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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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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 […]
November 13, 2017
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Urban Approved

Urban Approved Featured Image: Quercus x schuettei, Hybrid Swamp x Bur Oak The goal of the Urban Approved standard is to be the starting point when selecting plants for difficult sites in built-up areas. Decisions regarding the Urban Approved title are made conservatively, and we will not grant the title […]
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 […]
March 12, 2017
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Preferred Characteristics of Urban Plants

Preferred Characteristics of Urban Plants Featured Image: Exclamation!™ London Planetree, Platanus x acerfolia ‘Morton Circle’ Urban Approved plants should possess one or more attributes that makes them better suited to developed areas over similar species. Broadly, these can be thought of as how these plants interact with the surrounding environment […]
March 12, 2017
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Structure and Disease Resistance

Structure and Disease Resistance Featured Image: Ulmus spp., Elm Urban Approved plants must have good structure, require low-to-minimal maintenance, and have no major insect and disease issues. These characteristics mean different things for different plant categories, which are explained below. Trees Urban Approved trees must have strong branching that resists […]
March 12, 2017
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Urban Site Challenges

Urban Site Challenges Urban Approved plants must be able to reliably grow in harsh urban conditions. These areas are limited by mainly by soil, but also pollution. Urban soils are best described as heterogeneous and extreme. Within a 10 feet by 10 feet square, the soils can vary from compacted […]
September 14, 2016
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Planting Container Trees in Fall

Planting Container Trees in Fall Planting Container Trees in Fall How timing and plant selection can decrease stress on plant and person alike. Fall is a great time for planting trees. It’s a total win-win. Trees don’t like to be moved, it stresses them out. Planting container trees in fall […]
April 5, 2011
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List: 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, […]