sienna’ PP11,322 Description & Overview Sienna Glen® Maple is an excellent alternative to the commonly planted Autumn Blaze Maple with stronger wood and denser branching. Its uniform pyramidal shape and strong central leader make it a close substitute for Ash trees, but with better […]
October 12, 2010
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False Blue Indigo

False Blue Indigo Baptisia australis Description & Overview False Blue Indigo is a shrub-like perennial with attractive, soft blue-green foliage all season. In spring, open spikes of 1″ indigo-blue flowers emerge, followed by attractive seedpods that can be used in dried arrangements. While the blooms are early-season, the unique texture […]
October 12, 2010
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Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Description & Overview Wild Columbine is an interesting shade plant with dainty, fan-shaped foliage. Numerous, nodding red flowers with yellow centers are borne on slender stems in late spring and early summer. Delicately beautiful, this plant is an excellent choice for alkaline environments in partial shade. […]
October 8, 2010
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Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Description & Overview Prairie Smoke is an excellent native perennial for all season interest! In spring sprays of pendulous pinkish-white flowers explode into a striking display of smoky-pink feathery plumes creating a billowy cloud of “smoke”. Its fern-like mounds of foliage remain attractive all season and […]
October 8, 2010
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Fischer Monkshood

Fischer Monkshood Aconitum fischeri Description & Overview CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous. Handle with care. The stunning, deep-blue flower spikes of Fischer Monkshood provide a beautiful, (but deadly) vertical accent to the garden. Individual blooms are helmet or hood-shaped. Attractive, deeply lobed foliage makes this plant a […]
September 19, 2010
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Green Mountain Boxwood

Green Mountain Boxwood Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ Description & Overview Green Mountain Boxwood is a pyramidal form that is a cross between English (B. sempervirens) and Korean (B. microphylla) species. The Korean parentage makes Green Mountain very cold tolerant. Unless they are planted on a very windy site or are […]
September 17, 2010
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Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Description & Overview Katsura Tree is a first-rate landscape plant with four-season interest and a fine texture. In spring, minute inconspicuous flowers bloom just before the foliage emerges with a reddish-purple color, maturing to a cool-blue green. The heart-shaped leaves turn a spectacular display of yellow […]
September 11, 2010
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Common Hackberry

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis Description & Overview Common Hackberry, a large, vase-shaped shade tree, excels as an urban planting. It tolerates tough sites and provides interest with its wart-like bark. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 2 Mature Height: 40-60 feet Mature Spread: 40-60 feet Growth […]
August 11, 2010
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River Birch

River Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch Betula nigra Description & Overview Excellent for wet soil conditions. Beautiful exfoliating cinnamon-brown bark exposes the pink inner bark. Resistant to bronze birch borer. River birch is also known as Black Birch, Red Birch, and Water Birch. Core Characteristics Wisconsin Native: Yes […]
August 5, 2010
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Tamarack

Tamarack Larix laricina Description & Overview A deciduous conifer, Tamarack possesses a narrow, open conical form with horizontal branching and drooping secondary branchlets. The soft, bright blue-green foliage turns a rich golden-yellow in fall. A great choice for wet sites! May also be known as Eastern Larch, American Larch, Hackmatack. […]