You are welcome to come at any time during the season to see first hand
what is in bloom. There is always a multitude of flowers to see. We
also have photos of everything we offer, so you can see all the blooms,
one way or another. Our business hours at the nursery are 10-6
Mon.-Sat. and 2-6 on Sunday and holidays. The only days that we will be closed are Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and every Thursday. We open April 1 and divide
our last plant Oct. 15. Tours may be arranged for any time of day or evening and we would appreciate 7 days
notice. We are located 3½ miles south of Wayne, Ne. on Highway
15 or 11½ miles north of the Highway 275-15 Junction.
We prefer to garden without chemicals, and we make every effort to find
alternative ways to do so. We accept a few aphids and katydids rather
than spray to eliminate them. We think we would also killing off the
good bugs. Still, occasionally it is necessary to get tough when we
can’t find another way to maintain a balance.
We have had no rust since 2001
We don’t have to look at the calendar to know when August
1 has arrived. That’s when we start thinking about how we
are going to make the next year better. We hear such comments from
some of you too, so we know we are not alone in this thinking. We’ve
made plans on some transplanting to create better pictures and we
hope to find some new plants to excite us. We hope you do too.
Garden visitors sometimes ask, “Where’s the greenhouse?”
Our answer is that we don’t grow plants to live indoors. We
grow them to live outside in gardens. We strongly suspect that the
fact that our plants spend their lives subject to Nebraska winters
and summers makes them transplant more successfully than plants
that live their entire lives in a greenhouse until they arrive at
We sell field grown plants. This means that our plants are acclimated
to growing conditions in northeast Nebraska, where we get nearly
every kind of weather imaginable—sometimes all in the same
day. We chose to deal in field grown clumps through the recognition
that gardeners, especially new ones, like bloom results the first
year rather than coddling babies and waiting a year or more to see
blooms. We do not send any plant that we would not be pleased to
receive ourselves, and we don’t like them to be too small.
Our plants are inspected annually by the State of Nebraska. A certificate
of inspection is attached to each shipment.
We have been recyclers for a long time. All packaging materials
and boxes are pre-used. We would like to use biodegradable packing
material, but the fact remains that at the present time, we don’t
know of a material that does a better job of cushioning plants than
styrofoam peanuts. We firmly believe that no new styrofoam peanuts
need to be manufactured. We get ours pre-used from a local gift
shop. Rather than putting them out in the garbage, we can all just
keep sending them around the country. There is nothing wrong with
them if they are not sent to a landfill. If you think about it,
you probably know some person or business who can use them.