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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

Apple Scab Tree Treatment

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Plantskydd Organic Deer Rabbit Repellent

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Fire Light Tidbit® Hydrangea

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Norway Spruce

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“ 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
“ Good morning Meagan, 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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Galentine's Day is coming! Join us on February 13th for a hands-on planting party, & learn how to create your own beautiful succulent arrangement while enjoying a beverage or two!

You'll leave the class with a cute succulent planter, perfect for a sunny spot in your home or office, and the knowledge to care for it.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/540012144568680

www.wasconursery.com/events
#Illinoisgardening #whatsontaprootatwasco #gardener #localroots #camptonhillsil #saintcharles #southelgin #elginil #houseplants #houseplantlove #sycamoreillinois #elburnillinois #Geneva
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We're Back!! We hope everyone had a great couple weeks of holiday celebrations! Our team is back and ready to get started on spring preparations!

As the weeks progress, the greenhouse will get more and more full of houseplants, early spring annuals, and much more!

While you are waiting for the weather to warm up over the next couple of months, take a peek at our new website! We have added a large amount of our tree, shrub and perennial selection for 2023 to our website under the "Shop" tab!

If you have questions about availability of plants for spring, please fill out the Plant Request Form under the shop tab, or email [email protected]!

Spring Countdown Starts Now!
10 weeks 'til spring!

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What happens to some of the trees that don't sell each year? The answer is that many of them get planted around the garden center.

Rather than throwing away our trees that we have grown for many years, we like to increase the enjoyment we get from them by planting them around the property!

At Wasco Nursery we have over 75 different trees that are part of our new Wasco Arboretum! They are all planted around the property and now have tags with QR Codes that have information for their characteristics.

This winter we will be creating a map that will be available on our website, so that you are able to visit all of the different trees this spring!

Stay tuned for more developments on the progress of our Wasco Arboretum!

#stcharlesil #wasco #camptonhills #plants #localroots #familyownedandoperated #arboretum #whatsontaprootatwasco
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Locally grown plant & landscape material and expert advice along with professional design & installation services.

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We feel that one of our roles in the community is education. Every year I get asked if we have pink or purple Pampas Grass (like the ones in the photo below). These colored plants do NOT exist. They are photoshopped and marketed online by unscrupulous vendors. In fact the plants in these photos are all the same plant colored in photoshop...notice that the plants in the foreground and clouds in the background are identical in each photo. Please don’t fall for these online plant scams.

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We feel that one of our roles in the community is education. Every year I get asked if we have pink or purple Pampas Grass (like the ones in the photo below). These colored plants do NOT exist. They are photoshopped and marketed online by unscrupulous vendors. In fact the plants in these photos are all the same plant colored in photoshop...notice that the plants in the foreground and clouds in the background are identical in each photo. Please don’t fall for these online plant scams.

www.wasconursery.com
 #gardeningtips #illinoisgardening #stcharlesil #genevail #bataviail

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Thanks, much appreciated

Andrea Hillard

Did you know that we grow & sell rare houseplants? If you or a friend is looking for a unique piece to add to their collection, stop in and check out our selection!

A partial list of our houseplants is available at www.wasconursery.com/product-category/plants/houseplant/ . However, for the most up-to-date availability please stop in, or call the main office / email [email protected]

If you are looking for something that is not listed, please fill out the Plant Request Form (www.wasconursery.com/plant-request-form/) and we will try to find one for you.

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#houseplants #houseplantslover #SaintCharles #geneva #Batavia #elgin #southelgin #elburn #sycamore #Dekalb #wheaton #burlington
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Did you know that we grow & sell rare houseplants? If you or a friend is looking for a unique piece to add to their collection, stop in and check out our selection!

A partial list of our houseplants is available at https://www.wasconursery.com/product-category/plants/houseplant/ . However, for the most up-to-date availability please stop in, or call the main office / email sales@wasconursery.com.

