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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 11, 2013
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Erik Desotelle

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 Manager Rob has B.A. in Communications from UW-Whitewater. He is a self-learner in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and is certified in many of Google\’s tools like Analytics, Ads & Developer. He spends much of his time growing the brand […]
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, 2012
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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, 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 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, 2012
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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, 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, 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 […]
September 13, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
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 pright 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 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the lush, dark green foliage of Technito® Arborvitae makes it ideal for a screening hedge, especially where space is limited. It also requires no shearing to maintain the shape and holds […]
February 25, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
J.N. Strain Musclewood

J.N. Strain Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Strain’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, the J.N. Strain Musclewood is a fantastic small scale tree with a dense canopy! Improved fall color on our Wisconsin strain is mostly orange-red, some will be yellow. Its leaf and bark […]
February 7, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac

Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac Rhus aromatica ‘Fine Textured Compact Select A’ PP28,669 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Lacette™ Fragrant Sumac was selected for its dense, mounded habit and refined texture. This shrub lends an air of sophistication to sites where few other plants will grow. […]
February 7, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum

Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Spice Island® Koreanspice Viburnum was selected by Mike Yanny for its compact habit and late flowering. While other Viburnum carlesii will flower while their leaves are still emerging, Spice Island® […]
February 7, 2011
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Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum

Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii ‘J.N. Select S’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Sugar n’ Spice® Koreanspice Viburnum is a heavy flowering cultivar with the delicious fragrance the species is known for. This cultivar was selected by Mike Yanny for its smaller, […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum

Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum Viburnum dentatum ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Red Feather® Arrowwood Viburnum was picked out of a block of seedlings because of its two-tone maroon and green new growth. The leaves have the appearance of feathers at the base […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum

Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum Viburnum cassinoides ‘J.N. Select’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Freedom™ Witherod Viburnum is a stand-out selection compact ornamental shrub. In late June, creamy white clusters of flowers explode from the dark green foliage for the world to see. When a pollinator […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Irish Setter™ Dogwood

Irish Setter™ Dogwood Cornus racemosa x amomum ‘J.N. Red Stem’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Irish Setter™ Dogwood was selected from local ecotype seedlings growing at Johnson’s Nursery. Irish Setter™ Dogwood has superior resistance to septoria leaf spot, which is very common on this […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Fire King™ Musclewood

Fire King™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Select A’ PPAF Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Fire King™ Musclewood lives up to its name with its fast growth, superior hardiness, and excellent structure. Selected by Mike Yanny in 2003, this cultivar is upright in youth becoming […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood

Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Globe’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Ball o’ Fire™ Musclewood is a compact, globe-formed tree with excellent orange-red fall color. The slow-growing rounded canopy stays full whether in sun or shade. As it is adaptable to many […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Firespire® Musclewood

Firespire® Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Upright’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firespire® Musclewood is an upright form of Musclewood with outstanding orange-red fall color. It is quite similar in scale and form to Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’. Firespire® Musclewood is an excellent choice for […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea

Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea Spiraea fritschiana ‘J.N. Select A’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Pink-a-licious™ Fritsch Spirea is a pink flowering cultivar of Fritsch Spirea, selected by Mike Yanny at Johnson’s Nursery. In spring, purple-pink buds explode into heavy clusters of purple-pink flowers! The fall […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Star Power™ Juniper

Star Power™ Juniper Juniperus x ‘J.N. Select Blue’ Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Star Power™ Juniper is the fasted growing upright juniper we’ve evaluated in our fields, surpassing even Mountbatten Juniper! Its name comes from the blue-green, star-like juvenile foliage that gives the tree […]
February 6, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Firebird® Crabapple

Firebird® Crabapple Malus sargentii ‘Select A’ PP12,621 Description & Overview A Johnson’s Nursery origination; J.N. Plant Selections introduction, Firebird® Crabapple originated from an open-pollinated seedling of Sargent crabapple. It is a compact version of its parent that grows more upright when young becoming spreading with age. Sweet smelling snow-white flowers […]
January 9, 2011
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PLANT PROFILE:
Bur Oak

Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Description & Overview The iconic oak of Wisconsin! Bur Oak is one of the toughest oaks, tolerant of highly alkaline soils and drought. Most have interesting corky bark on young branches. The acorns make it an excellent plant to attract wildlife. Use where space is not […]