Notes from the Nursery

The Science Behind Growing Nature’s Best Plants

Posted November 15, 2017
 At Hinsdale Nurseries, we use a time-tested method that allows us to provide you with the healthiest plants.   But what does that actually mean? Our plants are healthy, strong, and transfer well since they were originally grown in local soil. Not only do our plants thrive in the local soil of our 650-acre farm in Plano, IL from the start, but they continue to do so once in your yard due to the familiarity of …

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Winter (And Our Free Container Classes) Are Coming.

Posted November 1, 2017
No matter where you turn, it’s more obvious than ever that the heartwarming, holiday-packed, winter season is inching closer and closer. Is your style woodsy and natural, emphasizing evergreen branches and pinecones? Or classy and elegant, featuring boxwood and berries? Either way, be sure to call ahead to reserve your seat at one of the Hinsdale Nurseries’ Winter Container Classes, led by our very own design experts. There are two classes on Saturday, November 18. One …

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Festive Plant Infusions for Fall

Posted October 3, 2017
 It doesn’t take a clock to know what time it is. It’s fall, of course, which means it’s time to add a pumpkin spice latte to your morning routine and your favorite seasonal goodies to your landscape.  Try out these simple tips to kick your yard into festive mode—you might even notice people stopping for a second glance.For pumpkin traditionalists, up the fun factor with a set of multi-color pumpkins in different sizes. This creates texture …

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End of Summer Container Tips

Posted September 19, 2017
 f it’s time to consider what to do with your summer containers. • If your planters are still going strong with the exception of a tired or leggy plant here or there, pull out the old and freshen up the design with a colorful pepper or ruffled kale. • If your design needs a new centerpiece, consider an ornamental grass or a colorful Swiss Chard. These will last well through the fall.  …

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Landscaping 101: How To Plant A Tree

Posted September 5, 2017
 Here at Hinsdale Nurseries, we care about the quality of your landscape and your planting experience. To assist you in getting the best of both, we’ve shared our latest video full of tree-planting know-how. Whether you’re baffled by how wide the hole for your tree should be or by how much mulch you should add around it, this video will help guide the way to your green thumb. Still have questions? We’re always here …

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Free Fall Seminar is Set for September - Landscape For Curb Appeal

Posted August 29, 2017
It’s that time again. On Saturday, September 16 at 10am, Hinsdale Nurseries is hosting a free fall seminar.  We know how creative you are and also know how unfamiliar the landscaping language can be. It’s time to kick confusion to the curb and let your creativity thrive. At this year’s seminar, our design experts will divulge their favorite methods of taking a landscape to the next level. You’ll learn how to increase property value, so you …

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Japanese Beetles Causing Skeleton Leaves?

Posted July 20, 2017
   Skeletons in summer? If your plant and shrub leaves are growing thinner with more and more holes all over them, you may just be the victim of hungry Japanese Beetles! The Japanese Beetle is a 1/2 inch long insect with a metallic green body and coppery brown wing covers. This uninvited pest eats the tissue found between leaf veins which causes leaves to become frail and look skeletonized. Severe infestation of the Japanese Beetle can even …

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Gardening Seminar for Glorious Hydrangeas

Posted June 1, 2017
   Come one, come all to our June Seminar. Join us on Saturday, June 10th at 10am to learn all about a beautiful summer favorite: hydrangeas. This universal flower comes in a myriad of colors and sizes which means anyone can easily find their own, perfect fit. And we’re excited to help you discover yours. On Saturday, we’ll get to the root of growing, caring for, and nurturing this pretty plant. Whether you want to add a touch of …

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Planting Local: Our Secrets to Optimum Plant Health

Posted May 16, 2017
   There is an art to successful plant farming. Our 600+ acre farm? That’s our canvas. Most of the vast selection and volume at Hinsdale Nurseries comes directly from our local farm in Plano, Illinois. There, we can test and control plant conditions to make sure you’re getting the best of the best. In fact, we’re doing so with over 15,000 trees, over 35,000 shrubs and over 100,000 perennials right now. What you’ll find at Hinsdale Nurseries is …

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Freshly Live: Catch us on Comcast

Posted April 25, 2017
Freshly Live: Catch us on Comcast Our bright, bold television commercial is now live. We're inspired by the spring season, which also happens to be prime time for planting. From shrubs and succulents to conifers and even evergreens, we’ve got the plants you need to cultivate the garden—or landscape—of your dreams. (You can even relieve a little stress while you're at it.)We've funneled our springtime inspiration into our latest TV commercial, now airing on local Chicagoland Comcast channels and available …

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