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 Day in the Life: Head of Horticulture

A Day in the Life: Head of Horticulture

News, People  |  June 7th, 2018

Corey Brabec, Head of Horticulture   What’s the first thing you do when you get to work? I usually start my day by checking all of the paperwork that was turned in the day before. I...

Planting Annuals in the Circle Garden – 2018

Planting Annuals in the Circle Garden – 2018

News, Projects  |  June 4th, 2018

3,120 Plants - 208 Flats - 40 Hours - 8 Purple Polos - 1 Day We're gearing up for summer here at Kinghorn Gardens and that means lots of annuals flying out the door, onto trucks, and into their new...

The Netherlands or Nebraska?

The Netherlands or Nebraska?

News, Projects  |  May 17th, 2018

After taking one step into this spring garden and I didn't feel like I was in Nebraska anymore, but like I had been swept far away, to the Netherlands perhaps. While tulips didn't originate in...

A Day in the Life: Seasonal Color

A Day in the Life: Seasonal Color

News, People  |  May 1st, 2018

Ever wonder what a typical day is like for our Seasonal Color Team? We spoke with Sarah Riedler, seasonal color supervisor, and Jen Thiele, seasonal color coordinator, to learn more about how their...

Be Moderate with Our Mulch

Be Moderate with Our Mulch

Education, News  |  April 16th, 2018

We are entering the very beginning of our growing season. Spring has been slow to unfold and currently, soil temperatures are cool. While we all enjoy a fresh topdressing of mulch, it is...

11 Exciting Plant Combinations for Your Garden

11 Exciting Plant Combinations for Your Garden

Education, News  |  March 8th, 2018

Your landscape should be more than a collection of plants, it should be an exciting place to make memories with loved ones that also captivates the senses with every new season. Here are just a few...

5 Places in Omaha to Visit to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues

5 Places in Omaha to Visit to Get Rid of Your Winter Blues

News  |  March 7th, 2018

The winter months begin to get dull this time of year. We begin to crave spending more time outside in the sunshine with green plants around us. Here are a few places you can visit to tide you...

Ditch the Hibiscus

Ditch the Hibiscus

Education, News  |  January 30th, 2018

Our seasonal color team is growing new ideas. This year we want to plant combinations that surprise and delight using more purposeful plants. We like to use hardy plants rather than tropical...

A Few of Our Favorite Shade-makers

A Few of Our Favorite Shade-makers

News, People  |  January 19th, 2018

Shade-makers provide protection, give refuge from the elements, and create a sense of place. Here are just a few of our favorites. A Forest Canopy The temperature is so much cooler as soon as...

A Few of Our Favorite Books

A Few of Our Favorite Books

People  |  January 4th, 2018

  With the shorter days and colder weather, cozy up to a good book and a warm beverage. Here are a few of our favorites...   My favorite book is the Jungle Book by Rudyard...