Notes from the Nursery

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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"Thriller, Filler, Winner" Summer Container Contest 2017

Posted April 18, 2017
  Our Summer Container Contest is in bloom! All non-professional designers are welcome to create their most lush and lively container arrangements for entry into this year’s Summer Container Contest. Just craft your work of art and email a photo of it to us along with an address and phone number. Customers may enter multiple containers. The more, the merrier! Deadline for entries is June 5th.Once we receive your entry, we’ll post it on our Facebook page. …

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Landscaping Seminar for Beautiful Designs and Pollinator Pals

Posted April 4, 2017
 Our Spring Gardening Seminar is just around the corner. Join us on Saturday, April 22 at 10 am for “The Buzz about Pollinators” to learn both how to beautify your yard through the art of landscaping, as well as how your efforts can help reverse the detrimental decline in pollinators. Bees and butterflies do more than buzz through shrubs and wisp through trees. In fact, they are a vital part of the ecosystem. Their pollination …

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Hinsdale Nurseries' Landscape Design Service Can Create Your Dream Landscape

Posted March 13, 2017
Watch our new landscape design video and learn about our team and how our landscape design process works.  For over 90 years Hinsdale Nurseries has built our reputation around attentive customer service, creative landscape design and highly skilled craftsmanship.  We are recognized for using superior gardening plant and hardscape materials. Call us today at 630-323-1411 ext. 4 or visit us at to learn how we can transform your yard into a beautiful landscape.  Connect with Us! (630) 323-14117200 S. Madison …

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Take up gardening this spring – it’s good for the mind and soul.

Posted February 28, 2017
It's amazing how your mood and attitude can change when you take up gardening.  A Norway based study of people dealing with depression found that half of the participants found some relief when gardening six hours per week.  And, all the participants felt an improvement in mood while gardening and afterward.  When focusing on planting flowers or vegetables, you become immersed in nature and can totally forget the worries of the day.  Gardening provides calming yet …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

Posted January 16, 2017
Hinsdale Nurseries offers some delightful planning tips for bringing more nature to your surroundings this year… If you are not a gardener, become one. Gardening has been proven to reduce high blood pressure, reduce heart disease, ward off depression and help you lose weight. Ask your grandparents what they grew in their gardens. You may be surprised with what they say. Reduce your lawn area. Rethink your yard to both reduce the fuel consumption and emissions from lawn …

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Hinsdale Nurseries: December To-Do List for Gardeners - Some helpful advice…

Posted December 14, 2016
  Hinsdale Nurseries has some helpful advice for gardeners to benefit from the natural winter beauty and prepare for the cold winter weather ahead.       Use holly and evergreen prunings to make holiday decorations.Wrap trees to protect them from deer and rabbits. Refill bird feeders as needed. Keep roses and other half-hardy perennials covered with snow.  The snow makes a good insulator against …

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Hinsdale Nurseries: Winter Container Gardening – Some tips for Success

Posted November 21, 2016
  Hinsdale Nurseries has some valuable information that can make your Winter Container Gardening more successful: Start with your containers in the spot they will be displayed because once filled and planted, they can be difficult to relocate.  Keep an eye on the weather as soil in containers can freeze quickly. Complete your project before temperatures drop.  If you find the soil in your pots already frozen, move them to a …

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Hinsdale Nurseries: Growing Nature's Best Shrubs

Posted October 24, 2016
At Hinsdale Nurseries, we use growing techniques that make our plants better looking and longer lasting than other plants you can buy. This new video talks about some of the techniques we use for our shrubs.  Most of our shrubs are grown in the field which offers you larger, landscape ready plants that transplant better, need less watering, and establish faster than container-grown shrubs.  We start by planting directly in fertile Northern Illinois soil.  Over the next two to three …

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