March 10, 2021
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Bird Garden in Wisconsin

Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsin How to Build a Bird Garden in Wisconsin no-repeat;center top;;auto0px Build a Bird Garden in WisconsinWatching backyard birds is relaxing, entertaining, and educational. Seeing a bright red cardinal in the middle of winter is uplifting. A visit from a ruby-throated hummingbird outside the breakfast […]
February 8, 2021
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RootMaker Containers

What Are RootMaker Containers What Are RootMaker Containers no-repeat;center top;;auto0px What Are RootMaker ContainersRootMaker containers are specialized containers used in the production of plants. Johnson’s Nursery uses them to encourage the growth of a fibrous root system. They are different than the typical, solid-walled container in a few important ways. […]
January 14, 2020
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Fruit Trees Availability

Fruit Trees Availability Updated for 2021 Starting an orchard at your home this season, or are you looking for help maintaining your new first-year fruit trees from last season? You\’ve come to the right place. We grow an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, […]
December 31, 2017
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Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes

Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes Understanding Nursery Stock Sizes Most commonly, growers use caliper, container size, and height (inches or feet) for units of measurement for nursery stock. Why do we need multiple units? Because all plants are uniquely different and grow differently. In any of those 3 size units, it’s […]
December 30, 2017
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Bark Mulch

Bark Mulch Spring means it\’s time to reapply a fresh coat of bark mulch. It\’s easier to install new, fresh bark mulch in your landscape beds before the perennials have a chance to emerge. Mulching in your beds suppresses weeds, maintains moisture, protects roots through winter, and adds nutrients to […]
December 29, 2017
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Preventing Cedar Apple Rust

Preventing Cedar Apple Rust Preventing Cedar Apple Rust Cedar-apple rust is an interesting and complex disease involving alternating hosts to complete its lifecycle. This disease is caused by the fungus (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae). Now that is a mouthful to pronounce and something great to discuss with guests while at a party […]
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 […]
September 25, 2017
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Fungus Among Us

Fungus Among Us There is more going on with autumn leaves besides the color changes of yellow, orange, and red – fungus. September is when fungal spotting has reached its peak, causing many of your favorite plants to defoliate or go dormant early. See, in spring, fungal spores are everywhere, […]
May 25, 2017
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Phenology

Phenology The calendar says that spring is officially here, but it doesn’t really look like it yet. Today’s tip touches on a branch of science called phenology, meaning when climatic conditions correlate with plant and animal behaviors. Some say spring has arrived when you spy a robin. I say it […]
May 16, 2017
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2017 Spring Plant Draft Picks

2017 Spring Plant Draft Picks We’re excite to announce the 2017 spring plant draft picks. Tulip blooms dotting the landscape aren’t the only sign that spring has arrived. Football fans eagerly watch to see who their favorite teams will acquire to create a winning line up in fall. These players […]
April 5, 2017
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Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring Signs of Spring Officially, the calendar says March 20th is the Vernal Equinox and the first day of spring. But in Wisconsin, where a snowstorm might still be around the corner, I know that spring isn’t official until I see certain signs every year. Sign #1 – […]
April 1, 2017
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Harvest Windows & Dig Times

Harvest Windows Harvest Windows Throughout the spring season, we hear from a lot of panicked people who think that their trees have to be in the ground by June. So not true! And although this video pertains to harvesting field-grown plants in the spring, the theme is the same for […]
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 […]
October 9, 2016
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Mixed Hardwood Bark Mulch

centerhttps://www.kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-mixed-hardwood-catalog.jpgbark mulch johnson\’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee mixed hardwood catalog Mixed Hardwood Text $2.50 bushels $32.00 cubic yards One of our most popular varieties of mulch. This 100% hardwood bark is mostly made from oak and maple, and is a medium-brown color. This sturdy mulch compacts over time, so it […]
October 9, 2016
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Northern Cedar Bark Mulch

centerhttps://www.kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-northern-cedar-catalog.jpgbark mulch johnson\’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee northern cedar catalog Cedar Mulch Text $3.00 bushels $47.00 cubic yards Cedar bark mulch has long, thin shreds, which creates an airy, light layer over soil. Cedar mulch decomposes slowly, so it needs to be replenished less frequently. The resins in cedar mulch […]
October 9, 2016
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Chocolate Enviro Bark Mulch

Chocolate Enviro Bark Text $3.00 bushels $38.00 cubic yards Chocolate bark mulch is darker than most other options of bark mulch. Its dark-brown color and will usually last between 3-4 years. It is more pieces than shredded; it’s made from chipped pallets. The chippings are dyed with environmentally safe color, […]
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, […]