The Doty Nurseries Notes

Tree and plant care tips, industry insight and business tips from Doty Nurseries

Doty Nurseries Plants in the Landscape

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Doty Nurseries Plants in the Landscape

We love to see our Doty Nurseries plants in the landscape! Please send us your favorite pictures of your impressive installations that incorporate Doty Nurseries plants. We would love to share!

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Doty Nurseries Guide to Fall Color

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Doty Nurseries Guide to Fall Color

Apple picking, pumpkin spice, and hayrides. What's your favorite part about Fall? Here at Doty Nurseries, we love the arrival of the fall colors. From the orange and scarlet of the Green Mountain Sugar Maples to the golden yellow of the Pyramidal Hornbeams, we love watching the farm change from a wave of green to a rainbow of orange, red and yellow.

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Introducing Doty Nurseries' Juniper Guide

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Introducing Doty Nurseries' Juniper Guide

Upright junipers tend to be underused and overlooked in new designs and installations in the Midwest. Why is that? Do they get a bad rap because of their overuse in outdated landscapes? Or their less then flashy presence at a nursery? While it may be true that junipers don't have eye catching characteristics like the structure of an Acrocona Norway Spruce or the texture of a Dwarf Hinioki Falsecypress, what they do offer is something every designer should consider - background. Upright junipers are amazing at providing privacy and walls, assisting the focal points by offering a backdrop. While not too flashy or eager to be center of attention, they do what they are told: stay. Stay alive.

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Take a look!

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Take a look!

At Doty Nurseries, we take pride in our quality grown plant material and commit ourselves to excellent customer service. Our holding yards offer a variety of unique and specimen plants, as well as our tried and true favorites.

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Doty Nurseries Natives

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Doty Nurseries Natives

While planting native woody plants may not be your customers’ highest priority, it should at least be a consideration when installing a new landscape or sprucing up an existing one. The diversity of our natives offers unique flowers and foliage, and colors and textures, that are often lost in newly introduced varieties and cultivars, and provides habitats for our native birds. Let’s work together to re-introduce our state’s plant diversity.

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Hello Spring!

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Hello Spring!

Our holding yards are filling quickly with quality B&B shade trees, ornamentals, evergreens and a wide variety of large shrubs, all of which are now available for pickup.

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Things are starting to look a little greener...

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Things are starting to look a little greener...

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind. -Irish Proverb

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Arborvitae - Which variety best meets your landscaping needs?

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Arborvitae - Which variety best meets your landscaping needs?

Arborvitae are commonly used for hedges, protection and privacy. Below are Doty Nurseries favorite Arborvitae and descriptions to help you select the best one for your upcoming landscape jobs. Did you know that Doty Nurseries digs Arborvitae throughout the season? Unlike other evergreens, Arborvitae respond well to being dug from spring thru fall.

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Landscaping with Extreme Weather Conditions

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Landscaping with Extreme Weather Conditions

Photo: Powdery Mildew (courtesy of The Missouri Botanic Garden)

Extreme weather conditions and the Chicago-land area are no strangers. So why it is so shocking to homeowners when their landscapes don’t look like the gardens at Buckingham Palace? Because most of the time, it takes weeks and sometimes even months after the harsh weather conditions before a plant shows signs of weakness and stress, and by then, homeowners have long forgotten about the 12 feet of snow, 6 inches of rain or extreme high humidity. And to make matters even worse, by then it’s often too late to offer proper treatment. So what do we do?

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Planting with Seasonal Interest

CRAFTED BY Kelly Girup
Planting with Seasonal Interest

 

As the spring flowering bulbs start to drop their petals and hang their heads and the wind and rain wipe away the showy and fragrant crab apple and magnolia blooms, the landscape is left looking rugged and exhausted. Although the spring blooms seemed to last longer than normal with cooler temperatures and consecutive no-rain days, it’s important to incorporate plants with seasonal interest into the landscape to make up for these blooming show-offs.


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