FIELD NOTES - NURSERY

    Acres of Wisdom from Morrison's.


    There's a Fungus Among Us!

    It’s summertime, and while you may not be doing much planting right now, there is nothing better than taking a walk through your garden and admiring all the work you put in this spring. Then you notice something odd on the foliage of your Hydrangea. Little brown spots have begun to appear, and you also notice a powder like substance on the leaves of your perennials. So, what can you do to fix the problem and prevent it from spreading?Read more...

    We are a 2017 Proven Winners Certified Garden Center

    We are proud to announce that we have been named a 2017 Proven Winners Certified Garden Center. This high level distinction signifies that our employees have completed a comprehensive training course to develop the expertise in assisting our customers in choosing and growing Proven Winners plants successfully.Read more...

    New in 2017 - Cape Cod Hydrangea

    The Cape Cod Hydrangea is hardy, and more compact with stronger stems than the Endless Summer. It will continue to produce gorgeous pink or blue flowers through the summer, and we're confident that it is going to be a favorite this year.Read more...

    Endless Summer Hydrangeas: A Collection of Continuous Color

    From early summer through early fall, with prolific flowers and a background of lush green foliage, there is no shrub in the garden that draws your attention quite like an Endless Summer. With four varieties, that each have a unique quality, no garden is complete without at least member of this magnificent collection.Read more...

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    One of the best new toys of the digital age to benefit gardeners has been the digital camera. Those who know me know I would prefer to have a splitting maul or a shovel in my hand any day of the week but for us here at the garden center, today the person who comes into us with the digital camera and a few pictures is the easiest person to help.Read more...

    Goshiki – 5 Colors on Display

    Goshiki in Japanese means, “five colored,” and when you see the gorgeous foliage of Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki,’ you’ll quickly see how this variegated evergreen got its name.Read more...

    Japanese Skimmia: Four Seasons of Beauty

    20 years ago when planting the front of our new house nestled in the shade of big White Pine trees we needed a low growing plant that wouldn’t block our view to the garden. We decided on the Japanese Skimmia (Skimmia japonica). This beautiful, broadleaf evergreen has thrived and grown to be a bush that is 3′ x 3′ and only 18″ tall.Read more...

    Dig Deep, Wide and Get Off to a Great Start

    Picking the right plant for the right spot is the first step in getting a new plant established in the landscape. After that, the quality of the planting job goes a long way towards a successful addition to your landscape.Read more...

    Erosion and Living by the Ocean

    Living by the sea is beautiful, but every year we must deal with beach erosion. This year was particularly bad for many waterfront owners, here are some steps that can be taken to help minimize the loss of sand.Read more...

    Tree Profile: Cornus kousa ‘Summer Gold’

    Our tree profile this week is focused on one of the most unique dogwoods in the garden. Cornus kousa ‘Summer Gold’ features gorgeous variegated foliage that not only provides beauty in the spring and summer, but changes providing a burst of fall color that truly makes it a stand out in any landscape.Read more...

    Eliminating Japanese Knotweed

    Japanese knotweed is not only invasive, it’s also one of the toughest weeds to eradicate. So, what’s the best way for you to eliminate this destructive plant from your landscape?Read more...

    Buxus - Mountains of Lush Green Foliage

    Ok, so this plant may be more of a mound than a mountain, but when you’re looking for that ideal hedge shrub, there is no better choice than Buxus sempervirens ‘Green Mountain.’ More commonly known as the ‘Green Mountain’ BoxwoodRead more...

    Native Bayberry - An Ideal Candidate for Erosion Control

    When it comes to erosion control the first thing that pops into your mind is probably Dune Grass or Beach Rose, but what many people don’t know is that there is another plant that also performs well as an erosion control. Myrica pensylvanica, more commonly known as Bayberry, is tolerant of high winds and salt sprays making it the perfect candidate for an erosion control plant.Read more...

    Vinca Minor – Covering Major Ground

    Looking for a low maintenance and versatile ground cover? Then we have the perfect plant for you. Vinca minor is an evergreen groundcover that will thrive in almost every soil and sun conditions. It also provides beautiful periwinkle blue flowers in the spring that are back dropped by glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage.Read more...

    Gypsy Moths

    It was almost impossible not to notice those fuzzy caterpillars that covered and defoliated trees, and it's even harder not to notice the moths that are now seemingly everywhere.Read more...

    Radrazz - A Real Knock Out

    Gorgeous red to pink blooms, that continue until the first sign of frost, along with unparalleled disease resistance, makes the Radrazz Rose a real knock out in any garden.Read more...

    The Daylily: Sending June Out in a Burst of Color

    This Daylily ('Hemerocallis') is one of the most colorful and popular perennials we sell here at Morrison's. It will thrive in a wide range of growing conditions and is hardy from zones 3 through 7. While it does prefer full sun, it will still flower and grow in partial sun conditions.Read more...

    Japanese Maple - Crimson Queen

    Japanese Maples have become a staple in the landscape. With their gorgeous foliage that adds either a red or green color to the landscape through the summer it’s easy to see why. One variety, however, seems to stand out when looking at the numerous options in the Acer palmatum family, and that is the Crimson Queen.Read more...

    Acclimating Fish to Your Pond

    You've selected some beautiful Koi and Goldfish to add to your pond, and now it's extremely important that you acclimate them properly in order to get them off to the best possible start in their new home.Read more...

    Morrison's & Monrovia: What it Means to be Green

    Being in the gardening and nursery industry we tend to think of ourselves among the 'green' pioneers. We try to grow as many of our products as organically as possible and, at the very least, we use integrated pest management in raising our plants. One blemish on our industry has been the continued use of plastic in delivering plants to the public.Read more...

    The Panicle Hydrangea: A True Summer Champ

    Hydrangea paniculata is a very adaptable plant, growing in full sun to partial shade, and performing like a champ every year. We have over 10 cultivars at Morrison's ranging from the true dwarfs like ‘Bobo’ to ‘Little Lime’ that remain small, tight, compact bushes, to giant tree forms like ‘Pink Diamond’ that can grow up to 10’ tall!Read more...

    Mixing Up Some Proven Container Recipes

    Great cooking is all about complementary colors and flavors, balance and textures. In our eyes, however, few recipes match the vivid color and sheer thrill of a well-designed hanging basket, container or window box. From spillers to fillers to thrillers, the possibilities are nearly limitless.Read more...

    Flowering Blooms that Hang Around All Season

    There's certainly no shortage of spectacular annuals to brighten your home this spring, the trick is keeping that color deep into the season. Proven Winners suggests for the best looking hanging baskets that you fertilize regularly. Annuals bloom off new growth and to promote that growth they need constant feeding.Read more...

    Harringtonia: As Yew Like It

    We've all been taking stock of our yards this spring, what was damaged with the snow, what plants might rally after a late start, what beloved perennials might not have survived. As we survey our own deer marauded landscape at home I'm now aware that our local deer don’t particularly like Japanese Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) and left it alone this past winter.Read more...

    Some of Our Favorite Houseplants

    With the arrival of cold weather, it's important to keep some green around the house to keep those winter blues away. So, we've compiled a short list of some of our favorite houseplants that are sure to keep the spring alive in your home this winter.Read more...