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Wasco Nursery & Garden Center

Meeting Your Growing Needs Since 1925

Fun Fact: Across our 150 acres of land, Wasco Nursery grows over 10,000 trees!

Over 8-Acres of the best quality trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs & vegetables in the area.

Come visit and see for yourself why we have been consistently voted Kane County’s Best Garden Center and have been frequently ranked in the Top 100 Garden Centers in the United States.

Landscape Design & Construction

No “dream-home” is complete without beautiful landscaping. Your dream landscape begins with Wasco Nursery’s Design-Build Team. Our designers offer a wealth of services to create and maintain your beautiful outdoor living space.

Shopping For Plants Made Easy! Browse Our Plant Selection Using Plant Finder.

Create a “Wish List” and use the “E-Mail My Wish List” button. We’ll prepare a price list and email it back to you. You can then bring your shopping list into the garden center or place a phone order for delivery…It’s that easy.

Got plant issues?

Submit a Sick Plant Form, check out our Education Resources, or text / call us at 630.584.4424

Local Mulch, Soil & Compost Delivery

Order bulk material and have it delivered right to your driveway.

Professional Tree & Shrub Installation

Wasco Nursery’s experienced crews can install any of the plant material you purchase from us. We also offer an industry leading three year plant guarantee on all plant material we install.

EDUCATION SERVICES

Looking for info on how to treat common pest issues, plant care tips, and other helpful gardening information? Check out our educational resources from our team of experts.

EDUCATION SERVICES

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REVIEWS
“The plants delivered last week were just exceptional, healthy and perfect! Your crew, led by Andreas (been here before) worked hard, did a great job, and were very courteous. They represent Wasco Nursery very well! ”

Gary B.

Batavia, IL
“Wasco Nursery is the best place to fill all your gardening needs. I’ve had so many compliments on perennials, most of which I’ve not seen in other garden centers. I recommend walking the grounds to see the huge variety they carry and talk to their knowledgeable staff. So friendly and accommodating! ”

Lynn A.

Elgin, IL
“Our yard was completed last week, and we cannot thank you and the team enough for how it turned out! It is beautiful, and we so appreciate everyone’s hard work.”

Rachel S.

“Dave, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job your guys did planting our trees today. Jorge was great and his co worker Fernando was just terrific. My new trees look beautiful and I wanted you to know that you have an ace team representing Wasco.”

Ellen R.

“I LOVE MY LANDSCAPING! Everything looks great. Your selections and placements were spot on and I have a few places where I can add annuals or pots or bulbs or...Alfonso was gracious, knowledgeable and fun to work with.”

Judy S.

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We hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday with your loved ones, filled with joy and happiness! As a reminder, Wasco Nursery will be closed today (4/9) so that our staff can celebrate this special day with their families. We look forward to serving you again when we reopen on our regular business hours.

Thank you for your understanding and have a blessed Easter!

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Wasco Nursery`s Annual Fall Fest is Back and is just over a month away!!

Make sure to mark your calendars for this awesome celebration of the best season for planting trees, shrubs and more!

For more info on the event, including all of the activities, visit www.wasconursery.com/events

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😳😍 Check out this gorgeous ‘Ice Dragon’ Hardy Japanese Maple! 😳😍

This is a very mature specimen. On average, these small trees get to be 8’ tall by 8’ wide.

However, they can be trimmed very easily to keep them shorter or narrower.

If you are looking for a super unique, tough-as-nails focal point tree, stop in and take a look at the Ice Dragons!

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In this video, Matt is showcases the best summer color perennials to plant after July 4th. These vibrant and resilient perennials will keep your garden looking colorful and beautiful throughout the hottest months. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these plants are perfect for adding lasting color to your landscape.

Some of the Featured Perennials:

Coneflower (Echinacea):

Available in various colors: pink, purple, white.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to fall.
Care tips: Full sun, drought-tolerant once established.

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata):

Fragrant clusters of flowers in a variety of colors.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to early fall.
Care tips: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil.