If you are looking for something that is not listed, please fill out the Plant Request Form (https://www.wasconursery.com/plant-request-form/) and we will try to find one for you.

www.wasconursery.com
 #houseplants #houseplantslover #SaintCharles #geneva #Batavia #elgin #southelgin #elburn #sycamore #Dekalb #wheaton #burlingtonImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Our friend, Pam Otto, Outreach Ambassador for the St. Charles Park District, has some great info on the bald-faced wasp nests you may see in your trees now that the leaves are gone. Don't be afraid of these unique and intricate nests! Read about their impact on the critter community and let's help Pam preserve these nests! We have them here at the Nursery and we leave them for the multitude of racoons, squirrels, birds and other wildlife that share our fields with us!

www.kanecountyconnects.com/article/hornets-baldfacedhornets-winter-environment-insects-kanecounty

📷: Pam Otto St. Charles Park District St. Charles, IL Natural Resources Commission
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Our friend, Pam Otto, Outreach Ambassador for the St. Charles Park District, has some great info on the bald-faced wasp nests you may see in your trees now that the leaves are gone. Dont be afraid of these unique and intricate nests! Read about their impact on the critter community and lets help Pam preserve these nests! We have them here at the Nursery and we leave them for the multitude of racoons, squirrels, birds and other wildlife that share our fields with us! 

https://www.kanecountyconnects.com/article/hornets-baldfacedhornets-winter-environment-insects-kanecounty

📷: Pam Otto St. Charles Park District St. Charles, IL Natural Resources Commission

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Spice Spice Baby! If you are done with the snow and cold, and want to get brainstorming on spring, check out this series of Koreanspice Viburnums!

Starting in the spring, these wonderful shrubs have beautiful pink and white flowers with excellent fragrance. On top of that, they also have a beautiful showing in the fall. Typically, their fall color consists of yellows, reds, and even purples!

If you have a smaller yard, there are great choices like "Spice Baby" and "Spice Island" (Dwarf Koreanspice viburnum). If you have room to let the plant grow, check out the larger, "Spice Girl" Koreanspice Viburnum. (LINKS BELOW)

www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-island-koreanspice-viburnum/
www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-baby-koreanspice-viburnum/
www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-girl-koreanspice-viburnum/

Got questions? We love to help! Visit www.wasconursery.com and fill out our Contact Us form or email [email protected]

Looking to get on the landscape design schedule? Visit www.wasconursery.com/services/landscape-design

#camptonhills #localgrown #illinoisgardening #shoplocal #stcharlesil #genevail #WhatsOnTaprootAtWasco #plantsmakepeoplehappy #gardening #pollinators
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Spice Spice Baby! If you are done with the snow and cold, and want to get brainstorming on spring, check out this series of Koreanspice Viburnums! 

Starting in the spring, these wonderful shrubs have beautiful pink and white flowers with excellent fragrance. On top of that, they also have a beautiful showing in the fall. Typically, their fall color consists of yellows, reds, and even purples!

If you have a smaller yard, there are great choices like Spice Baby and Spice Island (Dwarf Koreanspice viburnum). If you have room to let the plant grow, check out the larger, Spice Girl Koreanspice Viburnum. (LINKS BELOW)

https://www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-island-koreanspice-viburnum/
https://www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-baby-koreanspice-viburnum/
https://www.wasconursery.com/product/spice-girl-koreanspice-viburnum/

Got questions? We love to help! Visit www.wasconursery.com and fill out our Contact Us form or email sales@wasconursery.com

Looking to get on the landscape design schedule? Visit www.wasconursery.com/services/landscape-design

 #camptonhills #localgrown #illinoisgardening #shoplocal #stcharlesil #genevail #WhatsOnTaprootAtWasco #plantsmakepeoplehappy #gardening #pollinatorsImage attachmentImage attachment

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They smell devine!

