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 […]
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, […]
January 9, 2013
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Monika Sancho

Monika Sancho Monika Sancho Starting Position: High School, Receptionist Current Position: Inventory and Purchasing Manager Monika started at Johnson’s Nursery as a sophomore in high school. Her main duties were answering the phone and filing invoices. She did that for two seasons then went off to school at University of […]
March 6, 2010
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Common Winterberry

Common Winterberry Ilex verticillata Description & Overview Common Winterberry is the Wisconsin native deciduous holly, variable in size. Commonly grows in damp areas throughout much of Wisconsin. Abundant bright red fruits hug branches on the female plants from fall into winter. Plant in groups – as both male and female […]
February 5, 2010
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Giant Solomon’s Seal

Giant Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum biflorum Description & Overview A native, rhizomatous, perennial wildflower that occurs in rich woods throughout WI and many other states. The structure boasts an upright, marvelously arching stem with, bell shaped flowers, usually in pairs of 2 along the underside of the stem. Usually found in […]
February 4, 2010
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Meadowsweet Spiraea alba Description & Overview Meadowsweet is a Wisconsin Native shrub that grows to be 2-4′ tall and thrives in full sun and wet areas like bogs or along edges of streams. Meadowsweet doesn’t have the typical neat shrub like structure as it grows in colonies and could be […]