Notes from the Garden

We’ve been creating outdoor spaces for more than 30 years, and our team has years of experience and knowledge they can’t wait to share with you.


A Few of Our Favorites: Spring-Blooming Bulbs

A Few of Our Favorites: Spring-Blooming Bulbs

News, People  |  September 29th, 2017

Fall is here if you can believe it and we can't wait to plant bulbs to create a beautiful show in your garden come spring. Here's just a few of our favorite spring-blooming...

Naturalizing Bulbs: Early Spring Bloomers

Naturalizing Bulbs: Early Spring Bloomers

Education, News  |  September 26th, 2017

Want to see pops of color poking through the ground when the rest of the garden is still brown from winter? Diversify your spring garden by planting naturalizing bulbs in the...

Our Picks of the Season: Not Your Everyday, Ordinary Trees

Our Picks of the Season: Not Your Everyday, Ordinary Trees

Education, News  |  September 22nd, 2017

    When was the last time you planted trees in your landscape? If you're struggling to remember, you're in luck because fall is the perfect time to plant! Trees provide so many benefits to...

Guy Behind the Garden: Nick Adams

Guy Behind the Garden: Nick Adams

People  |  September 20th, 2017

Nick Adams, Interim Head Gardener/ Seasonal Color Specialist Joined the Team: March 2017   Day-to-day activities: Depending on the day I’m leading a gardening crew helping customers and...

Fall 2017 Look Book: A Spiced up Fall

Fall 2017 Look Book: A Spiced up Fall

Education, News  |  August 31st, 2017

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Guy Behind the Garden: Jake Costello

Guy Behind the Garden: Jake Costello

People  |  August 29th, 2017

Jake Costello, Head Gardener Joined the Team: March 2016   Day-to-day activities: My day is spent caring for gardens including but not limited to pruning, cut backs, planting, weeding,...

Guy Behind the Garden: Benet Kinghorn

Guy Behind the Garden: Benet Kinghorn

People  |  August 24th, 2017

Benet Kinghorn, SWAT Team Leader Joined the Team: May 2006   Day-to-day activities: Day-to-day activities seem to be something that changes regularly in my position. As part of the...

Japanese Beetles: Planting for Next Year

Japanese Beetles: Planting for Next Year

Education, News  |  August 22nd, 2017

You may have noticed this hungry beetle munching on plants in your garden this year. If you haven’t, the Japanese Beetle is a colorful mixture of iridescent green and copper. But don’t let...

Becoming a Purple Polo: Nate, Jen, & Caitlynn

Becoming a Purple Polo: Nate, Jen, & Caitlynn

People  |  August 17th, 2017

Nate Huse, Horticultural Designer I moved to a “big city”, or at least what I thought was big as a child, and got a job at Lauritzen Gardens as a full-time gardener after college. While...

Becoming a Purple Polo: Lindsey & Nick

Becoming a Purple Polo: Lindsey & Nick

People  |  August 9th, 2017

Lindsey Moore, Head Gardener I first heard of Kinghorn Gardens when I was a senior in college at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Bryan Kinghorn, owner of Kinghorn Gardens, came to speak in my...