The dirty little secret no one is talking about Rosette Disease

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments
The dirty little secret no one is talking about Rosette Disease

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 […]

Digging Season of Trees is Upon Us!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, Field Notes | No Comments

Getting ready for Spring is always interesting in the Nursery Industry! Listerman and Associates is happy to say that our Spring tree digging season upon us in full force (albeit in fits and starts with each new storm). This year we have an interesting twist as we emerge slowly from Winter. I found it interesting that experts are calling the Midwest in […]

Cold is Not Our Only Worry in Nursery

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

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 […]

The Bitter- and the Plant Material

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog, Field Notes | No Comments

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!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Blog, Markets Served | No Comments
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’

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Blog, Field Notes, Uncategorized | No Comments
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

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Blog, Markets Served | No Comments
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

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

 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

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments
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

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Blog, Field Notes | No Comments
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 […]