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What’s In Bloom?

By | 2018-04-04T12:11:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Flowers, Garden Planning, Perennials, Shrubs, Spring, Uncategorized|

Spring is here, and our nursery is filling up with blooms and blossoms! Here are some plants that are soon to be in bloom. Ornamental Trees   Corneliancherry Dogwood The yellow flowers on Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), emerge before the foliage in late March/early April. They bloom in small clusters along the stems making [...]

Six Things We Learned at iLandscape

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:29+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Events, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Lighting, New Plants, Uncategorized|

In early February, our office closed for three days as we attended the annual Illinois Landscape Contractor Association's trade show, iLandscape. Informational sessions and a bustling showroom gave each of us fresh ideas on design, construction, professionalism and more. We want to share with you 6 interesting things we learned at iLandscape. 1) New plants [...]

Ice Melts 101: Selection and Application

By | 2018-02-14T08:46:30+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Pets, Plant Damage, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Care|

A sidewalk cleared of snow and ice creates safety and security. We are often asked what products we recommend to melt ice or improve traction on stoops, steps, walkways and driveways. Many of the items on store shelves are composed of chlorides that are harmful to concrete, mortared areas, pets and the [...]

Winter Hours

By | 2017-12-20T08:19:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Office Hours, Uncategorized|

We will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, December 21, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018. We return to the office on Monday, January 8, 2018. January Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday February Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Closed Friday Effective Monday, March 6, [...]

Garden Gem: Perennial Island

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:30+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Imagine a living classroom with hundreds of perennial varieties laid out from A-Z. It's all here at Perennial Island, located at Midwest Groundcovers in St. Charles, a wholesale nursery that is 45 minutes west of Chicago. Last week, Nature's Perspective colleagues joined other landscaping industry professionals for the ribbon cutting ceremony of this garden, which was two [...]

Tree Disease Alert: Bur Oak Blight

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:31+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last summer, rainy conditions brought about many cases of a fungal infection known as Bur Oak Blight. The fungus survives the winter on infected leaves that remain attached within the tree canopy. During wet springs, the fungi release spores that infect newly forming leaves. By mid- to late-summer, leaf veins turn brown. The discoloration eventually [...]