We grow the plants we sell in an
environmentally responsible manner
and strive to market them in a way that supports
conscientious landscape design and usage. We encourage
the proper placement of plants to minimize the
requirement of unnecessary maintenance, water usage,
pesticide usage and excessive soil amendments. We
encourage recycling natural materials in the form of
compost and mulch, as well the recycling of expendables
to keep these items out of landfills and waterways.
and ornamental trees are brought in year round from many
outside sources. When the trees are brought in they are
either put into a 7 or 15 gallon pot with a tree bark
growing medium. Lime is mixed in with the growing medium
to adjust the ph according to a plants specific need.
Once potted, the trees are either sent to beds with over
head irrigation or to a pot in pot system.
Our pot-in-pot system consists of pots that have been
permanently placed into the ground as a sleeve at
predetermined intervals. This allows for the newly
potted plant to slide into the in ground pot almost as
if you were planting it. Around the pots is a plastic
weed barrier to help keep weed presence at a minimum.
Once the trees are put into the pot in pot system they
then have a spray stake inserted into the growing
medium. The spray stake evenly distributes water
directly to the growing medium and from there trickles
down to the root system. This allows for virtually no
run off and no excessive watering because the spray
stakes are computer controlled.
trees that go to the over head irrigation beds are
spaced evenly through out the beds. The beds are all
graded towards the center of the bed as well as pitched
towards a ditch. The excess water travels down the
center of the bed and into this ditch which leads back
to an irrigation pond where it can be used again. This
allows us to capture our run off and re use our water
instead of having it run back to the bay.
the trees have been placed it is time to fertilize them.
Plants need essential nutrients in order to grow and
they get that through fertilizer. We use a slow release
granular fertilizer which releases its nutrients slowly
over a certain amount of time. Between the slow release
fertilizer as well as capturing our runoff and recycling
it we have virtually no nutrient runoff to the
shrubs are also brought in throughout the year and are
planted in 1,2,3,5 and 7 gallons pots. They are planted
with the same tree bark growing medium into which
fertilizer has been incorporated. This allows the plants
to have nutrients readily available for optimum growth.
While the trees are generally here for one year some of
our shrubs stay with us for up to 4 years. Over the
course of their time here they will be ‘top dressed’
with more fertilizer. Top dressing involves placing the
correct amount of slow release fertilizer at the soil
level of the plant to ensure proper growth.
our shrubs are irrigated from over head sprinklers in
hoop houses. The same drainage system is used to unsure
runoff is redirected back to the irrigation pond for
later use. These houses are covered in the winter to
protect the plants from the element and are watered only