Lavender (Lavandula):

Aromatic foliage with spikes of purple flowers.
Bloom period: Summer.
Care tips: Full sun, well-drained soil, drought-tolerant.

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta):

Small, mint-scented leaves with clusters of tiny white or lavender flowers.
Bloom period: Summer to fall.
Care tips: Full sun, well-drained soil, drought-tolerant.

Bee Balm (Monarda):

Showy, tubular flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, or white.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to early fall.
Care tips: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil, attracts pollinators.


Additional Tips:

Watering: Keep new plantings well-watered until established. Be sure not to over water drought-tolerant plants, like many that are showcased in this episode.
Deadheading: Remove spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.

At Wasco Nursery, we're dedicated to helping you create a garden that looks beautiful year-round!Visit us at 41W781 Rt 64, St. Charles, IL 60175, for more expert advice and a wide selection of plants.

Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more gardening tips and plant recommendations!

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In this video, Matt is showcases the best summer color perennials to plant after July 4th. These vibrant and resilient perennials will keep your garden looking colorful and beautiful throughout the hottest months. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these plants are perfect for adding lasting color to your landscape.

Some of the Featured Perennials:

Coneflower (Echinacea):

Available in various colors: pink, purple, white.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to fall.
Care tips: Full sun, drought-tolerant once established.

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata):

Fragrant clusters of flowers in a variety of colors.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to early fall.
Care tips: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil.

Lavender (Lavandula):

Aromatic foliage with spikes of purple flowers.
Bloom period: Summer.
Care tips: Full sun, well-drained soil, drought-tolerant.

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta):

Small, mint-scented leaves with clusters of tiny white or lavender flowers.
Bloom period: Summer to fall.
Care tips: Full sun, well-drained soil, drought-tolerant.

Bee Balm (Monarda):

Showy, tubular flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, or white.
Bloom period: Mid-summer to early fall.
Care tips: Full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil, attracts pollinators.


Additional Tips:

Watering: Keep new plantings well-watered until established. Be sure not to over water drought-tolerant plants, like many that are showcased in this episode.
Deadheading: Remove spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.

At Wasco Nursery, we're dedicated to helping you create a garden that looks beautiful year-round!Visit us at 41W781 Rt 64, St. Charles, IL 60175, for more expert advice and a wide selection of plants.

Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more gardening tips and plant recommendations!

Visit our website: www.wasconursery.com

Join this channel to get access to perks:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq52qhyzF0nkkA6B-iXGlvw/join

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Summer Garden Color: Best Perennials to Plant for Color After July 4th

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What's Blooming at Wasco?

Despite the last couple days of storms, our plants are happy and healthy, ready to add color to your landscape!

Today's photos are of:

- Raspberry Truffle Coneflower
- Summer Beauty Allium
- Lemon Drop Coneflower
- Prince Charming Butterflybush
- Cherry Choco Latte Perennial Hibiscus

All of these perennials do best in full sun locations, with well-draining soil.

Stop in this week to check these beauties out, and speak with one of our plant experts on where they might work best in your yard!

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Whats Blooming at Wasco?

Despite the last couple days of storms, our plants are happy and healthy, ready to add color to your landscape!

Todays photos are of:

- Raspberry Truffle Coneflower
- Summer Beauty Allium
- Lemon Drop Coneflower
- Prince Charming Butterflybush
- Cherry Choco Latte Perennial Hibiscus

All of these perennials do best in full sun locations, with well-draining soil.

Stop in this week to check these beauties out, and speak with one of our plant experts on where they might work best in your yard!

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Love the raspberry truffle coneflower!

Beautiful photography!

Love those ornamental onions

In need of some dense privacy? Look no further than the Green Giant Arborvitae!

These fast-growing, hardy evergreens are perfect for creating privacy screens or windbreaks. Our Green Giants are locally grown and are available in a variety of sizes, from 3 feet tall up to 12 feet tall!

