How can a devastating disease on THE most popular landscape shrub be a non issue? Rose Rosette Disease is a new virus (Discovered in 2011) that is vectored by a crawling mite (called an eriophyid mite) that is blown in the wind from rose to rose regardless of its cultivar or disease resistance. In addition to being spread by wind […]
The nursery industry sees many challenges with regards to growing quality trees and shrubs. With a true old-school winter this year across the Midwest and having snow cover for over 7 weeks we need to also consider the ramifications of animal browse on Nursery stock. As the snow melts, Listerman and Associates walked a block in a field where […]
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 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
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!
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 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 […]
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 […]