Notes from the Nursery

Which Spring Blossom Are You?

Posted February 14, 2018
Bleak temps may be stuck on our local forecast, but at Hinsdale Nurseries, visions of bright, vibrant blossoms are dancing through our heads.  Exercise your anticipation for spring’s beautiful blooms with our home-grown personality quiz. Consider your personal style to discover which spring flower best suits you. Let’s go! If you: appreciate organization can’t get enough color like the taste of onions ...you’re set to the tune of a tulip. The tulip is known for often having perfectly-symmetrical flower buds, comes …

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Gardening Refresh: Top Tips 2018

Posted January 16, 2018
 Gardening is an art from the heart. And we thinkthat’s beautiful (and fragrant, too.)In the name of keeping your imagination stirring and your gardening fun fulfilling, we created this go-to guide to help you stay inspired and deliver the gift of the unexpected.Up for the challenge? Here are our top tips for 2018.Plant vegetables and use them in your kitchen concoctions. Fresher tastes better. The smile on your dinner guests’ faces will prove it. Go …

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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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