Knowledgebase

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Knowledgebase

Search Johnson's Nursery plants or plant matters.

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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Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs

Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs Properly planting trees is one of the best investments you can make for your landscape. When done properly, your plants will flourish. Your hard work labor will be forgotten and replaced with an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction. The suggestions below are collected from our professional […]
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. Pruning Saw Loppers
December 30, 2017
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We Plan-You Plant

WPYP Content We Plan – You Plant Start planning your DIY landscape projects today. Lots of people have the desire to renovate a section of their yard themselves, but may not know the correct plants or proper design aesthetic for certain areas. Allow the experts at Johnson’s Nursery and Johnson’s […]
December 29, 2017

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale Native Plant Sale 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 save big on investing in native plants. During the month of June, all active Wild Ones members […]
December 29, 2017
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Plant Size & Investments

Plant Size & Investments Plant Size & Investments There is an old grower’s adage about plant size — “If it’s not growing, it’s dead”. Aware of this truism, Johnson’s Nursery provides a range of mature heights and spreads for shrubs, trees, and evergreens. A plant’s mature size and how well […]
December 29, 2017
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2018 Fruit Tree List

2018 Fruit Tree List 2018 Fruit Tree List The 2018 fruit tree list at Johnson’s Nursery includes an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees, and currant shrubs. Also returning are two of the very popular Urban Apple® columnar apple trees for patio […]
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 […]
December 29, 2017
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2018 Color of the Year

2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet 2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet 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. Before You Arrive: Separate according to plastic type (#2, #5, #6) regardless of size, style or color. Remove all loose […]
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 […]
March 13, 2017
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Tapping Maple Syrup

Tapping Maple Syrup “It’s what’s on the inside that counts when tapping maple syrup.” How often have we all heard that saying? When most people are enjoying the majesty of our state tree’s handsome shape or the breathtaking colors that the chills of autumn bestow upon its leaves, what’s on […]
February 18, 2017
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Forcing Tree Stems

Forcing Tree Stems We are smack in the middle of a long cold winter and that darn groundhog says it won’t be over soon. Today I’m going to show you how to bring a little spring indoors by forcing tree stems. Cutting stems of spring flowering trees and bringing them […]
January 17, 2017
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Proper Snow Removal

Proper Snow Removal Instead of telling you to lift with your knees, it’s all about saving the branches of your trees. Contrary to what you might have heard, it is important after a heavy, wet snowfall to remove what has accumulated on certain plants like arborvitaes, boxwoods, and pines; basically […]
December 2, 2016
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Winterizing Evergreens

Winterizing Evergreens Just because winter is here, doesn’t mean ignoring the garden. The freezing process draws moisture out of a plant. The “polar vortices” of Wisconsin’s winters can be hard on certain evergreens, especially if they don’t get enough water in fall. When hit with repeated cycles of very cold […]
December 1, 2016
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Family Tree Discount

Family Tree Discount If you are soon welcoming or have recently had a baby, congratulations! Johnson’s Nursery has a Family Tree Discount. We offer 25% off the retail price of any plant, whether a perennial, shrub, or tree to commemorate your bundle of joy. Baby and tree will grow up […]
December 20, 2015
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Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI

Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI Apples are one of the most popular tree fruit for the home grower. Who doesn’t want to bite into a nice crispy apple picked at the peak of perfection? Based on fruit tree sales here at Johnson’s Nursery, […]
November 12, 2015
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Training & Pruning Fruit Trees

Training & Pruning Fruit Trees Training and pruning fruit trees is important to being a successful fruit grower. You train early in a fruit tree’s life to achieve proper/desired shape and form (central leader, open center). The first-early years of a tree’s life are most important for proper tree training […]