Key Features:

- Avg. Height at Maturity: 20 feet
- Avg. Spread at Maturity: 8 feet
- Growth Rate: 3+ feet per year, when established
- Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil: Adaptable to various soil types, drought-tolerant once established
- Uses: Ideal for privacy screens, windbreaks, and hedges

Characteristics:

- Dense foliage for excellent privacy
- Resistant to common pests and diseases
- Deer and Rabbit Resistant
- Low-maintenance and winter hardy

Learn more at: www.wasconursery.com/product/green-giant-arborvitae/
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In need of some dense privacy? Look no further than the Green Giant Arborvitae!

These fast-growing, hardy evergreens are perfect for creating privacy screens or windbreaks. Our Green Giants are locally grown and are available in a variety of sizes, from 3 feet tall up to 12 feet tall!

Key Features:

- Avg. Height at Maturity: 20 feet
- Avg. Spread at Maturity: 8 feet
- Growth Rate: 3+ feet per year, when established
- Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil: Adaptable to various soil types, drought-tolerant once established
- Uses: Ideal for privacy screens, windbreaks, and hedges

Characteristics:

- Dense foliage for excellent privacy
- Resistant to common pests and diseases
- Deer and Rabbit Resistant
- Low-maintenance and winter hardy

Learn more at: https://www.wasconursery.com/product/green-giant-arborvitae/Image attachment

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We saw them this weekend & loved them. Why do some other references list them as getting 40-60’ tall & 12-18’ wide, though? We see different heights/widths, all supposedly for Green Giant arborvitae. We need something for a small yard.

Which tree would you recommend for a partial sun privacy tree facing a busy road street with the same height as these? We had arborvitae and they did not make it. TIA

we have something attacking our pagoda dogwood. Do we need to bring the photos or leaves in? Or can we send a picture?

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Watched the Coffee Chat yesterday and want to see some perennial Hibiscus in action?

Here is a photo of Matt’s perennial Hibiscus in the landscape!

For more info, check out: youtu.be/wmNvG63nZ-Q
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Watched the Coffee Chat yesterday and want to see some perennial Hibiscus in action?

Here is a photo of Matt’s perennial Hibiscus in the landscape!

For more info, check out: https://youtu.be/wmNvG63nZ-QImage attachment

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I haven't been to your location in St Charles yet but the next time I'm in Illinois I will definitely pop in there. I wonder if there are going to be any good sales coming up at the end of August

Hi! Do you put stakes in them at all to keep them upright? Mine seem top heavy this year.

Wow! And these grow here?

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Thank you for this! How do the dinner plate varieties do in containers? Do I need to garage them over the winter?

50% off ALL Houseplants (Including rare houseplants)!

Is your indoor plantscaping in need of some new additions? Now is a fantastic time to add some new colors and textures to your home!

This week, save 50% off the listed price of ALL Houseplants and Tropicals! From striking variegated Pothos and elegant Japanese Fatsia ‘Spider Web’ to the unique Piper Crocatum and vibrant variegated Schefflera, there's something for every home.

Stop in this week to save BIG on some beautiful houseplants!
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50% off ALL Houseplants (Including rare houseplants)!

Is your indoor plantscaping in need of some new additions? Now is a fantastic time to add some new colors and textures to your home!

This week, save 50% off the listed price of ALL Houseplants and Tropicals! From striking variegated Pothos and elegant Japanese Fatsia ‘Spider Web’ to the unique Piper Crocatum and vibrant variegated Schefflera, theres something for every home.

Stop in this week to save BIG on some beautiful houseplants!
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Please share the name of this interesting looking plant. Thanks!

Need Ideas for your home landscape?

We love incorporating the Illinois native Prairie Dropseed grass into our landscape designs. This versatile perennial offers a beautiful texture and vibrant fall color that can enhance any garden space. In addition to its texture, one of the unique features of Prairie Dropseed is the delightful cilantro-like fragrance of its seeds when in bloom.

Prairie Dropseed is a fantastic choice for border perennials or for cascading gracefully over brick and retaining walls. Not only does it look stunning, but it also supports local ecosystems by providing habitat and food for birds and beneficial insects.

