Notes from the Nursery

Container Gardening Plantapalooza Contest 2018—on!

Posted April 17, 2018
    Are you up for the challenge? The Container Gardening Plantapalooza Contest is calling your name. Hinsdale Nurseries welcomes all non-professional designers to craft their most creative container arrangements for entry. To enter, simply email a photo of your masterpiece with your address and phone number to Entries are welcome starting May 7th. The deadline is June 10th.   Customers may enter up to 3 containers.   Once we receive your entry, we’ll post it on our Facebook page. Then, …

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Plant With Purpose: Non-Profit Team-Up

Posted April 10, 2018
Are you ready for your landscaping to make a lasting impact? Let’s do it together.Hinsdale Nurseries is thrilled to give back through our team-up with non-profit organization Plant With Purpose. For every tree you purchase from us in May, one will be planted in a country facing poverty and deforestation. Imagine leveraging your landscape to impact mile after mile of forests and to help family after family—worldwide. Tree planting has never felt so good. Connect with …

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Gardening Seminar for Happy Plants

Posted March 27, 2018
It’s (finally) Spring Seminar time! On Saturday, April 7th at 10am, Hinsdale Nurseries is focusing on one simple concept that can make all the difference: Healthy Soil = Happy Plants.If your landscape just isn’t thriving like it should be, the answer may be below the ground. Locally, we all share some basic soil conditions, and making a few simple changes can make a world of difference for the health of your plants. This class will explore …

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Landscape Design Experts: Our Magic Makers

Posted March 14, 2018
Here at Hinsdale Nurseries, customer service, creative design solutions, and highly skilled craftsmanship are everything. And it makes sense we enjoy that so much. After all, it’s what we’ve been doing for over 90 years.Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of one of our landscape designers. Or, as we like to call them: Magic Makers. They’re blossoming with good ideas for your landscape as we …

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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’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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