Decorating with Christmas Greens!

England Christmas and New Years Day are traditionally celebrated with cuttings and greenery. This tradition long predates the practice of cut Christmas trees and extends to all parts of the house rather than just the one spot like a tree does. As a child I decorated...

Yes, We are Already Getting Ready for Christmas Trees!

It always bugs me when I see Christmas products and displays going up early, but here at the nursery it doesn’t bother me much. The only Christmas items we sell are trees, and if you don’t look closely you will never notice they are for Christmas until we hang up the...

Columnar and Narrow Evergreen Trees

Building lots are getting smaller while houses are getting bigger. This forces us to look at columnar and narrow evergreen trees for a bit of year round green without taking up the entire yard. While there are no where near as many skinny evergreens as there are wide...

Plant a Tree for Thanksgiving!

The leaves are changing color and falling, the lawn is turning yellow, and nights are supposed to drop below freezing; time to abandon the garden and hunker down by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa. Not so fast! There is more to do in the garden than just rake leaves....

Zelkova, the Best Tree for Fall Color!

            The most common response when I show someone the Zelkova section is, “I have never heard of these before.” Even though Zelkovas have been heavily planted at BYU and other locations in Utah County for the past 20 years, this...

Mulch, Dodging the Dangers!

Using plant based mulch is one of the best things you can do for your garden, but it can also be overdone, or done wrong. Let’s look at some of things you can change to make mulch healthier in your garden. Weed Seeds I mulched in the past using everything from ground...

Fall Sale!

Yes, you saw it right! We are having a 20% off sale on all our plants. That includes deciduous trees, conifers, perennials, shrubs, and fruit trees. Come by the store and we can point out a few plants that are selling for even cheaper….  

‘Elijah Blue’ Blue Fescue

Common Name: ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue. Scientific Name: Festuca ovina  var. glauca. Type: Perennial grass. Height: 6-12 inches. Width: 8-12 inches. Landscape Pros: ‘Elijah Blue’ has a really nice color blue for most of the season. ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue fills in...

Fall Lawn Care

Turf grass is king in an American lawn. Even when the flowers, trees, and shrubs are brilliant, most folks are not happy with their garden unless they have a perfect spread of turf grass. While folks are good at taking care of grass during the spring and summer, they...

‘Tiger Eyes’ Sumac

Common Name: ‘Tiger Eyes’ sumac Scientific Name: Rhus typhina  Type: Woody Shrub Height: 3-6 feet Width: 3-6 feet Landscape Pros: Chartreuse to gold leaves in the summer, yellow-orange-red leaves in the fall. Stems are purplish giving the plant year round...