- Height: Typically grows 2 to 3 feet tall, with flower spikes reaching slightly higher than the foliage.
- Spread: Forms neat, rounded clumps about 2 to 3 feet wide.
- Fall Color: Turns a striking gold or bronze, adding seasonal interest to your garden.
- Drought Tolerance: As a native prairie plant, it is highly drought-tolerant once established.

Visit us to learn more about how you can incorporate this stunning grass into your home landscape!
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Need Ideas for your home landscape?

We love incorporating the Illinois native Prairie Dropseed grass into our landscape designs. This versatile perennial offers a beautiful texture and vibrant fall color that can enhance any garden space. In addition to its texture, one of the unique features of Prairie Dropseed is the delightful cilantro-like fragrance of its seeds when in bloom.

Prairie Dropseed is a fantastic choice for border perennials or for cascading gracefully over brick and retaining walls. Not only does it look stunning, but it also supports local ecosystems by providing habitat and food for birds and beneficial insects.

- Height: Typically grows 2 to 3 feet tall, with flower spikes reaching slightly higher than the foliage.
- Spread: Forms neat, rounded clumps about 2 to 3 feet wide.
- Fall Color: Turns a striking gold or bronze, adding seasonal interest to your garden.
- Drought Tolerance: As a native prairie plant, it is highly drought-tolerant once established.

Visit us to learn more about how you can incorporate this stunning grass into your home landscape!

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One of my faves!

Looking for a beautiful, resilient evergreen to enhance your landscape? Douglas Fir is an excellent choice. This tree keeps its lush green-blue needles all year, providing year-round interest. It attracts birds and small mammals, adding to your garden’s wildlife.

Douglas Fir thrives in different soils and climates, making it a versatile option for various areas. It is also a fast-grower, making it great for privacy screens or windbreaks. Douglas Fir prefers full to partial sunlight (5-6+ hours of direct sun). An added benefit of Douglas Fir is its resistance to fungal diseases. Many nurseries still grow Colorado Blue Spruce, despite them being prone to fungal disease. We stopped growing them over a decade ago and have replaced many of them with Douglas Fir.

Douglas Fir stands out as one of the few evergreen plants with blue needles that remains resistant to these diseases, making it a reliable and attractive choice for your garden.

Stop by Wasco Nursery to see our selection of Douglas Fir trees and get expert advice on planting and care.
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Looking for a beautiful, resilient evergreen to enhance your landscape? Douglas Fir is an excellent choice. This tree keeps its lush green-blue needles all year, providing year-round interest. It attracts birds and small mammals, adding to your garden’s wildlife. 

Douglas Fir thrives in different soils and climates, making it a versatile option for various areas. It is also a fast-grower, making it great for privacy screens or windbreaks. Douglas Fir prefers full to partial sunlight (5-6+ hours of direct sun). An added benefit of Douglas Fir is its resistance to fungal diseases. Many nurseries still grow Colorado Blue Spruce, despite them being prone to fungal disease. We stopped growing them over a decade ago and have replaced many of them with Douglas Fir.

Douglas Fir stands out as one of the few evergreen plants with blue needles that remains resistant to these diseases, making it a reliable and attractive choice for your garden.

Stop by Wasco Nursery to see our selection of Douglas Fir trees and get expert advice on planting and care.

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Love Douglas Fir 🌲

So pretty

It's that time of year again—Japanese beetles are starting to appear around the area, especially on plants like roses, hibiscus, and more.

Check out our YouTube video for tips on how to manage these destructive pests (Sneak Peek: Traps are NOT the answer): www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pV4-H6uI
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Its that time of year again—Japanese beetles are starting to appear around the area, especially on plants like roses, hibiscus, and more. 

Check out our YouTube video for tips on how to manage these destructive pests (Sneak Peek: Traps are NOT the answer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9pV4-H6uI

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Are the products you recommend ok to spray on milkweed? I don't want to kill any monacrh eggs. I just saw some yesterday so want to get them gone soon 🙂

We've had Japanese Beetles attacking our Canna leaves and blooms since late June. Good timing on this information. Thanks.

I used the traps several years ago and it really helped. Less grubs; less lacy chewed up flowers! No harmful pesticides.

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