Tony’s Favorite Hydrangea

Tony discusses his favorite hydrangea on Saturday’s All Around the Yard radio show on 97.1FM. Tony’s favorite hydrangea is the Invincible Ruby hydrangea  “It is one of my favorite summer bloomers that will handle some sun. It likes morning sun, but some afternoon shade and performs well in the St. Louis landscape.

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Houseplant 101: The Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Anyone with an Instagram or Pinterest account has probably come across an image or two of a bright green fiddle-leaf fig tree (Ficus lyrata) in the most lovely home setting. It is probably one of the trendiest of houseplants right now, but one of the more difficult to keep happy.

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What Your Plants Want you to Know about Ice Melt

Looks like we will be seeing a significant amount of snow for the first time since November. If you are making a stop for ice melt today on your way to get milk, bread, and eggs, here are a few pointers from your dear plants.

 

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Landscape Designer Favorites: 2019 Landscape Design Trends

While the weather may not show it yet, spring has sprung and many of our customers are looking for a tree or shrub that will remind them spring is here each year. Frisella Nursery’s landscape designers all have their favorite trees and shrubs for spring interest, so we asked them to share theirs. Take a look at their favorite plants for spring in the St. Louis landscape

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Tony and Babette Share Their Christmas Trees

Tony discusses Christmas Trees on Saturdays All Around the Yard radio show on 97.1FM. Here are some photos of his Fraser fir from last year. We would love to see photos of your Frisella Christmas Tree. Please share photos on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag @frisellanursery for a chance to be featured.

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Where, When, and How to Plant Spring Bulbs

There are a few factors that come into play when planting spring bulbs. You will want to make sure the area you are planting is well-tilled. Compost is great for helping enrich the soil, which can boost the bulb’s growth. The depth of your hole depends on the size of the bulb.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Frisella Nursery! Here’s a look at what some of our team members and/or their children dressed up as this year. Notice, there’s a monarch in the bunch!

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Raising Monarchs in Missouri

If you enjoy learning about Monarchs, there is no better learning experience than watching their metamorphosis first-hand. Bobbie Tracy, one of Frisella Nursery’s own landscape designers, has made raising and observing Monarchs a hobby and is happy to show you the way.

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Benefits of Planting in the Fall in St. Louis

While it may seem obvious that spring is the time to plant trees and shrubs in St. Louis, Autumn is also a wonderful time to plant. Roots appreciate a cooler soil, so when the weather cools off and rainfall becomes more steady, plants can become better established before the winter frost.

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