Knowledgebase

Search Johnson's Nursery plants or plant matters.

Knowledgebase

Search Johnson's Nursery plants or plant matters.

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 in-store. Wisconsin Native Plants The use of native plants in the landscape is more than a trend. It is an awakening to the need to preserve our native […]
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 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 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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Leaf Lore: Wild Bergamot

Leaf Lore: Yarrow Leaf Lore: Wild Bergamot June through August, Wild Bergamot (aka Wisconsin’s native bee balm) is covered with lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies and bees alike. One bee in particular, is very fond of this minty plant, Dufourea monardae. The Dufourea monardae prefers the nectar of our native […]
October 2, 2017

Naughty Natives pt 3: Perennials

Naughty Natives – Part 3: Perennials Naughty Natives – Part 3: Perennials If you remember from Part 1: Trees and Part 2: Shrubs, we’re highlighting Wisconsin native plants that have a bad reputation as “weed plants” or that they are aggressive. Sometimes the aggressive nature, or undesirable traits, can be […]
October 2, 2017
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Native Pollinators

Native Pollinators Did you know the phrase “the bee’s knees” originally described something tiny and insignificant?  Since then it has evolved to mean something outstanding. And in August, I find nothing more outstanding than the sight of native pollinators in the landscape. One of the basics of plant life is […]
July 17, 2017
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Plant Sex

Plant Sex Wisconsin summers are like a tumultuous love affair. They can fluctuate from hot and steamy to cold and rainy in the course of one night. Did you know that summer love affairs are happening all around us in broad daylight? Plants everywhere are fornicating, right in front of […]
July 13, 2017
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Crazy Common Caterpillars

Crazy Common Caterpillars My son, Jack, loves books. He is almost one year old and loves to grab them, throw them, chew on them. He also adores books being read aloud to him. The other night I was reading him “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and it occurred […]
June 17, 2017
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Naughty Natives pt 2: Shrubs

Naughty Natives – Part 2: Shrubs Naughty Natives – Part 2: Shrubs If you missed Part 1 of the “Naughty Natives” series, we highlighted trees. And here in Part 2, we’re discussing shrubs. This “Naught Native” series aims to highlight the Wisconsin native plants that have a bad reputation as […]
April 1, 2017
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Naughty Natives pt 1: Trees

Naughty Natives – Part 1: Trees Naughty Natives – Part 1: Trees Explaining why native plants are great could fill an entire library, trust me. However, sometimes people think that because a plant is native that must mean it is perfect, and all native plants are well-behaved and interact nicely […]
October 13, 2016
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Fall Blooming Plants for the Pollinators

Fall Blooming Plants for the Pollinators Using fall blooming plants in the landscape will give insects an extra boost for late-season and winter. For the last few years, a lot of attention has been paid to the fact that certain insect populations are being threatened. The once ubiquitous Monarch Butterfly […]
February 14, 2016
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Where Do Baby Plants Come From?

Where Do Baby Plants Come From? In all my years of writing now, I’ve always skirted around an important issue. That is plant sex. I know most of you in the landscape industry are familiar with human sex at least from summer to winter. Spring–not so much! So, I think […]