Time to feed your cool season lawns, apply winterizer now and again in early-mid December. You can also apply lime and gypsum at this time.

October 15-January 15 is the best time for planting spring blooming bulbs.
Amaryllis, paperwhites, and 'pre-cooled' hyacinth bulbs are avaiable for winter forcing.
Stop by soon while selection is still good!

Depending on what weather predictor you use, The Farmer's Almanac, Woolly Worms or Persimmon Seeds, if you want to protect your broad-leafed evergreens through winter, be sure you keep them well watered until the ground starts to freeze. Spraying the leaves/needles with 'Wilt Stop' it will help to seal in the moisture and reduce winter burn and scorch.
It is also a good idea to spray your holiday wreaths, roping and trees with 'Wilt Stop' to help them last through the season.

Now is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials and garlic! Most can be planted until the ground freezes.

In the early years of Rolling Ridge, it was quite the fashion to use a live, (with a rootball) evergreen to use as a focal point for Christmas season activities. Over the years, this practice has subsided with the introduction of cut Fraser Firs and their wonderful fragrance and with the popularity of artificial. However, there seems to be a resurgence of sorts with bringing this tradition back as a new generation like the idea of live, but would prefer to have a tree that can be planted when the holidays are over. We have brought in a nice selection of 4' Spruce trees that are nice and full with good tapers, that will make nice decorated trees and can then be moved outdoors for planting. Typically, winter planting of evergreens, such as these, can be quite successful.

Our recommendation is, because of limited availability, purchase your live tree early in the season and leave it here at the nursery until a time when the tree would spend no more than 10 days in your home. This will keep the tree from drying out and reduce the chance that the tree could actually start growing, which would not be desirable in the winter time.

If a live evergreen tree is to be included in your yuletide festivities this year, stop in early and check out our beautiful Blue, Norway and Oriental Spruce.

We've got everything you need for creating that festive fall look!
Including straw bales, corn salks, pumpkins, gourds, mums, pansies and more!
Also, we will throw in a free pumpkin with any purchase of $75 or more!

The fall bulbs have arrived!
We have many varieties of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth, Narcissus, Crocus, Allium, and Paperwhites.
Plant these bulbs this fall from October 15th - January 15th to have bountiful color in the spring!!
Come in soon while supplies last!

New Botanical Interests seeds for 2017 have arrived!
Time to start planning for your fall herbs and veggies!

Celebrating 57 years of growing with you!

The cooler temps should be a signal that the summer vacation has come to an end for our houseplants! 

Native Plant Program

Present a featured Native Plant Program for Spring 2016

featuring 8 lower Midwest native milkweed species:

  • Asclepias incarnatamarsh milkweed
  • Asclepias purpurascens – purple milkweed
  • Asclepias sullivantii – Sullivant’s milkweed
  • Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa – butterfly milkweed
  • Asclepias verticillata – whorled milkweed
  • Asclepias viridiflora – green milkweed
  • Asclepias viridis – spider milkweed

featuring 11 plant species and associated native pollinators:

  • Baptisia australis – blue wild indigo
  • Hydrangea arborescens – wild hydrangea
  • Liatris scariosa – blazing star
  • Monarda fistulosa – bee balm
  • Packera obovata – golden groundsel
  • Penstemon digitalis – foxglove beardtongue
  • Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – slender mountain mint
  • Solidago speciosa – showy goldenrod
  • Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – aromatic aster
  • Vernonia arkansana – curlytop ironweed
  • Zizia aptera – heartleaf golden Alexander

To learn more about native plants and landscape application opportunites: www.grownative.org