The Bitter- and the Plant Material

We are experiencing a winter that we have not seen in 30 years. We have developed and introduced 30 years of new cultivars that have never been tried and true to their respective zonal classification. Will these plants truly survive their designated zone hardiness? Or will we find out that many are not as what the […]

Happy New Year- Hope to See you At the Shows!

Happy New Year- Hope to See you At the Shows!

Happy 2014 to All Our Great Customers!! I hope that you will  visit with us on the Tradeshow rounds this month!! We will be exhibiting at : MANTS in Baltimore with Blankenship Farms, Jan 8-10th Booth # 2241 and #2239 CENTS in Columbus, Ohio Jan13th-15th Booth #1709,1711 Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Conference & Expo  Jan 22-24th

Valentines Day Special Taxus media ‘Hicksi’

Valentines Day Special Taxus media ‘Hicksi’

Check out this Block of Taxus media ‘Hicksi’ I have for this spring! The uniformity, quality and good root ball are excellent! Better than a Box of Chocolates!   Taxus Hicksi Block Call us for pricing

Instant Tree-Specimen Spruce

Instant Tree-Specimen Spruce

  Listerman & Associates and Joe’s Landscaping of Beavercreek, Ohio coordinated the planting of a  24’ Picea pungens Colorado Blue Spruce at the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center Mills-Morgan Campus. It  became the center piece  of the medical center’s landscape  and was decorated   with over 5000  lights for the past holiday season!  

Drought Stress Article from USA Today

 We thought you might like this article in the USA Today. It talks about the stress that plants are in now from the intense drought last summer across the Midwest. Many of our landscapers were operating in communities that had watering bans. Look for the chronic type of stresses this upcoming season on Spruce, Pine, […]

Drought Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

Drought Tolerance Driving along the interstate through Central Illinois I noticed just about everything stressed out from the drought but one tree stood out, The lowly often overlooked tree and yes it is a native the Catalpa speciosa.   Where oaks and maples and most every shrub planted along the interstate were significantly stressed here was […]

A Great IPPS Meeting at Cincinnati Zoo

A Great IPPS Meeting at Cincinnati Zoo

Enjoyed my time and talk at the IPPS meeting held at the Cincinnati zoo. A great day spent with some of the best plant people in our industry. Bill Hendricks from Klyn Nurseries, Paul Cappiello from Yew Dell Botanical Garden and Liz Jacobs from Natorp’s did a fantastic job speaking. Thanks to Steve Foltz and […]

Bigger IS Better!

Bigger IS Better!

One of our major vendors just purchased a 66″ spade, giving us the opportunity to grow and dig trees up to 6″ caliper.

IPPS Ohio Valley Eastern Regional Meeting

IPPS Ohio Valley Eastern Regional Meeting

Save the date! I have been asked to speak at the International Plant Propagators Meeting on July 26th/ 27th. This is a great opportunity to hear some of the great leaders in our industry talk about plants of the future! I will join the  likes of Paul Cappiello from Yew Dell Gardens, the great Bill Hendricks […]

Purdue University – Arbor Day Volunteer Planting

Purdue University – Arbor Day Volunteer Planting

David and Bob recently traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana for a special occasion. The Arbor Day Foundations and Toyota honored Purdue University by donating 60 trees supplied by Listerman & Associates to beautify the campus. While 146 Universities earned Tree Campus USA designations by the Arbor Day Foundation, Purdue was one of only 11 campuses awarded […]