Mmmmm 😋😋 Anyone else love picking and eating apples and other fresh fruit? We have over a dozen apple trees planted around the nursery that our staff love to pick and eat from.

If you are brainstorming which trees to put in your orchard this spring, head over to: www.wasconursery.com/product-category/plants/trees/fruit-trees/ to check out all of our fruit tree options for this spring!

If you are looking for a variety that is not listed on our website, please fill out the plant request form or email [email protected]

Already have fruit trees and want to know how to care for them better? Check out our article at: www.wasconursery.com/fruit-tree-care/

(Photo taken of an apple off of one our apple trees in a #10 container)

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Mmmmm 😋😋 Anyone else love picking and eating apples and other fresh fruit? We have over a dozen apple trees planted around the nursery that our staff love to pick and eat from.

If you are brainstorming which trees to put in your orchard this spring, head over to: https://www.wasconursery.com/product-category/plants/trees/fruit-trees/ to check out all of our fruit tree options for this spring!

If you are looking for a variety that is not listed on our website, please fill out the plant request form or email sales@wasconursery.com

Already have fruit trees and want to know how to care for them better? Check out our article at: https://www.wasconursery.com/fruit-tree-care/

(Photo taken of an apple off of one our apple trees in a #10 container)

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 #plantsplantsplants #illinois #fruit #homegrownfood #localproduce #learn #kanecountyil #SaintCharles #locallygrownproduce #gardeningtips #elgin #stcharles #ShopLocal

Galentine's Day is coming! Join us on February 13th for a hands-on planting party, & learn how to create your own beautiful succulent arrangement while enjoying a beverage or two!

You'll leave the class with a cute succulent planter, perfect for a sunny spot in your home or office, and the knowledge to care for it.

More info at: www.facebook.com/events/540012144568680

www.wasconursery.com/events
#Illinoisgardening #whatsontaprootatwasco #gardener #localroots #camptonhillsil #saintcharles #southelgin #elginil #houseplants #houseplantlove #sycamoreillinois #elburnillinois #Geneva
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Galentines Day is coming! Join us on February 13th for a hands-on planting party, & learn how to create your own beautiful succulent arrangement while enjoying a beverage or two! 

Youll leave the class with a cute succulent planter, perfect for a sunny spot in your home or office, and the knowledge to care for it.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/540012144568680

www.wasconursery.com/events
 #Illinoisgardening #whatsontaprootatwasco #gardener #localroots #camptonhillsil #saintcharles #southelgin #elginil #houseplants #houseplantlove #sycamoreillinois #elburnillinois #Geneva

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How much is the class!

This is awesome!

Cassidy Ellen, Jill McNary Nuppenau What do you think?

What Are Keystone Species Plants?

Keystone species plants are plants that are essential for the performance of their ecosystem. Without their keystone species, an ecosystem would deteriorate drastically. “Key” native plants help hold our ecosystem together, which is why it is important to protect and increase the population of these plants.

Native keystone plants are hosts to an enormous amount of insect activity. Populations of pollinators such as; bees, butterflies and hummingbirds would drastically decrease. Without this insect activity, plants are susceptible to increased chance of bad insect damage, low pollination rate and decreased fruit / seed production. By doing our part to increase the keystone plant species population, we help to support our ecosystem for the future.

Here is a list of the many native, beneficial, keystone species plants that you can plant in Illinois (Zone 5a): www.wasconursery.com/keystone-plant-species-of-northern-illinois/

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What Are Keystone Species Plants?

Keystone species plants are plants that are essential for the performance of their ecosystem. Without their keystone species, an ecosystem would deteriorate drastically. “Key” native plants help hold our ecosystem together, which is why it is important to protect and increase the population of these plants.

Native keystone plants are hosts to an enormous amount of insect activity. Populations of pollinators such as; bees, butterflies and hummingbirds would drastically decrease. Without this insect activity, plants are susceptible to increased chance of bad insect damage, low pollination rate and decreased fruit / seed production. By doing our part to increase the keystone plant species population, we help to support our ecosystem for the future.

