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WHY DO I GROW PLANTS?

Sure, I mention the reasons in other posts, I like to add beauty to the world, help people create a beautiful enviroment, help with global warming,etc. But I really work hard at growing nice plants and take a lot of care in getting them to my customers in good...

New Video of the Nursery!

Enjoy a new video from MacPherson Nursery! All photos were taken on July 6, 2016 and show many different varieties of plants that are sold here on our website.

A ROOT BALL IS A RESERVOIR!

Well I am still on the issue of water! As the summer heat starts, it really steps up the problem. Watering plants is actually a science and the only true way to measure water in the soil is by using multiple “tensiometers”. They are instruments with a...
“I don’t think it is going to make it!”

“I don’t think it is going to make it!”

That is a good one along with “it is struggling” or “It just died”. I always cringe when I hear those comments in regards to plants. It is important to me because I grow plants because I like the thought that it may enhance the lives of people,...

SIZE MATTERS!

I thought I would comment on the importance of the size of plants you choose for your landscape project. It is a two part post, with the first regarding the size of the plant when you plant it and the second, the eventual size when it is full grown. Since we live in...

BUY LOCAL?

I like to go to local retailers near me just to see what plants are available and their prices. I am always shocked at the selection of plants offered. Yes, the price is always  cheap for the size of the plant when you go to  Wal-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot. And if you...

WHERES’ THAT WEED?

No, I’m not referring to that dandelion in your lawn and no just because I’m in Colorado, I am not talking about that “weed” either! I am talking about Weed, California, population 2500+-. If you head north towards Oregon on I-5 you will find...
ON APRIL 30TH 1805……….

ON APRIL 30TH 1805……….

Meriweather Lewis wrote in his journal that Sacagawea “found & brought me a bush Something like the Current, which She Said bore a delicious froot and that great quantities grew on the Rocky Mountains, this Shrub was in bloom has a yellow flower with a deep...