Here is a list of the many native, beneficial, keystone species plants that you can plant in Illinois (Zone 5a): https://www.wasconursery.com/keystone-plant-species-of-northern-illinois/

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Thank you so much for posting this information and for being such an available source for native plants.

Winter Plant & Sips are here! Join us for this fun & easy hands-on class, suitable for gardening newbies & experts alike.

If you're looking for a fun way to satisfy your gardening itch this winter, this class is for you! Grab a couple of friends and a bottle of wine, and join us for an evening all about growing your own food. We'll cover a little bit of everything, from fruits and veggies to seed starting both indoors and out. We'll conclude the class with a make & take microgreens planter & basil seed pot.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1166589347392856/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

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#stcharlesillinois #elburnillinois #sycamoreillinois #ElginIL #genevaillinois #southelginillinois #camptonhills #illinoisgardening #gardening #microgreens #whatsontaprootatwasco
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Winter Plant & Sips are here! Join us for this fun & easy hands-on class, suitable for gardening newbies & experts alike.

If youre looking for a fun way to satisfy your gardening itch this winter, this class is for you! Grab a couple of friends and a bottle of wine, and join us for an evening all about growing your own food. Well cover a little bit of everything, from fruits and veggies to seed starting both indoors and out. Well conclude the class with a make & take microgreens planter & basil seed pot.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166589347392856/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D

www.wasconursery.com/events
 #stcharlesillinois #elburnillinois #sycamoreillinois #ElginIL #genevaillinois #southelginillinois #camptonhills #illinoisgardening #gardening #microgreens #whatsontaprootatwasco

Started brainstorming for spring yet?

Here are a couple of great ideas if you are looking to add some evergreen interest to your landscape!

Left / 1st Photo is a Green Giant Arborvitae. This is one of the fastest growing, deer-resistant evergreens. They make great privacy screens, vertical interest and evergreen accents. More info: www.wasconursery.com/product/green-giant-arborvitae/

Right / 2nd Photo is a Black Hills Spruce. This is tried and tested staff favorite at the nursery for its hardiness, disease resistance and unique blue-grey needle color. They are great in just about every application. More info: www.wasconursery.com/product/black-hills-spruce/

We have started taking landscape design orders for spring as well! If you are interested in having our talented team redesign your home landscape, please contact us at: www.wasconursery.com/services/landscape-design/

www.wasconursery.com
#Illinoisgardening #localroots #gardener #camptonhillsil #SaintCharles #ShopSmall #ElginIL #locallove #elburnillinois #southelgin #genevail #Batavia #sycamoreil
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Started brainstorming for spring yet?

Here are a couple of great ideas if you are looking to add some evergreen interest to your landscape!

Left / 1st Photo is a Green Giant Arborvitae. This is one of the fastest growing, deer-resistant evergreens. They make great privacy screens, vertical interest and evergreen accents. More info: https://www.wasconursery.com/product/green-giant-arborvitae/

Right / 2nd Photo is a Black Hills Spruce. This is tried and tested staff favorite at the nursery for its hardiness, disease resistance and unique blue-grey needle color. They are great in just about every application. More info: https://www.wasconursery.com/product/black-hills-spruce/

We have started taking landscape design orders for spring as well! If you are interested in having our talented team redesign your home landscape, please contact us at: https://www.wasconursery.com/services/landscape-design/

www.wasconursery.com
#Illinoisgardening  #localroots #gardener  #camptonhillsil #saintcharles #shopsmall #elginil #locallove   #elburnillinois #southelgin #genevail #Batavia #sycamoreilImage attachment

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How big are the Black Hills Spruce? I need 3. Do they grow fast? How tall?

We wanted to put some of the green giant in as a privacy screen but our neighbor has them and the deer ate them haha all that’s left is the top where they can’t reach

Haley

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